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Salt Coke Casual Lounge Bar @ Rodeo, Apgujeong, Seoul.

Salt Coke is a relatively new bar on Rodeo in Apgujeong. It's getting increasingly more popular because of the cheap drink prices in an area that is otherwise usually pretty pricey. I stopped in for a few drinks the other day. The bar itself has a trendy feel, it's minimal and mostly white. There's a dj playing on weekends. There's also a few projector screens playing movies, Toy Story was playing on the one by me. Awesome! The music was good and the bar was moderately busy. I think it will get much busier as more people hear about it though.

Cocktails start at 5,000 won and go up to9,000 for Mojitos. In this area you'd usually pay at least double that. They also offer various bottle sets. An Absolute Vodka set is 69,000 won including mixers and a choice of side dishes. So if you want a bar that still feels like Apgujeong without the price tag head here.

Best Cupcakes Yet @ Royal Cupcake, Cheongdam.

I interrupt the Halloween themed news to bring you my latest love, Royal Cupcake in Cheongdam.

Online Costume Store for Halloween in Korea.

A few people sent me messages asking about more options for places to get Halloween costumes in Korea. Today I came across a decent online costume store. With Halloween 2011 approaching quickly I thought some people who can't make it to a store may find it useful.
 
Although the site is only in Korean there are some English sub headings and it's easy to navigate and see the costumes.
 
They have both men's and women's costumes including all the staple Halloween choices for women (read slutty Halloween choices) like army girl, nurse, maid, Wonderwoman, fairy, angel, devil, witch and various Disney characters.
 

Where to Buy Halloween Stuff in Korea.

 
It's approaching that spooky time of year. Halloween is just a few weeks away now and you might be wondering 'where can I get a Halloween costume in Korea?'. If you're a big Halloween fan then perhaps you're thinking of throwing a Halloween party but not sure if you can find decorations for it.

Halloween 2011 Champgane Party @ The Apartment, Cheongdam, Seoul.

There's a lot going on in Korea for Halloween. Over the next week I will be posting about some of the places holding Halloween Parties.

Next Friday, October 21st (a week early, they're a bit over-eager I think), there is a Halloween Party being held at The Apartment, an upscale lounge bar in Cheongdam. Free flowing Veuve Champagne and canapes, what's not to love?!!
 


Totally Non-Seoul or Blog Related Stuff A.K.A Distraction!

Hey Ya'll! I have no idea why I just typed that. I'm not even from America, let alone the south of it.

I think it could be because for the last few hours rather than doing something productive, like writing something interesting or at least relevant for this space right here, I have been looking at peopleofwalmart.com

I don't know how I'd never heard of it or seen it before as it seems to be pretty popular. I can tell you there is some funny (also quite weird, disturbing, gross, odd) stuff right there. Some not so much. But some, so so SO much! Or maybe I just have a low grade of humor.

East Coast: DMZ North Korea Goseong Unification Observatory

This is probably the best view you can get of North Korea if like me you're too much of a wuss to go in on an organized tour.


East Coast: Naksan Temple

Over at the east coast there's a great selection of places to visit. Among these is Naksan Temple. It's set on the edge of the ocean near to Yangyang. There's fantastic architecture combined  great views out to sea. Walking around the temple with the fresh sea breeze feels great. It's the kind of tranquility that you just don't find in Seoul.
 
 
 


Everland Theme Park - Special Discount Coupon

This week it is the Chuseok Holiday. As a result you'll have a few days off and may be wondering 'what to do in Seoul/Korea at Chuseok?'

In Seoul and smaller towns many places will be closed as Koreans opt to spend the time at home with their families. Some attractions remain open though and it's a great time to visit them because they will most likely be quieter than usual. One such place is Everland. Currently they have a Halloween theme which is actually one of my favourite times to visit the park. Definitely beats the 'Rose Festival' theme!

Diner Pub @ Garasou Gil

If only more bars in Seoul were like this. From the outside Diner Pub looks nothing more than a shabby pub/restaurant but you'd be wrong to pass this up based on appearances. The fact that it's busy every day is proof that it's doing something right. In my opinion it's because they've found the perfect balance for a place to go hang out casually with your friends. The price is right for what you get, especially given it's in a notoriously more expensive area (Garasou Gil). The music's good and there's no pretence here. It's relaxed. I love it.

 


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