Mate Hotel Seoul
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMate Hotel Seoul
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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... the beautiful and peaceful sanction, which is located amidst the busy business district. During the different seasons, the place transform itself.
After lunch, down to Namdaemun Market for our favourite Hotteok ( sweet sugar pancake) and potato wrapped sausage. Though not a shopping fan, this traditional market is a must visit and there are lots of interesting things to see. For us, it's the food stalls and the excitement to be in the ...
... which the guide books recommended for coffee shops and a traditional Korean teashop. We went to the subway and a lively Korean attendant helped us get our tickets and showed us how to recoup our deposits. She was so friendly and helpful, and this carried on for the rest of the day. It was lovely to not be pushed and barged into, and to see people waiting for others to get off the train before they start to get on! When we got out of the subway at Jong No Sam we saw ...
... North won't allow family reunions due to the risk of defections so Freedom House has never been used for its intended purpose. I also got to see my first North Korean soldier. He was standing on top of the Panmumgak stairs some distance away, but it was unmistakably a North Korean with drab olive garb and a peaked cap. A short drive took us to an observation post on top of a nearby hill where we could get a look at the North Korean landscape. In one word - bleak. I've never seen a ...
... uneven and at times tricky to navigate. The steps just didn't seem to end. The markers kept telling us that we were getting closer to the top but it just didn't seem true.
Finally we were off the stairs and the last sign said we had 0.4 km to go. That is when I looked up and saw the top, straight up a rock face. We had to use the ropes and chains that were secured in the rock to help us climb and not slip to our deaths. Both John and I have zero tread left on our shoes. ...
... renewal project, Cheonggyecheon is a restoration of the stream that was once there before during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The stream was covered with an elevated highway after the Korean War (1950-1953), as part of the country's post-war economic development. Then in 2003, the elevated highway was removed to restore the stream to its present form today. The stream starts from Cheonggye Plaza, a popular cultural arts venue, and passes ...