This is a brief entry of when I was living in Seoul.
South Korean culture is unique in a sense where the culture is actually a mix of multiple other cultures. Together, they form the “Korean” culture which is unique to them.
In ancient monuments, historical sites & religion too, you will definitely notice the Chinese influence. Also in terms of religion & language, one can observe the many European styled cathedrals; as there are many Korean Catholics here. For the language part, most Koreans are able to speak perfect English, which shows that influence from the west is very strong.
And finally, for those Koreans not proficient in English language… You can be sure that most of them are able to speak rather fluent Japanese. That’s probably because Korea & Japan are neighbors and many Koreans will be sure to have at least one relative who resides in Japan.
As for the Japanese influence in Korean architecture, this would be the modern buildings, skyscrapers and of course; the shopping streets.
A mix-mash of east, south & west. This is what makes makes South Korea unique.
So… what’re you waiting for? Come ‘n’ visit Seoul right now!
I’m sure you’ll love it!
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Hungover!! Anyone able to provide me with a remedy? I needed a quick fix!
Seoul has 5 palaces and Gyeongbokgung is the largest & grandest of them all.
As you can see from the architecture of Gyeongbok Palace, there is a lot of Chinese influence.
Jogysea Temple in Insadong – also note the , major Chinese influence in it’s decor.
Well…”Hi there!” I’m ready for some serious partying tonight!
Another capture of Myeongdong shopping street. It resembles the narrow yet cramped alleys, which you can find in Shinjuku.
Just got back to my apartment and in desperate need for a shower. I’m so tired…anyone here willing to help me in the bath?? 😉
Myeongdong Cathedral. Seoul has a HUGE number of Catholics, unusual for an city in Asia, this shows the huge diversity of different cultures in the city.
Another chic shopping building in Myeongdong. This picture I took fondly reminds me of Shibuya, back home.
The insanely long queue one has to endure inorder to enter the nightclubs!!
Myeongdong; the main artery & shopping street in Seoul. Here, in the commercial districts; one will be sure to notice the strong Japanese influence in Architecture, Decor & Fashion.
The is an underground shopping street in Seoul.
These Ladies over here are waiting for some “customers” (If you know what I mean)! Ahem*
Plastic Surgery is really common in Seoul. Take this guy for example, he’s in public with his bandages & cast still on. No one bats an eyelid as it’s perfectly normal here. He obviously doesn’t give 2 shits about it.
Come nightfall, Seoul gets lighted up beautifully by neon lights & signboards.
Here, another lady who has obviously underwent a Rhinoplasty. She’s out shopping and obviously doesn’t give a shit too!
I hope you did enjoy this post and found it informative.
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