Arrived at Seoul, bound for adventure that lies ahead
       
     
 Time check, still on schedule 
       
     
 First stop,  Tosokchon Samgyetang . The legendary restaurant where famous people (including the president) and tourist flock to taste that oh-so-good  Samgyetang . Practically, a ginseng chicken soup to cure hangover and gives you a boost of stamina and strength.
       
     
 Here it is, the  Samgyetang  itself. I chose the black chicken variety to give me that extra juice to get through the day.
       
     
 I like the neighbourhood here, it's fairly quiet, the weather is super nice, the air is clear, and you can see the mountains from the town.
       
     
 There's this thing about looking at bicycles along the railings in every cities of every countries I've visited.
       
     
 Some young girls wearing  Hanbok , a traditional korean dress, around  Gwanghamun  Gate area.
       
     
 The Imperial Guards of Gwanghamun Palace. They're conducting a shift change with intricate formations and commands. Pretty impressive.
       
     
  Geunjeongmun Gate . A stark view of the past and the present in a single frame.
       
     
 A detail shot of the intricacies of the roof around Gyeongbokgung Palace area.
       
     
  Hyangwonjeong  Pavillion, a stunning view with the lake in the foreground and a magnificent mountain range in the background.
       
     
 Hyangwonjeong Pavillion from the opposite side.
       
     
  Cheonggyecheon, one of the most iconic place in Seoul. A stream of clear water running along the center of the city for 10.9 kilometers. It's amazing to see how clear the water is. A testament of the city's water management system and a very discipline citizen.
       
     
 The stream along  Cheonggyecheon is a public facility which also acts as a modern art exhibit.
       
     
 Check out the Darth Vader head on top of Lotte Youth, Myeongdong, so rad.
       
     
 At night the alleys around Myeongdong magically transforms into a super crowded, neon-lit super store. You'll get sensory overload with cosmetics, clothings, electronics, and food.
       
     
 Don't be surprised by the neon-lit shops and endless alleys packed full of people bustling for something to buy or eat.
       
     
 Awesome fire grilled octopus right in your face!
       
     
 Locks of love, heading towards Namsan Tower, you'll see this odd place where lovers will put locks all over the place, a testament of unbreakable love.
       
     
 More love locks.
       
     
 Namsan Tower, from the observatory you can get a 360° view of the city.
       
     
 Dongdaemun Design Plaza, is one of Seoul's iconic landmark. Designed by the late Zaha Hadid, it is the centerpiece of South Korea's fashion hub and a popular tourist destination.
       
     
 The building's architect, Zaha Hadid, is well known for her organic design and aesthetics. The Dongdaemun Design Plaza futuristic style defines Seoul's as an international tech hub and fashion center.
       
     
 You can see mind bending art pieces and art installations around the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.
       
     
 The design lab, where all the good stuff belongs to. A wonderland for designers.
       
     
 Awesome designer stuff, comes with a price though :p
       
     
 A true modern art, where engineering and art meets.
       
     
 Exhibition hall near Banpo Rainbow Bridge.
       
     
 Rainbow bridge above the Han River, this particular spot is called Banpo Bridge.
       
     
 Ginkgo trees are abundant around Nami Island, beware of the foul smelling fruits though.
       
     
 Fish market in Sokcho area
       
     
 A beautiful sunrise around the coastal area of Sokcho.
       
     
 A trail map of Seoraksan National Park, a vast and beautiful conservation, treks with beautiful views and awesome weather.
       
     
 Welcoming autumn
       
     
 Grab a coffee before going up on nearby cafes which happens to sell excellent coffees.
       
     
 On the way up to the peak
       
     
 Breathtaking scenery from atop the mountain, it's fair to say that I got up here via a cable car.
       
     
 I'm surprised that there are no security guards whatsoever to supervise the tourists to prevent them from falling to their death.
       
     
 Cairns can be seen everywhere around the mountain peak.
       
     
 Awesome architecture of Ewha Woman's University.
       
     
 I'm always interested on how giant fast food chains localized their presence.
       
     
 Koreans are an avid coffee drinkers, you'll never run out of coffee shops to get quality coffee anywhere in the country.
       
