First Time in South Korea (Seoul)

First Time in South Korea (Seoul)

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Hello, world I happen, to find myself in Seoul South Korea my, first time to travel outside of Japan and into another Asian country, I knew. Virtually nothing. A week before going, to visit so, the one thing I did was to take a look at Google Maps and scope, out the place from the air and the streets one. Thing I noticed was the clusters of residential. Apartment buildings I also, saw some beautiful mountains surrounding. The city and a huge river since. I knew zero about Seoul I put the word out on the social medias and some kind people agreed to show me around so, here's what I experienced, during my one evening two days and one morning in Seoul and. By. The way I was going to make this a chronological, video, which it'll kind, of be but, I'm going to seriously get sidetracked and, jump back and forth in time throughout the whole thing. It'll. Be fine. But. We have to start somewhere so how about at the amazing een ton airport, yeah, I'm using Google Translate for all the Korean names because well I'm guessing. He's, better than I am noon, Sun I couldn't. Really ask for much more of the airport beautiful, clean, spacious, modern. Everything. From immigration to, picking up luggage to exchanging, cash to getting Wi-Fi was easy although, I did get dinged like five percent on the exchange, finding. Where the trains were was simple and my next task was to get some t-money. No, no, not this guy these guys. Once. In my hands I loaded, it up at the kiosk and was ready to ride on the public transportation or, buy some stuff at the convenience stores, the. Train system was fantastic. It's quite affordable especially in comparison to fares around Tokyo for. Example getting into the heart of Seoul from the airport cost me four thousand, one hundred and fifty one using. The Erik's all stop train which, sounds, like a lot but it's really about four u.s. dollars okay. Quick pause here I'll mention, money a few times the, quick and dirty way to figure out how much Korean currency is in US dollars is to divide the number by one thousand yes. One, zero, zero zero one, thousand, so. If you have five thousand, one that'd be five, dollars, okay, back to trains, anyone. Who has traveled soul knows that it's about an hour commute to the heart of the city from the main International, Airport along. My ride in what caught my attention right, away was the roads the, width of the roads were a lot more similar to what I saw on my visits to the US and to what I was used to in Japan for. Example let's pause it here, that's. Ten lanes in total in Japan the biggest expressways, I've seen have six while, usually there are only four two lanes going one way two, lanes going to the other all, right so that's the highways our expressways, are whatever you call them the, local roads were, even more noticeable to me in. Tokyo you can find some eight laners every, once in a while but, the design usually includes a median more, likely it's a 2 or 4 laner honestly. Some of the streets in Seoul reminded, me a lot of some found in Vancouver, in Canada I'd. Also like some cities I visited in the United States anyways. To sum it up coming, from Tokyo I noticed that there were bigger roads and more cars and Seoul, when. I got more into the city the train went underground and well the underground is boring footage so let's just deport getting out and about a night now. The point of my trip wasn't to go and party or do the tourist stuff but, because of what I needed to film which, was not actually this video I ended, up staying in the university, area of Hongdae, where I'm told the young people like to let loose here. Check this photo out notice. Anything my. Wife did arm, holding. After. She clued me in, I opened my eyes and saw there were public displays of affection all over, the place yep. PDA, all over Seoul now. Depending on where you're from this, may be mild or tame but coming from Japan this, seemed wild, absolutely. Wild any nice. Park fun atmosphere, lots, of people enjoying a night out with friends and lovers. I was. Getting hungry and needed a bite to eat since, my only friend in Korea ditched me thanks, T just. Joke came wedding anniversaries are important things I have, to try and solve my hunger issue all by my lonesome, I decided. To limit my risk and pick a place with picture menus now, I heard Koreans were fairly decent at English and I was in a university, part of town so, I decided to simply say the name of the menu item number, one aged beef steak what I got back was a blank stare.

But. Hey that's why, the picture menu so I pointed at it and it was all good I didn't. Do a couple hours of language study but out of all that time the only thing I can say was, come Siham Lita which, I think means thanks, but who knows if any Koreans understood, me when I'd mutter it I know. You're one drink no, I don't think it was the number one aged beef steak in Seoul but, I will say that within that building sure, I'll give them that after. Eating I went to some different areas these, much more party like I noticed, so many things but to keep this video from going off the rails I'll just talk about one of them right now street, food and street vendors it. Was a nice atmosphere and, so much stuff that you could easily buy while walking the streets come, to think of it I only ever filmed people getting, good I didn't actually try any myself but. I'm sure it was all good okay. Off to bed I. Woke. Up and during the day I did the thing that I came to Seoul to do so. We're gonna skip right to the night where I did have some locals to show me the ropes first. Stop was Korean BBQ alcohol. And meat sounds, like a fun time. Yeah. Got, that whole Asian flush thing what. You've never heard of it thanks, to my DNA, alcohol. Makes my skin turn, red. It's. Called Asian flush and it. Affects about 36 percent of North East Asians, with higher rates among, Asian Americans yep. So no drinks for me but it was fun to watch. The. Meet on the other hand was great is the perfect thing for those of us on the low-carb diet. Now. I've been to Korean barbecue in Canada as well as in Japan but, it's fun to experience the real thing in Korea of, course Korean. Food in Korea is, good. After. That I was going to go home but somehow another friend joined and I was off to a pub inspired, by old-school Korea, the. Ladies prepared mock quality, which, is an unfiltered rice wine you, can see how it's cloudy since. This is an old-school bar they used these golden bowls which is reminiscent, of what was used over a half-century ago and because. You had mock quality, you, also need to get Hudson which, is a savory, pancake there. Was also Bing, young which, are thin chewy noodles in a cold vinegary, broth of course. The ever useful scissors, were used again the food. All good I have. To try a bit of luck quality, Asian. Flush or not. Okay. Good morning I showed up earlier than when I was to meet a couple fine folks, oh really, kids to my eyes so, I decided to take a stroll through the enticing gates, at Polk sukoon I. Had. A chance encounter with this group this. Was the changing of royal guards by the way I. Found. It quite fortuitous, as it, seems they had an eager following, to, get my shots I didn't, even have to run around like a groupie, lucky me. Another. Type of group I encountered, who were students some, of them were having discussions in English so, I'm assuming they were from the United States coming for culture studies that'd, be a cool experience for a korean-american I believe, most students were coming from within Korea though and in, case not a bad field trip to take after. Leaving the palace gates I met up with my first set of tour guides Jonas. And eunsu, I was, expecting, to solely go by subway and foot but instead I was told that taxi, would be the best way to quickly get where we were going, taxis. In Tokyo can be pricey so was welcome news to her that taxis in Seoul are quite affordable starting, at 3,000 won for the first two kilometers. Where. We headed to was an area in na Guangdong, it's full of small little alleyways and chic restaurants, apparently. It's not a foreign tourist hotspot, quite yet but, it is popular, among the locals. It's. Taken an old area and made it hip with stylish cafes and shops. And. Then there, was time for lunch no. We didn't eat at this shop which is making bun cool we, went to the more geriatric, area just a few blocks over. That's. Where I noticed this I was, pretty sure what was going on but, I had to ask to confirm yep, this random stuff on the road was saving parking, spots in fact, I had encountered scenes like this in my first night in the city kind of like how someone in Philadelphia, will call savesies, after, the shovel the snow away except, in Seoul this seems to be happening without, snow. One, of my tour guides. Explained. Like. Pickled. Radish. Some green salad, and, the.

Most Famous Korean, dish kimchi, fermented. Cabbage. Next. On the itinerary was, going back to the west side of town - ma Huang do now we're spending at, the entrance, toward, the mama market, and this is close to work of the stadium so, like, until, three, four years ago one celebrating. They. Put this area on his show this place was quite bad but he, revived, this place and the, market get famous but a lot of booze and we'll expect, so a lot, of people visit, three weekends, with four they humbly. I was, told this market was made by the Japanese way back when it makes sense as the overhead structure is very similar to what I've seen in Japan. For. Example this, is an arcade in Osaka and Tokyo however. The, atmosphere, is completely, different whereas. In Japan vendors, sell their wares mostly, in shops you. Can see here that the goods really bleed into the streets reminds. Me a bit of the shops I'd see in China towns. Some. Vendors will be selling directly from the farm so it's kind of a farmers market as well. This. Store is, where, they sell can't eat the, most payments, currently and, they also have salted. Side. Dishes they eat, everything, they put in a butcher. Down which is the red paste. That's all, the Korean fishes use and on a pistol soy, sauce everything, and you. Eat with some rice that is really, good. One. Of the things that visitors writing about the area seem to do is try and sample the large variety of food along the way I did, partake in a few samples but I was so busy filming and had only so many hours in the day so I sadly didn't take too much time to stop and taste everything, I'd recommend. Spending more than 30 minutes that I did and to come with an empty stomach. Despite. Some taxi rides I did find myself traveling, on the seoul metro system again i found, it quite easy to navigate the, main system in seoul proper is seoul metro which, has nine color-coded. Lines every, time you get on the metro it's only in 1251. With the t-money card for up to ten kilometers which. Is incredibly, cheap at just over one US dollar every. Station I visited had protective, walls which was very nice to see in, Tokyo many stations don't have this and every year there are many accidental, deaths. One. Thing that was hard for me not to notice, was the relief goods storage area and the smoke masks, on, some of the video streams they also had a depiction of what to do in the case of emergency, like a fire in the train I had, heard that the trains can be loud with people talking and yes people do talk on their phones at times but it's much more quiet and orderly than public transit I've taken in Vancouver, and, out of the five or six trains I caught volume, levels didn't seem that drastically, different from those in Tokyo, trains.

