Four months has flown by since I landed at Incheon Intl. Airport, filled with anticipation, anxiety, and excitement, and now it’s time to say goodbye to another summer in Seoul.Internships, friendships, and family time filled my 22nd summer and it will be the summer that will stick with me for a long time. Precious memories have been engrained in me and every corner breathes a new air.
With my 3-month internship over, I finally had time to go on a lunch date with Cherlyn who I haven’t seen for a while. We were both busy with work but I couldn’t leave Korea without seeing her.
We decided to try out a new healthy restaurant that opened up in Chungdam called Sun the Bud. Their menu is full of delicious healthy dishes that are vegetarian and vegan friendly. You can also make your own salad with fresh ingredients to your liking.
The overall atmosphere is very modern, clean-cut and classic. Having just opened in the central fashion district in Seoul, it is full of fashionable and chic Seoulites.
I ordered a classic bibimbap with soy-sauce chicken which was basically a brown rice bowl mixed with seasoned vegetables with Korean red pepper paste on the side. It was a pleasant surprise to say the least – the vegetables were incredibly fresh and well-seasoned and the chicken was cooked just right.
Sun the Bud
Address: Apgujung Ro 60 Gil 18, Cheong dam dong, Gang nam gu
Price Range: $$
Hours: 10:30 ~ 22:00
Since it was such a beautiful day out in Seoul, Cherlyn and I decided to wander over to Dosan Park in a hunt for a new café that we can try out.
Dosan Park is a beautiful place in the middle of city for anyone looking for a quiet escape and a taste of nature. I always find myself coming back to this little gem of a place when I need a breathe of fresh air. Seoul can be a hectic city with non-strop stimulation and sometimes all you need is a little stroll.
We stumbled upon a brand new cafe called 8D that opened up in July just across the park. The architecture and ambiance was breathtaking – the bright sunlight coming through the tall windows to reflect the concrete walls and floors made it seem like we were in a European art museum.
I ordered an iced flat white which I was frankly not expecting much of but it was a perfect blend.
There were sofas in the corner and having been wandering around blissfully in the August Sun, I took it upon myself to have a little rest.
Address: Seullong-Ro 153Gil 37, Gangnamgu
Price Range: $$
Telephone #: 02-547-3350
This little rendezvous was a perfect way to end my 2017 summer and I can’t wait to come back in the winter to find my city transformed into a winter wonderland. Until then, adieu Corea! xx