Paddle Boat at Han River

Finally after 4 years living in Korea I could swim in Han River. Not literally swimming but I ride paddle boat together with me. I never knew that it was so much fun, so refreshing since you can feel the cool water of Han River in the middle of supper hot summer of Seoul. Many people still dont know about this activity, so I really want to suggest you this one! It’s SUPER RECOMMENDED activity to do during summer time.

Once you arrive at the place, you can change clothes, wear life jacket, get the paddle and follow the instructor to get brief lession how to deal with paddle boat. This is so important because you might get hurt of you do not listen to the instruction.

After the briefing is done, time to get into the water. Before you really jump into watwr, they will give you final explanation and show you how to do it.

It cost you only 20.000 won for one sesion ride. They open everyday with more session during weekday.

Weekday

2nd session (13.00-15.00)

3rd session (15.00-17.00)

4th session (17.00-19.00)

Weekend

1st session (10.00-12.00)

2nd session (13.00-15.00)

3rd session (15.00-17.00)

4th session (17.00-19.00)

5th session (18.00-19.30)

The 4th and 5th session are the most favourite time since you can also enjoy the sunset of Han River while riding the paddle boat.

[Note]

  • There is changing room and shower facility provided
  • The paddle boat activity opens until august 15th only

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Ttukseom Resort Station (line 7), take exit 2, walk for around 300m.
  • Once you get out from the station, go to your left, keep going straight untill you pass the swimming pool area and turn right go to the side of river.
  • You can get more information here (link in korean)
VISITED ON AUGUST 4th, 2018

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Onion Cafe at Seongsu

My friend said this cafe looks like haunted house. First time I came here, oh yes I agreed with my friend. This cafe has a really unique and artistic interior design which makes it look like unfinished buildings with unpainted wall, brick wall, no celling- kinda interior. However, this is the main point which makes this cafe is pretty cool. You will feel like being at warehouse instead a cafe.

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This cafe has some separated rooms which are the main room where you can order and buy bread and coffe, while other rooms are the seating room with chair and sofa. They also have outside seat on the 2nd floor, which is really cool but very hot during summer.

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They also have bakery in this cafe which are also very good. The most favourite one is the bread which looks like a tower topped with white sugar.

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[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Seongsu Station (line 2, green), take exit 2, walk for around 150m. Follow the walking direction map here
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
VISITED ON JULY 31st, 2018

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Milestone Cafe at Garosugil

Milestone Cafe is another popular cafe in Garosugil, The concept is vintage, classic coffee shop. The cafe is kinda small, only 10-15 tables available, but they made it in details with vintage and oldschool design interior. If you want to experience more vintage vibe, try to visit at night, when the yellow light will give you more vintage feeling.

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They sell not only coffe, non-coffee, tea, but also bread and cakes.

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The photo spot is inside and outside the cafe. Just in front of the cafe, they set some benches and tables so you can sit, enjoy while drink the coffee, and take photo as well.

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Click HERE to ask for more info and reservation.

 

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Sinsa Station, take exit 8, walk for around 900m towards Garosugil. Follow the walking direction map here
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
    • Milestone Coffee (마일스톤 커피) .
    • 서울특별시 강남구 논현로159길 49.
    • Phone : 070-4219-1195
VISITED ON JULY 24th, 2018

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Style Nanda Pink Pool Cafe Hongdae

One of the most popular cafe recently in Seoul is Style Nanda Pink Pool Cafe. This cafe belongs to cosmetic brand 3ce which opened its first joint cosmetic store and cafe in Myeongdong. However, they also opened the second flagship store in Hongdae area, which is so much bigger and better. The first floor of the building is cosmetic section, while second and third floor is clothes section. Pink Pool Cafe is located on 4th floor. It is said Pink Pool Cafe because the cafe really have pink pool inside it. Moreover, no wonder the name is pink cafe because the main interior design color is pink for the wall and blue for the ceramics. If you manage to visit Hongdae, make sure to visit the flagstore which is only 10 mins walking away from Hongdae Subway Station.

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This cute pretty cafe is just perfect location for taking insta-worthy picture. Here I had photo-session with some customer.

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Click HERE to ask for more info and reservation.