Although. I will say the, Seoul metro system has way more video, screens. Now. I really wanted to see inside different types of housing while in Seoul I'm a creeper what can I say but seriously. It's, something, that a tourist wouldn't get the chance to do and I wanted to be more like local, I totally. Failed in this regard but, I did get to know a little bit about the different types of housing that's, because my next local guide Peter, who's an architect was, able to share a few things with me these. Buildings, our office tells which are rooms that you can rent for business but, that also have amenities like a small kitchenette so that some people actually end, up also living where they work besides. Them and perhaps hard to distinguish, are the regular housing. This. Area is really close to the old palace walls so right after you get past the skyscrapers, you get these little houses crammed, on a hill you. May, have noticed that some of these are falling apart why. Is that I. Was. Told that some of these types of areas were redeveloped, into clusters of skyscrapers, like this. Well. This area was on its way to doing so, so why upkeep your place if it's going to be torn down and redeveloped, like. I said earlier this, is right near the historical, palace walls so redevelopment, plans have been halted by the current, Seoul City Mayor so, this resident, over here was telling us all about it and how many of the homes in front of him have been abandoned, others, have decided to not play the waiting game and simply renovated, their homes and. Over. The other side of the hill we encountered this completely, redeveloped area. If. You use Google Maps on satellite view you can see these groups of towers can be found all throughout, soil in between. Towers, I have to say that it's a very pleasant place to walk through there, are amenities, such as parks dotted all around and here's cafe seating sounds, the cafe I was. Told that some of these trees are very expensive imports, from other areas quite. A different feel from the older areas of Seoul and. What does an old housing, area look like well. Like, this. So. The, Freak, building in the back is where, the most like, Korean, people lives with their family, it. Has one voice for one health and a. Called. Pilaf, in Korean, and they're really also if you go inside us really, what. They call the pipe and bathroom, kitchen everything, is, authentic. Korean. Living, there, this. Is the one type of housing unit I was able to get into as my guide Jonas was residing in one here's. A quick tour for all you curious people. Because. I've. Just never bought it since then I. Noted. Three things that I didn't see in Japan or Canada first. Was the bathroom yes, the bathroom with no shower stall our tub so. When it gets wet it gets wet everywhere it, wet bathroom, people. I tried really hard to see a more spacious and modern bathroom. I hear they exist but what I saw in another home was similar an all-in-one bathroom, with no separation, between the shower toilet, and sink so that water would go down and drain and you need to wear slippers so as not to get your feet wet but. Hey I did get some video of a more modern bathroom, they, do exist. The, second difference is the closed in balconies. Most. Balconies in Japan may have a roof but, it's down like open air for drying clothes even. On the fancy new residential, buildings in Japan it'll, be like this. These. Old apartment blocks in Seoul have these enclosed balconies. Lastly. The third big difference is the roofs in these, old buildings it appears everyone has roof access I did. A terrible job filming, but there was a little garden as well as rx4 drying laundry. Now. You might have noticed evening was starting to fall but I actually skipped ahead a bit so, let me rewind back a little before I went to see what some of the old housing was like I found myself back in the area of Kwong Wah moon in the, distance you can see hong hwon date, which, is the entrance ting Tong did sun the, royal palace whose name means it's a paused really blessed by heaven i didn't, get in too, many other areas to travel to and through like, the young boom this dream used to be covered by concrete until when in 2003. A project, was undertaken to tear down an overpass and restore the stream while, the walk along the stream is gorgeous today it actually didn't look like this before when, I was covering concrete, in 1958, in. 1904. It looked like this, after. The Korean War in the 1950s, it, was home to makeshift houses and was a bit of an eyesore.

In Any case it's a lovely walk and the stream helps keep the temperatures, down it's. Too bad that it can only spend about 30 mins hair before, moving on to the next pot which, was young Doolin I really only stopped here as was on the way to somewhere else we were going it's, apparently a very touristy market, and, I'm told if you're looking for something more authentic you go to one like previously, shown. Next. Top you do on first, we had to catch a short bus ride to the area we. Actually traveled, right through this mountain to get here. To. One is the big boring area in Seoul there's a large US military base that's next to it called room some ug it, has been scheduled for years to be converted into a big park like Central Park in New York but, it hasn't happened yet. Whew. One is a lively area and even on the streets kind of feels like you're in the club. Dude. Yes. I'm in tavern food is what fitty cent said, something. That caught my eyes was the big open windows and seating I can see everyone eating from the outside this, is not just a new one but, in all the areas I visited, most, restaurants I see in Japan seem more closed off an intimate. While. This area clearly has born influence, I felt, that way about a lot of areas I visited some. Things were Chinese some, American, and some Japanese I was. Actually surprised by the number of US fast food chains I could see in KFC, to Dairy Queen - I. Didn't. Just have a US president there, was also a prominent Muslim, section of town as well, all. In all an interesting, mix of cultures in the area. We, ended up tonight at a restaurant that served a variety of side dishes that you might find made in a family home I didn't. Even ask my guide to explain all of them does that be an entire video in and of itself. And. Surprise. Surprise again, the food was good. Okay. So it's my last day in Seoul and I finally got to the Han River the massive river that bisects, the city into the north and south I'd. Been traveling around the north side so, it was nice to get to see the south of it this. Part of town uri dul is actually, an island in the han river and his soul's main finance, and investment, banking district, what, I saw yet again was motorbikes, which, had witnessed zooming all over town.

I. Thought. Tokyo had a lot of motorcycle, deliveries, but, I was sorely mistaken I really. Wanted to get a delivery I was, told it was a popular thing to get chicken delivered while enjoying the waterfront, along the Han River alas. This was not to be this time around something. Else I could see in the area or older style apartment, buildings the. Numbering was similar to what I've seen with public housing in Japan so I'm assuming it was public housing but I honestly don't know if this was the case. So. My guide for this morning was to show me the river park here where it's usually hustling, and bustling on the weekends quite. A different thing during, the weekdays though, something. That I wasn't expecting to see was a high number of road bikes and a low number of city bikes. In. Japan, near everyone rides basic, bikes from, mums with their kids to grandpa's out and about I. Somehow. Figured it'd be the same in Seoul but it turns out that biking, is a much more serious thing over here kind, of similar to where I used to be from in Vancouver, the, day before I had experienced, fantastic. Weather but today was not to be the same while. It was forecast, to be sunny later in the morning the fog never seemed to lift my, dad told me that if the fog hadn't, lifted by late morning it, was actually smog and not fog one. Of my guys the day before and told me that many in Seoul are now learning to monitor, the air quality through, apps it's, so much easier to see what's happening in the air you can see the flow compiled from weather data and. With that it was time to rush off to the airport but not before I had one last thing to eat. This. Time we went to a mall which, I think was the most nondistinct, building, I'd visited in all my time in Korea it could have been any mall in North America or Japan that I visited, of, course the food court was a bit different though we, did try ordering on a touchscreen but it turns out I only. Have some. I think. This was the meal with the least amount of dishes that I had had so far a. Big. Thanks to all those that showed me around Seoul and apologies, to those I wasn't able to meet up with. Thanks. For watching see you next time bye. Have, you ever lived in or visited Seoul before what. Was your experience, like I'm. Tired.

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I visited Seoul a couple of years back, and I think it's crazy to see that even though it was the same city, it's only one of the areas I was in too. I live in Denmark, so you could easily travel across Copenhagen in a day, and to see a city so massive, is mindblowing to me.

23:45 Most of the smog in Korea comes from China

I'm sorry but I want to clarity on some things that I found somewhat inaccurate in this video... The so called 'Villa', the old housings are not the most common residential in Korea. Most common residentials are apartment buildings - the ones you showed pretty must through out the video and even on the google map-sky views. Those villas are....umm how do I say it....for somewhat lower than middle class people. Most middle class (the majority) and above live in better residencies... which also means those bathrooms aren't the most common looking bathrooms in residential. Most common bathrooms are similar to the ones you see in the hotels in Seoul with bidet and all, with separate bathtub and shower. I never lived in the place where there are no separate shower and the bathtub (and my family is middle class). But hey, other than that, it's awesome how much you covered about Seoul within such a short period of time! Great video. :)

I really loved your Seoul video! You covered a lot of good stuff in such a short amount of time. I lived there for two years, and watching this video makes me miss Seoul so much! Your video even showed the actual apartment bldg I lived in (in the lingering shot at the end of the Itaewon segment). I'm new to Tokyo now and have also enjoyed catching up on the rest of the segments on your channel.

Actually, is there any chance you could do a feature of Muslims in Japan? My stepfather is convinced that there are "no mosques in Japan" and he wont listen to me.

It's really interesting to me as an American to see a KFC in Seoul. I haven't seen a KFC here where I live in probably at least 20 years; they all closed.

This video is amazing!

This brought back so many memories... Wish I could go there with my girlfriend and stay for at least a month. It would be a dream come true...

unfortunately, many cultural heritages like temples and palaces were destroyed by japanese during the colonial era. that's why korea has not much to offer regarding historical buildings and artifacts compared to japan or other asian countries. imperial japanese tried to destroy what was essentially korean. people had to speak japanese, had to abandon their korean names and change to japanese names etc. even the extinction of tigers, yes tigers used to roam in korea, was eventually accelerated by japanese hunters. it's a sad story.

Thanks for this great look at Seoul. It seems the same as 10 years ago, except the new City Hall.

I love Seoul.

most people live in apartments now. you should have shown some of theses from inside

Great video! Love the editing and insights ❤️

Seoul is cool because it feels close enough to Tokyo but you get rid of all the Japanese social rules and complete inflexibility of Japanese society and everything is a lot cheaper. FREEDOM!!! It is a great palate cleanser. I highly recommend karaoke in Korea too. If it isn't busy you keep getting lots of extra time even though you only payed for 1 hour. You can pretty much sing all night.

That’s when I’m from!

