SPENDING NEW YEAR’S IN SEOUL // EXPLORING SEOUL

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If you don’t know this yet, I spent a small chunk of January in one of my favourite cities in the world, Seoul. After leaving Seoul in May, I had a strong urge to revisit because I felt like I didn’t explore the city enough. I had plans to explore other cities in South Korea, like Busan and the famous Nami Island but all those plans fell through, thanks to bosses and boyfriends. I am a single 20 year-old young woman with no obligation towards a lover or a stern and strict boss. Unfortunately, my friends do not share the same description so I had to compromise my plans. The trip ended up becoming sort of a “healing time” for me, where I let go of any built-up stress and worries to enter the new year with a lot of inner peace.

Since I’ve visited every single tourist attraction that I wanted to visit in May, I had more flexibility on this trip where everything was more casual and spontaneous because I didn’t have an itinerary to follow. I did try coming up with an itinerary because I like to plan ahead but it was surprisingly difficult to do so I decided to wing it, every single day. On this trip, I also decided to leave my blogger responsibilities behind and live in every single moment I had in Seoul. I didn’t plan on blogging about this trip at all but since a few people asked, I decided to do it anyway, in a more personal way. Hence, the existence of this particular round-up.

So, here are some of the things that occupied me on my first winter experience, in Seoul :

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I went to Sindang to enjoy some rappeoki in the cold weather

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Visited the cutest stationery & home decor store in Hongdae, it’s called Butter

I went into Olive Young every single day

I visited every 3CE counter I could find, this one is in Lotte El Cube @ Ewha University

And Hongdae, every single day.

And Ewha University.

Isn’t she lovely?

Had the most amazing Earl Grey cupcake at the most beautiful cafe in Sinchon called Creamfields.

I watched fireworks on New Year’s Eve

Yeouido Park in winter? Yes.

Legends Of The Blue Sea was shot here.

Is that the 63 Building?

I got into a taxi because I couldn’t walk any longer. IT WAS SO EXPENSIVE.

The best tteokbokki at this place in Samcheongdong.

Give me all that green tea goodness.

I went on the bus more because it’s more convenient and cheaper than the subway. It’s also a death wish.

Soybean paste stew is bae.

Of course I had to come here, SM has been stepping up their game on the merch lately

Three words; BEST SALAD EVER.

This was so good *happy tears*

My favourite concept cafe; Innisfree Cafe.

Halal Korean bbq

Reunited with some friends

Kakao Friends > Line Friends, no doubt

Talk again soon,
Hani Lutfi

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