How did you build an international city with, well, so little internationalism? This is the question on my mind at the moment. The design, the sophistication, the touch, the homogeny of this city... It doesn't make all that much sense. But it's weird and sort of wonderful.
Anyways, all the French bistros and Japanese izakayas and Spanish tapas bars and Italian trattorias are fine, but my favorite place in Seoul after a day is called the Flair Bar, and yes, it's a chain. And yes, I thought I had stumbled upon something special until the guy next to me said "It's a chain." But after wading through the most stylish places in town I saw this little bar, that sits like a log cabin atop a 7-11 in Myeong-dong, and I had to go in and see. And this is what I found. Refereshingly bizarre.