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    Bargaining in Korean Markets!

    It has been a few weeks since my last post and I apologise for my recent absence. I have been busy trying to work on my photography and social media accounts. Along with that, I have had exams to deal with. However, now all of that is over and I have a large build-up of ideas and content to post!  In these past few weeks, I have visited Namdaemun Camera Market an almost excessive amount of times. I wanted to purchase a new camera (but didn’t in the end) and found myself in a variety of different stores bargaining with the sellers. While I didn’t end up purchasing a new…

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    Must do Summer Activities in Seoul!

    Summer is finally here, and I can’t say how glad I am that it is! Summer can feel quite extreme in Korea, with temperatures reaching 40 degrees in some cities. Seoul is lucky though as the temperature usually only reaches 35 degrees. However, this means it is the perfect time for outdoor activities! Be careful to check the weather before you make plans though, as it can be quite wet on some days. This list will be made up of outdoor activities, as I believe that these are the best things to do in Seoul at this time. So with that… Let me get the list started! Hanuel Garden (하늘공원)…

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    Eungbongsan (응봉산) – The Best Views in Seoul.

    This article has a short background story. If you would like to skip this and go straight to the post, please click the link: Click here to skip to the article I go on photography trips often. I usually try to head out once or twice a week to take night photos. It’s one of the biggest benefits of photography for me, it makes me explore, it makes me experience. I honestly can’t imagine ever visiting places like 응봉산 if it wasn’t for photography. The other day I had my biggest photography success yet. My friend approached me on Instagram and asked if it was okay to share some of my…

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    A Photographic Journey Along the Han River.

    Sometimes I go out with the intention of taking informative photos. Photos that will be helpful for visitors and photos that help explain my writing. However, the other day I needed some new photos for Instagram and I thought that the Han River (more specifically, Yeouido) was the perfect place. I asked my friend if he wanted to visit with me, and to my excitement, he agreed. The river is amazing at night and I took a lot of photos, some of which I want to share. I labelled this post as a ‘photographic’ journey, rather than a normal post. But what does this mean? I want to try to show the…

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    Best Market in Seoul? Namdaemun Market!

    Namdaemun Market is the largest market in Korea and sells a large variety of different goods. Established in 1964, it is still going strong over 50 years later! Namdaemun is open from 11 pm – 5 pm (5 pm the next day, the market runs through the night. Info from here). The market sells nearly anything you could want, and everything from clothes to stationary to cameras, is sold here.   The market is located near Hoehyeon station (line 4, near Seoul Station). Taking different exits will lead you to different parts of the market. Exits 6 and 7 are usually the best exits to get straight into the market.…

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    Seoul Streams – Summer in Seoul

    It feels like mere weeks ago I was writing about how spring was finally here! Now, just weeks later, I am sitting here writing about how summer has finally come. This year’s cherry blossom season was rather short, and it feels like there hasn’t been a big downtime between that and summer. While the temperature isn’t quite 35 degrees yet, it is nearing the top of the ‘comfortable weather’ spectrum.     With all of that said, today I decided to finally get out my skateboard and go on a proper adventure. Many streams twist through the city, and the one closest to my home is 성북천 (Seongbuk River). This…

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    The Most Picturesque City on Earth!

    Many people have heard of Seoul. Most people know where it is, some famous aspects of it and have maybe even seen some pictures of it. But I feel like most people don’t know much about it further than basic facts, and I know that most people haven’t seen how beautiful it really is. Through my blog, I have been trying to show what Seoul has to offer, from reused highways to stunning mountains such as Naksan and Bukhansan. However, my blog has two main purposes. One of these is obvious, blogging! The other is photography. I have been combining these two aspects to create blogs, but today I want…

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    Seoul’s Grand Plan. Seoullo 7017

    One of Seoul’s newest, biggest, and most beautiful attractions is Seoullo 7017. Originally a highway, the structure was found to be dangerous and engineers deemed it unsafe for use after 2015. The plan was to destroy the highway, however, when the new mayor was elected, the plan was changed to instead ‘renovate’ the highway. The number 7017 represents the year on which the highway was created (1970), and the year it was turned into Seoullo 7017, 2017. You can enter the structure from many different locations, with different staircases and ramps leading up from the streets below. Once on the actual structure, there is an amazing view to behold. The…

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    Cat Cafes – Crazy Cats!

    Seoul is known for many things, super fast internet, efficient public transport, vast amounts of culture and tradition… But it isn’t known as the city of cats, something that I have come to associate with Seoul more often than not. What do I mean exactly? Well, the city is full of stray cats, they are nearly everywhere. Indeed, it is certainly more than I have ever seen in a city. But not only this, there are also tens (if not hundreds) of cat cafes scattered around Seoul, places that are popular for residents to go and visit and get their weekly dose of animal time. By now you might think…

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