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Open Songhyeon Green Plaza – the newest park in town

Welcome to the newest park in Seoul alongside some snaps of the revamped and refreshed Gwanghwamun Plaza. On realizing a visit to Seoul was on the books for SeoulTheJourney, it was clear that the first must-visit and bucket-list required location would be the land that had been closed to the public for only 110 years.Continue reading “Open Songhyeon Green Plaza – the newest park in town”

Hongdae calling!

Heading to Seoul, the number one destination for any visitor seeking an adventure and experience will be Hongdae! Unlike other neighbourhoods of the city, Hongdae is home to a vibrant art community. That comes with many activities to enjoy alongside a very funky nightlife! Hongdae is ideally located as the first port of call orContinue reading “Hongdae calling!”

More than meets the eye!

Gangnam is a vibrant neighbourhood and it is blessed with numerous shopping malls namely – Starfield COEX Mall, Lotte Tower-World Mall and The Express Bus Terminal (aka, Shinsegae Central City)- alongside a wealth of coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries and so much more! Not to forget the iconic aquariums and in this blog, we willContinue reading “More than meets the eye!”

Toronto Korean Festival

[Special Blog] As summer slowly comes to an end, Toronto hosted the Korean Festival which included a range of vendors that added sparkle to the festivities, there was even a Squid Game event (which, interestingly is coming to reality with a competition with a $4 million prize!). The event was hosted in North York andContinue reading “Toronto Korean Festival”

Isn’t it time for a whirlwind tour?

Seoulthejourney loved the ease of exploring Seoul, let alone South Korea. We start our adventure in the trendy student town of Anam, the home of one of SKY universities, Korea University. Anam is a humble place to explore, there is a lovely blend of student digs, coffee shops, and restaurants that serve up a wideContinue reading “Isn’t it time for a whirlwind tour?”

Itaewon and beyond: coffee, salad and art!

Itaewon is a very famous neighbourhood surrounded by several restaurants, cafes, shops and much more. In this blog, we’re going to take go for a lovely cultural walk that won’t keep you in the ‘Won but certainly will give you an experience of Yongsan and beyond. Take the opportunity to explore the back and sideContinue reading “Itaewon and beyond: coffee, salad and art!”

To Seoul or away!

The choice between a few days in Seoul or a few days some place new – a tough choice SeoulTheJourney would argue! Seoulthejourney offers countless ideas for a lovely day in Seoul – check out this blog for one of our favourites here or take a chance on Jinju — take a train to BusanContinue reading “To Seoul or away!”

Hot Summer!

With COVID-19 restrictions eased, are you planning a trip to South Korea?   Have you just landed in Seoul and are looking for a quiet cafe to not only daydream about future travels but to plan your travels in Korea and beyond.  Neul Lounge is ideal as it offers you a relaxed atmosphere to indulge in thisContinue reading “Hot Summer!”

Gwangmyeong – more than Ikea!

When you hear ‘Gwangmyeong,’ it is very likely that Ikea will spring to mind in conversation. SeoultheJourney would certainly recommend a visit to Ikea. The Gwangmyeong Ikea was the first to open in South Korea and is easily accessible by the KTX high-speed train, metro and numerous bus services. This Ikea stretches only 53,739 squareContinue reading “Gwangmyeong – more than Ikea!”

Art + Science = a grand day

SeoulTheJourney is delighted to introduce one of the most inspiring Korean Contemporary artists, Lee Sook Ja. Lee played an incredible role in the development of the Korean contemporay art. Seoulthejourney happened to fall in love with Blue Barley Field Ox. She was born in Seoul back in 1942. She spent time studying at Hongik University withContinue reading “Art + Science = a grand day”