Seoul is beyond a bustling cosmopolitan Korean city and home to the sensational K-Pop culture. It’s a city of both worlds, where 14th century palaces stand beside 21st century skyscrapers. Our darling Emily Jaury Shared her experience with us and here's her version of a Seoulful day!
"I traveled to Seoul with my college best friends. We're told that the best way to experience traditional Korean culture and reliving the glorious memory of Joseon Dynasty by wearing the Korean traditional dress called Hanbok while soaking up the historical ambiance of Gyeongbokgung.
So we rented Hanbok at the Hanbok rental shop in Seoul and to make this visit to Gyeongbokgung palace extra memorable. Near the palace there’s a cluster of traditional Korean houses called Bukchon Hanok Village we strolled and imagined living in a different era.
After a blast from the past, we had chicken galbi which is tender chicken cutlets marinated in spicy Korean sauce, served in a huge pan, paired with oozing mozzarella cheese. That dish left us satisfied and fueled-up so we're so energized enough to do a shopping marathon in Myongdong area. You know, that crazy labyrinth every shopaholic will love to visit. We're kinda overwhelmed with so many great skincare and makeup products, not to mention the fashionable clothes, shoes and bags. We felt absolutely happy with all our shopping loots!
After an exhausted shopping spree, we needed to wind down for a moment and thankfully Seoul has the abundance of cafés and coffee shops, from the trendiest to the quirkiest.
Traveling with my best friends is a rare occurrence since everyone’s busy with work and personal life. I was treasuring every single moment in the vibrant city of Seoul and grateful for our SweetEscape photographer who captured each moments perfectly.”
-Emily, Seoul Lover