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Hippest Cafés at Seongsu-dong, the Brooklyn of Seoul

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One of the things to love about Korea is Koreans’ love for coffee and aesthetics. I love exploring Seoul and discovering new cafés. It’s a form of relaxation for me; however, popular coffee shops in Seoul usually get crowded on weekends.

Thanks to a friend who took us around Seongsu-dong, I now have a new favorite hangout in Seoul. At night, some of the most popular cafés are packed, but NOT AS CRAMPED as other famous cafés in other areas of the city.

*** Cheers to an appetizing meal with great company @ Red Brick Smoke House ***

Seongsu-dong used to be an industrial town where shoes were made. Today, it’s one of South Korea’s hippest places teeming with great coffeeshops and restaurants. It has also become a hub for emerging artists, so it’s common to see instagrammable graffitis and artwork displayed in cafés.

*** Some beautiful artwork @ Daelim Changgo ***

You can also find a couple of handmade shoe stores and shops that sell clothes and accessories.

*** Handmade shoe street ***

Seongsu-dong is not only for coffee aficionados. One of its main attractions is Seoul Forest.

There are tons of activities to do at Seoul Forest alone, or you can simply enjoy biking around the Han River via Seongsu bridge.

*** Youngsters enjoying a day of picnic @ Seoul Forest ***

Seoul Forest Park’s official website:

Seongsu Yeonbang & Seongsu-dong Handmade Shoe Street:

Red Brick Smoke House
Address: 서울 성동구 성덕정길 52-1 1층

Prunus Garden Café
Address: 서울 성동구 서울숲2길 46-9

Grandpa Factory
Address: 서울 성동구 성수이로7가길 9

Address: 서울 성동구 성덕정길 52

Daelim Changgo
Address: 서울 성동구 성수이로 78


Music used in this vlog:

Music by Cael Dadian – Tamagotchi –

Music by Alexis Rice – Penny –

Music by 6HO – Geeked –

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Lotte World Mall’s Seoul Sky

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We spent the day at the tallest skyscraper in Korea. The 360-degree panoramic view of Seoul is stunning. If you plan to go to Korea (which will soon open group tours for vaccinated travelers), don’t miss visiting the Lotte World Tower’s Seoul Sky Observatory located in Jamsil. The best time to go there is on a sunny afternoon, so you can wait for the sunset or stay for the breathtaking night view.

Seoul Sky’s Official Website:

See more of Seoul Sky here:

Music used:

Track: JPB – Top Floor (NCS Release)
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Track: Hoober – Higher (feat Vanessa Campagna) (NCS Release)
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Vanessa Campagna:

Track: ÉWN -The Light (NCS Release)
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