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[Seoul - City Hall] Bloom Cafe 피어나래 - Bingsoo Smoothie

I stopped into Bloom for a bingsu smoothie, but it is also pretty popular for espresso-based beverages, pancakes, and bubble teas.

[Life in Korea] How to get a phone when I arrive in Korea

How to get a phone in Korea from day one for all you study abroad students and English teachers out there! I decided to do a short series after helping one of my friends get everything set up for her year abroad in Korea. There are options when you arrive and I'll go through some of the pros and cons below. Moving to and Living in Korea Series! Part 1: Packing for study/living in Korea Part 2: Getting a Phone in Korea Part 3: Doing Laundry in Korea Part 4: Using your air conditioner in Korea

[Life in Korea] Working in Korea? Studying abroad in Korea? Packing list (mainly health supplies)

It's about that time of year when exchange students start coming to Korea. So, I decided to write a list of some packing tips I have (combined with suggestions from my friends who also studied abroad in Korea). Moving to and Living in Korea Series! Part 1: Packing for study/living in Korea  |  Part 2: Getting a Phone in Korea Part 3: Doing Laundry in Korea  |  Part 4: Using your air conditioner in Korea

[Korean Beauty] 3M Nexcare Blemish Stickers

If you have acne, I definitely recommend you pick up some 3M Nexcare pimple stickers! Have you discovered any skin miracles in Korea?

[St. Paul - Grand Ave] Brasa Rotisserie on Grand Avenue

I went back to Minnesota for the holidays and met up with my friend at one of my favorite places to eat, Brasa Rotisserie on Grand Avenue. As a student at the University of Minnesota, I used to go to the location in Northeast Minneapolis rather frequently. Both are great.

[Seoul - Yongsan] D Museum January 2016 "9 Lights in 9 Rooms"

Exterior (from official website ) The Daelim group just opened a new contemporary art museum, D Museum, in Hannam-dong. The original Daelim Museum is in the Anguk/Gwanghwamun area.

[Seoul - Itaewon] Khao San - Authentic Thai in Itaewon - Thai Food Spicy Prawns and Fried Rice

My friend and I decided to check out Khao San in Itaewon for some Thai food.

[Korea Travel] Where to Shop: Seoul Shopping Guide 2016

I had a request via email to introduce some of my favorite shopping areas in Seoul (if you have a request for travel information or a food tip, please send me an email ). I don't really have any pictures, so please bear with me. If I missed any or you'd like to give your opinion, please leave a comment here! Travel tips: Buy your SIM card:  Prepaid 4G/LTE Sim Card: Unlimited Data+Voice call+SMS (5/7/10/15/30 days) Get a great view of Seoul:  Discount Seoul City Tour Bus Ticket Great Korean (traditional and modern)  culture and cooking classes Book a  food and shopping tour .

[Seoul - Hongdae] 홍대 조폭 떡볶이 Hongdae Jopok Ddukbokki - Famous rice cakes, soondae, and tempura

My friends and I stopped off at one of the more famous bunshik joints in Hongdae for a quick bite (홍대 조폭 떡볶이)

[Seoul - Sillim ] Pho 36 St - Vietnamese Noodles in Goshichon, perfect for SNU students!

Went to Pho 36 Street in Goshichon area for some delicious pho!

[Seoul - Gwanghwamun] Seochongil Donkatsu (Seochon Pork Cutlet)

Went to 서촌길 돈까스 Seochongil Donkatsu (Seochon Pork Cutlet) and had some homemade breaded pork cutlets. Follow me!   Instagram  |  Facebook  | Affiliates:  Trazy - Korean Travel Deals  |  Amazon  |  YesStyle - Asian Fashion and Beauty *FTC Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links which means, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through the links provided and make a purchase.*

[Life in Korea] Hulu, Pandora, Netflix while abroad

This post is from an American perspective, but the tips offered work for any country's blocked sites. If you're like me, I'm sure you like watching TV on the internet and listening to music online. One bummer about working/living abroad is that often times these subscription services and media content are blocked for users abroad. You're going to need a VPN (virtual private network) to access the content. Over the years, I have tried many different VPN services. I'll rank them in terms of reliability below.

[Seoul - Samcheongdong] Cook'n Heim - Featured on Running Man - Crazy burger!

If you're a fan of Running Man, you definitely need to check out Cook N Heim in Samcheongdong.

[Seoul - Jamsil] Beesket Juice Bar - 100% Fruit, no added sugar juices in Lotte World Mall

Beesket is a chain juice bar in South Korea. It serves 100% fresh fruit juice with no sweeteners, sugar, or other additives.

[Seoul - Edae] Gil Cuisine - Secret brunch spot with ricotta cheese salad and eggs Benedict

Gil Cuisine is a cute little brunch spot in Edae. It's kind of tucked away, so you kind of need to be "in the know."

[Seoul - Hongdae] Thanks Nature - It's a Sheep Cafe!

Last year was the year of the sheep, which meant Thanks Nature in Hongdae got a lot of press!

[DC - Georgetown] Moby Dick - House of Kabob

One of my favorite places in Georgetown is Moby Dick. The food is always cheap, plentiful, and delicious.

[Seoul - Samcheongdong] Onmaul - Fresh Soft Tofu Stew - Homemade Tofu

Onmaul (온마을) in Samcheongdong makes its own tofu in house!

[Seoul - Samcheongdong] D'Industry Cafe D-55 - Original Shrimp Burger + Rooftop Seating

My friend and I decided to take advantage of nice weather (a while ago) to go to D'Industry in Samcheongdong for brunch.

2015 Top 9 Instagram Posts

1. Mango Cheesecake Bingsu at Sulbing 2. Uncle's Ddukbokki with Flowering Squid 3. Chicken and Waffles (WMC) at Double Trouble - Gangnam 4. Trevia Pizza and Pasta - Noksapyeong/Itaewon 5. Tom N Toms Honey Butter Bread 6. Caffe Bene Strawberry Cheesecake Bingsu 7. Moomin Cafe in Tokyo Skytree 8. Remicone - Thunderbomb Ice Cream 9. Moomin Cafe (again) - Linked to Tokyo Itinerary Follow me!   Instagram  |  Facebook  | Affiliates:  Trazy - Korean Travel Deals  |  Amazon  |  YesStyle - Asian Fashion and Beauty *FTC Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links which means, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through the links provided and make a purchase.*

[Busan] Mom's Touch - Cajun Mango Chicken Sandwich

When my friends visit me in Korea, oftentimes they have Mom's Touch on their list of "must try" places. I, honestly, had never tried it until this year.

[Boston] Boston Public Garden in Boston Common

The Boston Public Garden is right next to Boston Common.