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    5 year resident, to guide around the local wonders
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    6 islands in the South Seas
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    1-day walk around the best spots
  • Japanese Wedding Japanese Wedding
    The dark side of the rising sun
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    Skylines, bar streets, markets & islands
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    The best souvenir of Japan is not omiyage
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    Sydney's NYE, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef
  • Gecko Hawaii
    Aloha nature wonders
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    Hiking the Princess Mononoke Forest
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    Okinawa's shades of blue
  • Yuki Matsuri Hokkaido
    Powder Snow Festival
  • Daikanyama Daikanyama
    Tokyo's SoHo
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    The Biggest Cosplay Event
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    Sakura by the skyscrapers
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    The Bomb & Miyajima
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    Top of Mt.Fuji
  • Kyoto & Nara Nara & Kyoto
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    Mediterranean Sun

8.8.17

Seoul - Gangnam nights

Gangnam neon lights
Do you remember the street from this post? This is it, but at night!

In big Asian cities, magic happens at night. When the concrete jungle becomes the colorful neon peacock, people leave their jobs, get drunk and have fun. Regardless of how many times I see this kind of show, my eyes continue to shine under this show, like they did the first time. These lights make me feel alive, as if I was again the girl with big dreams who moved to Tokyo 6 years ago.
Gangnam neon lights
Gangnam neon lightsGangnam neon lights
At night, the backstreets are even cooler than during daytime. Narrower, filled with many more lights glimmering in your eyes.
Gangnam neon lights
Gangnam neon lights
The businesses in the backstreets are a bit sketchy, specially those located in the underground, like the EAT - PLAY - LOVE below.
Gangnam neon lights
But this is Asia, where shops, karaokes, prostitutes, convenience stores and restaurants line up, one after another.

One thing which is unique in Seoul, are these inflatable advertising poles, like the maneki-neko you see below. Depending on the kind of business, they may sit there during the whole day or just sit there at night, like the ones used for girls' bar - smart idea huh!!!
Gangnam neon lights
In the backstreets, typical Asian spots alternate with cool spaces, like the industrial space occupied by this café, often occupying the entire building.
Gangnam neon lights
Gangnam neon lights
Back at the Gangnam crossing (Gangnam-daero VS Teheran-ro), one corner has a cool tribute to Psy, gotta love the pink touch!!! OOOPANNNN!!!
Gangnam neon lights
Gangnam neon lights
Gangnam neon lights
 From here, we enter the station... But we'll talk about that tomorrow.
Gangnam neon lights
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