Living in Seoul

3:43:00 AM


I decided to dedicate the last post of May to where I've been living ever since
I was a little creature who loves eating and crying all day - Seoul.



So for those who are not familiar with this city I'm living in, here's what our homework best friend wikipedia says. (I just brought some brief facts)

Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea.
It is divided into 25 districts.
Seoul has many historical and cultural landmarks
because it was the capital city since Korea's last dynasty.
It is situated on the river.

These sounds really typical, but I learned some new facts about it as I read through the whole contents and paragraphs.

Going total random here,I personally think its pronunciation is very similar to "soul".
To be honest, I dind't use to appreciate this city when I was younger.
I think I just didn't know how to enjoy the city life as a kid/teenager!
I've got plenty of pros and cons of Seoul; maybe another post to grumble about it!
So without further adieu, let me share the perks of being a seoul-er.


Places

Of course, capital city of one country should have tons of places to be!
It got almost everything I need except for Disneyland & Harry Potter Theme Park.
Another best thing is that Seoul has highly developed transportation system.
I can roam around every corners just by bus & subways.

As a huge non professional aesthete, it is the perfect place to be because
Seoul got art museums, art galleries, and all the other art related spots all over it.



Or pretty casual views for quick snaps.



We can always take a walk to nowhere for unexpected adventure.
Fresh finds of the city never fails to surprise me and remind me how much I love being here.


It is beautiful during the cold months.


And it is beautiful during the warmer and muggy days!


Nature

If you have read some of my other posts, you may have noticed my amor towards nature, especially greens.
Well, my birthplace has adequate amount of grateful oxygen producing friends.



First, bloomers are everywhere.
They are along the streets, roads and avenues.
I mean, how can someone not fall in love with these little blooming ones?


Second, turn the grass into your little sunbed and be there at the moment.
Busy city life usually enables people to forget about slow things around them.
I and my family has found some great places to see these colors we couldn't find on the tall buildings.


Last but not least, the river.
I actually live by the river that flows through Seoul- Han River.
Strolling along the river at least once a week
has become our family ritual ever since we moved here.
River breeze, city lights, busy cars, and bridges with colorful lights add irrefutable reasons to love Seoul every time I go down there.



Food

Like any other cities in the world, Seoul is a right place for foodies (like me!)
I think everything food related stuffs got much more diverse in last 5 years in Seoul. My town has been known as a core place of various foreign cultures (considering it has restaurants & shops from all over the world), so it contributed a lot to my foodie status.


Planet's favorite food!
But it was the whole atmosphere and the people around me that made these dishes even better.


Let's never forget these sweet treats.
Anyone who has been in Seoul would definitely say it has cafes & dessert places everywhere.
No one would be able to stop themselves from getting good ol' iced drinks on warm summer days or the cutest colorful sugary bakes peeking through the showcases.


Here were few perks of living in Seoul, and these were totally based upon my own perspective.
Seoul may be a tiny city where too many people squeeze to live, but it's filled with great sorts of things that hardly fail me to get bored of this city life.

As I browsed my pictures and internet for this Seoul post, I realized how much I've experienced in here, and how much I haven't ever got to do.
And now I'm adding "exploring more Seoul" to my summer break to do list.
So, what are your perks of living in your city/town?


ⓒJKDAWN

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66 comments

  1. Seoul looks beautiful, I would love to go there one day. The perks of my home town is that my family are here and there is a beautiful park really close to my house. That's about it, it's not the nicest place but it is home. Loved reading this x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Being with my family & having a park close to home are my fav reasons, too!
      I think the fact that it's just home always makes everything nice & your town sounds amazing to me!

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  2. I love this post it's a great idea to write some things you love about you city. Seoul looks like a great place to live, it's beautiful city! Nice post!

    https://dzaniica.blogspot.ba/ xx

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    1. Thanks! I could find some great things about Seoul was as I wrote this post :)

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  3. Woah, Seoul looks so beautiful!

    Jeff. x | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

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  4. I've only learnt of Seoul in recent years, I've never really heard it mentioned until social media of course! Now, I've heard so many people rave about it and plan tripes there all time. One thing I've noticed, is that the food always looks amazing. I find that food and packing is always better in Asian countries than that in the states. I would probably just purchase something when touring Seoul just because of the packaging, haha. The landmarks look interesting, I love the architecture of the older buildings. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great start to your day so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. I agree that some packagings are quite decent, but there're still tons of over packaged stuffs here, too! Well those cute ones still got me to buy them :D especially cosmetics!! Hope you'll visit Seoul someday xx

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  5. It would be a dream come true visiting and staying in Seoul for a while!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. Yes! Just choose the right season & places to visit :) xx

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  6. seoul is the best place I want to visit other than Tokyo. besides wanting to know the place, the culture and its people, eager to enjoy life there. maybe it was very pleasant. ha ha ha

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    1. I love Tokyo as much as I love Seoul! They are quite similar, and also different from each other! I guess I basically love being in the middle of the busy city lives!

