Seoul Travelogue (Guide + Outline)

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(GUIDE + OUTLINE)

안녕하세요!~
I can finally say that I have been to Korea after my long awaited grad trip there that I've counted down since a year ago!! 
A huge "THANK YOU!!" to our dear Fiona for planning our entire grad trip~

We were there for a total of 8 days, all of which were spent in Seoul.
(25 March 2015 - 1 April 2015)


✈Flight
We booked our flights with Singapore Airlines in September last year since they were having some promotions which came up to around $685 (round trip) per pax.


 Accommodation
For convenience, we lodged at Boa Guesthouse throughout our entire trip.
Located just minutes away from the main Hongdae area and Hongik University Station, it was really easy to get around from there.
It was ~₩195,000/pax for 8 nights (SGD$240)
+ Direct train from Incheon Airport. Reduce our trouble of lugging our huge luggages around.
+ Really friendly & helpful reception
+ Clean + Breakfast
- Really really small room (4 people room)


Weather
End March is supposedly the transition period from Winter to Spring
Highest: 15°C   -     Lowest: 3°C

I was totally unprepared for such temperature so I was freezing away especially at night when the wind came. Gosh.


 Getting Around
Subways are the most convenient method of transport.
I used the Seoul City Pass Plus which includes some tourist benefits.
More details can be found HERE!


 Attractions
What's traveling without visiting the typical tourist attractions right?
We visited the following:
1. Everland
2. Namsan Tower
3. Han River
4. Ihwa Mural Village
5. Bokchon Hanok Village
6. Gyeongbukgung Palace


 Shopping
Shopping is available almost everywhere at any time!
From malls to fleas; local designers to luxuries~
The opening hours varies a lot for different areas though so remember to do your research first.
Bargaining is possible at most of the places I went to but not every store owner is receptive to it.
Some places that I personally really enjoyed were Ehwa Woman's University, Midnight shopping at Dongdaemun, etc.


 Food
All out korean food, nuff said! *thumbs up*
We ate to our hearts content with at least 4 meals every single day, I'm not even kidding.
Korean BBQ Buffet, 부대찌개 (Army Stew), 삼계탕 (Ginseng Chicken Soup), 자장면 (Black Bean Noodles), Seafood, Street Food, Dessert, etc. 


Korea, you have been really awesome throughout my entire trip and I'll definitely be back for more.
I will be posting my travelogue really soon so do keep a look out for them!

The links will be down below once I'm done with them:
Seoul Travelogue Day 1-3 (Everland, Myeongdong, N Tower)
Seoul Travelogue Day 4 (Noryangjin Fish Market, Gangnam, Han River)
Seoul Travelogue Day 5 (Ihwa Mural Village, Hongdae)
Seoul Travelogue Day 6 (Gyeongbukgung Palace, Bokchon, Dongdaemun-1)
Seoul Travelogue Day 7&8 (Cafe, Ehwa Womens' University, Dongdaemun-2)

Have a lovely weekend everyone!
xx
Swee Teng

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