This must've been so much fun!!! It's my dream to go to Japan and Korea. Also, if you want to get better at learning how to pronounce Korean words I recommend listening to Kpop or watching Korean dramas! They help me with it immensely. ^^

서울의 있는 그대로를 잘 보여준 거 같아서 좋다. 우리도 이제 성냥갑 아파트는 그만 짓자

you Sir are truly funny real talk!! why more people not watch ur vids are beyond me this video and others you've done in the past were much appreciated ..peace...

pls come to India.

Its really nice for you to visit my country

If you want ancient history, North Korea has older temples, ancient burials and tombs, and historical sceneries like mt. Baekdu, mt. Kumkang, mt. Chilbo, etc. I think North Korea is rich in ancient history than South.

wow so beatifull woman accpaining you I wish meet and merry with some korean girl

Asian flush? But you're canadian??

22:43 cool you actually have video of an Apartment Move in or Move out with the Window crane elevator. Do they have that in Japan too?

13:30 the fire rescue cabinets and escape route diagrams all stem back to the Daegu subway fire February 18, 2003. I mentioned this to my friend who lives there now, how New York City subway's are devoid of any safety equipment or even an platform alarm. Basically you would be toast if a fire happened underground in NYC.

Thanks for this video! I lived in Seoul for 7 years from 2009 to 2016 (3.5 years in Gangnam and 3.5 years in Haebangchon) and I miss it dearly. You're video brought me back and brought me to tears. Well done in both the recording and commentary!

come back so we can hang out.....

I didn't see you were coming here. I would of loved to meet you. I live in Incheon Airport now but lived in Daejeon for a few years too. You did a video a while back in Edogawa-ku and I lived there for many years too very near the development you were filming at. Anyway loved the new video. Seoul is fine don't get me wrong and I get a ton of flack for saying this but there are so many better and cleaner places to visit in Korea. For a large city check Busan, for small town but super clean things the entire east coast of Korea offers a ton of cool sites. #7 highway is a motorcycle or car trip that is super worth it. Anyway keep up the great content.

0:32 I thought that umbrella was a gun.

Idk why but I'm surprised about the pda. It's nice though, we all need a little more affection, I think. Hopefully you get to cover some of the country side and more natural parts of SK, next time.

Wow! You went to Seoul at the same time as mine!

Hi Greg! I love your vids, they are always interesting & beautiful to watch. I just wanted to let you know that you seem to have mixed up some of the places in your video. Gwanghwamun is the gate to Gyeongbokgung Palace, not Cheonggyecheon & when you were showing Cheonggyecheon you used the audio for Myeongdong ^^ Thanks for making such great and informative videos!

Another great video! The length as well as the style you work in fits superbly well to me, I'll be sure to watch your upcoming projects!

I miss soul with all my heart

I saw a Ninja! 3:50

why is almost every car in Seoul black, gray, or white

Nice informative video - I had not thought of those differences. One comment, though. Google Translate was cute at the beginning, but it gets annoying really fast. Especially for someone who have lived in Japan for a long time. The spoken language are similar (pronunciation wise) and some words are exactly same - both pronunciation and its meaning.

Finnish bathrooms are similar.

What a great video! Thank you for Sharing!

@2:38 that's actually 8 lanes in total......I can count! yay! great video though :)

Oh man, I can't tell how much I disliked that idea of using this horrible Google Translate for the Korean names. I rather hear people pronouncing names in slightly wrong way than have to listen to crappy google translate.

great job. I love it

Greg, what would one expect to pay per night at an average hotel?

I've been to japan many times but only once to korea. I always want to go back to japan, but for korea, once is enough. I've been from seoul to the dmz to jeju island to busan, i've seen it all. Korea doesn't have anything special that draws me back. Japan however, the more i visit, the more i want to go back.

Great videography and amazing content!

Haha, you travel like I do. Show up for a quick look and then off to the next place.

Visit the DMZ! It will be an unforgettable experience :)

It's amazing how resilient South Koreans are, they rose up to the challenges with intelligence and hard work to rebuild the country after the most devastating Japanese invasions.

OMG You missed critical point in Korea! You had to visit Yongin city where u can find must visit places like Everland, folk village. Please let me know next time! I live right there ;-)

Cool trip!

I lived in Seoul for about a year and this video is very authentic and mirrors my experience of Korea very well. It made me very nostalgic, super beautiful! I hope to come back one day. Thank you so much for the video, I loved it!

22:20 nice pun I see lol

Great quick overview of your trip although it would have been nice to get Aiko and Shin's take on Seoul. Maybe they can visit next time.

Hi Greg great video! For pronunciation I recommend instead of an AI pronunciation they often have people do the recordings for the most native pronunciation! I hope you see this as I think it would make the video flow better with a real voice :)

This was a great vlog! I really like your presentation style- more informative, gentle, refreshing and educative, rather than some of those obnoxious vlogs where people are just filming themselves more than anything else. Also looking forward to see the work you did in Seoul. Keep creating good content :) Best wishes☆

tokyo is the best!

is that a 701 husqvarna at 19:47 on the left side of the street?

Awesome video! It is amazing how much you are able to absorb while traveling for a short period of time! While seeing tourists spots is also interesting, visiting the not-so-famous areas too is engaging! I, myself, like to aimlessly walk around when traveling and see places/do things others may not be thinking about. Anyways, thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see what's next!

South Korea has Seoul

Love your videos! The idea to not say the korean words but let a bot say it is a super funny new way to say foreign words lol. I'm so happy you did that. Even though I don't think its their fault but when people say foreign words with horrible pronounciation, I get slightly irritated.

I don't know why did you edit video like this way. There are developed and undeveloped places in any country, and there are also new / clean area and dirty slums / old area in any country. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Korea, but I don't know what you want to gain by comparing Japan's pretty organized buildings with Korea's crumbling slums. Yes, I am Korean. And I have been travel to Japan twice before. At that time, I also saw some uncluttered dirty buildings that couldn’t seen in your other videos that introduce about life in Japan.But I have never looked at them in another face of Japan and I didn't think that is average Japanese life. It’s because As I said before, There are developed and undeveloped places in any country. And there are rich, middle and poor people in every country. To me, Japan is a kind neighbor country of beautiful people and delicious food. Still I have a good image of Japan, I always saw some shocking things from your country. I saw a video that travel program of a Japanese public broadcast introduce about the slums of Seoul in a few days ago. I know that we are historically complex and that Japanese politicians are politically exploiting a culture that hates Korea, and I know the books about the hatred of Korea are defined as new genres(嫌韓) and become best sellers in Japanese bookstores, but the tour program introduces other country's slums? Come on. Really? I felt similar to that time after watching this video. That's why I left such a long comment.If you and your friends have enjoyed the friendly smile and love of Korea as it is, you can add a another beautiful memories in your life journey. I mean If you had purely enjoy Korea instead of spending time looking for dirty old buildings like this cuz you triped only 2-3days. Hopefully, you will have another chance to travel to Korea as one person, away from Youtuber, I hope you enjoy a warm Korea that always welcoming you all my heart.

Life Where I'm From I think my comments offended you. As I mentioned in the comment, I was shocked after saw that Japanese public broadcast introduce the slums in Seoul as a travel destination a few days ago, so I left quiet emotional comments.

I'm curious. Did you watch the entire video? Have you seen other videos I've made, such as the series about homeless in Japan, the one about why Japanese home's are worthless after 30 years, or maybe the one before this where I talk about the Japanese quality of life. In all those I show a variety of neighbourhoods, and in some cases, what can be argued the worst/poorest neighbourhoods in Japan. I try to strike a balance. Sometimes show the richer parts, sometimes the poorer parts. What I'm wondering is why you think I only showed bad parts of Korea or that I somehow didn't have a good time? The people I met were very nice and helpful. I was under the impression that Yeouido was a big financial district, that the Han river was a popular place to relax, and that the Gwanghwamun area was nicely redeveloped (and I told that story). Basically I asked people living in Korea if they could show me around to some everyday life things and what you saw is what I experienced. Did you also not hear me talk about the fantastic airport and the great subway system? I'm honestly just a bit confused why you say "I don't know what you want to gain by comparing Japan's pretty organized buildings with Korea's crumbling slums."

I'd like to watch a video of you filming a video!

I love how he used Google translate

I visited 7 times and love every bit of it not only Seoul but outside of Seoul as well I have travelled.

Canadian hikikomori chang??? Please Do not come out from Japan Otakusan.

I think you meant chan (no g) :-) And hikikomori is used for people who don't generally leave their house and mostly stay locked in their room. While it's true I do stay at home editing a lot, unfortunately filming requires me to go outside, so I can't be a good hikikomori.

Lucky you, your tour guides are pretty

When I traveled in Japan and Korea for about a month, one of the interesting differences was the height of the Japanese and Koreans. I felt I was pretty tall in Japan , but , I felt I was just about average in Korea.

Hi Hi I really enjoy watching your videos very interesting I would very much love to do more videos about Korea

So true. Seoul (漢城)is so overrated.

I'm going there this July! Can't wait

The old houses are way better, hate tower blocks you'll never get me in one after what happened to Grenfell

lol, whenever the voice over comes on, it reminds me of old kung fu movies with the bad, out of sync, voice over work xD

The laundry is balcony and house bathroom is very similar that you can find in India. I am really glad you broke some myth that I am having about South Korea. I think it's like Japan but influenced by America. Make such videos for more countries. It's gives us much more perspective.

Just what i needed somehow. Been to Japan twice. Going to Seoul this September. Will be staying in Hongdae too haha...

20:56 I can see someone here trying to tell you to stop filming

Such an amazing video. I really want to visit korea now.

As a Korean, I watched the video very impressively. Most are close to the truth, and I am surprised that you have such insights. Korea is complex, vibrant, busy and passionate. I think you got the point well.

