Seoul (Day 1): Cheonggyecheon and Myongdong – modern Seoul

The old, traditional houses of Bukchon are lovely, but most of Seoul is super urban and very modern. It’s a fun, vibrant city that feels surprisingly familiar and very clean.

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View from the hotel balcony, looking southeast.
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Hotel view looking southwest.
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Hilltop view in Bukchon neighborhood
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Samsung owns this building.
I feel like it should be the setting for the climactic
fight sequence in an action movie.
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This river walk apparently used to be covered by a highway.  It’s lovely now.
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I love how the English signs make sense, but only kind of.
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Standing at the intersection of two busy pedestrian streets in the lively
shopping district of Myongdon.  Here’s a view to the right.
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And a view straight ahead.
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To the left.
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And behind.
I love the cacophony of colors and signs.

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