My First Trip to South Korea!


2019 Changdeokgung Palace by Fan 13. 8

June 12, 2019

My first trip to South Korea was a bit of a surprise.  I had planned to go for two or three weeks in the summer of 2019,  but because of a fortuitous event, I went for a week in June!  (I happened to get up by sheer “luck” at 2:00 AM, the day that Jung Il-woo’s Fan Meeting tickets went on sale… and I bought one!)

So, with one week (June 2- June 10), one of the hardest decisions was to choose where to go… and I crammed as much as I could in every single day.  This was my itinerary.  In the future, when I have written about every place separately, I will create links.  For now only the dates have links to a general post of that day.

Sunday June 2nd

Arrival to Seoul via Incheon International Airport.


Monday June 3rd

School Tour

Hanyang University

Flower Cafe (Not planned)

Arko Theater

Korea House Presentation


Tuesday June 4th

Olympic Park


Bongeusa Temple

Seocho Senior Center

Seoul Art Center

Rainbow Fountain


Wednesday June 5th

Flower Boy Ramen Shop Cafe

Myeongdong & Zaemiro

Nasam Tower


Thursday June 6th

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Tapgol Park

Changgyeonggung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace

Huwon (The Secret Garden at Changdeokgung Palace)

Café de Atelier Fazenda


Friday June 7th

National Palace Museum of Korea

National Korean Folk Art Museum.

King Sejong Statue


Saturday June 8th

National Museum of Korea/ Hangul Museum Gardens

Hangul Museum

National Museum of Korea

Ehwa Women’s University

Jung Il-woo’s Fan Meeting “Him”


Sunday June 9th

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Bukchon Hanok Village

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

Dongdaemun Clothing Shopping Area


Monday June 10th

Around Arko Theater… I decided on the Ihwa Mural Village and realized it was in the same stop as the theater!  So these two would go great together!

Ihwa Mural Village

Walking along the Seoul Fortress Wall to Dongdaemun Gate or ‘Heunginjimun’, the “Gate of Rising Benevolence.”

Departure via Incheon International Airport