Gyeongbokgung is a sprawling palace that reminds me a lot of Beijing’s Forbidden City. I thought it would be overflowing with fellow tourists but it was actually quite peaceful and relaxed. I’d like to see this place in summer when everything is green and flowering. … Continue reading Gyeongbokgung Palace
A moment of shoes
Something seemed to be happening inside this building, but as I’ve got a paranoid fear of a bird stealing my shoes I decided against going further. I’ve been told that the writing says ‘beware of birds’. Sound advice.
Trooping the colours
Not really sure what all this signifies, but it looks fun, it’s colourful, and they have big swords. Seen at Gyeongbokgung Palace.
Take Out Paradise
I love the drawings on this cafe’s menu.
I didn’t spend enough time here to really find the real Bukchon Village (a traditional Hanok area of Seoul). The image I have shows the part I experienced – a mixture of old buildings, coffee shops, people eating street food, selfies, and tourists like me.
Itaewon at night
Itaewon is a fun area of Seoul that is a maze of small roads, dessert shops, tiny bars, and popup food places. It’s also very hilly, so you’ll have plenty of chance to walk off the cakes you’ve just eaten.
Puffed Eggy Pastry
Found cooking on a street corner are these interesting looking things. They’re part pastry, part poached egg, part meringue.
It’s hard to avoid Namsan Tower as it’s visible from almost everywhere in Seoul and it’s where you go if you want great views of the city. It’s perched atop a park, and has the whole rotating-restaurant showbiz thing going on. I’m a big fan … Continue reading Namsan Tower
Escape from Dongdaemun
Seoul certainly does have its fair share of alien megastructures, and nothing demonstrates this more than the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. This is a stadium-sized plaza (it literally replaces a stadium) that contains an other-worldly building, design museum, and other art things. I was expecting it to … Continue reading Escape from Dongdaemun
Taking pictures at night doesn’t get any more exciting than having your camera perched on top of a bit of a wood with a 20m drop in front of it, and a light breeze from behind. This is from Namsan Park looking out over the … Continue reading Night Seoul