Han Cruising

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You would think the boat’s rocking motion and an all you can eat buffet would be a bad combination, but surprisingly the boat was smooth sailing and no toilets were destroyed by nauseating consumers.  Hell yiz!

I have a little ‘thing’ with buffets because let’s face it, have you ever had a buffet where the quality is exquisite and at a reasonable price at the same time?  Nope…never…ever…zilch.  Nowadays people go to a buffet not because of the quality of food, but because of the insane variety it has and you can play a game of Jenga on your plate using the available food without thinking about extra costs.

The E-land lunch buffet cruise was no exception, but it’s acceptable because the food here (which is actually quite yum) is not the main attraction, but the whole package of Seoul city drifting past your window along with an all you can eat Korean/Western style buffet. Once you have eaten as much as you could you can either check out the deck or sit back with your Americano and enjoy the moment.

One important tip about this special lunch buffet is that I would strongly recommend arriving 30 minutes early as you can turn up and start eating immediately.  Turned up on time and people were already scoffing down the food =(

 

 

 

-Special thanks to Funtastic Korea for this wonderful experience~

Instagram – Juillet & Août

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1.  Curiosity tingles – Makgeolli popsicles   2.  Citron tea. Yay or Nay?   3.  Watermelon juice for summer   4.  Cherry blossom Bingsoo and Dango   5.  Stale rainbow   6.  Seoul Magazine’s recommendations are…   7.  Cath’s Cafe in Samcheongdong   8.  Tiramisu Peppero   9.  Hoho Myoll

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10.  Travelling essentials   11.  Morning traditions at Seoul Mansion   12.  Seoul’s Tiger bus   13.  PVC cherry blossoms in Samcheongdong   14.  Morning view from Seoul Mansion   15.  As soon as the store clerk turns around that bike is mine.   16.  You are Here cafe   17.  Honeycomb Icecream   18.  Ready to head out for a little Seoul Adventure.

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19.  VW in a cafe   20.  ‘Me’ time   21.  Dadam cafe in Gwangju   22.  Cafe Comma in Hongdae   23.  The best cafes are usually the hidden ones…   24.  Verviers bakery    25.  Photos from the DSLR cafe post featured in BranD Magazine.   26.  Pumpkin Bingsoo   27.  Wasabi popsicles?

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28.  Traditional DalkGalbi BBQ in Nami Island   29.  Peep peep   30.  Galbi Jjim   31.  Reggae Chicken   32.  Samgyetang to beat the heat   33.  Grimm’s fairytale meets beer   34.  Sauce overload   35.  Buffet on the HanRiver cruise   36.  Breakfast at Seoul Mansion.

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37.  Bird cage above!   38.  When in Everland   39.  Nami Island   40.  Lily pads haven   41.  What’s in store for your future?   42.  Garage shop   43.   Nature   44.  Clock tower  45.  that Nami postcard shot.

Keep up with my journeys via Instagram ~ @seoul_stateofmind

Hava’ Copper Coffee

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Indie coffee shops are my sanctuaries. They are usually where the best ideas for prospective photo shoots and projects for the blog are born, and it is also an excuse to indulge and try out every blend of coffee and their fresh homemade sandwiches.

This place? It caught my attention one morning because of the big white elephant in the room, and by elephant I mean that V-Wagon in the middle of the room, minus the schnoss.

Hoho Myoll café in Seoul is like a mixture of a child’s tree house and Dumbledore’s office. It was the morning where I sat here needing to organizing dates and schedules on my planner, but constantly distracted by the surrounding vintage copper coffee tools, props, and the obvious obsessions with VW toy cars. A waft of roasted coffee beans can be smelt constantly and it was quite amusing watching the barrister trainee being scolded at.

*Photowalk/Instameet Update*

If you didn’t see on my facebook page update, I’m planning a little photowalk/instameet so photography and instagram lovers can come together, explore, snap, and do what we love, but as a community. Am currently researching different routes so in the meantime drop me a message if you are interested ^^

Until next time~

Spectrum

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As mentioned in earlier posts, I was lucky enough to be a guest at Seoul Mansion (check out their awesome crib) in Hongdae.  Although Nami Island and Everland was a ball of fun itself, exploring the intertwining and intricate alleys of Hongdae, which are just a few steps away was just as bewildering.  As it was so close, it was a great opportunity to seek out unique summery delicacies currently in trend or to just sit down by the park listening to busking teenagers belting out acoustic classics whilst bathing in the cheers of High School girls.

Whatever you pick, both the dynamic night clubs at one end of the spectrum, or the calm, acoustic, and indie vibe, Hongdae has it ALL.  Move over Samcheongdong, I think I have a new favourite.

 

*A very special thank you again to Seoul Mansion and Funtastic Korea for the adventurous week*

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