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Seoul Revisited

Created by Composthp on July 10, 2010 Best of IgoUgo

10 Reviews
1 Story

We spent a short 5 days in Seoul exploring the sights at our own leisurely pace. Having been on a regular diet of Korean dramas for the last few years, Seoul was at once vaguely familiar and yet, foreign to us. It was a rejuvenating trip for my weary soul.

Missing Tokyo

Created by SeenThat on October 9, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
2 Stories

In my way back to the US from Bangkok, the flip-flops of modern days flights forced me to stop in Seoul. For the third time I was at almost parachuting distance from Tokyo, and missed it.

This City's Got Seoul

Created by ifor_gal on September 27, 2008 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

This ever-changing metropolitan city has become fashion forward and culturally conscious. Boutiques, designer cafes, and amazing restaurants have popped up all over the crowded I share a few of my favorites.

Seoul Survivors

Created by Ishtar on January 20, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

We were caught in transit in Seoul for a mere 48 hours in freezing weather and no car. How we survived.

Seoul Stopovers

Created by travelswithkids on February 26, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

6 Reviews

With only a couple days in Seoul on our Korea trip, we sampled its palaces, people, museums, and shopping markets.

Heart and Seoul in Korea

Created by Paul Bacon on December 18, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

10 Reviews
7 Stories

For one year, I taught English in a Hogwan (private language school) in a small town called Taean about two hours south of Seoul.

Hanguk Minsokchon (The Korean Folk Village)

Created by E. B. on September 11, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

A lot has changed since I last visited the Korean Folk Village, known to native Koreans as Minsokchon. Twenty years ago, I remember a quaint town of yesteryear. Today, it resembled a miniature Disneyworld. American culture has pervaded the world, even in a folk town meant to be authentic.

Seoul Journal

Created by seethesun on June 3, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

2 Reviews
5 Stories

The home of one of the ferocious Asian tigers of South Korea, Seoul is home to 10 million people. Located in the northern part of South Korea and just a stone’s throw away from the world’s most militarized zone, Seoul vibrates with a force that one must experience for oneself.

Going Back to Seoul

Created by E. B. on September 27, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

7 Reviews

I haven't been back to my birthplace in eighteen years. I went to visit my very ill grandmother for possibly the last time. It was also an opportunity to catch up with relatives that I hardly ever see and to practice my poor Korean. "Uh, does anyone here speak English?"

Teaching ESL in S. Korea: The Good, The Bad, The UGLY

Created by Bethany Davidson-Widby on June 22, 2004 Best of IgoUgo

1 Review
4 Stories

Teaching English in South Korea is like flipping a coin: you've got a 50/50 chance of getting it right. Life is grand for 50% of English teachers, but for the rest of us, life can be downright ugly.

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