Where I’m At: August, 2017 – Saigon edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Saigon! I’m back in the home base after a month on the road, so here is a recap of the month that was. Where I’ve Been Seoul My month began in Seoul, where I […]

Notes on Seoul – the orderly megacity of South Korea

Seoul was a glaring omission in my visited cities of Asia list. I had long been saving Seoul as a stop-over city as Incheon Airport is a popular hub between Asia and North America. I wasn’t planning to go until I found a good flight deal from Hanoi, which coincided with a visa run from […]

Urban regeneration projects of Seoul that other cities should copy

Every city makes planning and development mistakes in the course of its history. No city is perfect, but a good city will at least try to rectify the err of its urban planning ways. The city of Seoul is a modern city that has razed most of its heritage buildings. The highlight for most visitors […]

Flight Review: Eastar Jet – Seoul (Incheon) to Hong Kong

Flight: Eastar Jet ZE 931 From: Seoul Incheon (ICN) To: Hong Kong (HKG) I flew with Eastar Jet from Seoul to Hong Kong. I compared flights with Skyscanner, which gives the option of searching for flights from both Seoul airports (Incheon and Gimpo). In the end Eastar offered a good price at a reasonable hour […]

Guesthouse Review: Kstar House, Seoul – South Korea

Hotel Name: Kstar House Address: 431, Cheongpa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea I stayed at the Kstar House in Seoul. I booked it mainly for its location near the Seoul main train station as I had an early morning departure. The guesthouse is less than 10 minutes walk from the entrance to the airport train, so […]

Airbnb Review: Studio apartment in Gangnam, Seoul

Airbnb name: The Best location in Gangnam Address: Near Gangnam Metro Station, Seoul, South Korea Before I visited Seoul I looked at the accommodation map and I didn’t have a clue which area to stay. I saw an apartment listed in Gangnam, which everyone now knows from the Youtube blockbuster Gangnam Style. I must admit […]

Where I’m At: July, 2017 – Seoul edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Seoul! At the start of the month Seoul was not even a consideration. I was originally planning to travel to Sapa in Northern Vietnam, and then cross the border to China. I wanted to […]

Guesthouse Review: Myeongdong Town Guesthouse, Seoul

Hotel Name: Myeongdong Town Guesthouse Address: 68, Supyo-ro, Jung-gu, Jung-Gu, 100-230 Seoul, South Korea I stayed at the Myeongdong Town Guesthouse in Seoul. This was my first time in Seoul I didn’t have a clear idea of which area is the best place to stay in this massive city. I saw this was near the […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Hanoi to Seoul (Incheon)

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 960 From: Hanoi (HAN) To: Seoul Incheon (ICN) I flew with VietJet Air from Hanoi to Seoul. I compared flights with Skyscanner, and Vietjet was the cheapest option. The economy fare was $46.70 USD, which went up to $105.95 USD with taxes. If you book during a promo sale you might […]

Seoul Travel Guide

Travel Guides > South Korea > Seoul Travel Guide Nomadic Notes Blog Posts https://www.nomadicnotes.com/notes-on-seoul/ – Thoughts and observations on a week in Seoul, South Korea. Urban regeneration projects of Seoul that other cities should copy – The urban regeneration of Seoul – The Cheonggyecheon Stream and Seoullo 2017 skypark. Accommodation Seoul Hotels – Search and […]