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[Reflection] My Placement Year Studying Abroad in Seoul

Oh gosh. Where do I start? I started this post off from Amsterdam, during a really long layover on my way back to Birmingham, and I'm finishing it off now, just as my final year is about to begin. Korea already feels like a dream from another time. I have a LOT of feelings and… Continue reading [Reflection] My Placement Year Studying Abroad in Seoul

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[Chatter] Staying Until it’s Over

It's almost April, somehow. This year feels surreal, but for all the wrong reasons. In the words of my university, the current situation is dynamic and rapidly changing. The current government advice is to travel home, however, after much discussion with friends and family, I am staying in Seoul for the time being, at least until… Continue reading [Chatter] Staying Until it’s Over

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[Chatter] Living in Seoul during the coronavirus outbreak

Hello everyone! It's been a while. I hope you're all well and staying healthy. As for me, I'm finally reaching the end of a 3 month winter break, the result of extensions due to the coronavirus. In February, my boyfriend flew over to see me so we could celebrate lots of things together, like our anniversary… Continue reading [Chatter] Living in Seoul during the coronavirus outbreak

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[Cafe Break] Debunk, Hapjeong

The Hongdae/Hapjeong area is a lovely goldmine for unique cafes of all kinds. On my Cafe Day Out, after visiting Cafe Pabo my final stop for the evening was Debunk. As the name might suggest, it is located on a basement floor accessible from the outside. Debunk is closest to Hapjeong Subway Station Exit 7,… Continue reading [Cafe Break] Debunk, Hapjeong

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[Cafe Break] Cafe Pado, an Art Cafe in Hapjeong, Seoul

Pado is absolutely a new favourite place of mine in Seoul. I almost skipped out on visiting it, but I figured I should at least check it out, and I am SO glad I did. It's downright gorgeous and in my opinion, definitely worth a detour. Cafe Pado is best accessed via the Hapjeong station… Continue reading [Cafe Break] Cafe Pado, an Art Cafe in Hapjeong, Seoul

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Five Years of Twenty Swans!?!?!

Things change a lot in five years. I started this blog while still struggling in school and now I'm over halfway through my undergraduate degree. Not to mention that it's now 2020 - At the beginning of the last decade I got into Kpop and I have started the 2020s in Seoul. I can't even… Continue reading Five Years of Twenty Swans!?!?!

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[Cafe Break] Le Montblanc, Seoul

One of my goals throughout the holiday is to try and visit as many cafes in Seoul as possible. There are so many, and I want to visit them all while I still have the chance. I spotted Le Montblanc on Instagram, and luckily the friend that came with me also had  that cafe on her… Continue reading [Cafe Break] Le Montblanc, Seoul

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[Seoul Diary/Reflection] Winter Is… On Its Way

It's November. Every Seoulite has embraced the arrival of jacket season, apart from me. The weather was still hitting 20 degrees C at the end of October. It took a sharper downturn to highs of 14 just recently, depending on the day, and in the evenings it can hit anywhere between 10C and -2C! Somehow,… Continue reading [Seoul Diary/Reflection] Winter Is… On Its Way

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[Beauty & Chatter] Seoul Fashion Week S/S 2020

Me? At a Fashion Week? I've not even been to any of the London ones! But, as I am Seoul this year, I felt that I should experience it once or twice at least. You can have a look at my instagram over at @Swanzig_X where I've saved it all as a highlight (it'll likely… Continue reading [Beauty & Chatter] Seoul Fashion Week S/S 2020

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[Thoughts/Seoul Diary] Not Quite Homesick

So my second week of classes is over. I have a long post for you all today - I am back to relying on the blog to get my thoughts out due to the different timezones and sometimes not wanting to bother people with my feelings. I've been telling people I am fine and settling… Continue reading [Thoughts/Seoul Diary] Not Quite Homesick