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Seoul

Seoul is one of the top cities in South Korea. If you are planning to visit the country, a trip to Seoul is a must. During my time in this city, I have been able to see new things and experience new adventures. This city has surprised me as it was more than anything I ever expected.

If you are looking for tips or guides on what to do in the city when you visit South Korea, you have come to the right place. I share my posts about travel experiences and anything you need to know to make your stay more memorable. I have posts on what to do in Seoul, as well as recommended tours you should try if you want to make the most of what this city has to offer. I also share the unique cultural experiences I’ve witnessed such as the silent protest and the protest to support the comfort women.

Asia, Destinations, East Coast, Seoul, South Korea

Food in South Korea: Vegetarian Nightmare

Being a vegetarian whilst travelling in Korea was really difficult. It has most definitely been the hardest country to find food with no meat or fish. Even harder than other countries I found difficult such as Taiwan and Brazil. If you share my dilemma, you might want to read about my tales with the food in South Korea. 


So I thought I would write this post to help others who are travelling in South Korea.

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Asia, Destinations, East Coast, Seoul, South Korea

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to South Korea

Many cars slowed down to take a look but few had the courage to stop. We were unsure if it was that they couldn’t speak English or if they were just not going that far. Some people did stop but decided not to give us a lift as they were not going to the exact place that we were going. Unable to communicate that they could take us as far as they were going, we had to let them go. If you are in South Korea, you need to read this hitchhiker’s guide to South Korea.

We learnt a lot in the two days of hitchhiking 350 km down the east coast of South Korea. Therefore, I have decided to put together some tips for others planning on hitchhiking in South Korea.

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Asia, Destinations, Seoul, South Korea

History in the Changing: Seoul Protests

Whilst in Seoul, South Korea, I witnessed history in the making as millions of people join the Seoul protests and took to the streets. The protested against their president, Park Geun-hye. Imagine a country where they make their voice heard in a peaceful way with a tsunami of candles!

As I stood in the crowd of people, there was no pushing, no acts of violence but masses of people supporting each other. The peaceful Seoul protest was moving and compelling. 

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Asia, Destinations, Free Things To Do, Seoul, South Korea

10 Free Things to do in Seoul

Travelling on a budget can be difficult at times especially in big cities when there are so many things to do that cost money. Entrance fees and and tours can take a huge chunk out of your travel budget. However in Seoul, we found travelling on a budget wasn’t as hard as we thought it would be. There are plenty of free things to do in Seoul! With cheap public transport getting around was easy; therefore, it was finding things to do within our budget that was needed.

 

Here are my top ten things to do for free in Seoul, South Korea:

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Asia, Destinations, Seoul, South Korea

On The Front Line in DMZ, North Korea

Following orders from the US army, we lined up facing enemy lines, unarmed and with no military training. Our protectors for the day, the Republic of Korea Army (South Korea) and the UN (soldiers from the US Army). The baddies, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Army (North Korea) are not far away, heavily armed, in the building opposite with one standing on guard outside the building, watching us. This is what it was like to visit DMZ, North Korea.

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Asia, Destinations, Seoul, South Korea

Culturally Crafty in Seoul

I always feel lucky when I come across a hidden gem of an experience. This happened to me in Seoul when I was wandering around the Gwanhun-dong region. We came across the Templestay Information Centre which was advertising free cultural experiences that lets you be crafty in Seoul.

 

We thought to ourselves, why not? It’s cold and it looks warm in there. After all, it’s free. Read about my experience about being culturally crafty in Seoul.

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Asia, Destinations, Seoul, South Korea

Seoul Searching for Comfort Women

After talking to one of my friends who lives in Seoul, I was shocked to learn about the House of Sharing for comfort women. This is where the women who were used as ‘comfort’ by the Japan army in the 2nd World War now live. I hadn’t heard of the ‘comfort women’ within my school history lessons or on my travels around the world. I wanted to know more and how I could show my support to these women, which is when I heard about the Wednesday demonstrations outside the Japanese Embassy.

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