Monday 16 March 2015

A Trip To South Korea

Hey all, I know I've been really quiet lately, but hopefully I'll be posting a bit more. I'm using the Blogger app right now, so I don't have as much control over the way it looks.

Anyway I'm in Seoul, South Korea right now! Just for two weeks. I got here yesterday afternoon after about 15 hours of flying. Such a tiring couple of flights, and I barely got any sleep, although I did try.

I managed to watch four films on the plane; Japanese live action film of "Lupin III" (2014), directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, Korean comedy/drama "Fashion King" (2014), Hong Kong fantasy "The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom" (2014) , and finally Korean actioner "The Pirates" (2014).

By the time I got to Incheon International Airport, I was so tired!

I had booked my accommodation through Airbnb; I booked a private room in Itaewon, you can even book an entire apartment if you wish. I'm paying roughly £20 per night, which is pretty good. On a trip like this, I'd normally stay in a hostel, but since I recently bought a fairly pricey camera and lenses, I wasn't so sure about the security of a hostel, so Airbnb seemed an excellent alternative, and I'd booked with them before, so was fine with using them. Anyway, click here to save £17 off your first booking!

My host seems really nice, and I was greeted by here on entering the building. She had been ill over the weekend, so her mum (and pet dog) was also there.  They offered me some food, which was really tasty, though I don't know what dishes they were!

Anyway after a bit of a chat and a few pointers of what sights I could visit, I was ready to hit the hay. It had been a long day, and I know I would sleep well.

Today, I'm going to visit the War Memorial of Korea; hopefully this will give me a bit of background knowledge on the Korean War ready for my tour of Panmunjeom at the North Korean border tomorrow.

After that I'll visit maybe the National Museum of Korea and a couple other places.

Anyone else been to Seoul before? Any suggestions on where to visit? Please comment below!

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