Korea

This section is all about South Korea. Whichever aspect of South Korea appeals to you it is probably covered here. From the streets of Seoul to the beaches on the East Coast, I cover every location I visit.

  • Korea University

    Cost of living in Seoul ​

    As Korean culture sweeps the world more and more, ever increasing amounts of students are looking at moving to South Korea. As the country develops more, however, the cost of living in Korea is steadily rising. With the eighth most expensive real estate in the world, Seoul especially is not a cheap place to live. But as a student who plans ahead and who has some income, it is definitely not impossible to live here and enjoy life as a student. When considering the cost of living in Seoul and what it’s like to be a student living in Seoul, I think it is important to think about the more…

  • Dongho Bridge View

    Beautiful Bridges of Seoul

    The Han River is famous for flowing right through the centre of Seoul. Being nearly 1km wide though, that can cause some problems. 28 Bridges currently bridge (get it?) the gap between the north and the south of the river. Some of the bridges are famous for their beauty – bridges like Banpo and Hangang Bridge. While others are just… Bridges and nothing more. These are the bridges of Seoul! However, one thing that nearly all of the bridges of Seoul have in common is that they have some amazing views. Last night I visited Mapo bridge (near Yeouido) with a friend to take some photos. With the Han being…

  • Hongdae Healing Cafe

    Best Places to Date in Seoul for Animal Lovers!

    Korea is a country that is famous for its dating culture. From its celebration of events such as one month, 100 days, and days such as White Day (March 14, a day where guys should give gifts to their partners). All the way to wearing couples shirts and matching hats. Korea is unique in the way that dating works, and at times can even be confusing to understand. That is why it is important to know the best places to date in Seoul (if you like animals anyway!) This means that there are thousands of different places to date in Seoul alone. An article that listed all of these would…

  • Student Housing in Seoul

    2019 Guide to Student Housing in Seoul

    Seoul was recently named the 8th most expensive city in the world to live in, and with skyrocketing costs it can be hard to image studying here as a student. But cheap student housing may be easier than you think! Housing in Seoul is either very cheap or very expensive depending on where you are from. For me, it was incredibly cheap, but I have heard so many people complain about how expensive it is. This really surprised me! In Seoul, one-room apartments can be found for as cheap as 300,000KRW a month. That’s 75,000 ($75) per week! However, whether or not you think it is cheap there are a…

  • Namsan Tower Sunset

    N Seoul Tower – One of the Best Views in Seoul?

    When you search for the best views in Seoul there are a few places that I am sure you have encountered more than a few times. The Han River, Lotte Tower, and Namsan Tower (also called N Seoul Tower). Each one of these locations is famous for its view and is popular because of it. I’m sure you’ve seen countless photos from these locations, but here I am today to share some more! While Namsan Tower is definitely one of the most well-known views in Seoul it is also one of the best. I guess that’s why it’s famous after all. But while N Seoul Tower may be a cliched…

  • Watching for business!

    Top Locations for Shopping in Seoul!

    Many people who come to Seoul explore only the shopping hotspots – Myeongdong, Gangnam, and Dongdaemun. While these places are all great (well, maybe not Gangnam), they are far from the best places to shop. Not only will they charge (sometimes big) premiums, but you will also have to fight with the crowds. Don’t believe me? On average 1 million shoppers pass through Myeongdong in any single day! Shopping in Seoul doesn’t have to be painful though. Here is my list of the best places in Seoul to shop. Clothes Shopping! A customer gets some clothes tailored at Namdaemun. This may seem contrary to what I just said above, but…

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    12 Things Korea Does Best!

    Every country is famous for some things, whether good or bad. Korea is, of course, no exception. I thought long and hard about this list, and while there are lots of points that I could have included, I felt that these 12 points where the most famous aspects of Korea that are done better here than anywhere else. These are 12 things Korea does best! Image Source 1) Cafes Korea has a cafe culture that is famous all around the world. Have you ever heard of a raccoon cafe? Have you even considered its existence before? How about board game cafes? Well, Korea has both. There is a vast variety…

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    Lotte Tower and Lotte World!

    The Lotte Tower complex in Jamsil is one of the more interesting places in Seoul. With attractions varying from the best view in Korea, to an indoor theme park, there’s a lot to see and do here. Lotte Tower (롯데월드타워) is the tallest building in the OECD, coming in at 555 metres tall. Only 4 buildings in the whole world surpass the height of Lotte Tower, and this makes it a place with an amazing view. The tower is located in Jamsil, Seoul, and contains a mall (롯데월드몰), an aquarium (롯데월드 아쿠아리움), a sky deck, and a whole host of other attractions. Further, it is right next to Lotte World…

  • Seoul Grand Park

    The Best Perks of Living in Korea!

    It’s easy to search Google and find out lots of information about living in Korea. You can figure out what places you want to visit, how much it will cost you to live here, and what the culture is like. But there are so many small things that are often overlooked. With that thinking, I decided I wanted to make a post on the perks of living in South Korea. The small things you may or may not know, but things that you will really appreciate. I couldn’t write this post by myself though. I came up with about two perks and then my brain just froze! So I decided…

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