I had the luxury of visiting Seoul in the Republic of Korea. Yes, of course, it’s in South Korea. I flew out with American Airlines and landed in Seoul on the 20th of July. I had many things on my mind since I’ve lived in [Korea Town] in NYC for the past 5 years or so.
My first day there I went thru Insa-dong area because I had to visit the O’Sulloc Tea House. This was located on a very fashionable street, full of shops and restaurants. What a great place to start. Here I was able to do a little shopping. I bought tea, red ginseng extract, t-shirts, magnets, and way too many bars of soap. This is a must-see area of Seoul. I also met a few high school girls up early interviewing random people on their thoughts of education. *See pic below*
Seoul has a reputation for their partying. I did visit the famous Octagon Club. Although, I didn’t stay long, I could see why people love it. I spent a little time in the Itaewon district, but I thought it was a little too grungy for my taste. Gangnam Style. Now we’ve found my zone. My last full day I did more shopping in the Gangnam zone. It has the only Assouline store in the entire Asian region. I also found my new favorite coffee shop, Coffee Jiin.
This zone is crawling with high-end luxury shops including a fantastic display at Hermes. In the evening, it turns into the hottest area of the city. On my final evening, I bar hopped. I popped into; D-Bridge, and Monkey Museum. What a blast.