Korea 2016: Myeongdong

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We spent all our 3 weeknights in Korea walking the streets of Myeongdong which is a stone-throw’s away from our guesthouse. Myeongdong shopping district is an area of cosmetic and fashion shops and endless variety of street foods, and the place becomes more alive in the evening.

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On our first night we went inside a busy restaurant. Some Koreans have difficulty with the English language, and the staffs of this restaurant are no exception. But we understand, we are just visitors to their territory 🙂 we ordered something from the menu without expecting it to be spicy.

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If you’re not a fan of spicy foods, say “no spicy” and they will understand. We didn’t do it, so we ended up taking out the spicy fried rice with chicken since we were not able to finish it.

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There are just too many street foods in Myeongdong!!! 😬

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Myeongdong is dotted with countless beauty shops which might be familiar to you, because these brands already started to dominate the malls in Manila: Etude House, Tony Moly, Skin Food, Banila Co., Nature Republic and The Face Shop, among others. I haven’t seen Missha or Innisfree in our malls yet, but they are plenty in Myeongdong.

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What I find weird is that they have like 4 branches for each cosmetic brand in Myeongdong. But, I like the fact that these shops always offer freebies even when you’re not going to buy anything. And they will give you even more freebies when you buy!

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I fell in love with all these Korean beauty products because they smell so good, especially that Super Aqua cleanser from Missha! More importantly, the prices here are far less than the selling price in Manila. For example, that Missha BB cream costs only Php630 in Myeongdong, but is sold here in Manila for Php1600.

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