new camera, cafe hopping, palaces, rainy days a week of my life in autumn in seoul, korea vlog
This is already shaping up to be an interesting day. I'm going somewhere very high. I'm hoping to be at the top of a mountain soon. But I can take a bus halfway there and then I'm supposed to follow a street or a trail - my map is very unclear. So hopefully we get there.
The air quality is not excellent today So I don't know how good our view is going to be but it's still beautiful. And my plan is to basically just walk around and see as much foliage as possible because it changed so quickly overnight so I'm gonna focus on navigating this giant hill. I brought out the film camera today. Let's see what happens and catch you on the other side of this hill Oh hey, did you notice my cool phone case sitting on the table while I went to get my bread? Yeah. So this video is sponsored by none other than Casetify, who has been housing my cute little phones for years at this point. Casetify makes a ton of amazing phone cases. They partner with different designers but you can also super customize them - I have some that have my name on it, I have a few that are designers. And they keep your phone safe. Casetify uses something called
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not so good today. But if you wait a little bit, it usually burns off like in the afternoon. So I'm here at around like 10:30 and it's just clearing up - like you can see the outline of clouds which is a good sign. But we have things to do, moving on. There's a little library up here that is in a hanok - I don't know, it just looks really beautiful so since we're up here we're gonna stop in there and then make our way down back into the center of Seoul and find ourselves some trees. Okay first off - gorgeous library. There aren't like books to check out but beautiful building. Also there's a huge group of preschoolers back there and I just appreciate that
pretty much every culture uses the tactic of like "bye guys I'm leaving" - like abandoning the children , as a means of getting them to move. Like they just all wanted to keep playing so all of the korean teachers were just like like "bye we're leaving" and then all the kids were suddenly like ah!!! It's great. I love that it's a human race shared thing that we just threatened to abandon our children in order to get them to listen. Yeah, still walking down the mountain Looks like Squid Game Yeah I'll see at the bottom, at the middle? I don't know. See you! So I have decided to make this a day of following my heart. don't know, I'm just kind of walking
and then if I'm like "I should go in" I do. And so I ended up in Deoksu Palace which one of my favorites. It's a dollar to get in here, and it's beautiful. So we're gonna walk around, there's a little tea shop I might sit down. It is so hot - I had this conversation with myself that when I was thinking of what I was gonna wear I was like "you're gonna be fine in a cardigan" and then the last second "no you need a jacket!" and look at, look at me.
Carrying my jacket, as usual. So yeah let's look at the leaves, let's get some tea, what a beautiful day. Mistakes have been made. So this area is actually quite busy with like office workers and it is lunchtime and it is packed. Like I have not seen Seoul this crowded in a very long time. I'm a little overwhelmed, but maybe we're gonna get lunch. I - at this point I'm not sure
now because everybody's got lunch on their mind. But it's beautiful, so let's just keep walking. Hi there! Slight change of scenery - we are back on the Gangnam side of the river and I'm gonna sit in a cafe or something. I'm so tired. I didn't sleep at all last night and that curry just like getting something warm in my stomach knocked me out. So I'm gonna try and stay outside in beautiful weather for as long as possible. I'm gonna check if Milestone
has any seats and if not we'll go to Bonarte, and just read get some vitamin d etc and then slowly head home. So let's go see what the seating situation is like. Hello, I'm back and the coffee did nothing to wake me up. But I wanted to share some vintage finds that I got. So I got this off of ebay actually. It is a ralph lauren - ralph lauren sweater? It's
actually a kids - it's ralph- I think it's like polo jeans technically, it's the cheaper version and it fits perfectly. It's kind of tucked in but I'm very excited. I want to wear this ironically. I find that American flags are obnoxious but if you wear them knowing that they're obnoxious I feel like it's okay so yeah there's that and then outfit change, one second. And top of the morning to yah - I got this made in ireland giant sweater at Aland. They have a vintage section on the third floor, the one in Garosugil. It's got a - it's got a little hole but that's easy to patch.
