One of the perks of living overseas is that even an ordinary unplanned lazy weekend can transform into an exciting adventure; life in Seoul is no exception. Here is a quick recipe for a great weekend. Tried and tested. 1. Lazy breakfast Indulge in a lazy brunch: The Flying Pan in Gangnam, at the bottom of …
So here we are at the 3rd mission of the Global Seoul Mate project.
This is a hard one: it is quite challenging for me to fit in everything that Seoul has meant to me over the course of 2014 without being overly verbose.
The first snow flakes of winter 2014-2015 in Seoul (photos).
At 836m height Bukhansan may not sound like the most impressive mountain to hike however should you decide to venture up Seoul’s tallest peak you may find that this modest figure bears no correlation to the beauty and wonders that this mountain has on offer.
I have been selected as one of 200 Global Seoul Mates for 2014. Very exciting, not that I needed an excuse but certainly an exciting incentive to discover more of Seoul and share my experiences with you.
The weather at the moment is extremely pleasant in Seoul. Long, warm sunny days. It is a great opportunity to take advantage of the parks so yesterday I decided to go to one of my favourite spots on the river Han: Ttukseom Resort.
“How old are you?” I ask my new local acquaintance. I ask this question timidly; while I am wincing a little inside as I push my cemented cultural boundaries which have taught me that age is a private matter and certainly not something to ask someone you don’t know so well, I know that I will not be considered rude. I am in a bar on a night out in mid-week sleepless Seoul; inquiring about age to someone you have recently met is as routine as exchanging comments about the weather in the UK;
I didn’t know what to expect of Seoul.
My very first experience with this sprawling metropolis was in December 2013. I was there for a two-weeks holiday but in my mind I was already evaluating it as a place to live as I knew I would be coming back a short while later to make it my home.
It was not love at first sight. As I looked at the cityscape spreading in front of me from the big window of our lounge in our swanky, modern flat on the 13th floor of a block in the borough of Gangnam I felt a little pang. The view was pretty but there was nothing in this comfortable flat or the streets downstairs that made me feel at home.