Of all the things Seoul has to offe, the collection of love of locks at Seoul’s Namsan Tower was my favorite. I guess I’m just a sappy romantic at heart.
Seoul, Korea I never expected to care much about Seoul. Big cities are never my thing. But Seoul surprised me. It’s clean, modern, and easy to travel around. Seoul could easily pass for any Western city until I poked my head into the alleys and underground markets and see that underneath the gloss – Seoul …
I went to a Korean spa (jjimjilbang) despite my fear of being naked in public. It sounded like a unique enough experience that I should try at least once. I figured, hey, I’ve had a burly Moroccan women mandhandle me when I was at my most vulnerable – I can handle this.
When K, my Couchsurfing host, invited me to go hiking Mt. Bukhansan, I agreed to tag along. “It’s just a small day hike,’ – she said. Climbing Seoul’s highest peak – “How hard can it be?”
There are 3 things I miss when I’m traveling by myself. 2 out of those 3 are cats. Thus it was no surprise that one cloudy Seoul afternoon, I found myself in front of one Seoul’s many cat cafes, waiting for the place to open.