My first solo trip from start to end! I had some time off in between jobs, so I spent about a week roaming around Seoul on my own, taking in the sights and shopping by myself. I decided I liked it so much, I was going to do a solo trip at least once every year.
Touted as Seoul's most beautiful palace, it also comes with a 'secret' garden
Hongdae is one of Seoul's hip areas with young adults, and Mural Street where you can find all sorts of street art
Gwanghwamun Square is where the King Sejong statue sits, and the head of the Cheongyecheon
Itaewon is a favourite spot for American Expats
The Cheongyecheon river runs through Seoul and is a nice breath of fresh air in the midst of a busy city
When I went
I was there for about one week in early July 2011 - The weather is warm, you can go around quite comfortably in a t-shirt and shorts, but it\'s also quite rainy during this period - bring an umbrella! I spent all my time wandering around Seoul.
I stayed at Seoul Tower Ville, a service apartment located near Myeongdong on the slopes of Namsan Hill. Pretty central location, but you have to be willing to walk a little bit up and down the slopes!
I booked a Single Room (45,000 won, around S$50 per night) which was like a very small studio apartment - with attached toilet and shower, cooking and washing facilities all packed into a little room! I moved to a Double Room (55,000 won per night)later on because the rooms were booked up, which was much more spacious.