CITY GUIDE: 168 HOURS (or less) IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA


 

Two years ago, pretty much exactly, I spent a week traveling around Seoul for the Spring Holiday / Chinese New Year. With the new year here again (新年好 / New Year Goodness!) and, one of my favorite events, the Winter Olympic happening in South Korea, I’ve found myself reminiscing a lot on my time there. Seoul, South Korea is by far one of my favorite cities I’ve ever spent time in.  I spent the first half of my trip traveling solo before a friend met up with me, and I found it a totally enjoyable (and friendly) city to travel around alone in. So whether you’re looking to go on a solo adventure or planning a vacation with friends, here are some of my favorite things to do in South Korea:

 


 

 One of my favorite coffee shops One of my favorite coffee shops  Itaewon Itaewon  Best taco spot in all of Seoul. Found it while walking through Itaewon up to Seoul Tower Best taco spot in all of Seoul. Found it while walking through Itaewon up to Seoul Tower  Me at Seoul Tower Me at Seoul Tower  Me at Line Friends (enjoying the ice cream) Me at Line Friends (enjoying the ice cream)  Taking part in Chinese New Year crafts at the National Palace Museum  Taking part in Chinese New Year crafts at the National Palace Museum   Gyeongbokgung Palace with some of the most amazing looking mountains in the background. Gyeongbokgung Palace with some of the most amazing looking mountains in the background.

 


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