Final Days – Seoul

Sunday 21 – Thursday 25 April, 2019
Day 14 – 18 / Seoul

[Missed day 13? Read the previous post here]

We spend our final few days in Seoul exploring the city while staying in a cool little AirBnB just off the main drag in Gangnam.

Here’s a list of things we got up to that we recommend if you find yourself in this part of the world!

EGG DROP
The most deliciously light and fluffy egg sandwiches I’ve ever had. Easy to order on the computer touch screens and very reasonably priced. We tried the Mr Egg (the original) and Avo Holic. Delicious!
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LOVING HUT
Completely vegan and totally delicious. It’s a bit out of the way but worth the walk, and it was so good that after we finished lunch we ordered takeaway to have for dinner.
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SULBING
A dessert chain cafe serving Bingsu (Korean shaved ice). Similar to Egg Drop, you order on giant touch screens. We tried the Strawberry and Injeolmi bowls for breakfast. Major sugar crash at 3pm! Very insta-worthy dishes so have your cameras ready 🙂
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CHEONG GYECHEON CANAL
An 11km stream that runs through downtown Seoul. We had great weather which made the day even better!
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NAMMI PLANT LAB
A small vegan restaurant serving up mostly western style dishes. We ordered the vegan pizza, mushroom crepe and salad.
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EDIYA COFFEE LAB
Whether you like coffee or bread (or coffee AND bread) this is a place where you can spend a few hours chilling out either solo or with company. You will find some interesting coffee processing equipment as you enter. Downstairs has a very stylish ordering and prep area while upstairs is super relaxed with a cool vibe.
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DA-ON LP MUSIC (RECORD BAR)
We came across this small underground bar by accident and had a few drinks while the owner played Beatles records. There was a group of locals having drinks who looked like they were friends with the female owner. We had a chat with her and she was lovely. One of the old guys was so impressed with Cheye ordering a drink in Korean that he shouted him a beer! Unfortunately they don’t have a website or social media but it’s about four blocks from Gangnam Station. Here is the approximate location (street view). You’ll need to go down a set of stairs which takes you underground.

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LOTTE WORLD MALL SHOPS
Has ten levels of shops including a Lotte Mart and Duty Free, as well as restaurants, an aquarium, cinema and even a concert hall.
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COEX SHOPPING CENTRE
The largest underground shopping mall in Asia with 144,000 square metres on a single level. Has loads of shops, restaurants, an aquarium, video arcade and even a Kimchi Museum. Also home to the world’s coolest book store.
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JAMSIL BASEBALL STADIUM
We spent our final day at the baseball, watching KIA Tigers vs LG Twins. Asian baseball games are so much fun to attend – we’ve been to some in both South Korea and Japan. Even if you’re not a fan of baseball, it’s worth going just for the entertainment and atmosphere. You can bring your own snacks into the stadium or purchase them at the venue. There’s loads of different food on offer and it’s super cheap compared to games in Western countries, and that includes the beer. You can normally find dates and venues online and just buy tickets at the gate on the day of the match.
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That’s about it from us! As you can see we do try and cram in as much as we can during our trips, and that included cycling our way around the country. There’s still so much more to discover though so we look forward to returning in the near future. If you know of any vegetarian friendly food places and other must-do things, please let us know as we always love trying new things! I’m currently working on the next blog for our trip to Japan in early 2020, so stay tuned. In the meantime you can read about our other trips here.

Belinda & Cheye

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