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#JCSINSEOUL DAY 6: COMMON GROUND, CAFÉ DIOR, GWANGJANG MARKET, DDM MARKET

Oh hello there! Welcome back! Today I'm going to write about my 6th day in Seoul, which we visited Common Ground, Cafe Dior, Gwangjang market (all about food) and Dongdaemun market!


COMMON GROUND
Address: 200, Achasan-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
Direction: [Subway] Alight at Konkuk University Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or 7), Exit 6. Walk straight for about 250m, and you're already there.
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Common Ground is the first pop-up store plaza in Korea that is uniquely built with shipping containers! You can expect to find a number of hipster stores, restaurants and cafes around here!
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Wearing my pink overalls is from ROMWE
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The very famous container background for ootds hahahha  
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Also, there are food trucks vending drinks and light bites!
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Where we had our brunch! Food was okay - nothing really remarkable.
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CAFÉ DIOR BY PIERRE HERMÉ
Address: 464 Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (located along Apgujeong Rodeo Street)
(We actually took the cab to this cafe)

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Here we were in the spectacular House of Dior with 6 freaking floors. 
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On the 5th floor of the building sits Cafe Dior. The menu of Cafe Dior was exclusively curated by a very famous international French pastry chef, Pierre Hermé.
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The cafe was pretty occupied but luckily, we still managed to get ourselves a table without having to wait.
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The interior looks extremely crisp, chic and clean, accentuated with shades of grey and white.
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We had no idea what to order (to be honest, we were here mainly for the ambiance and the photo-taking potential lol), so we got ourselves some fluffy pound cakes and tea. 2 plates of not-your-usual-kind-of-cake and 2 pots of tea costed us around RM300 (which was the most expensive meal we had had in our entire trip lolol).
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My verdict?
I don't think I will ever visit this cafe ever again, but don't get me wrong - the pastries and environment were perfect. It was only that I would rather spend the $$ on a lavish Korean BBQ. However, it was nonetheless a luxurious experience for us! 
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What impressed me the most was actually the washroom, where you can feel free to refresh yourself with these signature Dior perfume.
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LOUIS VUITTON
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GIVENCHY
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ALEXANDER WANG
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Apgujeong Rodeo Street is basically a street that houses all the luxurious brands! So if you are in a mood for hunting branded goods in Seoul...you know where to go!

GWANGJANG MARKET 
Ok, after spending so much on the extremely luxurious high-tea in the afternoon, we had our dinner taken care of in the Gwangjang food market. (Why do I sound like it's a bad and sad thing hahahaha!)

Well, Gwangjang market is one of the oldest and biggest food streets in Jongno-gu, Seoul! Here, you can eat ALL the quintessential Korean food that you've been craving for all your life! (that is, if you've never been here before, like me hehe)  
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TTEOKBOKKI ANYONE?
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There are more than 200 stalls here, but most of the stalls sell similar stuffs...so imagine how competitive it is for them! :/ 
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We just picked stalls to buy from at random, since most of the stalls offer the same kind of food anyway, plus we couldn't quite tell which ones were better than the other.
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Tips: The food market is very crowded and packed, so be sure to carry as little things as possible, guys! Don't carry your huge shopping bags around here because you will have trouble of holding them while you eat!

DONGDAEMUN MARKET
 At night, we went to Dongdaemun Market for some shopping! Dongdaemun market is one of the largest wholesale and shopping districts in Korea. And the wholesale market practically opens at NIGHT, that is from 8pm until 9am, while the retail shopping malls open from 10am to 6pm.

Did I shop a lot???? 
Surprisingly, NO. In my opinion, I think the clothes in Dongdaemun market are actually more expensive than the retail stores in Hongdae and Ewha University Shopping Street!!! Plus, the designs in Dongdaemun market are just so-so. Nothing really captured my eyes. For me, I would prefer shopping in Ewha University Shopping Street more!
So that's all for my sharing today!! Hope you guys enjoyed it. See you at the next one!
Blog posts that you might be interested in:
My 10D9N Korea Trip Itinerary 
Day 1 in Seoul: Gangnam Underground Shopping Street
Day 2 in Seoul: SM Town, Gentle Monster, Sinsa-dong, Express Bus Terminal Shopping 
Day 3 in Seoul (part 1): Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village 
Day 3 in Seoul (part 2): Myeongdong
Day 4 in Seoul: N Seoul Tower, Dongdaemun, Hongdae
Day 5 in Seoul: Everland Theme Park

Youtube videos of my Korea trip:
What we ate in Seoul 
Seoul Travel Vlog (Part 1)
Seoul Travel Vlog: EVERLAND edition
Seoul Travel Vlog (Part 2): Nami Island, Cafe Dior, Ewha University, Raccoon Cafe


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