Traveller Stories Louise’s life in Seoul

Hi! My name is Louise and I’m a student in Seoul.

As a Korean Studies major, it should be no surprise that I had the opportunity to spend a semester at a Korean university – but that I’d return and do it all again? Nobody saw that coming! Not even me!

My interest in Korea started 10 years ago, much to the confusion of those around me. “Why are you so interested in a strange country across the globe? Why go there? What even IS Korea?” they asked. (Okay the last one is slightly exaggerated but my point stands).

I’m here to tell you exactly all that! Through my posts, I want to share with you stories from my life in Seoul, the pulsating heart of South Korea, my experiences as a foreign student at one of the top universities in Korea, ideas on where to go and what to do, thoughts on living here long term, and other cool things I find.

Hopefully these stories will convey my love for Korea and why I believe this to be a place you should absolutely check out.


[Louise’s Story] Seoul Neighbourhood Guide: Ewha, Sinchon & Hongdae

[Scroll down to read the Danish version // Rul ned for at læse indlægget på dansk]  Hello and welcome back to the second post about neighbourhoods in Seoul! Today we’ll have a look at the areas near Ewha (이대), Sinchon (신촌), and Hongdae (홍대입구), which are all neighbouring stations on subway line 2. First let’s have a look at Ewha, Continue Reading . . .

[Louise’s Story] Seoul Neighbourhood Guide: Dongdaemun & Myeongdong

[Scroll down to read the Danish version // Rul ned for at læse indlægget på dansk] Introducing a small miniseries about neighbourhoods in Seoul! When planning trips to Seoul, quite a few of my friends have asked me where to stay and what to do. I always tell them that it depends on what they want to see because there Continue Reading . . .

[Louise’s story] Unexpected cultural differences in Korea

Scroll down to read the Danish version // Rul ned for at læse indlægget på dansk Today’s post is all about culture shocks! What is culture shock, you ask? A culture shock can be defined as feeling of confusion that results from suddenly experiencing a culture with customs that are not familiar to one’s own. Back when I was still Continue Reading . . .

[Louise’s Story] Tips for making local friends in Korea

Scroll for Danish version/Rul ned for at læse indlægget på dansk My last post ended with the point that you should definitely accept when people invite you to eat with them (unless, of course, they are sketchy strangers) because you can make new friends this way and better immerse yourself with the local culture. (Also! When the government sends out Continue Reading . . .

[Louise’s Story] Korean hospitality and the importance of food

[Please scroll down for Danish version] Some of the many reasons I keep coming back to South Korea are the hospitality, helpfulness, and curiosity of the Korean people. Of course there are bad people everywhere and while I’ve met less pleasant people in Korea as well, the majority of my interactions with strangers have been great. Personally I’m a big Continue Reading . . .