Arrived at Seoul, bound for adventure that lies ahead
Time check, still on schedule
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.
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.
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.
Ghibli store, there's a giant sleeping Totoro inside and a plethora of Studio Ghibli's goods.
Wavy street contours of Korea.