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ITAEWON AND INSADONG

As Tokki was leaving, we had a urge to visit a lot of places in Seoul. We were really lacking of time, so we went to Itaewon and Insadong on the same day. Before going there, we had a breakfast in the coffee shop "A Twosome Place". I had a bagel with cheese, I was really craving for cheese haha. 


After this, we headed to 이태원 (Itaewon) ! This area is also known as the foreigner district. A lot of non-Korean people live over there, so if you miss speaking English, you can go there ! There are a lot of foreign restaurants but I have not tried them yet. Actually, I went there last year and found a cute area with all these restaurants, but the last time I went there I could not find anything. I don't remember which subway exit I took :( So I didn't see a lot of things the last time I went there, I only took random photos.



















We planned to eat in Itaewon, but since we could not find the foreign restaurants area, we went to Insadong instead... If you wonder how the Korean subway is, here are some photos haha. I will take more photos next time.



The subway is so clean in Seoul ! I don't know about the other countries, but it is soooooo dirty in Paris that Korean subways looks amazing haha. There is also air conditionner, so no bad smell !

So, we headed to 인사동 (Insadong), the traditional district of Seoul. You can find traditional items, like fans, and traditional Korean food in this district. There are also a lot of art galleries. The names of the stores in this district are all written in Korean, and I think it is the only place in Seoul where you can find the names in hangul (Etude House, Starbucks, Missha etc.).









Then, we went to the 쌈지길 (ssamzigil). This is a famous area in Insadong where you can find restaurants, museum, souvenir shops and take purikura while wearing a Hanbok, the traditional Korean dress ! Tokki and I tried pretty hanboks, but I realize my face was really weird in these photos, so I'm not uploading them haha. Of course, the place was crowded ! I think that when we left, a little orchestra played music in the middle of the area ! This place is really interesting, especially for arts and poo lovers (don't ask me why Korean people have this crazy about 똥 haha) !


























Before going back home, Tokki and I had 떡볶이 (tteokbokki) around Apgujeong. I swear it is the last time I eat this dish. I am really not fond of the rice cake :( Korean people love it. I would not recommend it if you don't like rice cakes nor spicy things, because it is really spicy for people who are not used to spicy dishes ! And if you are willing to order it, eat it with someone else ! Korean people usually share it. Tokki and I didn't share and I think I ate like three cakes only ㅠ.ㅠ




2 comments:

  1. Thank you for all the pictures! Insadong looks really cool, I like all the art and messages on the walls hehe^-^ x

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  2. Awesome, I'd love to visit one day ^^ Need to save money!!

    You're so lucky!!

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