Virtual Vacation: Seoul

by ChiHon Kim
Stripes Okinawa

Whether you’re working from home, sheltering in place or just staying home, if you’re like us, you’re probably dreaming of open skies, sandy beaches, tall mountains, or perfect powdery slopes. Our travel plans may be on hold, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream up where we’ll go next.

Welcome to virtual vacation video series where we can explore destinations from the comfort of our homes.

Join us as we take a short virtual journey to Seoul, South Korea.

The great thing about South Korea's capital is that it is easily accessible from anywhere in the Pacific.

Seoul has plenty of culture, history, and food which makes it ideal for a quick getaway.

Some of the must-see spots in Seoul include

  • Insadong, a busy district where old meets new. Immerse yourself in the many art galleries and hidden traditional tea houses in Insadong’s narrow alleys. Don't miss the Ssamzie-gil Complex offering a unique cafe, food, and handcrafts experience. 
  • Myeongdong – This is probably one of the most famous of the city’s shopping areas. Go for the shopping and the street food or visit one of many restaurants this lively district has to offer. 
  • Gangnam – This affluent neighborhood has a concentration of gleaming skyscrapers, upscale designer brand stores, and stylish nightclubs. If you want to try a high-end dining experience and nightlife in the most prosperous area in South Korea, Gangnam is the right choice. 
  • Hongdae – If a fun, hip neighborhood is more your style, give Hongdae a try. This district is home to a great urban arts and indie music scene popular amongst the city’s youth.

I hope you enjoyed our visit to Seoul and that it's inspired your next trip.

Stay safe and get ready to travel with us in our next video. Thanks for watching!

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