Remember when I wrote about an art appreciation day? After visiting unique studio cafes like Studio Concrete and Studio Valor at the morning and daytime, visiting a museum at Seoul is one of my wishlist to fulfilled my art appreciation day itinerary, and luckily at that time, a very fun exhibition was held at Insadong, Seoul. I went to Ara Modern Art Museum at evening and totally enjoyed my first experience at a Korean-modern museum where I could experience Life is Beautiful’s exhibition by Mr.Brainwash, a french born pop-artist who famous for his Life is Beautiful‘s exhibition since 2008.
Don’t be confused if my SK itinerary consist of going to some Seoul’s campus. Actually, I also want to go to Seoul National University and Kyung Hee University at that time but during limited time, Ewha Womans University is the nearest campus I could reach. Beside those grand architecture, most of those campus also have big park which have beautiful autumn vibes. I already saw how wonderful Ewha during 2 Days 1 Night’s Ewha trip, uhmm yes, another 2 Days 1 Night effect I supposed, LOL. Since this campus located only one station from my hostel, I came to Ewha for a morning stroll.
Despite of Seoul’s modernization, at some areas, we still could find some trace of Korean’s old life and Buckhon Hanok Village is one of them. Eventho’ its name as village, it’s located at downtown Seoul and very accessible. Imagine Bukchon as Menteng whereas both of them located at the downtown and became preserved district, Buckhon itself consists of many korean traditional houses named Hanok -a korean word for house during Joseon dynasty-. Nowadays, those Hanok aren’t only for private living houses but some of them also served as cultural center, homestays, cafe, until shops.
I•Seoul•U is Seoul’s tagline for its city tourism which winning public’s votes few years ago. It was submitted by a student majoring in philosophy which made me always questioning the meaning of two dots between those 3 separate letters, ‘Is dots became the replacement for love or anything else?’ Eventhough until now I never know its real meaning, those Seoul tagline spread across Seoul and become enough popular, well not very popular like Hollywood-esque at Hollywood Hill, but I•Seoul•U is enough good to be tourist’s photograph.
Are you k-drama lover? If yes, do you remember K-dramas named Winter Sonata, Autumn in My Heart, Full House, Boys over Flowers, and the hottest one, Descendant of the Sun? Or if you’re K-variety show lover, do you know 2 Days 1 Night or The Return of Superman? Those dramas and variety shows was produced by KBS -Korean Broadcasting System- a public broadcasting station at SK which also had its own broadcasting exhibition hall named KBS ON. Since I think KBS ON will be fulfilled with DotS stuff at that time, I was curious to go there.
Despite of my timing is a lil bit late since DotS fever at SK happened around first semester of 2016, the buzz of this Kdrama still happen until the end of 2016, well, at least, at Doota stores whereas Song Joong Ki himself is Doota ambassador. As a memorial to SJK and DotS, Doota Duty Free at Dongdaemun made a DotS Exhibition at their store. It was held at May, 20th, 2016 until November, 20th, 2016, but I think it’s still held at Doota Duty Free until now.
After visiting Dal.komm coffee, I also went to another DotS shooting location at Seoul, a BBQ restaurant named Seorae Galmaegi. Seorae Galmaegi at Hoegi branch is a BBQ restaurant where Captain Yoo and his team get drunk for 3 days 3 nights after they got disbanded from Urk, and later on, Kang Mo Yeon joined their party and get drunk too. In my opinion, without using a placement at DotS, Seorae Galmaegi itself already became a well-known Korea-BBQ restaurant since it had some branches across South East Asia, including at Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia.