In December last year, I visited Korea for my first time. Just a two hour flight from Tokyo, I couldn’t pass up the chance to immerse myself in another culture. What a quirky place it was. Once you get past the the finger burningly cold weather (at least cute mittens are a must), I was stunned at the city that is Seoul. If you can go there, get there now. It is in this clear transition of some neighbourhoods appearing like South East Asia, and others with skyscrapers like Tokyo city. Whilst it isn’t necessarily sad that it is changing in this direction, if you can it is always cool to see a city pre and post urban development.
Another highlight of this trip was making the day trip to the North Korean border. What a cool experience to peer through the binoculars and see the fake propaganda town, learning about the history between the two countries. An amazing experience that I couldn’t recommend enough. Just bring your beanie if you’re going in the Winter!
Looking across into the North.
I know it is blurry, but here is a snap of the ‘fancy’ propaganda town to show us how well the North live…
My Pringles and I looking into the North.