#tbt to when my dumb ass broke my focus motor 3 or 4 years ago 🙃
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I'd always wanted to go to South Korea so one Christmas I jumped at the chance of flying to Thailand - via Seoul.
The average temperature in Thailand in December is 27 degrees. In Seoul it's about 27 degrees lower than that 😊
This had always put me off transiting through Incheon Airport when in search of winter sun in SE Asia, but I was determined to make it happen this time.
To avoid packing heavy clothes, which I wouldn't need for my time in Thailand, my technique for my layover in Seoul was simple. I would wear all my summer clothes, simultaneously.
It turned out not to be terribly effective against sub-zero temperatures, so I bought some cheap fingerless gloves and a beanie, plus a pair of Gangnam Style socks to amuse myself (that dates the trip for you) and I took off on a tour of the city.
One of the many things I instantly fell in love with during that single day and night spent freezing but fascinated in Seoul, was the juxtaposition of old and new. An ancient culture intermingling with the buzz and pace of a truly cutting edge metropolis - it was utterly intoxicating. There were also more coffee shops than I have ever seen in my life.
A proper visit to South Korea is high on my wishlist for 2019.
Have you been to South Korea, do you have any tips for me?
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The Dongdaemun Design Plaza, also called the DDP, is a major urban development landmark in Seoul, South Korea designed by Zaha Hadid and Samoo, with a distinctively neofuturistic design characterized by the "powerful, curving forms of elongated structures".
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Gwangjin District is one of the 25 wards of Seoul, South Korea. It is located on the north bank of the Han River, to the eastern end of Seoul It was created from neighboring Seongdong District in 1995.
Gwangjin District is home to Konkuk University and Sejong University.
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Dongdaemun District is one of the 25 gu of Seoul, South Korea. It is located to the north of the River Han. Its district office is in Yongdu-dong where is close to the underground station of branch of Line 2.
The mayor of this district is Sarip Hong since July 2006.
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Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of ancient locust and pine trees.