Seoul, South Korea
Songri, 31
Web Designer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I have been working as a web designer for several years. The beauty on screens brought me to work in the field. With this job, I can be creative. And I loved the fact that I can deliver important information to users who needs to be understood.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

I love travel shows. In Korea, most of the time, I love watching those shows. It inspires me sometimes and makes me want to travel again.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I usually buy office formal looking clothes as I need it for at work. So usually do shopping at Massimo Dutti. Or if just needed for basic simple clothes, at Muzi I do buy because they treat good quality fabrics and not so expensive.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Seoul that you particularly like?

I once had been to a japanese style bar in the near to Seolleung St. I could drink japanese drinks in a small room with people. When I just entered in the bar, I was a bit surprised with the small room impression. But as soon as I sat, I could be relaxed because orange coloured lights really made a good atmosphere to drink.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Seoul? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

I had been to Silla in order to eat something nice various food there. It did cost me more than 80,000 won(KRW). In the hotel buffet, they use high quality ingredients to cook food. And of course you can enjoy their nicely decorated restaurant.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

I recommend Korean style rice cakes. I know people can get it outside of Korea. But I am sure that you can't get various rice cakes as many as we have in Korea. One of my foreign friends likes red bean paste rice cake. If you like that kind taste, you also must try :)

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Seoul?

I know that people usually visit to Myeong-Dong for shopping. It is also good to do that. But there are also many other good shopping street you can enjoy. I would like to recommend 'Sin-Sa'. This street has customized clothing shops and also able to visit to nice restaurants.

What are the Seoul spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

I strongly would like to recommend ' Yeon-Nam-Dong'. It is near to the Hong-Dae Station. This street's impression is kind of modernized but also have traditional Korean aspects. And if you want to eat something nice and delicious meals, it is the place you must visit. I have tried some dishes there such as mexican, chinese and japanese, they never did let me down.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Seoul. How do you spend it?

I will probably go to a nice restaurant with my family and friends in order to enjoy every seconds with them. Talk about our future plan.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I recently visited to Berlin because my friends live there. I didn't expect that I will fall in love with this city in the beginning of my trip. However, I absolutely fell in love with Berlin. Whenever I go other streets, they showed very different aspects. Some part were very attractive and some were not. But Most parts were very fascinating places for me. And I loved their food and also turkish food as it is very normal food in Berlin :)

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