It took us awhile to find Bukchon Hanok Village. It’s an area with restored traditional houses which are mostly private homes. Some are guesthouses where tourists can experience how it’s like to live in a traditional Korean home back in the old days.
We started out at Gyeongbokgung Palace where we met a Serbian who took our picture. He had been in Tokyo before coming to Seoul. When we asked him how he found Japan and Seoul, his response was “Japan is big and clean! This is…”. Lol
We wandered around the periphery of Bukchon Hanok Village for a bit and found a coffee shop with a rooftop patio. Since it was fairly cold, we had the patio to ourselves, including the porch swing.
After some steep hill climbing, we manage to find the village. It was nice walking through the lanes in the setting sun.
Of course there were tons of couples on dates and gaggles of girls with their selfie sticks. So we had to honor this occasion with our own Instagram worthy picture as well.