As a lively cultural metropolis that caters for over ten million people Seoul has earned its nickname as the ‘special city’. Sarah Whiteley visited South Korean capital as a solo traveller.
In a bid to outsmart jet-lag, I wanted to make the most of my remaining first day in Seoul by staying awake after 24 hours of travelling. I knew I had to walk around the area to familiarise myself with my new surroundings. I was based in the central district, Jung-gu, and was spoilt for choice as soon as I left the hotel.The centre hosts multiple traffic lanes, touch screen ATMs, fancy cars and high-rises, but within two minutes of leaving the main roads, alleys are lined with market stalls, neon lights and traditional eateries. The people were beautiful; swishing down the streets dressed impeccably