Korea Photo Diary

Hello... is anybody here? Long time, no see. Last time I spoke to you, I was about to embark on a Seoul-searching journey halfway across the world. After a few months in Korea and a short stint in Canada, I'm now back and looking forward to sharing all these memories with you, starting with this Korea Photo Diary. Better late than never, right? 

A peaceful corner of Deoksugung Palace, only a short walk away from the busy Seoul Plaza. 

Korean coffee shops are so extra - I love it! Pictured above are Mr Holmes Bakehouse and Lidart. Unfortunately, Mr Holmes have now closed their Gangnam location, but you can still taste their delicious cruffins in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The changing of the guard at Gyeongbokgung Palace. 

Welcome to Ihwa Mural Village!

I also went to The Cry Ground, a Korean hip hop music festival, which was so much fun! The highlight for me was definitely seeing Heize live. I also never thought I'd ever end up dancing to Gangnam Style, in Seoul, with thousands of people but it definitely happened.

The colourful lanterns of Jogyesa Temple, in Seoul.

Namsan Tower as seen from Bukchon Hanok Village.

I may or may not have gone a bit mad in the shops whilst I was there, but can you blame me?

Gyeongbokgung on a quiet day.

I also went to Busan for a few days and fell in love with the city and its delicious, fresh seafood. Oh, and isn't the view from the Songdo cable car absolutely breath-taking? 

I also managed to catch the International Fireworks Festival while in Busan. Funnily enough, I ended up meeting up with an old friend from university and watching the incredible firework displays together.

Seoul from above. 

Of course I couldn't go to Seoul and not pay 1Million Dance Studio a visit! I hadn't danced in years - and by years, I mean over a decade -, so it was quite a shock to the system but I ended up loving it so much, I was in the studio twice a week, every week.

My last stop on this trip was Jeonju, where we stayed in a traditional hanok, wore hanbok (the traditional formal Korean dress), explored the beautiful hanok village, ate the most incredible bibimbap and made the most of Jeonju's beautiful cafés and street art. 

Oh and didn't I tell you? I'm heading back to Korea in a couple of weeks! I swear I'll share everything sooner, rather than later, this time.

- Elodie x
  1. Oh wow what an interesting country to visit! It's not somewhere I've been before, but it looks so intriguing :)

  2. Love seeing your pictures from Korea and looking forward to hearing the stories from your next trip!

  3. Very very cool. Can't wait to hear about your coming experience in Japan!

  4. your photos looks stunningg - I'd love to visit. I am a big fan of Asia but haven't made it to Korea yet :)

  5. How amazing! Definitely on my bucket list. x

  6. I love Seoul so much that I visit every year for the last 4 years sometimes even twice a year like this year. I am going back in a few weeks time.

  7. Your photos are great. I'm going to Korea next year

  8. That Korean coffee shop reminds me of a place in Manchester - their desserts are fab x

  9. What stunning photos! Korea is somewhere I'd love to visit eventually, it looks like such an amazing place

  10. What an amazing experience, I have a number of Korean friends and I keep dreaming of the future when I'll get to visit. Mich x

  11. Wow Korea looks like such an amazing country to go and visit. It seems to have this amazing culture going on, beautiful buildings and such a friendly place as well.

  12. Living for this post Elodie! xxx