SEMA (Seoul Museum of Art) always offers a variety of awesome exhibitions, I was especially impressed with the work of the late Chun Kyung-Ja’s work and equally I suggest art lovers explore all of the SEMA locations in Seoul and even given their gallery in Nown-Gu a look over.
Take a look at some articles about:
Imagine your Korea : Seoul Museum of Art
Chun Kyung-Ja – BlouinArtInfo
Exploring Gangnam is always fun, it is blessed with shops upon shops, cafes upon cafes and is a commercial heaven.. but.. walk those streets a bit more and you will find small temples, old buildings and the local community center which houses the Seoul Global Village Centre and a nice little space for a public gallery (like many GU offices).. here is a snap of a the Yeoksam’s mini gallery that I explored with my good friend Rebecca.
My first experience of the iconic D Museum was the inspiring and motivating Heatherwick Studio, the creativity and excitement of British design is certainly here – take a look!
The latest mastermind of the Shinsegae is Starfield Goyang which includes a handful of international brands, a long list of amazing Korean brands and even a fantastic new spa. I would highly recommend a visit and it is easy to get to (address: 경기도 고양시 덕양구 고양대로 1955)
It’s cute, it’s adorable and the best place for any teddy bear lover (me included)
Any trip to Jeju for a teddy bear lover must include a visit to the cute Teddy Bear Museum (제주 테디베어뮤지엄).
It is a great place, you’ll need a fully charged battery and there is a Starbucks opposite to recharge^^
31, Jungmungwangwang-ro110beon-gil, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
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The TOP location for people with a good sense of humour and a love of things cheeky, Jeju Love Land. This will give you a whole new picture of how Koreans think and work!
(though maybe the high number of love motels and Kdrama could well be a hint!)
The trendy, stylish and simply divine 10 Corso Como has arrived in North Seoul at the Lotte Department store’s Seoul ‘Avenuel’ with a divine Cafe which is divine.
The new 10 Corso Como offers a handful of sections: women, men, beauty, books and design, restaurant, cafe and garden.
Quicklink to their bookstore.
I think 10 Corso Como is always worth at the least a little look around – and a nice drink!
Goto the Lotte Department Store at Eulijuro Il Ga
We found a magical coffee shop on the back streets of Seokcheon Lake road, aka Coffee Street. I highly recommend you drop by, have a chit-chat, enjoy great coffee, play a game, draw and chill! (btw, the cookies are awesome!
서울특별시 송파구 송파1동 오금로16길 12
Seoul takes it to the next level!
Seoul is such a vibrant city, everyday there is something new to explore and something old has changed in a way you’d simply never guess.
When I went back to the UK, I arrived back in Seoul and realized this and that had changed.. so going away is as exciting as a weekend away in Busan because you know when you’re back..
Seoul will remain awesome but with something new to feed those cities needs!
If you happen to hold a Hyundai card (credit/check) then you may well be lucky enough to visit their Cooking and Travel library.
Visit Korea’s 1000th Starbucks in Cheongdam and when in these neighbourhoods, don’t rush, walk those streets and explore.. you’ll be surprised!