Seoul, South Korea

September 18, 2015

When I was planning my trip to Japan, I knew I wanted to split my time to visit Seoul. My good friend Jess lives there and I have been dreaming of visiting her. And not to mention Seoul has been on my radar since I used to be a Korean soap opera addict (haven't been watching lately since I can't find a good show to watch - let me know if you have any recommendations).

I admit that I went overboard in Japan with my planning and trying to cram every single place to visit and I wanted to slow down in Seoul. It was the perfect time because it was much cooler in temperature than in Japan. 

I used Peach airline to fly to Korea. It was cheap! We took our flight from Kansai, Osaka airport to Incheon airport. Incheon airport is massive and it looks amazing. Lots of samsung television's everywhere ;). It was a bit of a culture shock once we arrived as people were more aggressive at the airport than in Japan (people are quiet and orderly). I had to quickly adjust.

I booked an apartment through airbnb. We stayed in the Jongno-gu area. It was the perfect apartment! The area was close to all the historical buildings and waking distance to Insadong and Myeongdong. I walked so much in Seoul!
The apartment was perfect for 2 people. It's an open space layout. I had everything I needed for a great week long stay. Convenience and grocery stores was below the apartment building. It was very convenient and restaurants everywhere when I was too lazy to cook. I only made breakfast in the apartment. And ate out for all meals since I wanted to eat a ton of Korean food.
The owner of the apartment was super nice!! I met her on the last day of my stay. She came to say hello and even gave me presents. She was super sweet!
This was my first meal in Seoul. I was so hungry after the bus ride from the airport to the apartment. Walked to the nearest building and found a food court. I immediately ordered bibimbap ;)


  1. i have been wanting to go to korea for a such a long time. what a nice first meal :) i love the little soup that comes with the bibimbap. so perfect to just warm the stomach and wash everything down :)

    1. It was perfect because it was already cooler in Seoul when I arrived. More Korea posts coming :)


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