Seoul Day 1

Ihwa Mural Village

If you’ve followed me on Snapchat (ID: yukikotan) You’d seen heaps of snaps when I was in Seoul HAHA. but anyways, here’s better photos of the place. We landed in Seoul at about 8.20am local time with a temperature of -1 celsius, it was safe to say we were all wrapped up like dumplings.

So remind me again why am I here during Winter? Oh right, I’m your cousin -Jean

Yes, Jean had to accompany me to Seoul because I was reluctant to go to Shanghai for our trip. It was too crowded for my liking and we couldn’t get tickets to Tokyo at the time we checked for flight tickets(mind you all these planning discussion took place just 10 days before our flight) so Seoul it was!

We booked really last minute this time around and we knew we weren’t going to be in the room quite a lot so we booked ourselves a private room at Namu Guesthouse. The place was just about 10 minutes walk to the Hongik University train station and was located in Hongdae. Host is super friendly, place is clean so I recommend it to those who are looking for a place to stay in Seoul. We def enjoyed our stay there
Here’s the photos of our place, and as you can see, it looks similar to the listing photos on Airbnb

and here’s our room. The floors were heated so thank God for it! I wouldn’t want to imagine if we didn’t had heated flooring >.<


For lunch, we settled with Soopong near the guesthouse and it was super delish! Kimchi Jiggae ftw yo


Thought we’d take the day slow as we were both super tired from our flight, and we thought we’d do a bit of a short stroll around Ihwa Mural Village (이화 벽화마을). Got off Hyehwa station and stolled around the place before we made our little hike up to Naksan Park.


After a little hike, we found ourselves just on top of the hill and it was such a pretty sight!
Overlooking parts of the city of Seoul, cool breeze (cold if you aren’t wrapped warm enough) and mural walls to make every corner so picturesque









and once we were done with the village, we headed over to Dongdaemun to check out the LED rose lights. Just make sure you aren’t seeing the ones displayed outside the shopping malls because those are just small patches of LED roses

These are the ones you need to try and scout for. They are located at Dongdaemun Design Plaza and there are approximately 21000 planted LED roses. It’s a spectacular view!




And that’s it for my day 1, will be updating a separate blogpost on food and shopping because if I did include it in here we’d probs be spending a long time on this blog!

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  • Thanis Lim

    Wow those LED roses look so romantic! Too bad you couldn’t take a pic amongst them!

  • I know right! They fenced it all up and it was FREEZING!