Ruby Ramblings

September 7, 2009, 4:00 am
Filed under: Books, Korea, Travel

Unfortunately I forgot to recharge my camera battery before I left the house, so I only got a couple pics of the very modern, very cute, and very well designed Jukjeon area. You can tell this area is a little newer, because even with the huge highrises and standard set of stores, an eye for aesthetics is being taken into consideration while it is being built. We went to a great little walking street lined with restaurants and local coffee shops. No Leaf and Bean and TomandToms here, each store was individual inside and out, and the place we went for the Bookleaves bookclub had a great menu.

Bookleaves Crew - Aren't they nice looking people?

Bookleaves Crew - Aren't they nice looking people?



Typical Korean highrise apartment cluster.

Typical Korean cityscape.

We read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society .  I found it to be a slow start, but really enjoyed it by the end. I ended up reading nearly the whole thing on the subway ride from Bupeong to Jukjeon (about two hours for the record.)


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That’s so neat you went to Jukjeon! My girlfriend and I lived there…well…in Ori last year, but we taught in Jukjeon and walked past all the places you photo’d on our meanderings home. Funny to see those silver apples again and the bridge by E-mart. Glad you made it over to that little odd corner of Bundang, tho’ there is a Tom N Tom’s and a Coffee Bean, both in Ori, tho’ there’s also the *BEST* Coffee in Korea at a place called Clara’s not far from Ori station that’s totally worth the trip next time you’re in at the end of the Bundang rails.



Comment by Drew

Thanks for the coffee recommendation Drew! I really enjoyed that area and hope to go back soon.

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