"Organized Chaos --> Seoul, South Korea" Top 5 Page for this destination Seoul by schwein

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Fireworks in Seoul - Seoul
Fireworks in Seoul

The Chinese have a saying: "May you live in interesting times."
It's seen as both a blessing, and a curse...
And it describes Seoul perfectly.

Of all the words you could use to describe this city: chaotic, crowded, colourful, noisy... 'boring' is definately not one of them.

I am currently living here. This page will be a work in progress.

Nice! - Seoul


View of southern Seoul (Gangnam, Daichi, Jamsil) as seen from Guryong-san on an unnaturally clear day.

There are roughly 20 million people in and around Seoul, with approx 10 million cars in the area. That makes for some pretty nanky air, and days like this are a treat.
Head to the mountains/towers right after it's rained, for the best views.

You can find the odd pocket of solitude in the city, if you explore a bit.

Sometimes you can even find a quiet place to sit in the grass, without having a soju-smelling security guard come up to blow a whistle in your face untill you move.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:interesting people, some cool sights
  • Cons:constant noise, air pollution, CROWDED
  • In a nutshell:definately an interesting place!
  • Intro Updated Oct 20, 2008
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  • Area map - Seoul

    Written Aug 17, 2008

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  • Nov 20, 2009 at 1:29 AM

    Great review! Just wondering where to find some online deals for high1. Cheers

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    Nov 8, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Hello Mike, great tips and page. I've been reading and rating for the last hour.

  • zerocycles's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2009 at 1:02 AM

    Great tip for Brasilia restaurant! That place is amazing!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    You're so lucky you're living in an interesting place like Korea! Good Luck, featured member and Have Fun Today/Tonight...Greetings from Arizona, Norman :)

  • DSwede's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Should be back in Ulsan next week, but may wait from spring to check out the diving. Thanks for the info. Options in the south (other than Jeju) are limited.

  • May 13, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Nice! Asahi Black in Seoul = good!

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 6:23 AM

    Mountainbiking on Achasan in a monsoon?! You guys are nuts...

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