My trip to Seoul, South Korea the summer of 2015, where I ate everything from bingsoo and live octopus to the famed honey butter chips.

Seoul

Honey butter, cheese, and hills.

Myeongdong, known for its beauty shops and clothing stores. A lot of sales associates were multilingual in Chinese and English.

Found a stand selling honey butter chips, which were one of the hottest food fads at the time. Of course, they marked the price up.

Biked ~10mi along the Han River on some free city-provided bikes. Every city should offer this.

Honey on everything was also a trend. But this honeycomb chip combo was seriously delicious.

Stopped by Horario Cafe on the way to one of the palaces. Loved the natural lighting here.

Gyeongbokgung, the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty.

Yes, this is a poop-shaped red bean cake.

Gwangjang Market, where ahjummas aggressively hawk traditional Korean cuisine.

Bukchon

Explored this traditional village, home to hundreds of traditional hanok houses.

The most aesthetically pleasing stop of my trip - epigram pop-up shop.

Joined a tour of the Secret Garden behind Changdeokgung Palace.

Stumbled onto Dongdaemun Design Plaza, an installation of 21,000 LED roses.

Found a Starbucks with an amazing interior design.

Our last Airbnb was in Hongdae, hosted by Alex. This area has a very young and energetic vibe, due to the nearby universities.

Ewha Womans University, one of the most picturesque campuses I've ever seen.

Fin

What better way to end the trip than with yet another shaved ice treat (bingsoo) with friends (chingoo).




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