All the walking around and associated planning on what to do and what to see is no doubt a fun and fulfilling affair however I wanted to have a break, I wanted to finish my Seoul trip with something special yet laid back. I remember the first day I arrived in Seoul, I took a […]Read more "Under the Bridge at Han River, Seoul, South Korea"
Bongeunsa Temple, located at the northern exit of the large underground shopping mall called Coex Mall is one of Gangnam’s prime offering for visitors who wanted to see the cultural and historical side of the district. Founded in 794, this thousand year old Buddhist temple of beautiful gardens, lanterns and giant doors is an important […]Read more "Bongeunsa Temple & Gwanghwamun Square- Around Seoul, South Korea"
Consider as one of the best out of the city trips from Seoul, easily reachable by thirty minutes local train ride is the town of Suwon and the impressive 5.52km stretch fortress wall of Hwaseong. From the train station, either you choose to walk towards one of the four corner gates of the walled city […]Read more "Daejanggeum “Jewel in the Palace” Location, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, South Korea"
There are certain places in real life that once visited elicit the unexplained feeling of knowing that you have been there before, only to remind yourself that in fact you have been there once but only in a dream. Nami Island is that dream. It is a place where you can run along the open […]Read more "“The Republic of Love” Nami Island, South Korea"
The largest if not the grandest of the five palaces in Seoul, the Gyeongbokgung Palace is considered as the first royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty. Located at the furthest northern part of the city, thus earning the name Gyeongbokgung, this palace was voted as one of the most scenic location in the whole Seoul […]Read more "Pavilions and Ponds Of Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea"
Across south of the Han River is where you will find the “new” Seoul, a district popularized by one of YouTube greatest hits, the district of Gangnam is synonymous to idea of posh city living in South Korea. There is no denying that the “dress classy, dance cheaply” approach of PSY on his hit song […]Read more "Ride the “Hallyu” (Korean Wave) at Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea"
The district of Dongdaemun is the epitome of Seoul’s 24/7 shopping culture. It is marketed as one stop shop for head to toe fashion at affordable price, where one can choose to shop up to the wee morning hours and no one will judge you. Starting from Dongdaemun (Gate), historically a popular market place since […]Read more "Head to Toe Fashion at Dongdaemun and Traditional Snacks at Namdaemun, Seoul, South Korea"
Despite everything that is K-pop colourful about South Korea, there is one inevitable truth that is hard to ignore, and that is the volatile instability of its relationship with neighbouring North Korea. I can’t think of living in a country where the possibility of war is so real, as if in any moment the simple […]Read more "Korea Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and the War Memorial Museum, Seoul, South Korea"
Strikingly contrasting and conveniently located in the middle of the business district and across Seoul City Hall is one of the city most picturesque palace, Deoksugung Palace. At first glance, it might appear as small or simple in comparison to the other grand palaces in the city, a possible reason why some visitors are encourage […]Read more "Changing of the Royal Guards at Deoksugung Palace, Seoul, South Korea"
I don’t really shop much whenever I travel, though I’ve met a lot in Seoul whose definition of South Korea trip includes filling up their suitcases not only with Korean cosmetic products but head home with fashionable and yet affordable clothes. Take for example one of my room mates, who I came to know was […]Read more "Ewha Womans University, Hyehwa & Hongdae, Seoul Best University Neighborhood, Seoul, South Korea"