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Asia » South Korea » Seoul »  Apgujeong » Rodeo St October 25th 2011

> Korea is like one giant Forever 21 store. The clothes are cute, but aren't always of the best quality. There are a lot of high end, luxury brand knock offs that are sold by street vendors. Looking for the new Chanel Mademoiselle handbag, but don't want to spend $2,000? Well, you're in luck. Find the right booth, ask the guy to show you the "popular American leather goods" and you'll find a secret stash of wallets and purses hidden under a wood panel underneath the display. You can get the same purse for $200 cash. No photos though, please. Department stores in Dongdaemun stay open until the wee hours of the morning. It's commonplace to grab coffee with your girlfriends and then hit the malls until 5 a.m.! Dongdaemun has become the ... read more
"All of the lights!"
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Asia » South Korea » Seoul »  Apgujeong » Rodeo St October 20th 2011

> I went for a drive with my dad today. We stopped by the Seoul National University Hospital for a check up and then enjoyed a nice walk on a greenway next to a stream. A quick lesson in numbers: South Korea has 80 rivers and streams that run through its peninsula. As densely populated as the cities are, with a total nationwide population of 50 million, an active effort has been made to preserve all the waterways in their natural state. Because there isn't much land, everyone lives in tower apartment complexes that are packed closely together. The nicest ones are waterfront. From a far, the apartments look like mini cities. At current, the tallest residential building in South Korea tops out at 88 stories. South Korea's total land mass amounts to ... read more
Here comes the tunnel. Hold your breath!
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