Annyeong Haseyo! Hello Korea! I went to Korea last February and it was freezing cold! It was around 4 degrees up to -4 during nighttime. I had a wonderful stay courtesy of Access Travel. They booked my hotel, asked what I wanted to do during my stay in Seoul and fixed my itinerary. It was so convenient. We stayed at Sky Park Hotel II in Myeongdong, which was so convenient for me because I love that area.
Myeongdong is one of Seoul’s tourism district where all the nice shopping boutiques are. They also have good street food there! I also downloaded this app “Visit Korea 3.0” that really helped me a lot in terms of discovering new restaurants and places. It can locate where you are and tell you all the best rests and shops near you. I tried this barbecue with mayo and nuts and it was surprisingly delicious!
Empty Garosu-gil. This is my favourite street in Seoul. It’s an area in Sinsa-dong where all the nice and classy pubs, coffee shops, galleries and cute/trendy fashion shops are. Garosu-gil means tree-lined streets because of the ginkgo trees there. I think I went here everyday, whether it be to shop or to just chill.
They have some really cool window displays! Look at this cute store called Farmer.
Christmas isn’t over yet!!! Hello giant santa bear. I wanted to bring it home with me- so sad it was too big to carry around.
Cool architecture in Garosu-gil.
I had to most amazing lunch at Hwaroyeon in Myeongdong. It was literally 30 steps away from our hotel and thanks to the Visit Korea 3.0 app, I was able to discover it. This is what you call authentic Korean food!
We wanted to go to The Galleria for some luxurious shopping- unfortunately it was closed because we went during a holiday so instead, we roamed the city.
It was raining during day 2 and we were in Garosu-gil so we decided to just look for a quiet restaurant that served beer and comfort food and we found Pier 17. Our saviour!
My first and only meal in Seoul that wasn’t Korean food. I love their honey and cheese pizza.
They also had awesome drinks that I just couldn’t resist trying. This is a margarita with Coronita beer. So sad I can’t remember what it was called. It was hard to finish!
During nighttime, we went to Dongdaemun market which is located in Jongno-gu. I love their night markets and shopping malls there that close really late (maybe around 4am). We went at around 11pm and they were a lot of people still!
Since I’m such a waffle lover- I tried BeansBin Coffee’s chocolate/ strawberry waffle. Seriously worth the calories!
If you’re planning to go to Seoul and just chill- I hope this post will be helpful. I went there two years ago with my family but the trip was very different- it was more adventurous. For this trip, I was there for only three days and had such an amazing time. Thank you again Access Travel. This definitely won’t be my last trip to Seoul. BMS.