What really caught my eye was your T-Money card: Brown and Cony hehe

뭐라는거에요? 일본 얘기가 왜이리 많이나오는시

Very nice video. They seem to be doing the same mistakes we did (and still do), creating residential areas with no life. A park is nice, but people need a reason to occupy an area and make it alive. Shops on the ground level is a good way to do so. Diversity and a little bit of randomness also makes a place more pleasing (instead of those blocks of similar building all perfectly aligned).

what is wrong withe holding hands ?

Country looks really depressing to live...

that's the vibe i got

10:47...wait is that bang


nice one

Cool to see Izumi here ^_ ^

Helloooooo, I thank it's a FANTASTIC film I enjoyed every second of it.I like your style and keep doing films your way. I'm a fan and I look forward to the next one.

I was in Seoul for last 3 weeks. I guess you were there when I was there lol I felt Seoul is very technically advanced city, from getting into subway just taping with a T Money card, You never take those parking lot ticket due to machine scans the car so you don't have to worry about losing it. You went to very old side of the city, next time you should go to Gangnam neighborhood and Jamsil where the tallest building in Korea called Lotte World Tower is. And City of Busan is a second capital in Korea. You should visit there too!

Wow, I was just there over a month and I didn't get to see half of the things in your video. Seoul is so full of amazing things to do/see it's overwhelming. Great video, made me miss Seoul already :')

Always enjoy watching your videos man. Great job. No shenanigans no gimmick. You are one of my favourite Youtuber alongside Rachel & Jun, Simon and Martina and internatially me. (Sorry I feel the need to give a shout to my other favs too just because you guys are so different from each other!)

S. Korea is like 50% beauty/cosmetics/skin shop, 30% cafes and shops selling snacks and 19% PDA

Westerners will always look at Korea with rose tinted glasses. You have NO idea what it's like to actually live here.

I love your video so much , please visit Vietnam if you have a chance

Love the hustle and bustle in Seoul. Love their food too!

Great film! But I'm not sure "Villas" are really an authentic type of living in Korea;; Because most of them is built in 90s. They are more like two-story アパート(軽量鉄骨)in Tokyo. I guess the cute lady in your film is too young to remember all the changes of the city :)



you did an awesome job on your first trip to seul!!! i really enyoed the video, please visit korea more!!i love to see it through your eyes, your point of view is so different from anything i have seen before (btw using google translate is hilarious hahah)

This was so cool! Can't wait for more.

Come in india

Great video! I'm currently in Seoul right now and my total length of stay is 16 days. I should definitely check out Itaewon and Han river before I leave.

What a refreshing video! Very relaxing and entertaining

I love how you really do what your channel says, capture life! I recently visited Japan and your videos prepared me so well for the culture and vibe of Tokyo.

Loved it!

I just got back from my first visit to Seoul yesterday. It started out feeling like a generic Asian city. Boy was I wrong at the end. I ❤️ Seoul, like I ❤️ Tokyo, and I ❤️ Taipei. Glad to be an expat in Taipei where I can quickly travel to these places.

when you come to China ?

What’s the difference between Korean chopsticks than Japanese chopsticks

Life Where I'm From if you can, can you take a trip to somewhere in China like Beijing or Hong Kong?

Maybe visit Taipei, Taiwan next time. Avoid July, Aug, Sep though since it's quite hot during that time.


Your videos are really worth watching and informative. I am so searching for a content like this in the midst of all tour/vacation-like vlogs. I am so thankful of you.

Thank you for putting so much effort into your videos! They're really entertaining and informative

LOL the google translate inserts killed me. Also did any Koreans give you a stare for filming videos? Koreans are quite anal about having their face in people's videos and photos. Kinda like Japan

Great photography works and scripts

Aww man! My fiancé and I were just there 2 weeks ago! We would've loved to meet a fellow Vancouverite outside Canada haha! We just landed in Japan today!

It's alright if you get the pronounciatio wrong....I think it's better if you said the words your self!....and maybe give the pronounciation in text at the side of the video!

Gotta say Greg, either you're very good at self discipline or not into food experiments cause I'd have probably gotten hives from seeing all that unexplored street food and not taste everything!

Giggling every time Google translate man talks. Esp the way he say Yeon Joo.

Why is so many buildings in Korea have green rooftops???

where most koreans live with their families? lol no offense to the guide but most koreans live in apartments as you will find from google map. The housing is mostly for a low budget.

korean girls are beautiful

Nice video. Thanks for your efforts gerg-san! How was your trip??

I'm laughing, you forgot to write: ft. Google Translator, like for that.

it looks so cool , clean, safe and fun. I especially liked that old neighborhood with really narrow streets and no cars. A special places that doesn't exist in USA.

very interesting

if you’re taking recommendations, could you make another restaurant or fast food in japan video?

do you by chance work in urban planning/design? You have a keen eye for city form and what makes neighborhoods lively and robust. I study sustainable urban planning and your video on japanese zoning laws and mixed use/compact neighborhoods inspired a paper i wrote! Keep up the good work

No, I don't. My brother and mother do though. I used to film lecture at UBC (University of British Columbia) and they did a whole series on the Global City. So I'm sure that those things influenced my interest in the topic.

Sincerely love your videos

Do any of your guides have channels?

2.38 , I call 8 lanes.

Might those have been copper bowls rather than gold? I know copper was used in the past to naturally kill off microorganisms (due to it possessing antimicrobial properties).

23:45 most of the smog's from china

I've lived in Korea for 2 years (lived in an "officetel" in Seoul, worked at Samsung HQ in Suwon). Before coming to Korea, I had thought of Korea as similar to Japan but "second tier," as I had thought Japan was the most beautiful country in the world, aesthetically and culturally. Now, living in the bay area California, I fondly remember the times I've had in Korea. The standard of living is so much better and cheaper than here in the bay area. Work-life balance is getting better and better every year, and there's always so much to do, walk, and see in Seoul, as compared to SF. While I still treat Tokyo as the best city in the world, Seoul comes very close to my heart. I wish I could have left Seoul later than sooner.

Your videos keep getting better and better !!!!!!! I hope you got through with your other film.

This was so much fun to watch having lived in Seoul for a year. I miss it a lot. And loved how you used the google translate voice, hilarious!

To me, the google translate sound kinda ruins the video, it gets very annoying to listen to really fast :(

There are also free walking tours

I'd like to see the plastic surgery clinics all over the Seoul or South Korea.

At 5:00 the place he got his steak from is called "Nuclear Steak". Lol

aaaa the famous korean rooftops you see in drama


Nope, she's not. We live in Europe.

is ur gf korean

Iceweasel because its more expensive than other cars in secondhand markets haha

Ж where are you from?

Just to clarify something Yeonju said. She reached out to me and said she meant to say that the villas/apartments is where many Korean people used to live. Nowadays they live in apartments (like the one's I showed while walking with the architect). Some renovate the brick buildings, changing the inside while keeping the outside. I would have really liked to show the insides of the new apartments, but in the short time I had I couldn't find anyone who was able to show me inside.

(my english is not so good)Actually, the bricks ones are all concrete-structure buildings. Only exterior is made of bricks. They usually were been building during 90s, when labor costs were so cheap that people could hire brick experts to finish exterior. Nowadays labor costs have been arisen so Korean people usually finish those "villa" exterior with exposed concrete or else.

Life Where I'm From hey ..i didn’t understand a thing.why some people type “:c” or “:p” or anything like that after some sentences?i even dont know what these characters means(their full forms)!

Can you do the next video with aiko-chan and shin-chan wearing a yukata/kimono(I don't know if that's the right word for it but I mean like the traditional dresses that they sometimes wear on festivals ) and they can go to a festival ...i would live to see Japanese festivals so...

Love* not live...that was autocorrect

OMG!!! As one of your korean subscriber, I am so excited that you finally came visit here!!!!! It seems like you had a great time here in Korea. I wish you could visit here again!!!!

Enjoyed your quickie visit to Korea! I taught conversational English in Seoul waaay back in the late 1970s. During that era S Korea appeared to be trying to leap forward and match the development of Japan but in many ways there was a thin veneer—don't look too closely. I did enjoy the friendly people (hetro men pals holding hands in the street was new for this Canadian male tho!!) and the delicious spicy food! I was fortunate to visit K twice in the late 1990s but not since. I was amazed at the very substantial physical and economic development of the country. My most memorable impression tho is of all the friendly and open people that I was blessed to meet, teach and work with..!!

It is so interesting, to see the world trough your eyes :) thanks for sharing this nice documentary.

Fibimfaab was my best food while in korea...and you ate same food as you leave

Yoooooo that was izumi from izumi's life... wow looks good with her short haircut... she not living in japan no more....or do youtube??

Apparently you need to have scissors to eat in South Korea, excellent video though.

Hi greg! Congrats on your travel to Seoul Love your videos and this first approach to Korea, they are the 2 countries in most interested on visiting Couple of questions Is it expensive to travel to Korea from Japan and back? Did you get to see any Mexican neighborhoods in your visit? Also a suggestion I liked your approach on Korean names using translator but it was a bit hard to understand, my suggestion is adding the name in text (Hangul and romaji) in the image while translator speaks Also I wouldn't have minded you trying to pronounce them lol Greetings from Mexico! I hope I can visit Japan soon and maybe get to know you and the team xD

It must be very rare sunny days in Seoul .

South Korea is so American friendly I love it. As expected cause we backed them up fighting the communists

You don't drink because you have asian glow? I don't think that's much of a justification.

I wouldn't want to force you to drink. Itchy is an interesting reaction that I havent seen before. I know countless people who Asian glow, including two past girlfriends, but there weren't any effects past aesthetic and slightly less tolerance

You can watch the video (linked in the description). My body can't process alcohol in the same way people without it can. So I get these reactions where I'll get itchy skin and all over my body it'll be red. I can handle one drink or so, like I'll have a 3% can of something, but in general I'm not a drinker.

Who are your guides? Due for another visit!

Those apartments look nice. Where are they at?

