Seoul

Seoul is the capital of South Korea. With 25 million inhabitants, you can easily spend months exploring only the city. Check out the must do's in Seoul here!

  • Korean Cafes

    The Unique and Surprising Cafe Culture of Seoul

    There are many countries that are famous for coffee cultures – Italy, Brazil, and Ethiopia to name but a few. These countries are infamous for coffee. Who doesn’t have fantasies of sitting under the Italian morning sun and enjoying the atmosphere of a bustling street corner (albeit while standing)? Cafe Culture of Seoul As with everything though, there are also some overshadowed experiences that are barely ever discussed, despite arguably being as great. Korea, and more specifically, Seoul, has a coffee culture that is one of these. Not as established, not as traditional, and definitely not as famous, but worth experiencing. In this post I want to look at the…

  • Myeongdong Street Food

    The Best Street Food in Seoul!

    With the massive crowds and expensive shopping, why exactly does everyone like Myeongdong? Myeongdong is famous as it is one of the most built-up areas of Seoul. With one of the most stunning skylines in Seoul, it is also one of the most popular areas to visit. Myeongdong is also one of the most widely covered (in terms of blogs and articles) areas in Seoul due to its insane popularity. Nearly every tourist to the city has Myeongdong on their bucket list. I was not planning on covering the area as it is simply too common already. However, when visiting the other day there were a lot of cool street…

  • Nanji Han River Park Views!

    Best Han River Views

    With a river as large as the Han it can be pretty hard to find the perfect photo location. With that being said, I want to share with you some of my top photo locations – and a few that I don’t think you would have heard of before! The river has some fantastic locations to take photos. From more standard locations such as Nanji Hangang park to Ttukseom Resort to the Han River bridges, I will cover all of the best locations in this post! Most of these locations offer picnic locations and public facilities which make them perfect to enjoy an evening near the Han. With that being…

  • The Heart of Seoul

    Is Seoul the City for You?

    If you want to live somewhere peaceful and quiet, then Seoul is probably not the place for you. It’s a loud, fast, and stressful city. However, for many people it is also the perfect place to live. Is living in Seoul for you? Seoul is becoming more popular among foreigners every day, with Korea’s emigration exponentially increasing. For many reasons, but probably mostly due to Hallyu, Korea has suddenly appeared on many people’s radars. I’ve seen a lot of people say that Seoul is their dream city without ever having actually experienced the city. However, how is it to actually live in Seoul? What are the ups and downs, the…

  • Silver Grass in Pyoenghwa

    Must Visit Fall Parks in Seoul

    World Cup Stadium(월드컵공원) is a well-known location in Seoul due to its large variety of beautiful gardens. Most famously known for Haneul Park, there is a lot more to World Cup Stadium than just Haneul. The area itself is very large, and you can easily spend a whole afternoon or evening there if you want to enjoy all of the gardens different sights and attractions. This week I had the chance to visit another of the five gardens located at World Cup Stadium – Pyeonghwa Park (평화공원). Together with Haneul Park, Nanji Stream Park, Nanji Han River Park, and Sunset Park, these five gardens take up a large area of…

  • One of the central buildings at Gyeongbukgung

    Why You Shouldn’t Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace

    Gyeongbokgung is the most famous palace in Korea and the most visited by visitors to Korea. However, this is exactly why you it might not be the best palace for you. Before I begin I want to say that I am by no means against visiting Gyeongbokgung. In fact, I think that everyone coming to Korea should visit at least one palace while they are here. In saying that though, I don’t believe that Gyeongbokgung is always the best choice of palace to visit. There are many palaces in Seoul (and Korea), and mostly they are completely overlooked by visitors. In this article I only talk about Changdeokgung, but there are also many…

  • Namdaemun Street Stalls in Fall

    Is Namdaemun Market Actually Worth Visiting?

    There are a lot of ‘must-visit’ places in Seoul, but most of them aren’t really all that great. If you are planning on shopping in Seoul, then you already know about Namdaemun. If you have looked at any lists of ‘must visit’ locations in Seoul, then you have also already heard about it. However, there are many tourist hot-spots that really aren’t as great as they are hyped up to be. On the other hand, a few of them really are must visits – places like Namsan for amazing and free views of the city, the Han River, and of course, Namdaemun Market (남대문시장). Even if you aren’t interested in shopping,…

  • Gwangjang market alleys

    Seoul’s Hidden Market

    If you want to experience the markets of Seoul, but you are also someone who likes an adventure, then add Gwangjang Market to your bucket list right now! Gwangjang Market opened in 1905 and has over 5000 shops now, making it one of the biggest markets in Seoul. Not only this, but it is the oldest market remaining market in the city. Gwangjang is great if Namdaemun Market is too touristy for your tastes, or if Dongdaemun Market is too modernized. The market still has an element of the older Seoul. It feels more traditional and unique compared to the aforementioned markets. Gwangjang is famous for its jewelry market. If…

  • Hongdae Street Fashion 2018

    Hongdae Street Fashion 2018

    Hongdae is a college town in Seoul, South Korea, but it’s really so much more than that. It’s a hub of culture for all of Seoul, especially those ages 12 to 35. The streets are filled with busking, street food, bars, clubs, and the most fashion-forward Seoulites around. On many occasions I’ve run into models, k-pop dancers, and even celebrities on the streets of Hongdae. That’s why ever since my Gangnam Street Style post last fall I’ve been dying to get to Hongdae to shoot some of the craziest and most gorgeous looks the area had to offer. So when Ethan asked me if I’d like to guest post on…

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