     
20161018-IMG_0556.jpg
       
     
 Ghibli store, there's a giant sleeping Totoro inside and a plethora of Studio Ghibli's goods.
       
     
 Wavy street contours of Korea.
       
     
 Arrived at Seoul, bound for adventure that lies ahead
       
     

Arrived at Seoul, bound for adventure that lies ahead

 Time check, still on schedule 
       
     

Time check, still on schedule 

 First stop,  Tosokchon Samgyetang . The legendary restaurant where famous people (including the president) and tourist flock to taste that oh-so-good  Samgyetang . Practically, a ginseng chicken soup to cure hangover and gives you a boost of stamina and strength.
       
     

First stop, Tosokchon Samgyetang. The legendary restaurant where famous people (including the president) and tourist flock to taste that oh-so-good Samgyetang. Practically, a ginseng chicken soup to cure hangover and gives you a boost of stamina and strength.

 Here it is, the  Samgyetang  itself. I chose the black chicken variety to give me that extra juice to get through the day.
       
     

Here it is, the Samgyetang itself. I chose the black chicken variety to give me that extra juice to get through the day.

 I like the neighbourhood here, it's fairly quiet, the weather is super nice, the air is clear, and you can see the mountains from the town.
       
     

I like the neighbourhood here, it's fairly quiet, the weather is super nice, the air is clear, and you can see the mountains from the town.

 There's this thing about looking at bicycles along the railings in every cities of every countries I've visited.
       
     

There's this thing about looking at bicycles along the railings in every cities of every countries I've visited.

 Some young girls wearing  Hanbok , a traditional korean dress, around  Gwanghamun  Gate area.
       
     

Some young girls wearing Hanbok, a traditional korean dress, around Gwanghamun Gate area.

 The Imperial Guards of Gwanghamun Palace. They're conducting a shift change with intricate formations and commands. Pretty impressive.
       
     

The Imperial Guards of Gwanghamun Palace. They're conducting a shift change with intricate formations and commands. Pretty impressive.

  Geunjeongmun Gate . A stark view of the past and the present in a single frame.
       
     

Geunjeongmun Gate. A stark view of the past and the present in a single frame.

 A detail shot of the intricacies of the roof around Gyeongbokgung Palace area.
       
     

A detail shot of the intricacies of the roof around Gyeongbokgung Palace area.

  Hyangwonjeong  Pavillion, a stunning view with the lake in the foreground and a magnificent mountain range in the background.
       
     

Hyangwonjeong Pavillion, a stunning view with the lake in the foreground and a magnificent mountain range in the background.

 Hyangwonjeong Pavillion from the opposite side.
       
     

Hyangwonjeong Pavillion from the opposite side.

  Cheonggyecheon, one of the most iconic place in Seoul. A stream of clear water running along the center of the city for 10.9 kilometers. It's amazing to see how clear the water is. A testament of the city's water management system and a very discipline citizen.
       
     

Cheonggyecheon, one of the most iconic place in Seoul. A stream of clear water running along the center of the city for 10.9 kilometers. It's amazing to see how clear the water is. A testament of the city's water management system and a very discipline citizen.

 The stream along  Cheonggyecheon is a public facility which also acts as a modern art exhibit.
       
     

The stream along Cheonggyecheon is a public facility which also acts as a modern art exhibit.

 Check out the Darth Vader head on top of Lotte Youth, Myeongdong, so rad.
       
     

Check out the Darth Vader head on top of Lotte Youth, Myeongdong, so rad.

 At night the alleys around Myeongdong magically transforms into a super crowded, neon-lit super store. You'll get sensory overload with cosmetics, clothings, electronics, and food.
       
     

At night the alleys around Myeongdong magically transforms into a super crowded, neon-lit super store. You'll get sensory overload with cosmetics, clothings, electronics, and food.

 Don't be surprised by the neon-lit shops and endless alleys packed full of people bustling for something to buy or eat.
       
     

Don't be surprised by the neon-lit shops and endless alleys packed full of people bustling for something to buy or eat.

 Awesome fire grilled octopus right in your face!
       
     

Awesome fire grilled octopus right in your face!

