In January I was super happy to fulfill a longtime wish for me to visit Korea as part of my work for ESL. Korea has always been a dream for me to visit and I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Seoul prior to the event that was held before the Olympics in PyeongChang. Seoul is a beautiful and historically rich city and the three days that I had there were not enough to dive deep into the wonders that the city has the offer. However I think that I have seen the most important things except the border between North and South and would love to share some things from the trip.

First things first me and my colleagues decided to visit the biggest and most beautiful palace in Seoul, named Gyeongbokgung Palace. This in 1395 build palace is big enough to spend an entire day wandering around seeing all of its beauty, but sadly we could only spend 2-3 hours there. The palace itself looks a little bit underwhelming at first. However the moment you step trough the second gate a world opens in front of your eyes.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

The second thing I wanted to share is the city and its view. I have been to a lot of cities in the past and some have had crazy beautiful views, but for some reason this one stuck with me. It took a good half a hour and lots of climbing stairs to reach the top, but it was so worth it.

 

Lastly, the gaming cafe! It has always been a dream of mine to visit one and lucky enough we found a night to go and play some games. The video probably explains it all, but I never felt more at home.

I have done a lot more, but these things were something I quickly wanted to share with you. Korea is somewhere I want to go back at least a few more times and I hope I can make that dream come true one day. It is an amazing country with a culture I respect and feel right at home at.