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Dongdaemun, Seoul, South Korea

I Wander | Streets of Dongdaemun, Seoul [Pt. 1]

Continuing this post from this post, I'm bringing you guys the street of Dongdaemun. Somewhere I never see anyone posted any pictures of it before. To those who have been to Dongdaemun, they probably walked the same path ⎯ or maybe not. Didn't know it has a pretty river to take pictures at. I know I seldom post about my trip to Seoul back in 2016, trust me when I said there were a lot of pictures to choose from and that part alone was hard enough for me let alone to edit them all. It takes a long time, only a pro could do something like that. So, without further babbling here is the post about my short out and about in Dongdaemun.
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We stopped for a minute because the camera suddenly stopped functioning. After me and Adam did something to it that I didn't even know what it was, it started working again. And I was thankful that the camera stopped working because otherwise I would't notice the lovely Heunginjimun Gate (Dongdaemun Gate) that was just right in front of us. It's so beautiful and I wish we had more time to explore it but we didn't.

A quick fact about Heunginjimun Gate :
Heunginjimun Gate, is now the oldest main gate remaining in Seoul after Sungnyemun Gate (Namdaemun Gate) was destroyed by a fire on February 10. 2008.
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On our way to DDP, we passed by a craft market in front of JW Marriott Hotel. We didn't stop though we want to. It was a bit crowded so we couldn't really sandwiched between people so we just head straight to our main destination although I get a few glimpse of all the stuff that was on sale. I did record a video of the craft market but since I don't have a youtube channel (yet), I did not make any effort to compiled the entire clip into one proper video/vlog. I guess all those videos is for my eyes only. Although I would love to share it with everyone.
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The craft market was super small. Only a few booths of handmade home & living items that was spotted. Then I found this cute coffee van by Volkswagen. I love how they decorated the van into something cute and unique. Especially the roof. I've seen it before but I haven't seen it up close. I queued for one of the coffee but then I cancelled, I don't even know why. Maybe because I remembered that I can't handle coffee on an empty stomach. Yes, I only had cereal that day. So, don't want to risk spending hours in the bathroom because of a bit of caffeine.
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Then we found this river (?) along the way to DDP. I thought it would be a nice place for  photos so me and bestie went to the river while Ashley & Adam waited for us by the bridge. I love taking other people's photo, so I made my bestie my personal subject that afternoon. I walked a totally different path from her to get candid shot. I love how it turns out especially the lighting. The weather was really great that day, sunny but cold and breezy.

I wish I have someone who would take photos of me like I take photos of my friends. That would be nice for once in a while.
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So that was Dongdaemun Streets part 1. I will continue part 2 as soon as possible, and currently editing all the photos along with other photos for other blog posts as well. It was kind of hectic but at least I got to get my thoughts out of my mind for a bit. Staying at home is really boring so I want to give full commitment on my blog as much as I can. I hope the post is not too draggy, long and boring.
Thank you so much for reading and much love, T.





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  1. Oh what a nice post! I love everything. You made me miss Seoul. Can't wait to come back :)


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    1. Thank you. Oh same! I just can't wait to come back.
      I'll make sure to make it up to all the lacking from my previous trip.

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  2. Nice pictures. Love your outfit,. xx

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    1. Thank you! It was a very simple outfit that I got from a thrift shop.

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  3. Hari tu pergi Dongdaemun tak sempat nak tangkap gambar apa pun sebab rushing nak pergi concert TT

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    1. Dongdaemun ni, tangkap gambar siang atau malam, dua2 cantik. Maybe sebab environment dia.
      It's okay Farah, maknanya dia suruh Farah datang lagi lah tu huhuhu

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  4. Cantiklah river tu Ada batu2 cantik ambil gambatmr situ

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    1. Very picturesque. Ha'ah, actually beratur jugak nak amik gambar dekat river tu.

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  5. NICE POST.. .sis perasan tempat tu ada kat drama apa ntah.. lupa dh =D

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    1. Yeke? Tqa tak perasan langsung maybe sebab jarang tengok k-drama hehe but it is pretty for photography :)

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  6. time ni kak tqa masih minat gila dgn exo kan hahaha sblum nct debut hehe
    akak tangkap gmbr mcm mana pun tetap nampak cantik huwaaaaaaa tambah lagi dgn editing tu :'))

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    1. Yeah! Masa ni minat nak mati and I still am cuma lebihkan anak-anak ikan yang 21 ekor tu.
      Thank you baby! Lighting always cantik waktu pagi and tengahari so senang sikit nak edit or something :)

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  7. pernah pegi dongdaemun dulu utk shopping jee tpi mcm tk best shopping situ. rasa cam kami datang kat tempat yg salah kott -_-

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    1. Ha'ah Dongdaemun kalau nak shopping memang tak best unless kita orang kaya baru rasa feel shopping tu.
      Kalau nak shopping best kena pegi Namdaemun or Myeongdong :)

      Tu maknanya dia suruh Mazni pegi lagi sekali lah tu hehe

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  8. i know im gonna read this all again since im planning to go back there someday. love your hair colour for sure.

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    1. Me too, been reading a lot of other korea trip post from other bloggers too.
      Just for inspiration if I ever get to visit Korea again :)

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  9. That coffee van is so cute! Sorry you had to cancel buying the coffee because you can't have coffee on empty stomach >.<
    Can't wait to read part 2 because DDP!!! (please excuse my fashion enthusiast self)

    And Tqa, I'll take photos of you.

    xx Ain

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    1. I hate that about myself. I will suffer a severe stomachache if I drink coffee on empty stomach. Could be worse even.
      I can't wait to write it, but sadly none of us are fashionable for anyone to look forward to it hahaha
      We're just a bunch of ugly losers 🤣

      Yay! That would be nice. And I'll take photos of you. ❤️

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Friends call me T (tee). A 27 year old minimalist Malaysian blogger who loves coffee, cinnamon rolls, books, the sound of rain and bright hair-dye. Always longing for far-off place she have never been. Urban hip-hop and Hans Zimmer's big fan. Proud Slytherin and a bullet journal enthusiast.
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