 

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway line 2 (green) and get off at Hongik University Station, take exit 8, walk for around 800m. Follow the walking direction map here
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
    • Style Nanda Pink Pool Cafe (스타일난다 홍대 플래그쉽스토어)
    • 서울특별시 마포구 와우산로29다길 23
    • Phone : 02-333-9215
 VISITED ON JULY 20th, 2018

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Cafe Mula at Garosugil

Garosugil is famous for having many beautiful cafe, one of them is Cafe Mula. The concept of this cafe is simple, minimalis, white and greeny concept with combining the green plant decoration and glass window and door for the interior. As you enter the cafe, you can feel the summer vibe which is green and fresh, but still minimalis and simple.

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Not only beautiful in green color, this cafe also has famous delicious cake, which is Green Tea Tiramisu.

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One of the most important thing from a cafe is there must be instagram-worthy spot for taking picture. Here I take many photos for my beautiful blogger LeeSan.

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You can also have your own photosession in Seoul with #rufustory.

Click HERE to ask for more info and reservation.

 

[HowToGetThere]

  • Take subway and get off at Sinsa Station, take exit 8, walk for around 900m towards Garosugil. Follow the walking direction map here
  • You can take taxi and show this address to the driver.
    • Cafe Mula (카페뮬라) .
    • 서울특별시 강남구 압구정로4길 13-12.
    • Phone : 02-6104-4541
VISITED ON JULY 24th, 2018

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima is the bigest city in Chugoku region, south Japan which is one of the most popular destination city. Hiroshima is popular as a city which was bombed by a nuclear weapon back on August 6th, 1945 during the World War II. Many tourists visit this city to see historical monuments, which were left by the atomic bomb tragedy.

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Atomic Bomb Dome is one of the main destination in Hiroshima. This place was originally burnt and destroyed by the atomic bomb but was preserved as world heritage site by UNESCO. It is said that the bomb was released about 600m above this building resulting big damage to this building.

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On the other side of the river, tourist can visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park which was built by the government to represent the peace of the world that the atomic bomb tragedy should not happen again.

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Tourist can also take the boat tour to go around the river while seeing the memorial park.

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Hiroshima Memorial Park has some monument to visit. First one is Children’s Peace Monument to emphasize the peace for children as the tragedy took many life of children,

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Tourist can also see the Flame of Peace and Pond of Peace in the park.

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The main spot of this park is The Memorial Cenotaph, located in the middle of park, being built to give honour and love for all the victims. Many tourist or local put flowers and pray in front of the monument to show their respect. 180510Hiroshima-0284180510Hiroshima-0287180510Hiroshima-0285

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is next. You can find out how terrible the atomic bomb tragedy is, as the museum display through pictures and stories.

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Hiroshima is also popular destination for local students from all over area who visit to learn their history.

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HowToGetThere

  • Take streetcar and get off at Atomic Bomb Dome station

*more info

Hiroshima Castle is the next destination tourist should visit. Being destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945, government rebuilt the castle as the symbol of Japanese culture.

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You can go inside the castle for 370 yen and see the Hiroshima city from above.

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HowToGetThere

  • Take streetcar and get off at “Kamiya-cho” stop then walking for 15 mins.

*more info

VISITED ON MAY 10TH, 2018

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Gyeongbokgung at Night

Gyeongbokgung, the biggest King Palace in Seoul not only beautiful during the day, but also has spectacular view at night. The majestic red-green architecture design of Korea King Palace makes perfect combination with the light at night.

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Every year, Gyeongbokgung is set to open for late-night admission for some days during July until September in 2017 with schedule as follow.

  • July 16-29, 2017: 19:30-22:00 (Last admission 21:00)
  • August 20-September 2, 2017: 19:30-22:00 (Last admission 21:00)
  • September 17-30, 2017: 19:00-21:30 (Last admission 20:30)

For Koreans, they have to reserve online for the ticket, but foreigners can buy the ticket on the spot by showing the passport or ID card.

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When you visit Gyeongbokgung at night, you have to visit also Gyeonghoeru with the amazing view of lake with light.

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HowToGetThere

  • Take subway line 3 (orange line), and take exit 5

*more info

VISITED ON JULY 24TH, 2017

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