So it's been two weeks since I've been back from holidays, and it already feels like an eternity!
Korea, specifically Seoul, was one of my trips out of Hong Kong. Korea felt very similar to Japan in some regards - take away the korean signs, and the streets look like they could be in Japan.
It's also a beauty products and make up shopper's haven, and it's hard not to go a little crazy, especially in Myeong-Dong - the busiest shopping district in Seoul.
The food on my trip consists of either hot pots - like this one pictured with mandu aka korean dumplings
And of course, the banchan (side dishes) always consist of kimchi, the staple in Korean cuisine
I found a chain that was very similar to cold rock, and bought this super delish strawberry and banana ice cream, it was packed full of real chunks of strawberry.
Dried squid stalls were a constant feature on the streets, and it was hard not to be tempted with the fragrant scent wafting down the street.
As I mentioned earlier, Korea is cosmetics heaven! Plus everything is in such adorable packaging. It's hard not to put one of everything in your basket.
It's always interesting to see what they have on offer in the vending machines
Fanta peach smoothie
Roti boy - reminded me a lot of papa roti
Coffee bun, straight out of the oven
I now have enough face masks to last me a lifetime
Etude house was one of my fave stores, I went in there MANY times on my trip! The great thing about Myeong-dong was the endless freebies - upon entering, and also when you purchase. They are super generous with the freebies.
Toffee sweet potato
Super cute umbrellas - I bought one!
Saw this chain everywhere in Seoul
Watched this Drawing Hero show, a drawing and painting show, which was pretty cool.
By the end of the trip, I was well and truly over Korean BBQs and hot pots.