TL;DR: South Korea is definitely a beautiful country. It was a little rough for me to get used to, but once I did, I had a great time.
After hearing the adventures that my roommate had experienced in Seoul, I wanted to experience it myself. The food, nightlife, and scenery attracted me to go to the capitol.
Throughout this trip, I unfortunately, was sick. It sucks to be sick on vacation because all you want to do is just stay in bed. But I knew that I had to muster up the strength to go out and see the city.
The main attraction of Seoul are the palaces. These palaces were huge. Not only huge, but beautiful. The vibrancy of the colors grabbed your attention. I mean, I I’d want to buy a palace when I was there.
There were people who would dress up in traditional garments and they would be able to get in the palace for free. I would have definitely done it, but it was hot as balls and I was not about that life.
The palaces were humongous. There was a sense of serenity and a bit of class when walking through the buildings.
The colors were the main attraction as the buildings were decorated with bright and playful hues. It definitely captures your attention. There are two main palaces in Seoul that you can visit, which are Changdeokgung and Gyeongbokgung Palaces. Make sure to buy the tickets online before visiting as it is cheaper and you can get them as a bundle.
In addition to the rich history of the palace, Korea’s landscape is beautiful to explore. I decided to go on a hike at Ansan Mountain. Holy crap, there were so many stairs as this hike was literally up a mountain.
Of course I decide to go on a mountain hike. What was I thinking?! This is the part where I tell you that at the end of it all, it was worth it. Well, it actually was. The view from the top was amazing.
Now it’s time to talk about the food. Throughout this trip, I was very budget focused. So I stuck with the street food and I have no regrets.
I went to Myeongdang for the street food and to see all the hype around the beauty industry in Korea.
The street food definitely lives up to the hype. There was everything you can possibly imagine on a condensed radius of Myeongdang. You can even get lobster on the street. These lobsters were bomb though.
All in all, Seoul, South Korea has been quite an adventure but it’s a country worth exploring.