And yeah so as if I needed another sweater but here we are. So I'm going to honestly just take a shower and then take a nap, maybe opposite orders, I don't know. So yeah I will see you guys when I see you. Hope you're doing well, okay bye. This is so strange - hello friends from this tiny tiny camera! My dear friend Susan, who I met up with yesterday, she is leaving Korea and she was like "you know, I got this camera for the trip, I never used it, would you like it?" Uh-hum!! So she gifted this to me! I am overwhelmed! It seems really fun, it's like a gimbal so it's really steady and like can track you - I don't know, I was playing around with it last night so we'll see. I'm gonna bring this along, I'm gonna do most - like I think probably just my phone and
then this so let me know what you think about it and we are going across town to meet up with Kieun. We're gonna get coffee, some snacks, and we're gonna go to this one place that allegedly has really good trees. I went there a couple weeks ago and scoped it out and it looks beautiful so hopefully the the leaves are all like ready. And the air quality is abysmal,
it's gross out and yesterday it was also pretty bad so my throat already hurts, my skin is breaking out. So who knows how long we're gonna stay outside, who knows how long my throat can last, but yeah we're going - I'm cosplaying as an Irish fisherman. I've got my ridicul- I've got my claddagh thing that I got from my grandma, I got my welcome sign - we're irish in this household. So anyway I have to go catch the bus. We're going to head over to Hyehwa, and I will see you and Kieun there - okay, bye! Hello! So filming with Kieun was a bust because I hadn't seen her in a very long time so we just ate and talked and took pictures with the leaves. Today I'm meeting up with Ashleigh - I'm a little early. She will hopefully force me to vlog. Blame it all on her if I don't. We're gonna walk around the - I don't know, this area? Originally we were gonna go to the secret garden at Changdeok palace because in autumn it's beautiful, but the tickets are all sold out. We're going to just follow the trees.
So see you there! Hello hello hello! We're getting yogurt bowls. This is Ashleigh, you know her! Let's go! See it like doesn't turn when I want it to... There she goes! Did we get it? Why do I look crazy? I love it. Let me test the selfie mode - hello~ this is selfie mode on my weird little camera :) We're in Changgyeong Palace because the secret garden was sold out, but it's beautiful regardless. The cutest thing I've ever seen - oh no I'm doing behind me - these guys, I love them.
Is it old? All of a sudden we're all like wahh? 300 years old?! Damn! Wow. Everyone's so impressed. Looking good. Oh my god! Oh my god. She's so pretty. What the heck, this is unreal! He probably sees us fangirling over her Wow. 이쁘다!! (You're pretty!) We're back! If you watch my book channel, you know this place, but if not - you're missing out.
It's so creamy Oh look at the birds! did you see that?! Hello there - what did we do? We went to Mudone, we waited in a very long line to take photos but it was worth it. The people watching was fantastic. Lots of great poses, people know what to do in Korea. And now we're in Daehakro. With this beautiful view. We're sitting outside. We just don't want to go home so we got tea - what did you get? I got tea, I got peach tea. Okay then we did both get tea. And now we're just gonna drink so bye! Head comparison. Jasmine yuja tea, I'm very excited.
Hello everyone. Looking a little messy today. I hope you can hear me. I decided to go for a walk when I thought that it wasn't raining. It did not pass, it is sporadically raining as I go for my walk. It's fine. This is kind of
sadly the end of autumn. I mean, all of the leaves are coming off - the rain was quite hard this morning so it really - and last night - so it really kind of took a lot of autumn color with it. So I'm glad that this weekend I really got out there and got to see a lot and share it with you. My hand is freezing as I hold my phone so I'm going to try and wrap this up but thank you so much for joining me, I hope that you guys, if you're living in autumn areas, got to enjoy a lot too. Thank you again to Casetify for sponsoring this. Once again, casetify.com/caricakes so you can get 15% off. I would show you my case, but I'm using it.
Yeah like I said, I've used them for a very long time on multiple different phones - they're legit. So yeah I'm going to - there's like one orange one hanging on - I'm gonna continue my walk, try not to slip the leaves. The wet leaves are making everything really slippery so I'm trying to survive the day. But yeah I will catch you guys next time. Maybe don't purchase any skin care in the next week - maybe wait a week...oh it's starting to rain again
I'll talk about it next week but I got a little something coming your way when it comes to skin care so yeah I got - I gotta get out of this. I'm listening to my moody classical music [playlist] where I'm walking - feel like I'm walking through a storm and I'm following the mysterious student on campus through the woods, you know, that kind of thing. So I don't know if you can even hear me - I'm gonna go! Bye!