Seoul is located in a basin and is surrounded by four mountains. We decided to walk around and up Ingwangsan and were rewarded with spectacular city views. We also came across several different temples and shrines.
It was incredible – we just took the metro to a stop in the north west of Seoul. It wasn’t even outside the city! At the start of our walk we saw these beautiful and detailed murals.
A very important part of experiencing a foreign culture is of course sampling the food. Yes, I’m making excuses for basically just eating a lot while I was in Seoul. Ha!
One of the most famous foods is probably the Korean BBQ. It’s so good! You can order different cuts of meat and grill it at your table. With the meat come a lot of different side dishes. Kimchi is a staple but we also got other vegetables, rice and lettuce leaves to wrap the meat in once cooked.
Some of the meat is pre-cut but some isn’t. The larger pieces are put on the barbecue and then need to be cut up with the scissors provided, as Jayna demonstrates below.