If you go to China you will find that everything will be even better and cheaper

Did not expect to enjoy the google translator HAHAHA

One thing about the roads, also that it's the same side as in Canada and not in Japan. Although I do not own a Samsung phone, why would it not accept Samsung Pay?

As a Korean the combination of cold noodles and the cloudy drinks is the most poor harmony that I could come up with when it comes to the cloudy drinks tho

This is not true. NASA collaborated with the Korean government and found out that most of the smog in Korea is generated domestically. Greenpeace reached the same conclusion.

rahzumn i just learned from you!!any other symbols?like :D

Siddik Patel :c is an unhappy face like

Good. (Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.-1 John 2:17)

It's interesting, well done!!

영상에 화창한 날씨가 안보이네 씨발 짱깨새끼들 진짜 ㅋ

Dude, you didn't get to eat Korean Fried Chicken?

No one cares if u get Asian flush. U shldnt care about that

I'm korean, and your pronunciations are very good. I could understand every korean word you said.

미세먼지 최악일때 왔네ㅡㅡ;;

Wow that was really cool! My friend loves the culture there and I wanted to know more. You make wonderful videos so I watned to check yours out. Hope you had fun! Also I found it really interesting that there's a Muslim area in Seoul. I'm Muslim myself, but didn't realize Islam had enough of a prominence in S. Korea to have it's own geographical location within the city for the group. I wanted to ask, is there anything like that in Tokyo or Japan in general? I know religion doesn't play a huge part in Japan unless it has a cultural significance, so I thought I'd ask. Thank you for your time!

That's an extremely enjoyable video of Seoul! I like that you went into the old apartments and let the audience have a feel of the place. And please stop saying, "I did a terrible job filming ... ." You did a great job filming and narrating. Many thumbs up!!!

Just pronounce the damn Korean words

역시 영상 화면으로 잠깐 비교되는 일본이 훨씬 좋구만 ㅋ ㅋ 한국따위는 그냥 짱개 느낌 ㅋ ㅋ


Those robotic narrators made me laugh. What a sharp contrast from your voice!

Terrific Video, Keep up the good work!

에프릿 im agree with you

King Of the Jungle its actually yellow dust from China

I was in Seoul from May 4th to the 13th, and I had a great time. I even took a trip to the DMZ, and I wanted to see the area where North and South Soldiers stand and stare at each other, but the area was closed due to the on again off again summit between Trump and Kim Jong-Un. I will definitely visit Seoul again.

i love South Korea

I lived in Korea for 2 years and have now lived in Japan for a year. Prior to living in these two places I wouldn't have thought there were such large differences but is there ever! And I can't honestly say which I prefer over the other. I love living in Japan but there are aspects of my life in Korea that I miss! Honestly I just wish I could hop back and forth between the two for the rest of my life!

Villa is not general house for Koreans. almost Koreans live in apartments(in japan they call it mansion) And also modern villas are just same as apartments(inside) Villa is just similar thing as Japanese apartment(

Travel to India ONCE and see your subscriber-ship shoot to the skies.

ohh thats why in animes they flush the characters when somebody is drunk :D

about the streets etc: im not sure but didnt america help build up south korea back in time? maybe they sent american architects and stuff there

many south koreans are so freaking beautiful, both men and women. this is insane. super genetics

Ah... linking arms and hand-holding isn't considered PDA because you do it with literally everyone; your school mates, friends, family, lover. I've had people I met for the first time link arms with me and it was strange at first, but when you are mutual friends/family with someone else, I think the closeness is assumed. It's like you learn to do it as children in school and you never grow out of it like you do in the west. It never becomes inappropriate or a meaning for deeper feelings. It is a casual display of friendship. (Have you seen the pictures of Kim Jong Un and the South Korean President linking arms/holding hands?) Also, you don't want to get separated from your group in those crowded areas. You won't see much kissing or hugging because those are seen as intimate PDA. I have seen minor PDA in HongDae because it is a younger crowd with lots of foreigners and the University is nearby.

Do you know kuchisake onna if yes then plz make video about her and was that legend real or not


I enjoyed that video, thanks!

Great shot after great shot. Chapeau !

이렇게 보니까 진짜 회색느낌이네요. 히잉

What a beautiful video. Love from South Korea

1:25 killed me...thats what i think whenever i hear t-money too loll

great vid. i need to visit again.

concrete. concrete everywhere.

This is noob

Nice video :-)

Now I want some Korean bbq

so relaxing when i watching your touring videos , i feel like im in it

U went to korea n had aged beef steak? Dude why do u even travel

Speaking of Korean traditional culture, it is lie, stealing, drinking, prostitution, rape, hwabyung , and so on.

South korea is Hell

Cano Plastic surgery

steve1978ger it's true that smog or dust come from China! But he's denying it! Making all kinds of stories

Haruka ino, it does not look like propaganda. People like to blame their problems on others to alleviate themselves from the responsibility to change anything.

King Of the Jungle Why Ur spreading propaganda

Your opinion is not true. The reason why that opinion is not reliable is The leader of Greenpeace Asia is Chinese. Please use a translator.

I kept hearing a "k" sound for all words ending with "ing", which annoys me a little, but other than that, a great video, keep up the good work! ☺️

Seoul wow the train station looks a bit like Singapore mrt station

This is so nice video but as a Korean I want to say that the house in the video is not average one. I think he needs some helps from the goverment. This can make some misunderstandings. But thank you for your effort !



In terms of architecture? Not much. American aid to SK after Korean War was in the form of physical goods, mostly second hand military gear they were going to throw away soon anyway. + wheat + soldiers spending money on girls.

The Grand Priest All kpop looks same

It's the result of plastic surgery.Many South Koreans love plastics and they r very good at it, even youngsters at the age of 16 are already doing plastics. My friend from Philippines went to South Korea just for plastic surgery. Look exactly the same as KPOP idol, all the same looks!

Korea i coming

Sad that 97% of the smog in S.Korea is from China.. (A enemy of Nature & Humanity for sure..) Chinese don't care about nature and other country people as you can see how Chinese tourist behave in other countries.. (In the news they said "The Chinese Government had to teach the people how to act when visiting other countries".) This is just savage!

Meanwhile 20 lane roads aren't too uncommon in China lmao

You missed gangnam, prob the best part of seoul in my opinion.

Looks like a mix of 1st world china and Taiwan to me

Im learning new stuff... and I live in Korea. FeelsBadMan

Come to taiwan

Nice trip report, I wish I had this information when visiting Seoul 2 months ago! Which camera did you use to make those super-steady panning sequences? Or is it just software stabilizing?

You should come visit Thailand!

This is great. I love Japan and have been twice, but I'd also love to visit South Korea one day. This is a good insight into Seoul and makes me want to go even more! I want to practice a fair bit of Korean before I go as I've from quite a few vloggers that Korean's don't speak a great deal of English. Looking forward to the next video, as always ^__^

Great video! its informative and even its good at looking :D

this was awesome Greg.

ill be there in November

Beautiful country to visit i hope to one day also can afford to travel. Greetings from Germany.

5000 won?? Why do other countries use such big numbers?? My American mind can't count that high.

Watching this is making me miss Seoul. I went to South Korea for the first time this May and I love it. I wanna go back!

If there were Korean subtitles 한국어가 있었다면

The quick brown cat jumps over the lazy cat 19:53

Which country is the best life to live? Japan (always wanted to live there since i was in elementary and I really love their culture!) London (My sister who lives there is actually planning to get me because in the near future I will work there as well and live there.) Or lastly, Korea (I'm actually a fan of kdrama and kpop thats why.) I'm confused. T.T

4:48 a cat cafe?

Could you please make more shorter videos, please? I am sure many of us like the shorter videos you used to do before like the Hamburger video Google Translate video etc

Wow! Amazing documentary of your visit! :-)

who's the girlfriend guide?! She's gorgeous!! I want her number lol great video man, keep em coming!

Omg that Philadelphia thing was so funny lol as a Philly resident I gotta admit I do that at times too lol

Great video! I have also visited those places one week ago!

I lived in Korea for a year, I only WISHED I lived in Seoul. I was there on the weekends. The commute is not horrible from other cities but I was int he countryside.

Nice video man, Seoul korea is so beautiful, the foods taste are great and the culture too Btw your korean friend looks pretty, keep it up man

Man, It's such a shame that you visited Seoul when the air is crappy like that. The most annoying thing about living in Seoul is micro-dust carried from China. Great video, though.

Bhai come to India!✌️

Very different and informational. What did you like the best about your trip?

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful experience

proGaimz Thank you for your advice!

London is way different compared to Japan and Korea. Its just like any other big potentially dangerous city in the west. Japan and Korea on the other hand are way safer, but may be a huge culture shock for you. Seeing as you are into Korea because of Kpop and Kdrama, you do not have an accurate image of the country. What many people do is they go because of those interests you have... and end up leaving because its not what they expected. So if you truly want to see whats right for you, go to both counties on long trips about 3 months and try to live like a local. If you decide to move in the future, be aware of the potentially harsh work culture, or you may be lucky and land a good enough job.

Hi Mangi, it's because that's where I'm coming from, Canada and Japan. It's my only frame of reference. A good chunk of people watching will be from the US and many watch because they've seen me talk about life in Japan and compare it to Western countries. For you talking about Canada, I think almost every Canadian would agree with what you said. Our movies aren't as popular, our economy is smaller. Never lived in Toronto nor visited New York, so can't speak to that comparison. When you talk to your family and friends about your life in the UK, do you never tell them about how things are different there than in Korea?

