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Dongmyo Flea Market
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The Edge
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RYSE
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After Jerk Off
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WARPED
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Faust
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Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon
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Slice Pizza Market S.P.A.M.
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Kompakt Record bar
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Seendosi
Seoul

SooJin Park's Best Spots in Seoul

Originally from Flushing and Atlanta, SooJin returned to her place of heritage over 2 years ago. Seoul is a city she describes as loud and fast-paced with the youth carrying the torch as they find their own identity. Check out her guide to Seoul below and keep in mind her extra tip; “the best time to visit would be any time other than the dead of Summer. Don't be that person carrying and drinking a bottle of soju on the streets”.

Originally from Flushing and Atlanta, SooJin returned to her place of heritage over 2 years ago. Seoul is a city she describes as loud and fast-paced with the youth carrying the torch as they find their own identity. Check out her guide to Seoul below and keep in mind her extra tip; “the best time to visit would be any time other than the dead of Summer. Don't be that person carrying and drinking a bottle of soju on the streets”.

Dongmyo Flea Market

"Usually open from sun up to sun down, it's best to visit during the weekday considering what a shit show it is on the weekends. You have to rummage to find gems and beware of counterfeit goods"

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The Edge

"Chill cafe/bar tucked away in Eulji-ro that is run simultaneously by the owner of vinyl shop Clique Records. Great high balls, wine, cheese and music"

RYSE

"Hotel in the heart of Hongdae that boasts it's connection with the subculture. Grilled cheese at Tartine is one of the best and you can grab a drink at Side Note Club on their terrace"

After Jerk Off

"A cafe/bar situated on the top floor of the showroom and shop of brand AJOBYAJO - at first it’s intimidating but just walk up the stairs to the 4th floor. Offers a zen-like vibe with Buddhist statues and an aquarium with white carp as their bar table. Their tea/coffee usually comes with traditional dried persimmons"

WARPED

"Located in the Hannam-dong neighborhood of Itaewon, Warped is a streetwear based clothing store where local creatives go to just chill"

Faust

"A two-room techno club in Itaewon with possibly one of the best sound systems"

Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon

"Entrance fee to the garden is separate from the Palace"

Slice Pizza Market S.P.A.M.

"A local pizza joint in Itaewon that satisfies my craving for a NY slice. It's interior is similar to that of a Chinese take-out restaurant and even offers a Mapo tofu pizza. Located next to club Soap and open till 5am Thurs-Sat"

Kompakt Record bar

"Small and cozy record bar that was opened by Jinmoo, one of the founders for OG DJ crew 360 Sounds. You can easily hear hip hop, jazz, soul and funk sounds by 360 Sounds members and other local DJs"

Seendosi

"Not only a bar but an artistic space that has been used for live performances, film screenings and exhibitions. Sindosi offers books, cassettes and artwork for sale as well as a church going experience on their roof as they have pews for seating"