My trip to Seoul was quite successful. I ate some great food and had a chance to visit a few sites before coming back to Japan. Would I go again? Probably yes.
I stayed here at the Seoul Backpacker’s hostel. The room was approximately 22$/night. I would recommend it if you don’t mind the noise of 18-22 year olds coming home drunk at 3 AM. (I don’t mean that sarcastically either; other than that, it probably was the best deal I could have had).
Some intricate hand carvings at Anguk metro station.
These old walls still dot the landscape of Seoul, along with many relics of simpler days.
You can see the Demilitarized zone from here. It is hard to forget that South Korea is a nation at war, especially with all the barbed wire involved.
The mosque is quite the tourist attraction – and quite attractive too.
There are lots of great Halal food places in Korea – I am hungry looking at these pictures. It isn’t cheap though – the arab food cost me about 22$.
I struggled not to buy the terrible LV knockoffs for $14 – I stopped because I didn’t want a headache at the border crossing.
Shopping near Dongdaemon market goes on well into the morning. I was told that the street vendors stay open until 6 AM on saturdays.
Seoul – clearly a city on the rise.