Thursday, April 21, 2011


1)  Music Instrument Shops can be found in/at:

a)  Nakwon arcade in Seoul. There are several of music shops in just one block.

2) Shopping Malls:

a) COEX, Samseong Station on Seoul Metro Line 2 (at the intersection of Teheranno and Yeongdong Dae-ro).

b)  Lotte Mart - Seoul Station (walk out of the station, and instead of going down the stairs to the main road, turn left). I found some South African wine here, not a large selection, but I was rather pleased with my bottle of Nederburg for 10,000won. There was also a cheaper version available (cant remember the name now), for 6,000won.

c)  If you are confused as I am most of the time, and cant find a shopping mall in your area, the following website is a must see:
Info about Malls:
Search shop location:

3) Internet Shopping:

a)  Gmarket -  This is one of the few websites in Korea that attempts to have some English as well. It has a rather handy "translate" function beneath every product post, which helps a lot. Even if you are not keen on Internet shopping, and before hitting the malls, it is worth doing some search here as to get an idea of the cost of a product (yes, foreigners do get ripped off sometimes - just like everywhere else in the world).

4) Clothes:  

a)  Itaewon is the place to be, especially if you are very tall, or on the cuddly side.

5)  Getting hold of SA products in Korea:

a) SA Spaza shop - anything from Ina Paarman spices to Salt and Vinegar chips and Grandpa's!!/group.php?gid=103197189734051

b) Ordering some goooood braai meat and/or biltong products:
The biltong guy:!/group.php?gid=8391257764

or Bielie van die bosveld:!/pages/Bielie-van-die-Bosveld/172633707277

c)  From the South African Embassy in Korea the following products:

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