My trip to Seoul, South Korea - Part 1 - First impressions, Exploring, and Shopping

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello, lovelies! I've been back in Sweden for a while now after spending a month of vacation in Seoul, and I want to tell you all about it! I will divide all of my pictures into different parts and posts to make things easier. I'll tell you everything about my trip there, my experiences, favorite places and my impression of Seoul in general.

First of all, I arrived in Seoul on June 18 after traveling there by myself for almost 24 hours. When I finally arrived I met up with Emma and Lydia at our guesthouse in Hoegi, where we lived during our first two weeks in Seoul.

My first impression of Seoul was that the atmosphere was very relaxed compared to other cities in Asia that I've visited. During my first week there It was raining every day and the weather was pretty cool and humid, which I absolutely loved! However, during my last two weeks the weather was almost unbearably hot. I didn't really visit any tourist attractions nor take as many pictures as I would've wanted to since I'm not really into sightseeing. Although, I think the pictures I took can give you a general idea of what most streets and places look like.


The first two weeks was the time when I did the most exploring. After seeing most of the places I'd wanted to visit, I was mostly hanging out at my favorite area in Seoul - Hongdae, especially at night. It's very busy on weekends and some times during weekdays, but I love that it has a very youthful atmosphere in general; which is probably because Hongdae is one of the main Clubbing districts in Seoul. We tried to visit as many places as possible; some other areas I visited and explored are Gangnam, Ilsan, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Sinchon, Ewah Womans University and many more.

Photo by Lydia

 Traditional Market - Photo by Lydia

One of the reason why I like big cities like Seoul is because it never sleeps, which is perfect for a nocturnal person like myself. I absolutely loved walking around, exploring, and just enjoying the atmosphere at night.

To the left: Ewha Womans University - To the right: After a rain day, somewhere

Somwhere around Sinchon.

Department stores in Dongdaemun

Dongdaemun and Myeongdong are two of Seoul's main shopping districts, but you can easily find clothing and makeup stores in a lot of places in Seoul. I saw them almost everywhere! Although, to my big surprise I didn't do that much shopping at all. I only got some caps, a bag, some jewelry, basics from H&M and A LOT of Makeup from Etude House (I will probably do some reviews of the stuff I got from them soon). I bought most of these things in Hongdae.

Picutre on the left: Myeongdong - Picture to the right: Some of the things I bought in Hongdae

That's it for the first part about my trip to Seoul! Is there anything in particular you want to know about my trip to Seoul? Feel free to ask me any questions about my trip so I can include it in the other parts. Bye for now!

1 comment :

  1. I think cool post idea would be anout your tattoos, if you havent aldready done one:)? And your trip looks awesome, wish I could go there too.