Korea Travel Diary | Thanks Nature Sheep Cafe

Visiting Korea is not complete without checking their local cafes. With so many theme cafes opened in the recent years one of the cafes that worth checking is the Sheep Cafes. Growing up in New Zealand we were surrounded by sheep, we have 6 million sheep and 3 million hoomans back in the late 90s. So I’m gonna drop by and say hi to the wooly cuties.

The cafe is located at Seongdong-Gyo which you can access via the subway and get down at Hongnik University, Line 2 (Exit 9). After exiting via exit 9, it will took around 5 min walk (270m). You will pass by KFC then Burger King along the way. The cafe is located in a building that has shoplots at its basement area. Just look out for the sheep signage and you will find the place easily.

The first thing that you will see is the staircase that leads down to the cafe’s outdoor area where the Sheeps were. The customers are welcome to pet the sheep and take photos with them.

There are 2 Sheeps at the cafe. One is male, name Bocksil and the other is a female name Monngsil. They are really friendly and not afraid of hoomans. We decided to order our food and play with them later.

The cafes were not crowded during our visit which was on a weekday in the afternoon, kinda feels like having the cafe all for ourselves.

We orders the Quartro Waffle which is basically waffle that is served with vanilla ice cream, strawberry, kiwis and bananas. On top of that we ordered a Korean Bingsu, which is a Korean popular dessert in a form of shaved ice cream. We got the Cheesecake Ice flakes, that is served in a Pyrex. How cute is that.

That’s all folks, don’t forget to take a welfie with these fluffy cuties before you go.

Thanks Nature Cafe
Address: 마포구 서교동 486 서교푸르지오상가 B121, Seoul, South Korea 121-842

Address in English: (Seogyo Prugio Apartment store B121) 121 B1, 486, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul-si

Operating Hours: 11am – 11pm

Tel: 02-335-7470

Hozu River 

It has been a while since I updated on this blog, recently I had been more active on little snippets on my travel diary at my instagram account. I realized that I missed some locations at Kyoto. In today’s post I would like to introduce you this beautiful river at Kyoto.

The Hozu River or “Hozugawa” in Japanese was originally used to transport logs that were used to build many of Kyoto and Osaka’s beautiful temples and castles. The river was used for boats to carry food supplies and other necessity during the Edo period until the technologies catch up and trains and trucks eventually made river transport obsolete, and operations ceased after several hundred years of use. However, the boats were brought back and eventually became popular as a sightseeing attraction as a cruise.

The river begins near Kameoka, in the mountains, a town northwest of Kyoto City. It snakes into the Arashiyama section of western Kyoto before changing its name to Katsura River.

The Hozu River is considered scenic, and is known primarily for its association with Hozugawa Kudari, literally “down the Hozu river”, a sightseeing whitewater boat that goes downstream from Kameoka to Arashiyama. Hozugawa Kudari is especially popular in the fall, when the Japanese Maple leaves change colors, and in the Spring, when the sakura, or Japanese cherry tree, blooms. The trip usually takes about two hours.


The river cruises are often combined with a ride on the Sagano Scenic Railway.

The boats at Hozugawa river, this type of boats is called “Pleasure boats”

Cruises are offered year round, but are particularly popular from mid November to early December when the leaves change color. The boats are heated in winter and operate during light rain (they will be covered in a plastic tent), but service is canceled in case of heavy rain or large changes in the water level.


Other scenic view of the river also can be enjoyed from Togetsukyo Bridge which also known as “Moon Crossing Bridge”, it is Arashiyama’s most iconic landmark.


There is a look out point from the trail leading to the hill overlooking the river. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the river from this location.


Or you can just simply enjoy the view by waking along the river itself. There are other water activities available such as rafting and canoeing depending on the season.


Saw this little pooch at one of the shrine waiting  patiently while it’s owner visit the shrine for prayers, without leash, so adorable! Next is Arashiyama Bamboo Garden.

I’m wearing

Dress: Nishe

Coat: Topshop (sold out) similar here

Cat pouch : Studio Ghibli x Kiki’s Deliver Service

Bag: Samsonite

Mobile phone cover : Mattel

Bangkok Diary | Vanilla Brasserie






Vanilla Industry, with four cafes under their belt and one more on the go, had opened a varieties of cafes around town. They opened a French Style cafe at the most popular shopping mall in Bangkok, Siam Paragon. I always told myself, when in doubt follow the queue, and Vanilla Brasserie was quite popular even during a non-peak hour. Like anything French, it is “Love at First Sight,” with the french-chic interiors and ambience. I ordered the savoury crêpes with ham, bacon, cheese and spinach. The stuffing was pretty generous and taste delicious, although it is a little bit on the salty side, but the crepe balance it all together. My friends ordered the Spaghetti Meatball, Soup of the Day, and Ice coffee. Overall we enjoyed our meal and the ambience was very relaxing to spend your afternoon. The cafe is very popular with their scrumptious dessert of french desserts, which we may want to give it a go next time when we are in town. The restaurant start to fill fast approaching dinner time, reservation is advisable during meal time.












Vanilla Brasserie

G/F, Siam Paragon, BTS Siam Bangkok, Thailand

OPENING HOURS:daily 10am-11pm

PHONE: 02-610-9383