I LOVED Seoul. It was definitely one of the cities I was least excited about, but enjoyed the absolute most. Seoul is definitely my favorite city we’ve been to on this trip, and is in the running for my favorite city in the world.
This city is alive to the fullest extent of the word. There are incredible neighborhoods, an amazing coffee scene, and my favorite street food in the world. In case you’re looking for some inspiration, I even came up with 10 reasons you need to go to Seoul right now!
My BFF this morning asked me why I loved Seoul so much, and asked me to send her pics. So this one’s for you, ACE!
Just about the best we’ve ever looked after a 14 hour flight.
The view of Hongik University Street the moment we got off the train in Seoul.
The view from our Airbnb.
I wish I could explain to you how good this museum was. The Korean War Memorial was absolutely the best museum I’ve ever been to.
Everything in Seoul is cute to the max! Line Friends Cafe is just one of many examples. You can “meet” these sticker characters, get desserts shaped like them, or buy all kinds of things from the three-floor shop dedicated to these big-headed cuties.
There were SO many amazing cafes in Seoul!! Here I’m trying a mascarpone latte, but I also had a sweet potato latte and rose latte at other cafes around the city.
Everything written in Korean is cooler, even Starbucks.
My first eat-sitting-on-the-floor experience was truly amazing. This Buddhist vegetarian restaurant was soooo good!
Korean Bibimbap from Korea! It’s so rare that as vegetarians, we get to try the best local foods!
Insadong was a beautiful neighborhood with amazing shops and incredible food. We spent a full day here caught in the rain, and it was the best place to be on a rainy day.
A sample of the layered streets in Seoul – restaurants, shops and bars will go up several floors, so you have to look up to see it all!
While caught in the rain, we crawled into the closest cafe we could find. It just so happened to be a poo themed cafe! Only in Seoul …
I watched this dancing Christmas light display for way too long, but loved every minute of it.
Myeongdong is THE place to get Korean street food, and the egg buns were my favorite street food in the world so far.
Myeongdong is like Times Square times 10!
Gyeongbokgung Palace is a restored ancient Korean palace complex. We loved learning the history and seeing all the beautiful buildings.
The inside of the King’s quarters in Gyeongbokgung Palace.
My favorite thing about Gyeongbokgung Palace was all the ladies in traditional Korean dress taking pictures against the stunning backdrop. They all looked SO pretty!
Samcheongdong-gil Road is an actual neighborhood where people live in these charming preserved traditional Korean hanoks (houses).
Working on my wall pic game.
We think Tiki bars might be our new thing to do in every city …
The eeriest thing about Seoul are the Emergency kits in all the train stations, which include water, gas masks, and fire extinguishers.