The last couple of months were very busy, my husband and I moved from our home for the past year in Jamsil to an AirBnB and then to the in-laws. Living out of suitcases, working, catching-up with friends and saying ‘see you soon’ to friends old and new.
In February, we landed in Canada as new PR Residents after a very unexpected change and now we are finding our feet in Canada. We’ve explored the city as much as you can in a short space (say, 8 days!) and even managed to find our new home in downtown, get our paperwork sorted (SIN, cell phone, banking and await the PR card).
Now we’ve got only a few more days in AirBNB before the actual move and concluded that Canadians are insanely friendly, welcoming folks, very helpful and have a neat sense of humour.
Unlike Korea, we can find foods from Korea and the UK all at a good price whereas Korea, foreign food (say British in this case) often over priced and we are shocked by how cheap so many other things can get – if you compare to Korea.
Korea shares first place with China, as my personal favorite place.. can Canada grab that title. Let us see!
It certainly offers some incredible views!
As a Brummie, I love this gallery and it’s cafe, a treat combined. The exhibitions are always unique and sometimes you leave impressed and sometimes not so much!
I love their coffee shop, I went there just before getting married and after numerous ‘pre-bus’ rides home after work and equally during my time as a student at The University of Birmingham.,
This gallery inspires the mind, Brindleyplace equally offers a safe place to release the mind and to think.
Explore your mind at the Ikon.
Check out their impressive blog as I do frequently or just go shopping!
An awesome gem at the Seoul National University is the ‘Museum of Art’ which seems to host some pretty amazing works let alone to be itself an artistic treasure on the glowing green campus on the southern part of Seoul.
For jaw-dropping creative exhibitions hit the green line and head there:
One magical gallery in Insa-Dong that I discovered with my good friend Jarrod was Gallery FM. They host a selection of artists often with fascinating stories, worth a try!
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.
Seoul hosts annually ‘The Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival‘ (SICAF) at the world renowned ‘COEX’ located at Starfield COEX in the heart of Gangnam, next to the City Airport Terminal and a short ride to Jamsil.
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!
Please drop by my art page!