Interestingly, Seoul has an amazing variety of ethnicities living in the city. Korean food is great and all but sometimes you just want to have something different. However, this often come with a price tag. You can find great foreign restaurants anywhere in Seoul, but for the best variety you might want to take a trip to Itaewon, known as the foreigner neighbourhood. There are foods from all over the world, even places you never would have thought you would find in Korea.
If you are going to Seoul check out this quick guide. I had the opportunity to spend an amazing two years and counting teaching English. I spent most of my weekends in Seoul so I know a thing or two. I never thought I would fall in love with the people, food and life in Korea. This city has so many great things to offer but is often overlooked. They have amazing shopping malls, markets, palaces and neighbourhoods!
People always say their best partying experiences are places like Vegas, Miami, New York, Ibiza. I have not been to Vegas or Ibiza but Seoul is at the top of the list for me. It used to be Miami but I love the free spirited Korean parties a lot better. I've compiled a list of places in different neighbourhoods you should check out whether you live in or are visit Seoul.
Cherry Blossom Festival
Contrary to some peoples beliefs, Koreans are trying to be more globally conscious. Many of my students take breaks from school and travel around Europe and North America. These are my top 5 villages to visit in Korea. I have been to 3 out of 5 so far!
Bukchon Hanok Village
** Updated on January 20, 2017
Koreans love coffee, which is why you see coffee shops EVERYWHERE. But they have have coffee shops with different themes to make them stand out. So, I made it one of my missions to visit as many "theme" cafes as I can and so far i'm doing pretty good. I've made a list of cafes I think are pretty popular here in Seoul.
Migliore is a big shopping mall in Dongdaemun with lots of wholesale shops. This is a mall where lots of teens shop. A lot of the product has a younger feel. E.g hip hop, K-Pop clothing styles. They do have clothes for everyone but you will notice lots of younger people there.
Directions: Dark blue line #1 or Light blue line #4, get off at Dongdaemun station. Then exit #8 (about a 2min walk)
or Green line #2 or Light blue line #4 or Purple line #5, get off at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park. Then exit #14 (about a 3 min walk)