Seoul, Vignettes

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The Instagrammable view of Namsan Tower from my hotel window.
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A rare quiet moment in this can’t-stop won’t-stop nonstop city. This cafe didn’t even open until 10, but the staff let me eat and sit here as early as 8.30. 감사합니다! <3
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View of Kyungbok Palace and the Blue House. Seeing the touristy things from windows was as close as I got on this trip. Such is the nature of work trips, but luckily I’d already done the touristy things on prior trips to Korea.
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An elaborate, non-Korean tea ceremony hosted by a tea aficionado, collector and gallery owner. He proudly showed off his Chinese teas from the 1960s with iconic illustrations from the Cultural Revolution.
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The hustle and bustle of Myeongdong.
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Street performers and viewers viewing through their devices.
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I don’t know what this store actually sells, but I love the decor.
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Myeongdong comes alive at night. The lights become garishly bright; street vendors set up their tchotchkes, food stands emanate the steam of various latenight snacks. Sensory overload, to the max.
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Celebrating my aunt’s birthday. A special moment and truly rare treat, since I so rarely get to see my relatives.
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Herro, pup! The cutest.
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I’m missing my relatives already, this lil mascot included!
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