• 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…

  • 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,…

  • Seoul at night from Namsan

    8 Reasons to Visit Seoul With Your Family

    8 Reasons to Visit Seoul With Your Family is a guest post written by Karen. For more information about her, please check out her social channels at the end of the post. It’s no secret that Seoul, South Korea has become one of the top travel destinations in Asia in recent years. With the popularity of all things “K”, K-Pop, K-Drama and K-Beauty, travelers from all over the world are drawn to Seoul, eager to experience what this metropolitan city has to offer. For families who are looking to spend some quality and fun family bonding time, Seoul is the perfect destination. From food to theme parks and travel convenience.…

  • Studying

    Studying in Korea for University

    When I thought about writing this article the first thought that crossed my mind was ‘how do I possibly answer everything in a short blog post?’. I’m still not sure how I’m going to manage that, but this particular question seems to be one of the most common questions I receive. So here I am, attempting to explain all of my experiences in a relatively short post. This is my answer to the question ‘what is it like studying in korea?’. As usual, my words aren’t definite. Most of what I say in this post won’t be facts, but rather my personal experiences. I can’t say how your experience will…

  • Yanghwa Bridge

    Things To Know Before Coming To Seoul

    Travelling to Seoul for the first time? Then make sure to check out these useful tips on things to know before making it to South Korea. This is a guest post by Marie, more of her information can be found below. 1. Climate The climate in Seoul can be quite extreme. During winter the temperatures can drop far below zero and during summer the temperatures can go up to 40°C. Seoul has a humid subtropical climate with 4 distinctive seasons. The best times to travel to Seoul or Korea are in the middle of spring (April, May) and during Autumn (September, October) unless you are looking to celebrate Christmas in Seoul…

  • Gochangeup Fortress

    Being an Expat Woman in Korea

    This is a guest post written by Gabriela Penelope Carolus, a South African woman living in South Korea. More information on her, along with her social links are included at the end of the post. Several foreigners who work and study in Korea seek a form of community. A sense of belonging regardless of nationality, sexuality or religious affiliation without discrimination. Some people are seeking advice, a space to vent, or comradery in a safe space. Online public forums offer an ideal location to speak freely about living in Korea. Expat Women in Korea (i.e. EWIK) offer a public platform to discuss “the lived experience” of being a woman in Korea.…

  • 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…

  • Student Housing in Seoul

    Seoul student housing!

    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…

  • 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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