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MANY friends and colleagues around me are beyond excited for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics… Don’t get me wrong, that is massively exciting, but right now what is really lighting my olympic flame so to speak is a competition and international challenge of a different format…The olympics of coffee is here.

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추석 핫플레이스 Chuseok Seoul Staycation – What Hot Cafes Will Be Open?


This year’s Korean thanksgiving vacation, Chuseok, has landed somewhat perfectly on the lunar calendar, resulting in a 10 day vacation for most. Usually this vacation lasts 3 days. Many of us (myself included) have not booked luxurious vacations abroad and will most likely be staying in Korea for this vacation. If you were lucky enough to get an airfare ticket that won’t break the bank, good for you!! Airfare skyrockets (pun intended) during this holiday season. What is my plan for Chuseok? I will be having a vacation in South Korea… A ‘STAYcation”. I have family coming to visit me from South Africa and I’m BEYOND excited.

So, I did some scouting around and contacted some of my favourite hot spots (핫플레이스) in Seoul to see who will be open during the extended Chuseok vacation. Below is a list of places

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