A Journey Back to Seoul



I’m leaving for Seoul on the 22nd and I’m super excited to go back!  I can’t believe that my trip is almost here.  Just awhile ago, my friend and I were going back and forth about where to go during winter break and I made my first plane ticket purchase ever.  I studied abroad in Seoul in the summer of 2011 and I had such a great time.  Living in Seoul for those two months was my first time to travel abroad without my family.  I was a little nervous at first, but once I touched town in Korea, I totally loved it.  It just confirmed that I love traveling and I wanted to live abroad.

I hope to visit some sites that I wasn’t able to visit when I was there the first time and to also revisit some of my favorites.  I can’t wait to eat Korean food (I’ve been missing spicy food so much) and surround myself with kpop.  This is my first time to travel during winter, so it’ll be a different experience and a major challenge (hello, extremely cold weather).  Hopefully I won’t turn into a popsicle!  I will probably look like a marshmallow in my pictures, so don’t laugh.  I don’t know how to dress for the cold….

Do you have any recommendations for winter activities in Seoul?  How exactly do you dress for the cold?

For more pictures from my Korea trip, check out this post.



  1. Raine and Skye

    Have fun in Seoul!!
    I’m new to extreme cold too but I heard from my cousins who went to Seoul last year that they depended on heat packs. Not sure how that works but hope it helps.

    • Mallory

      Thanks! I’ll probably have to buy heat packs when I’m there, especially if I’m going to be outside touring. Hopefully they will help! My hands and feet always get super icy cold, so I’ll probably need to stick some in my gloves and shoes.

  2. Jasam

    I don’t know what it is but I really like those kind of roofs, like the ones on the last picture. I guess it’s the style, the architecture of it. Omg, I LOVE Korean food. In fact, I want some right now. Thinking about it is making my mouth all watery hahaha

    • Mallory

      I love East Asian traditional architecture. I don’t know what it is, but I love it. I’m super super excited to eat! I’m just thinking about my first meal and how delicious it will be (and it better be awesome. I usually end up eating something less stellar because people can’t make up their minds about what they want to eat haha).

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