Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Welcome to my long-awaited Korea travel vlog!! From touristy shopping districts and kpop cafes, to more local areas and even meeting Super Junior Leeteuk’s mom I’ll explain later xD I went to a pretty wide range of places in Seoul. I actually just came back from my Taiwan trip the night before my flight to Korea so that morning, I was thoroughly exhausted. The moment I landed in Korea, I went to the first Korean restaurant I saw and had some nice, warm food. I took the the bus to my hotel. I just want to say that out of ALL the places I visited this summer, this is probably one of my favourite hotels in terms of interior design. After dropping off all our luggage, we strolled around the area and went to this cute local bakery to buy some bread for breakfast tomorrow. It is like, pretty late at night now and we left the hotel and bought some Cup Noodles for emergency purposes xD We spent all our money buying a phone [card] and now I am wandering the streets with $0.20 CAD. No food in my stomach. Trying to find an ATM machine A good 45 minutes later, we finally found this ATM machine. Wooooooooot~ We were actually because there was an employee at this restaurant who could speak Chinese so we successfully ordered food! So that was my 1st day, and now onto day 2! That morning, I was struggling to find the right subway train to take when a nice man came over and helped us out. So if any of you ever go to Korea and want to buy/sell things, you can contact him! Haha. The moment I exited the subway station, I was bombarded with so many cosmetic stores! Keep in mind that I went to Korea back in August so endorsement models, especially those under SM [entertainment], have changed since then. Internally sobbing. Don’t worry. Me too. But first, of course, I stopped by a cute cafe for some food. I kid you not. This oh-so-famous Myeongdong area WILL make your wallet bleed. Although there are a lot of locals who shop here, you can tell it’s more tailored towards tourists because 90% of the sales people speak Mandarin. If you don’t speak Mandarin or Korean, don’t worry. I can’t either but hand gestures and broken English works just as well. Any Super Junior and EXO fans here? If you are a kpop fan, make sure you watch until the end! I'm serious! 32cm ice cream? Pshhh. Challenge accepted. Bring it ON! As an avid fan of a lot of SM groups, I just had to visit the Every-sing store. Fashion wise, it wasn't anything special. There is a buffet on the top floor, which is kind of funny and strange. Honestly, I think the main reason why people come here is just to fangirl over the huge posters in the store. Which is exactly what I did LOL. I walked to Kstory which is a kpop cafe run by Heechul’s sister. There was literally one person in there and I’m not surprised why. For a cafe where the target customers are kpop fans, I can’t believe they don’t allow pictures even at the entrance. That was a huge disappointment but food makes everything better so we stopped by this highly recommended restaurant. I started the meal off with a shot of ginseng liquor. I had their specialty black chicken ginseng soup while my sister got the white one. After a long day of shopping, it’s finally time to leave Myeongdong. I'm playing a song *fail* I ended the night by visiting the Han River. The scheduled rainbow fountain show was cancelled so we ended up simply walking along the river. This morning, I will be heading to the Hongdae area where I will be cafe hopping. Let's go~ My morning started off very interestingly when there was a guy who literally fell asleep while standing in the subway then walked out with his eyes still closed and dropped his hat. And before I could give it back to him, the doors already closed so I ended up giving it to the security office. Here’s an ootd featuring a dress I bought in Taiwan and this super, duper, uber cute hair ribbon. Alright. I'm starting off the day with some food at this Vietnamese restaurant. We ordered a few dishes and we, well, more like me. I devoured it right away. Muhahaha. Onto the highlight of my morning which is visiting this cat cafe. I got a green tea frappuccino and it didn’t taste good but let’s be honest, I’m just here for the super cute kitties. The store owner gave my sister a cloth. This cat came over. So I asked her for a dress / cloth thing and no cat is coming over :'( A: That cat really doesn't like you. Why doesn't the lady help me? I want a freaking cat in my lap and no cat is coming over! It's going to the little girl -_- A: Look at my cute cat~ Yo, jiejie (word for sister). S: I want a cat!! / A: Sherry, just pick it up and put it on your lap. S: No I don't want it to kill me. So my sister ended up giving me the cat *win* We walked around the area and oh my gosh. I don’t know if it’s just me but every time I see a Korean department store, I can’t help but think of those Korean drama makeover scenes haha. You guys need to visit this “Line Fit” store in this specific subway station. The workers are so so so cute. Girl (in Korean): Me too x 4 I headed to Ewha Woman’s University. I've heard so many good things about the different flavors of pizza in Korea. So I’ve been wanting to try sweet potato pizza for the longest time and and it definitely lives up to its expectations! Besides having the university, there are plenty of cosmetics and fashion stores here. I wasn’t able to spend much time here because it started pouring all of a sudden. I went back to the hotel for a bit before heading out again for dinner nearby. I mean, how could I possibly NOT eat Korean bbq while I’m in Korea? When I was planning this trip, I decided to be a little more adventurous and purposely chose a hotel that wasn’t in a touristy area. The cool thing about this area, is that it is super lively at night. There’s lots of street food and A LOT of bars and drinking places here. Today, I am going sightseeing and doing all the touristy things. Like going to the palace. If you like “You Who Came from the Stars” then you need to visit this restaurant, which was featured in episode 7. This restaurant’s hand-made noodles has been their tradition for 50 years! If you want to relax and take a nice stroll along the stream, definitely come here. My sister and I had a competition to see who could get a coin into that hole. And with my awful aim, I missed. But my sister got her's in. Being the sore loser I am, I tried again and…. failed again. As we were leaving, I just had to stop and film this. It's so cute. Gwangjang Market is the nation's first market. I think I went at a bad time because there was NOTHING there...so I left shortly after. I left to go to Dongdaemun which is another popular shopping district, specifically for clothes. After walking around, I stopped by this cafe to try their epic dessert. Before leaving this area, I visited this Dongdaemun Design Plaza. I loved the minimalist theme at this museum. Everything here is so chic!~ I'm in a really cool chair right now. Aw, you can't even see anything. Day 4 was actually one of my FAVOURITE days because of this Hyehwa area. I saw this. Someone please explain to my why there are rainbow feces on the floor LOL. The Ilhwa Mural Village is not stranger to you are a kdrama fan. This place has a calming ambience, the paintings are absolutely beautiful, and coming here right before the sunset was such a good idea! This is definitely a MUST MUST MUST visit place!! As the sun went down, I walked around the Hyehwa station area. There’s a university and an arts theater here so there’s a lot of younger people and a lot of talent. This place is really cool because there’s street food, there's cute boutiques, cozy restaurants, and like I mentioned, the people here are my age since they’re university students. So yeah. AND also, I swear everyone here look like models! I seriously LOVED coming here so this is another MUST visit area for me. Not to mention, just in one night I actually encountered 2 different filming / broadcasting sessions. I couldn't tell what show it was but maybe you guys would know. I am at the Capicapi Loomloom Cafe. In other words, a Rilakkuma cafe. If you know me well, you would know that I am a HUGE Rilakkuma fan. This place is super cool. Let's go check it out~ What better way to end the night than to go to a super cute Rilakkuma cafe. You guys know about my obsession so this was practically Sherry’s heaven.