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"Endless markets, cafes, and funky socks"

Seoul is the capital of South Korea, and a huge metropolis. While most of the city is constantly growing with new technology and highrises, traditional touches can still be found in historic areas like the Bukchon Hanok Village.

As the fourth largest city in the world, Seoul has no shortage of things to do. Markets of all types and sizes can be found in every area of the city, and the number of cafes on each street is unparalleled to anywhere else we’ve been in the world. Visitors should expect to encounter many cultural quirks, from giant teddy bears to endless variations of wacky socks, stickers, clothes, and handbags.

We ended up staying in Seoul for over two months, and still didn’t have time to see everything. We found Seoul to be a very livable city with a wide range of food, accommodation, and transportation options. Thought the Korean culture is more closed off than other Asian countries we’ve been to, we found Seoul to be a very safe and accommodating city, and a place we’d return to again.



Things To Do

Seoul Traditional House
Bukchon Hanok Village

Traditional Korean Village

DMZ Seoul
DMZ Tour

Demilitarized Zone Tour

Namsan Tower

Observation Tower


Nightlife, shopping, and food area

Gwangjang Market

Massive food street market

Namdaemun Market

Large market with endless bargain shopping

66 Day Cost Breakdown









Note: The figures above represent the costs for two people