Ginkgo trees can perhaps be considered a symbol of Seoul. They can be found all over the city, and their distinctive, bright yellow leaves declare autumn. As the seasons turn, these sunny petals also spiral down to blanket the sidewalks.
Seoul's Haneul Park offers a broad, picturesque expanse of softly waving grass that gives a peaceful feel, right in the middle of the city. Because it is elevated, it is apart from the city noise, but from the park's edges the evening skyline can be appreciated.
The turn from summer heat to fall chill can happen in the space of a single day in Seoul. Likewise, the contrast of the fall colors against the more steady terrain can offer a startling beauty.
What's better on a brisk fall morning than fresh baked bread? Hyoja bakery is a tiny little shop near the Korean palace Gyeongbokgung, but despite its size, its reputation attracts lines of hungry visitors that extend far down the block during a rush. They are famous for their unique corn bread, which features actual corn,... Continue Reading →