Seoul, South Korea - three days in one of Asia's largest cities
Feb 19, 2014
About the Guidebook
Coming to Seoul means basking in a city that (almost) never sleeps. Complete with centuries of history, this trendy city of 10 million has something going on almost every hour of the day.
3 DAYS IN SEOUL - WHAT TO EXPECT
The biggest palace in Korea.
Beautiful Buddhist temples.
One of the largest malls in the world.
Two excellent places to drink, be merry, and dance the night away.
Take in Korea's more modern history at a film museum.
Two of the country's most famous shrines.
And plenty more!
Local Knowledge & Cool Perks
I'm happy to answer your (reasonable!) questions about traveling to Korea. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org :)
As local knowledge goes, I can only encourage you to pick up the basics of hangeul, the Korean alphabet. It was created by King Sejong to enable farmers and the working-class to be literate. This was criticized by the academics of the time, who wanted to continue using the complex Chinese characters still occasionally seen today. You really can learn it in about 2-3 hours - and your plane flight is the perfect time to do it.
But it looks so... different! True - but let's consider this. Sejong himself said, "A wise man can acquaint himself with them before the morning is over; a stupid man can learn them in the space of ten days" - and he's talking about people from four centuries ago. You, my dear reader, are probably a bit smarter. What's your excuse now? :)
About the Author
Weird places. Places not on Google Maps. Places where you're never quite sure what to expect. That's where I enjoy going. Since 2008, I've lived the expat life, met my wife, and will be traveling for as long as I can! I wrote the book - literally - on over 100 of Korea's weird places. It's called "Weird and Wonderful Korea", and I'm working on a similar book for Thailand. Where's next? Who knows! Follow the adventure on oneweirdglobe.com