[life + cafe] A bit of downtime

So what am I doing here in Seoul? I get asked that question a lot, especially since I've just moved here. The answer...? So far, nothing much. After working like mad for the past two years and being a bit burnt out, I decided to take some time for myself and get to know my city again.

I was born here in Seoul but left when I was two - so I'm a bit removed from my roots. That's why I'm so excited to be a part of Korea again and to develop a deeper relationship with it - through culture, food, friends... and just life in general.

Here's what I've been up to the past few days. Warning... it's highly mundane stuff. Love it though, I haven't had this in forever! 

Reading a book... and being able to sit for more than 20 minutes doing so! I had a cup of coffee by my side and was able to read part of my favorite book - Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre is a book I read once every year - or used to. The last two years I think I read the first half twice. Just because I could never sit for long enough to get through it and life and work just sort of got in the way.
I've also been walking a lot lately. Seoul is such a great city because walking and public transportation are encouraged and everyone does it (peer pressure?). I really missed being able to walk around during the day, so it's been fun taking the bus, subway, and also walking to get to places. Though, sometimes with the heels my feet aren't as glad as I am by the end of the day.

I've also been drinking a lot of coffee... but that's not really anything surprising. But I had the greatest cup of iced americano at Bloom and Goûté, located in Garosu-gil. They had so. much. crema. Delish. Bloom and Goûté has brunch, flowers, wonderful coffee - and it's just a great place to hang out and talk with friends on a relaxing Sunday... or any day of the week for that matter.

To head to Bloom and Goûté, head to Gangnam-gu, Sinsa-dong 534-6, or if you're taking public transportation (yay reducing carbon footprints!), get off at Sinsa Station (line 3), Exit 8. Walk straight and when you see the Tous Les Jour bakery, take a left, then taking a right, and an immediate left onto Dosan Street 11. Keep straight until you see Bloom and Goûté on your right (around 12 minutes from the station).

1 comment:

  1. so glad to see you have a blog!! and i'm so jealous you live in korea. that must be amazing to just move and do whatever the hell you want! props. looking forward to reading about your adventures..