Travel Diary: Seoul, Korea (Day 4 & 5)

I spent most of my fourth day in Seoul exploring the city. My first destination was Buchon Hanok Village. I wanted to visit this traditional area of Seoul after seen a few youtube videos where I met local and international tourists (Koreans, Chinese, French, and Malaysians). After resting for 30 minutes at a cute nearby coffee shop, I made my way to Seoul Museum of Art.  I went back to the university district (idae/이대) because I really wanted to see and take pictures of Yonsei University. 

Getting to Yonsei took longer than I expected because I kept getting lost but I was able to find it with the help of some nice locals. The campus was so pretty and open. I wish I had more time to explore it but I had to leave because I was meeting Hailey (my friend who came to pick me up at the airport) in Hongdae. Once I met Hailey, we walked around Hongdae for a while and before to grabbing a bite at a popular restaurant that served western style foods. Later we went to a coffee shop that recently opened in Hongdae called You Are Here Cafe, by youtubers Eatyourkimchi and talktomeinkorean. After enjoying some yummy macarons and a lovely conversation, we headed home.

At my hostel, I met a couple of nice and helpful Taiwanese tourists who were also leaving Korea the next day and offered to go to the bus station together. I gladly accepted since I didn’t want to get lost or miss my flight again. The next day we said goodbye to the hostel’s manager and some of the employees and we made our way to the bus station. Shortly after, my new friends and I parted ways at the bus station. At the airport, I met up with Hailey for the last time before catching my flight to Taipei.


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