If you are in Korea, you will realize that the nation’s love for coffee. Indeed, the cafe culture is already become a part of Seoul’s culture. Garosu-gil in Gangnam district, the artsy street where you can find many European style cafes is the place to go if you wanna to be part of this cafe culture in Seoul.
Myeongdong (명동) is one of the most touristy area for shopping in Seoul. This area is the mecca for Korean skincare and cosmetics (e.g Etude House, Skin Food, it’s skin, Beyond) and also for mid-to-high price brand outlets (e.g SPAO, ZioZia, BSX). Many staff can speak Mandarin, Japanese and Thai in this area.
Seoul is the No.9 city with the most beautiful women according to ‘Travelers Digest’, beating other East Asian cities known for beautiful people such as Tokyo, Taipei and Shanghai.
I was honoured to be invited for a presentation on Korea MICE (Meeting Incentive Convention Expo) in SUNTEC City few days ago. Korea is the destination with something for everyone. I have learned Seoul is not the only MICE destination in Korea, you can also have it in Incheon, Gyeonggi-do (Goyang City), Daejeon, Daegu, Gwangju, Busan, Changwon and Jeju.
Shopaholics out there! If you’re heading to Seoul from June 24th to July 31st, be sure to enjoy Super Shopping, Super Dining, and Super Tours, as Seoul will be having 2011 Seoul Summer Sale (서울썸머세일．ソウルサマーセール．首爾夏季購物節) for great deals and discounts with Super Junior!
Koreans celebrate “Coming of Age Day” (성년의 날 – Seongnyeoneui-nal), to commemorate adulthood when a person reaches the age of 20 (born 1991 this year). It falls on the third Monday of the month of May.
Dongdaemun (동대문; 東大門) literally means Great East Gate. The Great East Gate was a major city gate during the Joseon Dynasty.