Is it really necessary to compare Japan and Canada? This is the very introduction of korea. Why don't see korea just as it is, instead of using your criterion, which is already socially constructed in your homeland and previous sojourning country. Did you merely come to find the difference between korean and japan, sometimes canada? Just imagine that someone is presenting the introduction of canada but he/she keeps bring USA stuffs to compare with canada. For instance, Tronto is merely mini-New York, canada economy is very small compare to USA, canadian movie is not popular compare to american Hollywood movie.....america US blah blah blah.... How do you feel if someone keeps bring american US stuffs during presenting Canada? Look what is happening here, many japanese people came here to say nasty and hateful comments since you made this video korea vs japan somehow. I have been to Canada, USA and Japan. And I am currently living in the UK. But I have never seen Canada through the perspective of the other countries since it is unconciously prejudice somehow.

I've been to Seoul twice. I also lived in the Hongdae area the one that you showed in your video. Seoul is a great city. You can visit a lot of places just by riding the subway or bus. Taxi is kinda expensive for me. But once you learn to use the subway, it's much better. I love their food a lot. I went there during summer time. I would like to come in spring and autumn.

nice video thanks


OMG you saw a movie being filmed. K-Drama? The best! How much was the airfare from TYO-ICH? Hey, saw the Uniqlo store. The street foods look so amazingly delicious and I heard the university area is great to stay. The highways/roadways appear to be way better than Vancouver. Nice shot of the kids. Thanks for the wonderful Korean adventure and love sharing in your visit. Looking forward to your visits to other Asian countries from your home base TYO.

Pls visit Vietnam


Hy Greg Please make more videos with Aiko and Shin (of course only if they want to). I absolutely love them. Love from Pakistan

* The actual conversion rate is around + - 1073 KRW to 1 USD or in the other example, 5,000 KRW is around ~4.66 USD

Toxic smog/yellow sands coming from China 가 극심한 날에도 재래시장이나 street foods를 저렇게 아무것도 덮지 않은채로 몇날 몇일 파는걸 보면 위생관념이 참... 그리고, 겨울엔 상관없겠지만 날씨가 따뜻한 날에도 냉동차가 아닌 일반 트럭에 달걀을 싣고 다니며 파는 것도 그렇고, 심지어 내장탕에 들어가는 돼지/소 내장등도 냉동차가 아닌 마대자루에 넣어 옮기는 아저씨들을 보면 아직 일본이나 선진국 따라가기 멀었다고 봄; 사회 곳곳에 이 열등한 Unique Chinese characteristics인 cunning, dirty/poor hygiene practices들이 곳곳에 묻어 나오는게 보임; 가뜩이나 중국발 미세먼지 덕에 스모그 낀 서울을 보면 Chinese city가 연상되는데... ㅠ

Great video. No Seoul Tower?

you gotta be a fuxxking japanese. I know it

굿베리 한국따위가..일본따위는 한국에 시샘하지 말아라

@mangi I totally understand the comparisons (most especially this is Youtube in which you have a large variety of audience). It is better to do this for a better description. Peace. :)

Can u plz make videos about life in Japan with the little girl. Like u did long ago

Yeonju is so cool! Love her chill vibe.

I prefer you saying the Korean words and making mistakes than hearing the robotic Google translate. I like your video overall. It's very calm and informative.

I absolutely love your videos! You have a unique way of presenting information that sets you apart from other travel channels. I love the calm approach you take!

nice walking tour

I've been to Seoul once, it was a beautiful city, sadly I only stayed there for 3 days :c

To add, the smog that was shown throughout the video is mostly delivered from China, since the industrial factories are placed in the east side of it. And the old brick buildings... well, apartments are way more authentic housings for Koreans

How can the upload the new video cashless japan and korea more country

For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have eerlasting life.--John 3:16

mangi jeong I am Korean and it didn't bother me at all while watching this video. I didn't get the feeling that he was using Japan reference to portray Korea inferiorly in comparison. I think you are just being overly sensitive and insecure.

this video is.. so calming... everyhting is perfectly made. How did you manage such a good camera handling? I like the way you take video ..

Korea seoul

. That one you visited is one of the lowest level of house in korea. anyway nice quality video.

I’m so jealous you got to visit Seoul!!!! Thank you so much for taping your adventures and providing a fair and level headed approach to what it’s really like. I have been learning Korean and, of course, watch kdramas and reality shows to get into the people and culture. I know these are not a complete representation to reality. Your video has given the true and authentic flavour of Seoul into our hearts. Thank you very much for this! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

This is way better than Japan.

@Life Where I'm From I love what you did for your homepage picture! It looks so professional!

Bro the overwhelming majority of Korean people/families live in the highrise apartments that were obviously apparent everywhere. These apartments have some of the most advanced tech you wouldn't see anywhere else. Including full bathrooms with showers and even jet tubs.... big miconception is making the blanket assumption from seeing villas which mostly single people, young couples, or English teachers.. who are provided living accommodations there since it is considerably less than apartments..its like comparing studio apartments to houses in America.. these comparisons are ridiculous . Other than that enjoyed the video. U need to spend at least a good month in Korea.. n even that wouldn't be enough.

개소리,일본 가보지도 않았고만 아는척 하고있네

Please make video about japanese street food~

Hi that that was great where going there next year. Nice one do thay have beer bars there .Thank you Mr king Liverpool England.

확실히 일본이 좋긴좋네 .

Omg i want that card

I miss ROK when I was stationed there in the Army.

서울은 거대한 촌구석이지

왜 자꾸 일본이랑 비교하고 일본기준으로 말하는지 ㅡㅡ

Isent japanes gentically Koreans? The Japanes seems to get fourios over this, An odd thing.

Glad my wife shared this video with me. Having lived in Korea for four of the last five years, I agree this was a great intro to Seoul, but hard to cover it all in so short of a video and he really only scratched the surface of what it’s like to live here. It’s even better than described, the smog aside. Best time is the spring or autumn. Need a Part 2!

Like everywhere else (some stuff aint as good as other places) but i meant for those looking for asian culture/traditions ways of living mixed with a little more freedom than Japan "1001 rules" for everything, some are just awesome but some are just "dear god wha the hell is going on, on these ppls minds" i dont know if you get my point, imo South Korea its just perfect for those who want to experience Asian Culture with a percentage of "i can fk up a lil bit just a lil bit tho" get it? :P Dont get me bad tho please. Resuming, trying to say, theres more freedom in South Korea and including the best of Asia.

Yui Thanks,but have you never been to Japan?Cleanness of air,the reliable bills and low rate of crime are way better than Seoul.We koreans have things left to beat Japan still.

Joseph C saying truth is a crime nowdays


Whoever disliked this has a serious DACHSCHADEN! (google it)

The highways similar to States, the housing similar to Hongkong. The night life is alive. Some people say that Korean are the Irish of Asia coz they like to drink and fun, which i agree.

OMG, all that food looks so good, I've been cooking a lot of Korean recipes from youtubers like Maangchi and Future Neighbor lately so this made me so hungry, even though I was watching this while eating... Have you considered a video on driving in Japan? I'm about to move to the Oita Prefecture and apparently it's fairly rural so I will have to drive... I'm from North America and have never driven in any other country, so I'm interested in how different the experience is

유튜버 영상보소 잽뽕 오지게 쳐맞았네 한국은 가난하고 못사는 더러운나라다 그런걸 알리려고 왔나보네 2초 우익들은 이런거 보면서 희열을 느낄듯

한국은 더럽고 끔직하다 이 일본 영상을봐라 한국하고는 비교도 안된다 이런말로 도배되있네... 뭐 틀린말도 아니지 아직도 일본에 비하면 많이 가난하고 더러운편이니

Just spent a whole week in korea and i really enjoyed it. However, the one issue that i had is language. When i tried to order food or communicate with the locals, they couldn't understand what i'm saying in english. They even tried to translate what i'm saying using a translator app but it didn't work. But overall, a really nice experience and would love to return again someday.


Hey! I had a friend that was Korean in my school. He moved 2-3 years ago to Seoul and there may be a chance that one of those kids was him at 8:18. I don't know tho. xD

"I'm a creeper!" hahahahaah

south korea (X) KOREA / Republic of Korea(O)

It's interesting to notice the differences of how people film South Korea depending on whether they are japanophiles(aka weaboos) or not. I noticed that people who are not interested in Japan tend to only focus on South Korea and its positive side, whereas people coming from Japan always compare two countries and try very hard to bring out good side of Japan and bad side of South Korea. I am not saying you are japanophile, it's just something I noticed :)

I stayed there for 3months, easily one of the best countries

하핫 난 한국인이다

whts her name? the guide? im in love with her

Would have been cool if you met up with the We Fancy guys, they would have navigated you really well through Seuol!

Why do people compare Japan and Korea? Is the United States compared to Mexico and Canada only because it is close? It is not pleasant to be compared.


유튜버 영상보소 잽뽕 오지게 쳐맞았네 한국은 가난하고 못사는 더러운나라다 그런걸 알리려고 왔나보네 2초 우익들 이런거 보면서 희열을 느낄걸 생각하면 급빡치네

고만해0 어떤형식이든 비교했다는건 사실이잖아요? 이미 그것만으로도 잽뽕 오지게 쳐맞은 서양애들이나 2초우익들한테는 댓글에서 축제의장이 열린듯 싶은데요 이번에 고독한 미식가도 더럽고 이름없는 이상한동네 리뷰해놓고 그걸 한국인마냥 해놓은것도 그렇고,,,잽뽕자체가 비교하며 희열느끼는 정신병자 집단인듯싶음....

글쎄요... 영상 전반적으로 일본과 비교를 많이 했지만 '일본 발끝자락도 못 따라오는 미개한 코리안' 이런 뉘앙스로 말한게 아니라 '오 한국 가게는 열려있네 한국거리는 배달도 많이 다니네 낡은 집도 많네' 이런 식으로 소개한 거 같아요. 당장 맨위 제작자 코멘트만 봐도 한국식 아파트는 어떻게 생겼는지 촬영하려다가 동의를 받기에 시간이 걸려서 못 찍었다는 설명이 있습니다.

