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Yesterday, we ate lunch at this New York-inspired restaurant at The Podium. I suppose the name Borough was meant to pay homage to five boroughs of New York City. I’ve never been to New York so I don’t know how restaurants there look like but the interior design of the place reminded me of the New York lofts I often see in Hollywood films.

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Cabbages and Condoms

Cabbages & Condoms, don’t let the naughty name fool you. This place is far from scandalous. On the contrary, it’s the name of this very decent restaurant we went to during one of our nights in Thailand.

Hidden in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area lies the Cabbages & Condoms Restaurant. It’s one of Bangkok’s hidden tourist destinations if you’re after themed restos (and really good food). If you happen to visit BKK, this is definitely one place you shouldn’t miss.

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Korea 2012: Day 2×1

Namsan, also known as Mount Mongmyeok, is a very popular recreational and tourist spot in Seoul. Aside from being a huge park complex, it offers a panoramic view of the city. Both tourists and locals love this place because of the beautiful ambiance. In fact, I think there were more Koreans than foreigners. Winter just ended and Spring was just beginning so the trees were at their eerily skeletal forms, and they were ghostly beautiful. I can only imagine how breathtaking they would be in full bloom.

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Seoul 2012: Day 1

We went to Seoul March last year for a short vacation and our first itinerary was the Gyeongbokgung Palace’s main gate at Gwanghwamun. It’s a famous landmark and symbol of the city’s long history. The palace has many gates and Gwanghwamun was the largest and most popular. It’s one of the most visited tourist destinations in Seoul and the huge crowd of tourists in the area was a clear evidence of that. Aside from the beautiful place, another thing that really draws the crowd to this place is the Changing of the Guards ceremony. It’s held every hour from 10AM to 3PM, except Tuesdays. We were lucky to arrive at the right time.

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