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Welcome everyone to our second episode of Wonderful Adventure Now Korea, aka WANK, where we travel around different parts of Seoul and Korea and do our own Variety Show kind of thing, minus the big budget, mega stars, and lots of cameramen. In other words, it’s just a freaking vlog, but in Korea!

Today we go to Samchungdong, which is a place we always find ourselves going to, because it’s awesome, but it’s not that popular. Most people go to Insadong, which is, like, THE tourist spot to check out. We’ve been there a couple of times, but – really – after a while it gets boring. Don’t get us wrong! It’s a really nice place if you want to pick up souvenirs and other things before you head back to your home country, but if you’ve been living here for a while, like we have, Insadong doesn’t really have many things to offer (or are we wrong here? Maybe there are some parts that we’re just unaware of?).

If you cross the street from Insadong, though, you can get to one of our favourite parts of Korea: Samchungdong. It’s a really cool little artsy, romantic place. It’s got some cool coffee shops (which we’ve done videos for), really nice dessert places, cool art galleries, and is just overall oh so pretty. Honestly, most of the times that we go out on a date night, we end up going to Samchungdong.

That being said, it’s not all too tourist friendly, compared to Insadong. Finding Engrish was very difficult, because finding ENGLISH was difficult, as was finding a Korean idol advertisement to take a picture with. Samchungdong is a very indie kind of area, still not overrun with big franchise shops everywhere, and maintains a charm to it as a result.

Anyhow, we can’t recommend it highly enough, and it’s constantly one of the places we tell people to visit when they come to Korea. Make sure you take the time to check it out if you haven’t already!

And on that note, this video turned out to be pretty darned loooong. We had to cut out a lot of it, or else it would have been a bagillion-minute movie. Those extra scenes we’ve put in the bloopers. Check em out!

 

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  1. Jeri Watkins

    Vampire Martine just made me laugh SO. HARD. XD

  2. I have a question for Martina! ^_^
    So I know you guys have interviewed a lot of KPOP idols, but Have you ever interviewed Bigbang or more specifically your favorite rapper, TOP?
    I figured that if you did the video would have been up LOOOONG ago. XP

  3. Paul Kwon

    ap-chima is literally “front dress”

  4. Camilla Paine

    I know it doesn’t count anymore, but I don’t care.

    Martina you win everything forever for posing next to Minho.
    I love himmmmm.

  5. Martina gets double points! She posed next to Minho and Onew. XD

  6. I thought my head would pop out since I said hi to the camera!! :( Anyways, it was awesome to have met you~~ 

  7. absolutely lovely place 삼청동 

  8. Kathy MInchin

    No, no! Not macaroon it’s macaron!

  9. Matina congratulation!!! Finally you had you’re revenge from the hands game punishment video, although the punishment you suffered was far more embarrassing then Simon’s nick name.
    But then if we sum it with last week’s dance we can say that now you’re even! Hurray for Martina!

  10. Anonymous

    I checked out that place with my girlfriend and it was really good. Thanks for the recommendation. Also, 먹쉬돈나 stands for 먹다 eat 쉬다 rest 돈내다 pay 나가다 leave.

  11. Anonymous

    Sorry Simon, you lost pretty badly. Better luck next time! :)
    I really love this new segment- it’s almost better than Music Mondays. 

  12. Black sesame macaroons! You can get them in Japan as well… as well as black sesame ice cream :)

  13. MINHO. And Martina’s english!

  14. I Love ur hair~ <3

    oh no!!
    R.I.P Anteater.. :(
    bad Simon.. bad…. D:

  15. Anonymous

    I love WANK!!

  16. Love this segment! And love your hair Martina! :D
    I love macaroons, but wth??? Wasabi? 

  17. I really like how artsy Samchungdong is. Also I vote for Minho and Martina’s engrish! ^_^ By the way Martina love your hair do in this one..it looks really cute.

  18. minho^^!!! and Simons english!!!

  19. I was drinking coke and then a wild minho appears! and me almost dying!

  20. MINHO!! :D and Martina’s Engrish :)

  21. Anonymous

    Minho <3 and Simon's enrgish XD

    MINHO ALL THE WAY XD  Simon you could have picked Onew who was slightly behind Minho lol   battle amongst the SHINee members XD

  22. Anonymous

     Simon’s random white guy & Martina’s english XD 

  23. I vote martina all the way. I love her engrish! and MINHO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Voting for random white guy ’cause he totally looks like Guus Hiddink :P and Martina’s Engrish lol I think they just ran the phrase through a translator. You guys couldn’t have picked the worst time of the year to start the W.A.N.K. because last couple days were HARSH! I walked around with half of my face covered with muffler and with a hoody on, all you can see of me were my eyes lol. I suggest the next obvious place to W.A.N.K.: 홍대~! party all night yo~

  25. random white guy! because he’s worth it :DD but voting for Martina’s engrish ^^

  26. Wait…did I miss last week’s WANK Engrish and Idol winners being announced? D: Any way, I totally vote for Martina. Dedicate Shawol (sorry Simon…) and her Engrish made no sense, whereas Simon’s still made sense. 

  27. Cecilia G

    i vote for random white guy..

  28. the random white guy is ‘Guus Hiddink’ the 2002 worldcup Korean team coach.

  29. muggledore

    Hey Martina! I’m not sure if you are aware but GD has the same pink scarf as yours! :)
    He was always wearing it early this year so it became infamous for us VIPs..^^

  30. I’m voting for Martina. :) Sorry Simon, It was just her night. I’m sure you’ll do better next year!

  31. do you guys know what 먹.쉬.돈.나 stands for? lol it’s acronym for a one complete sentence :p

  32. Kayley Suk

    I vote for the random white guy!

  33. Minho~ yaaayyyyyyyyy~
    and I think Martina’s engrish is better~
    and and and yeahhhhh…

    yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy~

  34. Nimmy~ is a Shawol!

    I miss WTF TT

  35. Brendon Spencer

    That was really funny, guys!  Echoing everyone else.  That’s one of, if not, the best places in Seoul.  Better luck next time, Simon :)

  36. Aaaaw all my FAVE places ;~; I WANNA GO BACK >___<
    And Ho clearly won this round for Martina! :D

  37. ok guys… i have kinda weird question to you now. have you by any chance been in tv recently…??

    now i’ll explain why am i askin this xDD well me & my family are planning to have a satelite tv, so we ask people around for their opinions. for me personally – i’d love to have some korean chanel XDD and today when ma mum was at work, she asked her boss what satelite tv they have at work and if there’s any korean chanel. so the boss started to shuffle through the chanels and it seems there was some korean tv after all, coz ma mum recognized ya xD she told to her boss that i’m watching ur vids xD when she got back from work, i showed her one of ur vids to make sure that she seen you, not someone else. and she said – there’s no doubt. it was you XDD

    so… well… XD

  38. This is so interesting! I really like this new segment guise :D

  39. Haha, good call with not trying to compete with Minho, Simon. :D

  40. well stinky fartsucker the 3rd… martina beats you completely in this ep… XDD

    i really like the new segment (: it’s interesting to see more of an actual korea than just ur place, even if ur home is totally osom :D

    i’ve been thinkin abt it for a while… u can go to kona beans that suju’s mothers owns xD maybe u’ll be lucky enough to meet one of the members :D this place is probably still very crowded, but whatever XD

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