Black Day and a Good Bowl of Jajangmyeon

In Korea, following February 14th (Valentine’s Day) and March 14th (White Day), is the unofficial holiday “celebrated” on April 14th known as Black Day. While both Valentine’s Day and White Day focus on the romance shared between couples wrapped in matching couples clothes, spoon-feeding each other food and flaunting the sheer joy of NOT being

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The NEW Hello Kitty Cafe

Hongdae’s Hello Kitty Cafe has got to be one of the neighborhood’s biggest attractions. Down a small alley on Hongdae’s busiest shopping street stood a lovely two story bright pink cafe, with that iconic HK bow on it. Everyday, tons of foreigners and tourists flocked there just to take in the intense amount of cuteness

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Vanilla Kitchen: A Slice of Heaven

Vanilla Kitchen is what I would imagine Martha Stewart’s kitchen to look like; clean cut and simple, yet warm and homey. Fresh and dried flowers can be found along the walls and on every table. Soft splashes of blues, purples and grays color the furniture and walls with a lovely feminine touch. A small library

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Authentic Sicilian Cuisine: Ciuri Ciuri

Italian restaurants are a dime a dozen in Korea. It seems like everywhere I turn, there’s a new “authentic” Italian pizza or pasta place opening up. Needless to say I’ve been disappointed one too many times and am hardly ever in the mood for Italian these days. However, for a while now my boyfriend has

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Dating in Korea: White Day

Exactly one month after Valentine’s Day comes the holiday known as White Day. While guys get all the love, attention and chocolate on Valentine’s Day, March 14th is a time for them to return the favor to their lovely ladies. Unlike the  chocolate inspired deliciousness that is Valentine’s Day, White Day focuses more on the

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The Famous Lamb

The Famous Lamb is a lovely little cafe tucked away in one of the many back alleys of 홍대 (Hongdae). It’s here that I like to retreat to for a little quiet time in the afternoon or a lovely breakfast in the morning with my other half. There is something very quaint and calming about

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Dining Out in Seoul: Mexican Food

Mexico is a far far away country from Korea and literally worlds apart, but if you have the sudden urge for a taste of Mexico you can find a delicious Mexican meal in Seoul’s Itaewon district. I highly recommend you go for a bite to eat at Taco Amigo. The meals are affordable and they

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Bong Daritaco Takoyaki

If there is anything I’ve learned in the time I’ve lived in Korea, it’s that they know how to snack here! From interesting packaged snacks you find at convenience stores to fresh street food, the tasty options are endless. It’s not just korean food either. Korea has no problem with bringing the delicious foods of

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