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  7. I'm a huge city person and want to visit as many as I can but somehow I didn't know that much about Seoul! This post has really opened my eyes to what an amazing place it is, you're so lucky to live there and I hope to visit one day <3
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    1. I'm also planning to visit more cities & places around the world because cities give so much energetic vibes! So glad this has opened your eyes towards Seoul <3

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  8. beautiful pictures !

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  9. Haha where do you have to go for the nearest Disneyland or Harry Potter World? :P My friend visited home in Korea and just got back a few days ago. She always looks forward to the shopping and food! Hmm, something I like about where I currenly live in Philly is that there's so much history -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. I have to go to Japan for those two dreamy places :( I've been in Tokyo Disney Sea last year and never wanted to leave!! I agree to your friend, I can never save money because shops & restaurants are everywhere! I love cities with history, definitely wanna visit Philly someday :D

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  10. Seoul looks amazing, I envy you for living there! :D
    Would you like to follow each other? I'm following you from now. ;)

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    1. Just followed you back Girl!!
      And thanks, I enjoy living in my home city :)

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  11. Seoul is definitely on my travel bucket list. Its really an amazing place.

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    1. Awesome! There're tons of countries on my bucket list :)

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  12. I really want to visit Seoul, sounds gorgeous!

    lots of love,Jane
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  13. Seoul looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos
    xx

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for your lovely comment xx

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  14. Truly nice! Loved reading through this!
    I have also started blogging and would love to share such stuff with readers. The Look Book: Introductory Blog

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    1. You've got a nice blog! Thanks for reading my Seoul post :)

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  15. Wow, your blog is amazing! I love it! xx
    Would you like to follow each other? If yes, please follow me on the both of my blogs and let me know in the comments of my newest posts so I can follow you ASAP.
    Have a great day!

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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    1. Love your blog,too dear! I'll definitely check out your posts xx

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  16. YOU LIVE IN SEOUL?! I wonder how long you have lived there?! It is my dream to visit there some day! Big time dream! SO COOL! Thanks for sharing this blog post with us!

    http://www.theoccupiedoptimist.blogspot.com

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    1. I was born in this city! It's one of the cities where I feel most "at home" :)
      I wish you could visit here ASAP! xx

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  17. I went to Seoul before a couple years ago and I wish I could go back there! It's so beautiful and the cafes are really adorable. I loved just wandering around the streets and seeing the cafes and the houses and everything. I'm so jealous that you live there! Thank you for sharing those photos!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. I didn't know that you've been in here! So glad that you enjoyed Seoul <3
      xx

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  18. Seoul looks amazing. I can't wait for my Seoul trip this October! I hope my VISA will be approved!

    Love, Richel. | Richel Goes Places

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    1. You're coming here!! I also hope your VISA will be approved & get to wander around here :)

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    1. Your blog is lovelier!! Thanks for visiting my blog Elisa!!

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    1. It is! It just made me into a huge city person :D

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  21. These pictures are gorgeous. I live in the UK, and just like where you live, it's beautiful in winter and summer. However, I hate how much it rains here.
    Aleeha xXx
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    1. Haha but you're living in the UK! I wish I could go there someday!! I honestly love the weather in the UK tho! Korea's summer & winter are two extreme weathers..

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  22. great post !

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  23. What a truly gorgeous place. You're so lucky to live there, I'd do anything to even visit! Thanks for sharing an insight into your life lovely ^_^

    Katie // Words By Katie

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    1. Your blog is so awesome Katie! Thanks & hope you'll visit here someday :)

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  24. Beautiful pictures ! what an amazing place

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  25. Wow! Amazing inspirations

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  26. Oh, wow the pictures are amazing! One day I really want to visit Seoul, I hope it will be soon. You have a wonderful blog, would you like to follow each other?

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    1. I hope it would be soon, too! Thank you <3

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  27. I'd love to visit Seoul someday!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I definitely recommend Seoul for good ol' trip! You're welcome <3

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  28. These pictures are so amazing.. thank you for sharing such a lovely post! Would love to follow each other and keep in touch, let me know if you want to! x

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    1. I love your photos & your style, too! Thanks for lovely words Adele xx

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  29. Amazing photos. This place looks lovely and very different than any european city :)

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    1. I think a loooot of european cities are as beautiful as Seoul or any other places in Asia <3

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  30. It looks so beautiful and great photos! xx
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  31. I've never been to Seoul but I do have a few friends studying there. And they always tell me how beautiful it is, and how different it is from any other place in the world. I hope I get to go visit one of these days, it looks amazing <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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    1. You can definitely add Seoul to your travel wishlist Bash!! Thanks for such sweet comments xx

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