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Leaving Tokyo for the weekend. Having a short weekend stop in Seoul Korea. The flight time from Tokyo to Seoul is 2 hours, making it a good destination for a short get away. I am taking ANA from Tokyo Haneda airport to Seoul Gimpo airport. From the airport to the hotel that I have booked in the Gangnam area. Welcome to Seoul Korea!

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Checking in at Haneda airport at the ANA counter. The service is as every place in Japan excellent.

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Arriving at Gimpo, welcome to Seoul Korea. From the airport I first checked the possibilities to take a bus in to the city, not easy to figure out. I ended up taking a taxi to the city, my best choice would have been taking the train.

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I have booked the Korean suite at Hotel Grammos. The hotel is located in Gangnam and the area around the hotel is mainly office buildings, not too exciting. A 7-eleven and a Starbucks is the most exciting thing around here. Luckily it is just a few minutes walk to the nearest station.

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The size of the suite was decent and a open bathroom and bath solution was different.

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Seoul streets, too much traffic I think.

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Korea! Tried to book a trip visit the border (DMZ) between the north and south, however it is not open to the public on Mondays.

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Out walking around in Seoul, rainy and low temperatures this weekend.

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This guy could not be more happy. Good to see him since there was far between the happy faces here.

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Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul. You will find Gyeongbokgung in the center of downtown Seoul and is easy to get to. The closest subway station is Gyeongbokgung Station on line 3 (as long as you get to understand the not so easy subway system).

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Find the streets and areas for shopping and walking, if not you will be wandering around without finding too much interesting to see.

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Having a Saturday walk in Korea.

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New style and concept at Mc Donalds, create your own taste and the burger is served at the table. Maybe this is what will save Mc Donalds profit.

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Gangnam style Audi R8, nice one.

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Shopping in Gangnam.

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Real life mannequins on display, every 5 minutes they would turn around to much excitement from the crowd.

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What ever your weekend goal is it can be easily done here in Seoul. Several private hospitals and clinics offering plastic surgery, fast and affordable.

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All over the city you will meet newly operated women walking around with stitches and bandages. Improve your looks with one day surgery and good payment plans.

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The police were out with all their riot forces controlling a demonstration that supposedly demanded the resignation of the prime minister. Not the best welcome to Seoul Korea.

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Teddy bear shopping at Line store.

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And he has even got his own room here.

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This one might be over the weight limit on the flight back.

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The protest and demonstration drags on late tonight, the police are preparing for a violent night.

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Team 21 relaxing on their shields, playing games on their smartphones waiting for a signal to take action.

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Seoul is a shopping Mekka. There is several 24h shopping centers.

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First some Korean tea before doing some late night shopping.

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Even at 1 am the stores is packed with people out looking for a bargain.

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Most shops do wholesale in this area and your price will vary on how many items of each you are buying.

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With 24h sales a rest is needed.

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Take your time here and be well rested before entering these large department stores.

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Bags packed during the night ready to ship to stores across Korea and in Seoul.

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All the 24h shopping centers are located in the same area and to find the next one you just have to cross the street.

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Whatever you want and how ever many you need.

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An alternative garden outside Dongdaemun Design Plaza.

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul. This is the area you will find several shopping centre.

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Taking the subway is a easy way to get around Seoul, however I do not find it easy to figure out the different lines and stops.

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Cool guys take public transport!

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Seoul subway city map, all in Korean. Uber and taxi was what i had to take to get to the right destinations.

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Seoul decorated for Christmas.

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#YOLO Seoul.

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Clothes department stores and also several huge electronics department stores invites to all day shopping. Here with both new and used goods.

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The shops are stocked up for Christmas sales, go wild while having a weekend in Seoul. Welcome to Seoul Korea