My Red Seoul

As I will be travelling, there will be no more postings for the rest of the week!

Last Autumn, after travelling round the country chasing color foliage,  our last stop in 0ur South Korea trip was Seoul.

Apart from some of the ancient architecture we saw in the capital, we were delighted to see that some bold colors were used in shops and in buildings.DSCF3553

I especially like this shop front in red color. It matches very well with the clothing they showed in the shop window. The bicycle parked by the door also gave a leisurely feeling.DSCF3520

Here is another shop with the use of bold colors, the three colors seem to match quite well. I like the way they have arranged the façade too.

We have seen the ancient temple and palaces in Seoul, but we were equally impressed with the modernity we found in the capital. . . . . . not forgetting the red foliage too!DSCF3315


58 thoughts on “My Red Seoul

  1. Your blog is fantastic and it’s so good to see the cool places you have been. I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blog Award, keep up the great work! 🙂

  2. Michael, what a fantastic trip you have been on … Japan and thanks for sharing, you have given me some new … ideas.
    So excited to be coming back to both Hong Kong and Japan. Welcome home.

    • Hi Viveka, welcome back to this part of the world. I am glad that you have finally booked it! You will note that HK has changed a lot too, hopefully for the better!

    • Thank you, Michael … !!! I have still problems to sit too long – and if I have been working on post a bit long, my sorry ass kicks up again. That’s is why I haven been around as I use to.
      I have booked myself into Cosmopolitan Hotel, got a really great rate, but I would love to stay on the Kowloon said -YMCA is my target, but they don’t take booking for next year yet. I have to book my flight between HK and Tokyo, have been looking at HK Express, great prices … any thoughts???

    • Hi Viveka, there is a hotel in Kowloon – B P International which offers very competitive rates – with some rooms overlooking Kowloon Park, it quite (conveniently) close to Tsim Sha Tsui and Star Ferry (walkable distance),rated 3.9/5, maybe you can check it out on the web. It is also called the Scouts Hotel. Regards, Michael

    • Thanks for the tip about the hotel … looks really good and walking to the Star Ferry is important to me.
      But their website doesn’t work at the moment. and through booking sites they have no available rooms, too early I think.
      Same with hotels in Japan, they haven’t open their booking system for next year yet.
      I’m thinking of starting of with 5 days in Tokyo and I want direct flight and to the old airport, the new one is so fare away in Tokyo.

    • I have been using Agoda before and I have been checking out their website lately too – great prices, but the hotels I’m interested in haven’t released their prices for next year yet. I wish I could afford Peninsula again. Or Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, but far too much money for only sleeping. Marco Polo is another hotel with brilliant location. But to pay those kind of money for location only.

    • You’re right – but it’s strange because people don’t just jump on a plane to visit HK or Japan, it takes loads of planning. At least I know where I want to stay, only have to wait.

    • Thanks, Michael …. I have just been checking around but none on the hotels I have my eye on – has rooms for my dates. At least not yet.

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