Seoul was delightful !!
Going straight from the Philippines all the way to Seoul (the capital of South Korea!) was kind of shocking, I went from flip-flops and bikinis to trousers, trainers and cardigans. In addition, Seoul is such a huge city and also highly populated. We went from riding motorbikes (more like tricycles) and staying in bungalows right in front of the beach, to high-technology metros, skyscrapers and staying in a Hanok (Korean Traditional houses)
It is a place where modern and ancient culture meet in every corner. It is definitely a foodies paradise but also blends nature and urban spaces quite well. The river has various green areas around and it is just lovely to walk around the area.
Unfortunately, I did not have much time in Seoul as I only stayed 4 nights. However, I managed to see some great places, what really got my attention about Seoul, is that there is something to see for everyone, foodies, shoppers, Seoul has something for everyone and this city really doesn’t sleep, most convenient stores are open 24hrs and you can go partying until the early morning hours.
My favourite spots in Seoul were:
- To buy typical souvenirs →Insadong
- To buy cosmetics and clothing → Myeondong
- Palaces to visit: Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Gyenbokgung
- Temples to visit: Jogyesa, Bongeunsa and Doseonsa
- Drinks and party: Hongdae, Yosan