Due to geographical factors, Korea is often compared to Japan. However, I think Korea should accept advanced countries (such as those from Japan) to attract more tourists. The comparison between Japan and Korea and Canada, shown by the YouTube video, shows what Korea needs to improve and it seems to be a positive one for me.

Clearly, Korea is much compared because it is Japan's neighbor. The streets of Japan are cleaner than those of Korea. Many people agree that this is true even though I have never been to Japan. These days, many Koreans are trying very hard to eradicate the practice of throwing garbage into the streets, but they have yet to catch up with Japan. I think this happened because the nation's economic development did not accompany the growth of a mature sense of citizenship. After all, I don't know because I have never been to a foreign country, but the streets in Korea seem to be considered inferior to Japan by tourists.

원래 어떤 나라에서 오래 살면 그 나라의 안 좋은 점이 보이고 안 좋은 일을 겪으면 좆같은 점이 보임. 제 지인도 일본에서 2~3년 살다보니 일본의 안 좋은 점이 보이기 시작했다고 하네요. 조선인 차별이나 악습 등을 쉬쉬하는 모습 등등... 진정한 파라다이스는 없습니다.

일본 가보지도 않았고만 아는척 하고있네

그런데 이 영상은 왜 자꾸 일본이랑 한국을 비교하는거죠? 일본은 번화가나 깨끗한 건물과 아파트 위주로 올리고 한국은 빈민가나 판자촌 같은데만 골라서 비교하는것 같은데????


영어공부용으로 들어보즈아

어 재래시장은 보통 다 그래 일본도 그렇고 홍콩가면 기절하겠네 더러워서

666k subs!

ma kol vi

Interesting! Really showed me a new perspective of Seoul. If you ever come to Dubai by any chance, I'd be happy to show you around!!

You seem to love Japan so much, I understand, it seems perfect and gives you feeling of comfort doesn't it, they smile at you when you try to buy sushi at their seven eleven.."My god these people respect me, unlike in my country before..I hate white people and i love japanese people..and wait japanese hate koreans..ok!! i will hate koreans too! i think japanese people will love me and my family if i hate koreans or chinese!"

Korean barbecue looks delicious i can't wait to try it.

Definitely on my travel list.

Here is a dislike cause you didn't try the delicious street #food

Such a great video. I worked in Korea teaching years ago. It is nice seeing the small street Itaewon St (19:55min) that I walked everyday My villa apartment was right behind it and wow things have changed a bit. More upscale more hip it looks now versus 8 years ago. I lived in an officetel in two different areas of Korea. Small and enough for a single person but my final year a friends and I wanted to live closer to "the action" of Itaewon's bars and foreign restaurant choices and central Seoul location. it was an older building like the one shown. My apartment was more or less a large spacious 2bedroom apartment, with 2 bathrooms with bathtubs and a kitchen with a gas stove which I rarely used. I hope you go to Korea again and do things like crocery shopping, costco shopping, noraebang (kareoke), jimjillbang (sauna) and spotting matching couple outfits. I once went to a local sauna and that was weird since my students and their fathers went there and having short conversations nude with the kid translating.

I couldn't agree what korean girl said "authetic" referring to villas. It's not authetic at all. What kind of standards does she have? Villas are not authetic korean housing.

That girl seemed a bit slow and insecure, the way she talked or behaved

It is a day of heavy fine dust so the sky is all gray and gray

Visited S. Korea and Japan simultaneously more than a year ago, and it was interesting to compare and see the differences between the two. I loved both, but felt Korea or at least Seoul has a more vibrant atmosphere or buzzing energy around it, which contrast to Japan's calmness and uniformity. They're equally cool though and have their own unique charms.

Really enjoyed your presentation. Just a slight correction of a small part. The palace behind Gwanghwamun Gate is Gyeongbokgung Palace and the following view of the stream is Cheonggyecheon Stream. Have spent a lot of time in Seoul and revisit many of the places you highlighted. One of my favourite cities in Asia!

nothing but restaurants

Dongsu Kang Read the top pinned comment...

Hey! am planning to visit Seoul too :) May you please let me know how to contact Yeonju to be my local guide as well? Thank you!

무슨말을 하는지는 모르겠지만 우리 나라가 나와서 기쁘다

I think Tokyo is a better choice for a trip

Love your traveling videos, do more please!

You can mail her here > thanks:)

Ahh Seoul is so fascinating ^-^

Every day in Korea is an adventure. In almost six years living there I never once felt bored or homesick. Great food, good friends, lots of fun times. A lot safer than the US.

Not many years ago Gangnam District was one of the poorest districts in the world. Who knew it will become the most expensive and modernized area in South Korea.

Very interesting . I would like to visit .

Your video has a lot of inaccuracies and misleading, as it is apparent from those who have corrected you in the comments. You should redo a video about Seoul to show it more accurately for first time viewers. It's a very dynamic city with areas that are highly technologically advanced. To add, that market wasn't built by the japanese, rather it was built by Korean's as most of the older architecture you see (temples, old buildings etc...) even in japan are actually made by Korean architects under duress. The similarities you see of the architecture in japan are influenced and made by Korean's of the varies old dynasties. Please get your facts straight and study true history by seeking credible sources and not rubbish dumps like wikipedia, inaccurate school books and alike.

Come to Kolkata, I'd be happy to be your guide.

welp im mexican therefore asian flush does not affect me im immune to alcohol aswell tried to get drunk twice, never got drunk

Very informative and top notch video and audio quality as always (y)

well I stopped watching at 16:30 to say the truth. Not the most of Koreans live those apartments. Most of Korean live in the previous one at 16:14. Just to correct what she said, thx. I'll now keep watching it.

He already corrected it. Read the top comment.

Nice video! Actually i am korean, but not from seoul. That video was impressive as i could see seoul as a traveller and foreigner simutaneously!

well it seems obvious that english isnt her first language, so there may be some time when her vocabulary doesn't always portray what she means. But those "villas" are more for lower/lower middle class people. As u can see the man's house he went into seems like a college student. People around that age usually opt for the "villas" because they are on the cheaper end. The newer apartments are more owned by middle class households, not by individuals. These apartments are much newer than the villas.

영상을 잘찍으셨네요.

Korea just made it to my list! Thanks for the video mate. Just one suggestion is that I have trouble understanding the Google Translate so if you do this again please put some writing on the video so I can ensure I find the right thing.

I'm born in America but Korean I'm going there for a month for vaca

That is too close to Kim-jong un for me

感觉来到了 稍稍比朝鲜发达的国家


19:34 -19:39 OMG that's my neighborhood.

This is a very well made video. I really enjoyed it. Thank you

why you didn't go to Gang Nam. It is heart of seoul.

Korea is hell...^^

I hope one day do you come to Taiwan and make a nice video about your impressions about Taiwan

The voice change was epic... XD

Loved your video. Your presentation method is a master class in travel vlogs! Excellent!

Am I wrong or do most South Koreans actually speak (much) better English than the Japanese?

I'm Korean but why am I watching this? I miss my home. wanna go home so badly

Haha I mean its similar but she says "Bil-la" 빌라 in Korean. Which means Villa but the language doesn't have the V sound so B/P is used instead.

16:22 she says is call "pila"? or is just my dirty portuguese mind that hear pila? pila is the male genital organ. it's a soft term usually only used by little kids or adults when talking to kids.

Interesting. South Korean apartments are similar to Taiwan's. I'm an American living in Taipei. The bathrooms are uniquely unusual at times. The closed balconies are common as well. The college area you filmed reminds me of Ximending in Taipei. Cheers!

Your wife not getting mad at that tour guide? Lol

Excellent edits and videos as always. Low cost carriers are now the norm, and an average flight from anywhere from Japan to other Asian countries are cheaper than the Shinkansen. So you should definitely check out more places like Taiwan, HK, Philippines, Thailand, and so forth. There's so much to explore, and its getting affordable day by day.

It was so interesting and quality video i've ever seen. Great filming!

t money part lol

韓国は行ったことないが、裏通りの路上駐車が多いな。 火災が起きたら消防車が入りにくそう。

Kimchi hostel.

Love your video. Its short and easy to relate. Help me to plan for my 3rd trip there again.

Nice video man. Dont be nervous saying names. You only say them right when you speak them...

im trying to heard english these days, your video is good for stuyding sir. thx

The local Korean girl is such a sweetie!

I live in LA but I visit my family in Seoul frequently and have always been my whole life. I got to say this is the best video of Seoul I have ever seen. Other then the terrible traffic jams and the super crowded subway stations. Bravo

Now i wanna visit there so much

why do you compare everything with japan (tokyo). Both countries are so different

I never came back s.Korea again because the police woman at airport asked me "why you come here" "do you like s.Korea "when I check in to go back to U.S .F*** South Korea go to Japan much better.

Custom and Border Protection -- those are random checks that they do in every country. I was asked the same question in Japan. If an airport doesn't do this at all, you better question your safety in that country.

You should come to mongolia!

Really like these sort of videos. Learning about the actual city, and not just all the touristy stuff. Looks very vibrant there

in cheon = 仁川

LOL 인천

Charming video. I also enjoyed Seoul for one day for my layover from Sydney to Chicago. I hope to return someday and also see Busan !

damn this channel is getting better and more professional day by day. the camera angel is everything. watching it full screen, i feel like im actually there.

i was that nuclear steak

I’m korean

Hello, very nice video! Heading to Seoul can you tell me how I can find a local tour guide? Thanks a bunch :)

From 13:47 to 16:17, what bgm are you using? It sounds like some music from ghibli studio.

I am from india traveling to Seoul next month is there anyone from Seoul who can accompany me

Dear koreans Do not let foreigners playing up by comparing with Japanese . Just be yourselves .

thanks for ur great video. I'm Korean so I noticed one thing u might misunderstand on ur trip. the arms folding thing is not public deplay of affection. some couples do get their arms folded but Korean girls usually do it with thier friends, just friends. :) as a symbol of friendship.


