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Toto’s Nostalgia Museum and Giftshop ♥ 토토의오래된물건

For tourists, the area of Insadong in Seoul is a wonderful place to visit for a view of the cultural aspects of Korea.  Places to dress in hanbok, souvenirs, street performers dancing to 강강술래, and hidden traditional tea houses that make homemade 수정과 punch!

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Haul~ Totally Rad 80′s Dresses in Korea

The other day I was in Edae (as usual!) and stopped by one of my favorite Ajumas shop~ she is has this TINY little hole in the wall (more like a gap between two buildings) that she sells socks and one  rack of thrift store clothing. Most of it is terrible, but wow~  once in a while I find something amazing in that pile!! This time she had not one, but two pastel 1980′s dresses that looked so cute I could not say no! When thrifting for vintage clothing in Edae you have to be quick, girls snatch them up fast!


An Old Car in My Neighbourhood

Neighbourhoods are great. The longer you stay in them the longer you become accustomed to the way life is lived there. You find more and more unique and interesting aspects that make your neighbourhood stand out more. One thing about living anywhere, but especially in Korea, is that when you fly through a neighbourhood you are frequently only presented with a shell of where it is you are passing. When you spend a little time there, you get a better feel for that place and you can appreciate it more.

Take Yeongtong-dong. The shell of Yeongtong-dong is very familiar to anyone who has lived in Korea for any decent amount of time. It is full with highrise apartments surrounding a central business area where shops, restaurants, and assorted offices and schools dominate in an electric and frantic bustle. If you go through the middle of Yeongtong you get the impression that everything here is done in a rush, but once you step away from here, the pace does slow down a little.


Batman’s #1 fan

While shopping for some vintage toys online I cam across this amusing Korean Batman puzzle for about 9,000won ($9)

Yes that is batman, maybe joker…not sure who the green guy is.  Wait a sec tho, who the heck is the anime girl in the front???

haha it looks like she is swooning over Batman and he is about to attack her face.

Best puzzle ever, thanks Korea.

In case you are wondering, it does say “Batman” in Korean.


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1. Vintage Floral Print

22.00 USD

by Butler & Claypool

2. Red Flowy Vintage Skirt

22.00 USD

by ShopNela Bela

3. Coral Necklace


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