South Korea 2015: Dongdaemun Market, Cheonggyecheon

Scott and I attempted to cover the famed Dongdaemun Market one day. I’ve vague recollections about the last time I came here more than a decade ago, but those memories were mostly centered around the inside of a stationary shop in which I bought my first ever 0.38mm gel pen in olive green (my favourite colour then). Being an avid patron of stationary shops as a kid, the thinner diameter was extremely fascinating; Singapore stocked 0.38mm pens only much later. That aside, our trip to Dongdaemun this time consisted of aimless walks down interesting streets and generally getting lost.

We also chanced upon Cheonggyecheon! It’s a really cool 10.9km walking path along a stream that cuts through Seoul.

Historic architecture in the middle of a busy street intersection, which I believe may be Namdaemun…?
Cute painted kettles!
Konglish quote at a cafe.
Cheonggyecheon looks good even during winter.
My pink and white outfit! I recently got contacted by Viparo for a collaboration, and naturally chose this cute Pink Leather Destination Jacket from the Australian brand’s summer collection. The lightweight jacket is made out of lambskin, and actually did its job keeping me warm indoors. Winter in February is harsh in Korea though, what with the precipitation and strong winds, so extreme layering was key to keeping warm outdoors. Wearing Viparo jacket, M)phosis shirt, Zara cardigan, Lowrys Farm shorts, Uniqlo heattech tights, Alexander McQueen shoes. Photo assist: Scott.
Found a wall lining Cheonggyecheon to set off this pink addition to my wardrobe. Photo assist: Scott.
Photographer Scott.