Mate Hotel Seoul
Travel Blogs from Seoul
Fascinated by Korean Pop Superstar, Korean dramas, Korean foods and Korean sceneries decided me to take a 4days trip to Seoul, South Korea to experience all these! Korea has four seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring & Summer and we opted to go in Spring where my favorite cherry blossoms are in bloom. Amidst the war between South and North Korea, no …
... been drilled though. All over the DMZ you aren't supposed to take photos except for designated areas, but that's really lame and I managed to get a photo from inside the tunnel.
Now we were on to visit the Joint Security Area (JSA). This is where the North and South conduct talks. You might recognize the three blue buildings from photos all over the place, and it was very weird to be right at the front of essentially ...
I found a coffee shop in Ilsan that I love. I'm not sure if I mentioned it earlier, but there are a ridiculous amount of coffee shops in Seoul, each more expensive than the last. Most of them are huge--as in, several floors--but the area where I'm writing from now is full of small, quiet ones. Even if I have to pay $7, it's worth it since I can sit in here for four or five hours and seem to get piles of work done every time.
I haven't written for almost the ...
... as, during the time of the royal family, it was hidden from the public. The Gardens are exquisite, designed in keeping with the geographical features of the area, and incorporating ponds, streams, hills and wooded areas.
The garden was used for a number of functions, including a place for composing poetry; a setting for contemplation; a venue for banquets, and an archery range. The royal family enjoyed fishing and boating on the pond, ...
* Touristy highlights have included Namdaemun Markets, Namsan Tower and lookout point, Gyeongbokgung Palace and The National Folk Museum
* We had the opportunity to go night skiing at Yong Pyong Ski Resort and despite it being -11 degrees we had a fantastic time and could not believe how cheap it was in comparison to Australia (ski hire, clothes, lift passes all about $60)
* Die Hard 5 at a 4D cinema where ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
located 45 minutes by train from the heart of the city. Room are cozy, facilities are incredibly good with a bath tub and a sauna. Staff are very accommodating. Foods are not that good.
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