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Bücher kaufen in Seoul: Youngpoong Bookstore

Ihr habt in Seoul bereits alles gesehen, und noch eine Menge Zeit auf der Uhr? Dann begebt euch nach Seouls Downtown – genauer gesagt nach Jongno – und verbringt entspannt eine Weile in Koreas größtem Buchladen “YP” (wobei der Begriff “Laden” praktisch leicht untertrieben wäre). Youngpoong YP Bookstore in Seoul Ja, es ist und bleibt ein Geschäft zum Bücher kaufen in

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Seoul Wandering


Hanging Out in Hyehwa

Once the center of Seoul's art and music scene, Hyehwa is a neighborhood bursting with creativity and youthful energy. The area is situated in the northeastern part of the capital and is also known as Daehangno, a nickname derived from dehag, or "university," because of its close proximity to a number of learning institutes.

Over the past decade, Hongdae has garnered the reputation of being Seoul's SoHo, lessening Hyehwa to a mere a notch in the history of the city's culture boom. Today, it remains off the radar to most tourists and is even overlooked by locals. Nevertheless, it remains to thrive as Seoul's theater district- with over 80 independent theaters showing performances on a daily basis- and is brimming with diverse, inexpensive eateries, eye-catching cafes and greenspaces to boot. The neighborhood, while seemingly typical on the surface, is one of surprises. It just takes a bit of digging to discover them.

Seoul Food Shopping

If you live in Seoul and have no time to grocery shop, Home Plus now offers virtual/mobile shopping!



Dear Korea #120

Look! A new update! Just like I promised! Also, thanks to everyone who came out to watch me stream this comic. Here’s hoping I can do it again next week!

Over the years, it seems like more and more western goodies have been making their way to South Korea. It’s kind of getting to the point where there’s no real reason for me to bring things from home anymore. Granted, there are still a large number of items that don’t exist here (more mac n cheese, please!), but it’s no longer impossible to find necessities and luxury items that I used to beg my friends and families from back home to send me.

The bad thing is that I now have to try a lot harder when purchasing gifts from home for my Korean friends and students. The promises of “cool American snacks” just doesn’t have the same draw when they can run out and get everything themselves.


ArtBox ♥ 아트박스 Korea’s #1 cute stationery shop!

Are you visiting Korea soon and looking for all sorts of cute stationery and misc treasures, but are not sure where to start or want something a step up from Daiso? Not to worry!  Korea has a very popular chain of shops that specializes in adorable goodies called ARTBOX that is a go-to place for any cute tidbits you may need!


Korea in Chiang Mai

 

You spend enough time in Asia as an Irishman and you give up expecting to find Irish stuff. You know you’ll stumble across something here or there, but at the best of times all you can find is a can of Guinness and a Westlife song. Chiang Mai, despite its large expat population and even larger tourist numbers was no better than Korea, or anywhere else I’ve been. I had hoped for half a day or so, but any hopes I had were soon dashed by the obvious.


Underground Selections

 

In the Myeong-dong Underground Shopping Mall, Seoul.


For Those Hard to Find Expat Food Items

Some stuff is just hard to get over here.  Like biscuit mix or enchilada sauce.  And other stuff is insanely expensive in Korea–like multivitamins.  Add to this the logistical (and potentially financial) nightmare of having stuff shipped from your home country, and your food situation can start looking pretty bleak, especially if you live in a small town that doesn’t have a lot of retail options.

If you’re not already using it, let me recommend iHerb.  This website has hands-down the best prices on vitamins if you’re an expat living in Korea.  They also have a wide array of health and beauty products and food items that can be tough to find in Korea.  We order stuff like quinoa, wheat bran, enchilada sauce (by Frontera–it’s amazing), and vitamins from them.  Shipping costs about $4.00 to anywhere in Korea, and delivery is fast.  If you’re stateside, the prices are still great on a  lot of items and shipping on stuff over $20 is free.  


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