When I worked in South Korea, I lived in a small town of Yeosu. . . not Seoul. Perhaps if I did get a job in Seoul I would have stayed longer. Still I did visit Seoul occasionally and I recognized many of the areas showed in this video. Being a lot closer, I did frequent Gwangju more than Seoul.

Really good job capturing some of the Korea vibes, damn I miss Korea so much

You've never seen a wet-room before? Lol

Korean foodie here. Just recognized while watching that his guide does not know how to cook, or lack in culinary info. 12:07 she mentions most dishes using 'gochujang' but actually they're normally a blend of chili pepper, garlic and other stuff depending on the dish. There used to be a big joke of a 'naive rich kid' using gochujang for kimchi in an old kdrama to display how 'helpless' the character was in the kitchen. = Korean food being red does not mean gochujang. Ofcourse, not a major thing in this video but just felt like pointing out cause after being in a great area for food you moved to another area just to go to something like 'fastfood~すき家' then comes that info... Yep, I'm just a big foodie+nerd so had to point that out. And yes, like other comments realized the mis-info about 'normal Korean people housing' brick buildings. 'Normal Korean people housing' is more closer to those 'skyscrapers' (maybe not that new) and mostly a bit bigger than 100 square meter for a 4 member family. I guess he got to see the brick buildings more because young Koreans 20~30 yrs. Who move out early and pay for their own rent(400~500 USD per month) tend to find those kind of cheap places. Which were originally pretty wealthy houses back in the 80s to mid 90s. Usually the landlord would live there with a few other spaces for rent. The original owners are now over 70 with their kids living in those skyscrapers so, they just monetize the rooms. That's why some rooms/houses have weird use of space or have shaggy kitchen/bathrooms cause some 'houses' mostly perceived as 'rooms' were not originally built to be an independent residential area. But rather the landlord decided to squish in a cabinet kitchen and do a bit of pipe work for a watercloset so that it could be a separate resident to monetize. And yes, Asian elders come very grumpy about money so won't bother much to polish the space for people renting them. Also, the 'public housing' in the end are actually really expensive old-but-recognized apartments, there's a reason for the exterior being like that but the residents don't really care cause they're mainly there for schooling their kids. It's on the if you noticed, and the insides are usually nothing like the outside. Fully glammed with antique furniture depending on taste. People like doctors, lawyers, celebrities used to live there before glass-hotel like skyscrapers came in fad for them.

10:00 what a beauty girl

That google translate dictation makes me cringe

Korea is Korea Japan is Japan

Hey this is the guy in the "Asian Superhero, What Actor should it be in future Marvel or DC movies??" video

4:20 Nuclear Steak

16:39 she was wrong. 56% seoul citizens are living in apartment and 16% citizens are living in house, 22% citizen living in mension(so called villa) Not only seoul citizen but also Mostly koreans are living in apartment I have no idea what she's meaning "authentic korean"

osrion dang i just realized that from your comment. That can explain why there are some extremely different opinioins about japan and korea that i have watched. Goosebumps.

I used to live in Korea for 4 years when I was younger. Seeing this video and recognizing a lot of places that I have walked through really gave me some nostalgia! Thanks so much!

자막이 없어서 아쉽다...

Learn Korean language to enjoy more about korea journey.

되지말자작심삼일 어마어마하게 긴 설명 감사합니다 힘드셨겠네요 ㄷ

포브POVE 대중교통이 일본과 방향이 다르고 음식소개, 길거리의 규칙성, 교통의 편리함, 커피숍길등 여러가지 소개에 대해 다루고있어요. 시장은, 일본과는 분위기가 다르대요, 일본은 각 상점을 구경하는 식이라고 하는것같고 한국은 거의 뭐랄까 내놓았대요 음식이라던지 구경할수있게끔- 언제나 오픈되어있구요. 티머니카드도 미국이 아는 t- money 아니고 교통카드라는것등등. 지하철에서 핸드폰사용 많이들 하고.. 다른 타입의 하우스를 좀더 보고싶었는데 주택과 아파트의 타입이 다르다는것, 아파트는 레귤러 하우징.. 그러니까 일반 하우스라고 소개하네요 자세히는 저도 모르나 아무튼 타입이 너무 다르다고 소개하는것같아요. 오래된 하우스는 이런느낌(주택). 즉 빌라의 리빙(생활) 거주느낌 모든게 굉장히 올드 하다고 합니다. 욕실느낌이 아파트와 빌라는 다르고 세탁실도 느낌이 다르며 등등 그리고 런드리룸은 옥상에도 있대요. 옥상에는 작은 가든도 있고. 청계천의 예전모습도 보여주고 등등. 일본은 보통 저런 작은 윈도우에 막힌 소박한 곳이 많거든요 그와는 반대로 다 보이게끔 커다란 창문도 많이 보인다고 하네요. 푸짐한 음식들은 역시 좋고. 딜리버리는 항상 보이며 한리버주변에도 올드타운들이 보인대요. 일본은 젊은 사람 나이든사람도 자전거 타는모습이 보이고 한국은 좀 다르지만. 한강주변에 더 많이 보인다고합니다. 놓친건많은데 대략 이런식으로 설명하는것같아요. 어설퍼서 죄송합니다.

It's funny you put the Korean words in your sentences and pronounce them using Google translate :) I have been in Tokyo for 2 months now. Hope to meet you someday in Tokyo. I really like to know how you film all these amazing videos.


홍보사원컴마왕 무보수 명예 read top pinned comment..

Tropical Magic yes it is!

SMOG from china

by the way, older folk and children do bike frequently outsid of Seoul. many cities have adequate sidewalk space and parks that you can bike in and even rental stands to pick up a bike on the go

god we wasted so much money letting these second-rate asians stop themselves from killing each other. south korea should not even exist and America wasted so much money time and lives there. We should have let these failsians cowards destroy themselves (pussies needed help) so that they couldnt go make money by dressing up flat girls and giving them lyrics. south koreans are going to hell for living lives that they should not have ever lived on this Earth. Good game culture thieving south korean dogs, enjoy mortality while you can.

wow i'm surprised you didn't visit gangnam part of seoul. that's where all the modern part of the city is.

anyone notice the youtube layout change?

Why comparing to japan??? This place is Seoul,Korea

Korea is hell in July it even went over 40 degrees

Your guide must be a millenial. To call villas 'old' is relative. It's not Korean war old mind you, rather 3-4 decades old. And most Koreans in Seoul probably live in apartment towers & 'mansions'(similar to Japan) as villas have become relics. The reason the verandas are enclosed is due to Korea's winter's being cold. Also, dryers were a luxury up until 2-2.5 decades ago so in order to dry your clothes in winter your house required a closed veranda. Perhaps the habit is difficult to let go and it does still get extremely cold in winter. Gwanghwamun is not the entrance to Cheonggyecheon. The stream you mistakenly called MyeongDong is actually Cheonggyecheon. Apart from landing in Incheon you were in Seoul the entire video.

Never ever go to South Korea. It's a terrorist nation. South Korea is the enemy of mankind. These savages and terrorists blowtorch, skin alive and boil alive millions of dogs and cats. South Korea is HELL on earth the worst of the worst.

Not going to the really old and traditional houses called 'hanok' in Bukchon hanok village, how can you say those red brick house is really old?? those houses are only 20-30 years I think. 'hanok' is more than 100 years and much more beautiful.

the only bad thing in the video, bad sky, at that time the sky was very bad because of pollution from China, but nowadays it's clean.

i'm going to korea in 11 days without a tour guide and i can't speak korean, wish me luck XD

@22:45 Excuse me but what is happening here? Don't tell me that they are delivering some sofas through the window. Or maybe they're rescuing somebody's live..

that's cool you point out the Japanese origins of Mangwon market as come to think of it I saw similar structures in Nagasaki and also Kumamoto. The Korean city of Cheongju also has a similar-looking place.

I lived there when I attended language immersions at Kyunghee. It was too cold and huge but nice, well educated people, tasty, cheap food and much to see. The trains were more complex than Japan and the roads were too much like US highway systems. Overall, a great place to visit.

Did you ever come to India ??? India is a fun place too

So you went here just for a couple day vacation..... Not work?

Wow You just filmed so many people’s faces so close and clearly without their consents. I mean, like shooting a bunch of people on the street looks fine but the girl having some street food? That’s not cool man. If you are filming someone that close, You need to inform that you are filming them. Otherwise It’s disrespectful to the people and also creepy. I noticed it from your other videos too. When you are filming someone that much close and show the specific person as your subject, It make me uncomfortable. like does he/she know that he/she is getting filmed? if they aren’t It’s a freaking creepy hidden camera.

Amazing video N quite goood picture quality

lol the PDA is wild? japan birthrate 1.4 korea birthrate 1.2 uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh its over

Why do you always compare with Japan and then judge everything from Japan's point of view? You are not Japanese right?

love your video, great content!

Is there very much insanitary kimici?

Your tour guide looks like Ivanka Trump to me! Something about mouth.. Am I off? Cute

who's the lady in 10:12?

There are actually newer style villas being built all the time. They are very modern. But yeah, those are really old brick villas.

You visit my grandma home city

Wait did I just saw something called nuclear steak? Let me guess. Kim jun un owns it? Oh and blame the smog on the Chinese people in China. Also South Korea experience something from China like the gobi desert thing that gets blown from China in to South Korea

Life Where I'm From also the down payment or 'seed money' can be around 30k to even get the apartment so living in an 'office-tel' is a more student/unmarried young adult friendly option.

I love Korean girls

well done ... thank you ... i am planning to visit and maybe eventually live in S. Korea ... doing research now on Korea and your vid is very informative

Why do you keep talking about Japan? Is not that about Korea? Will you take out Japan?

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