Last week I went to a Hanok village with my friend! Hanok are traditional Korean Houses. The Hanok in this village are home to a lot of museums, traditional tea houses, and shops. Most of them are also normal residences.
My friend and I stopped at traditional tea house. You have to take your shoes off outside and you sit on the floor with cushions. We ordered Lotus Flower Tea and it cost about 8,000KRW (~8$) which seems expensive for a cup of tea but taking in the cultural experience factor, this was definitely worth that money and was definitely a memorable experience for me.
There was a beautiful garden in the courtyard of the house.
Yesterday I went to a Rilakkuma themed café near Sungshin Women's University called Capi Capi Loom Loom. Rilakkuma is an adorably cute bear cartoon character. The café was super easy to find, just take the subway to Sungshin, go out exit 1, turn right at the bank and then walk for about 10 blocks, turn left and it's right there! The café itself was small. The walls and shelves were covered in Rilakkuma memorabilia and stuffed animals along with different Rilakkuma merchandise available for sale. There was one guy working there and no other people in the café, which was kind of sad but we went at kind of a weird time in the day.
I ordered a Toffee Nut Latté and a slice of honey bread. Honey bread is like a big piece of toast with honey either inside or drizzled on top, often topped with whipped cream, nuts, or fruit. My friend ordered a sweet potato latte, and my other friend got a strawberry smoothie and a cheese bagel.
I loved this place! The guy working played great music and gave us free ice cream, too!