Seoul Travel Diary

My sister and I are both excited for this trip in South Korea, we booked our flight one year ahead, just in time for spring season. But unfortunately, spring in Seoul begun a week after the trip (sigh). But it’s all right, we enjoyed the tail of winter weather (super cold at 1-8c), that we cannot experienced in the Philippines. So we dressed in our winter clothes and travelled! Here are 10 things we relished in Seoul!

1. Discovered Korean food. Seoul offers delightful food that every traveler must eat, whether you have it in the street, restaurants, coffee shops fast food or supermarket, a taste of Korea is something we yearn for.

Paris Baguette Cafe serves fresh baked breads and coffee

Paris Baguette Cafe serves fresh baked breads and coffee

J stick ice cream is a must try

J stick ice cream is a must try

Lotteria is the largest fast food chain in South Korea

Lotteria is the largest fast food chain in South Korea

Red Sun is an old restaurant that serves authentic Korean dishes

Red Sun is an old restaurant that serves authentic Korean dishes

Street food carts serves the best korea street food

Street food carts serves the best korea street food

2. Strolled at parks and villages. Seoul has vast and picturesque parks and traditional villages. My sister and I had a wonderful time biking around Olympic Park, riding in cable car in North Seoul Tower and taking mala-lookbook photos in Bukchon Village.

Teddy Bear Museum in Namsan Park

Teddy Bear Museum in Namsan Park

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Love Lock Tower in North Seoul Tower

Love Lock Tower in North Seoul Tower

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One of traditional korean houses in Bukchon Village

One of traditional korean houses in Bukchon Village

Street of Bukchon Village

Street of Bukchon Village

Cheonggyecheon Stream in Dongdaemun

Cheonggyecheon Stream in Dongdaemun

Olympic Park

Olympic Park

Rent a tandem bike in Olympic Park

Rent a tandem bike in Olympic Park

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3. Get exposed and learned when we visit temples, Seoul National Library, Seoul City Hall and Coex Aquarium.

Seoul City Hall

Seoul City Hall

Seoul City Hall

Seoul City Hall

Temples inside Deoksu Palace

Temples inside Deoksu Palace

Temples inside Deoksu Palace

Temples inside Deoksu Palace

Temples inside Deoksu Palace

Temples inside Deoksu Palace

Temples inside Deoksu Palace

Temples inside Deoksu Palace

Deoksu Palace

Deoksu Palace

Temples inside Deoksu Palace

Temples inside Deoksu Palace

National Library of Korea

National Library of Korea

National Library of Korea

National Library of Korea

National Library of Korea

National Library of Korea

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Coex Aquarium

Coex Aquarium

Amazonian World inside Coex Aquarium

Amazonian World inside Coex Aquarium

Fishes at Coex Aquarium

Fishes at Coex Aquarium

Jellyfish at Coex Aquarium

Jellyfish at Coex Aquarium

4. Appreciated Korean Culture by watching traditional Korea Cultural parade for free in the streets of Insadong.

Korean dressed in traditional costumer parades in Insadong

Korean dressed in traditional costumer parades in Insadong

Students join cultural parade in the streets on Insadong

Students join cultural parade in the streets on Insadong

5. Entertained for free by local Korean street performers in Hongdae.

Acoustic performers in Hondae University Street

Acoustic performers in Hondae University Street

6. Shop Korean beauty and cosmetic products in the street of Myungdong. My favorite skin care products are Innis Free and Missha for make-up and cosmetics. My sister rave for Etude House, Face Shop, and Skin Food.

BB creams at Mishha

BB creams at Mishha

Myungdong is the best place to shop for beauty and cosmetic products

Myungdong is the best place to shop for beauty and cosmetic products

6. Oppa, Gangnam Style. Visited the famous Gangnam District from K-pop singer Psy “Gangnam Style.”

Gangnam Style District

Gangnam Style District

Gangnam Style District

Gangnam Style District

8. Magpa-sweet at magpa-cute, at mag-feeling girl at Hello Kitty Café in Hongdae.

Hello Kitty Cafe at Hongdae

Hello Kitty Cafe at Hongdae

9. Capture fussy photos at Trick Eye Museum and Love Museum.

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10. Capped off our trip, we spent half day releasing stress and relaxing our muscles at traditional Korean spa or jijimbang.

One of charcoal sauna inside Dragon Hill Spa

One of charcoal sauna inside Dragon Hill Spa

“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

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