• 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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    Hanuel Park Adventure!

    World Cup Stadium subway stop is famous in Seoul for being a great place for outdoor activities. It is surrounded by a plethora of different parks, each one unique in its own way. The parks range from lake parks, all the way to sky gardens. Hanuel garden is situated on top of a massive hill, that offers views of the entire city! I went to the sky park (English: Hanuel Garden, Korean: 하늘공원) with a friend who wanted some pictures. Honestly, I hadn’t even heard about Hanuel Park before. However, I can’t express how glad I am to know about it now! Especially with summer coming up, it is nearing the…

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    The Most Eerie Place in the World! Korean DMZ

    Eerie. If I had to describe this place in one word, eerie is the word I would use. The first thing you notice is the deafening silence… Deafening except for the patriotic North Korean music coming across the border. This was my second time visiting the border, but these thoughts still struck me instantly as I stepped outside of the tour bus. I think that I could visit there twenty times and still have this feeling of amazement at how it feels. In the distance, you can see the town of Kaesong, a town where efforts to reunite the Koreas have been made in the past through a joint industrial…

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    Namsan Tower, Seoul’s Heart!

    I wanted to use a pun relating to Namsan being the s(e)oul of Seoul. Sadly though, it seems a little old and cliched by now. I distinctly remember using it many, many times last year, so I thought better than to use it again. But if you ever need a pun about Seoul… Well, there are quite a few easy ones you can make! Seoul Tower (Namsan tower goes by many names, Namsan Tower, Seoul Tower and N Seoul Tower!) is a tower located on Namsan mountain north of the Han River in Seoul. The tower itself is over 200 metres tall and situated on top of the mountain. And…

  • Gangnam backstreets

    Gangnam’s Style!

    Everyone has heard of Gangnam district (and if you say you haven’t you’re lying!) due to a certain song that is quite infamous. However, once you get there you forget about the song, Gangnam is cool in its own unique way… For other reasons! Gangnam is famous for being one of the most expensive places to live in Seoul. Many large companies have headquarters here, and it’s famous for shopping and activities (and the nightlife!). In Gangnam you can find pretty much any type of activity or restaurant that you could want, it’s all there! Gangnam Street The backstreets aren’t the skyscrapers that you expect to see here, but rather they are…

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