 Locks of love, heading towards Namsan Tower, you'll see this odd place where lovers will put locks all over the place, a testament of unbreakable love.
       
     

Locks of love, heading towards Namsan Tower, you'll see this odd place where lovers will put locks all over the place, a testament of unbreakable love.

 More love locks.
       
     

More love locks.

 Namsan Tower, from the observatory you can get a 360° view of the city.
       
     

Namsan Tower, from the observatory you can get a 360° view of the city.

 Dongdaemun Design Plaza, is one of Seoul's iconic landmark. Designed by the late Zaha Hadid, it is the centerpiece of South Korea's fashion hub and a popular tourist destination.
       
     

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, is one of Seoul's iconic landmark. Designed by the late Zaha Hadid, it is the centerpiece of South Korea's fashion hub and a popular tourist destination.

 The building's architect, Zaha Hadid, is well known for her organic design and aesthetics. The Dongdaemun Design Plaza futuristic style defines Seoul's as an international tech hub and fashion center.
       
     

The building's architect, Zaha Hadid, is well known for her organic design and aesthetics. The Dongdaemun Design Plaza futuristic style defines Seoul's as an international tech hub and fashion center.

 You can see mind bending art pieces and art installations around the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.
       
     

You can see mind bending art pieces and art installations around the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.

 The design lab, where all the good stuff belongs to. A wonderland for designers.
       
     

The design lab, where all the good stuff belongs to. A wonderland for designers.

 Awesome designer stuff, comes with a price though :p
       
     

Awesome designer stuff, comes with a price though :p

 A true modern art, where engineering and art meets.
       
     

A true modern art, where engineering and art meets.

 Exhibition hall near Banpo Rainbow Bridge.
       
     

Exhibition hall near Banpo Rainbow Bridge.

 Rainbow bridge above the Han River, this particular spot is called Banpo Bridge.
       
     

Rainbow bridge above the Han River, this particular spot is called Banpo Bridge.

 Ginkgo trees are abundant around Nami Island, beware of the foul smelling fruits though.
       
     

Ginkgo trees are abundant around Nami Island, beware of the foul smelling fruits though.

 Fish market in Sokcho area
       
     

Fish market in Sokcho area

 A beautiful sunrise around the coastal area of Sokcho.
       
     

A beautiful sunrise around the coastal area of Sokcho.

 A trail map of Seoraksan National Park, a vast and beautiful conservation, treks with beautiful views and awesome weather.
       
     

A trail map of Seoraksan National Park, a vast and beautiful conservation, treks with beautiful views and awesome weather.

 Welcoming autumn
       
     

Welcoming autumn

 Grab a coffee before going up on nearby cafes which happens to sell excellent coffees.
       
     

Grab a coffee before going up on nearby cafes which happens to sell excellent coffees.

 On the way up to the peak
       
     

On the way up to the peak

 Breathtaking scenery from atop the mountain, it's fair to say that I got up here via a cable car.
       
     

Breathtaking scenery from atop the mountain, it's fair to say that I got up here via a cable car.

 I'm surprised that there are no security guards whatsoever to supervise the tourists to prevent them from falling to their death.
       
     

I'm surprised that there are no security guards whatsoever to supervise the tourists to prevent them from falling to their death.

 Cairns can be seen everywhere around the mountain peak.
       
     

Cairns can be seen everywhere around the mountain peak.

 Awesome architecture of Ewha Woman's University.
       
     

Awesome architecture of Ewha Woman's University.

 I'm always interested on how giant fast food chains localized their presence.
       
     

I'm always interested on how giant fast food chains localized their presence.

 Koreans are an avid coffee drinkers, you'll never run out of coffee shops to get quality coffee anywhere in the country.
       
     

Koreans are an avid coffee drinkers, you'll never run out of coffee shops to get quality coffee anywhere in the country.

20161018-IMG_0556.jpg
       
     
 Ghibli store, there's a giant sleeping Totoro inside and a plethora of Studio Ghibli's goods.
       
     

Ghibli store, there's a giant sleeping Totoro inside and a plethora of Studio Ghibli's goods.

 Wavy street contours of Korea.
       
     

Wavy street contours of Korea.