Day 48: Monday, November 26, 2012
Our good friend, Christine, took us to Suraon (The King’s Palace) for a fancy multi-course lunch, complete with traditional performances in the background! On the walk there, a flock of pigeons flew up and away, just as I reached for my camera…

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What I love about Korean subway systems is that they have built-in underground malls…

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After exiting the Gwanghwamun station, we stopped by Tiamo Caffe before actually checking out the palace gate.

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Sugar high, we trekked out into the cold, toward the palace for some photo ops:

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Guess: How many times are we going to do this in Seoul?

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Wanting to seek some shelter without consuming more calories, we decided to head back to Gangnam and hang out at the giant underground Coex mall, fully adorned for the holidays:

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After hours of looking at cute Asian stationery and tech gadgets, we ended up here to try something very familiar yet localized:

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I suppose the double bugolgi burger was a bit better than the pearl milk tea from Shanghai’s McD’s.