How to celebrate Valentine’s day(s) like a Korean

Tomorrow (February 14th) is the well-known Valentine’s day, day for loving people 💝. Well, do you know how Korean people celebrate this day? Do they also give their beloved chocolates or roses?

That would be too boring for the “crazy” Korean folks, right 😆? Indeed… That’s why they don’t celebrate the day for loving couple only once per year, but once per month 😲. That means 12 Valentine’s days a year! But how? Let’s check it out!

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Things to do in Seoul’s winter

The winter in Korea is simply cold and windy and it’s going to be even colder. But at least the sun shines everyday. Don’t worry if you already plan to come to Seoul during the winter time. There are a lot of interesting activities to discover the city as well. Here is my list of things to do for you, just in case…

Watching Seoul from an observation deck

I love to go to a higher place and watch over everything moving below. It always amazes me, how beautiful, complicated but also tiny everything looks from above. In Seoul there are many observation decks you should visit, especially when the sky is clear:

Lotte World Tower

The Lotte World Tower is location on the south side of the Han river but you can see it from almost everywhere in Seoul. Because this is the highest building in Korea and the 5th tallest (2018) in the world.

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Lotte world tower from under
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Good things to know before go hiking in South-Korea

Have you heard that more than 60% the entire surface of South-Korea are mountains? No wonder, that there are so many hikers, rock climbers and mountain lovers in this country.

During the last months, I had many chances to go hiking and climbing, because the weather was just right for it. On my trips, I could not only enjoy the stunning landscape of Korean mountains, but also gain a lot of new experiences and knowledges about Korea. Each step was worthy!

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Jirisan in fall

If you’re also interested in hiking in South-Korea, please read this post. It’s a guide for your orientation while preparing for your trip.

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Climbing & Bouldering @ K2 C&F gym [Seoul] – closed from 2019 Feb 28

The first snow has come to Seoul. That means the outdoor rock climbing season is over. In order to be stronger even during the winter, you can go to indoor climbing gyms. Beside the DYNO Wall by The North Face, in Seoul you can also visit K2 Climbing & Fitness (K2 C&F).

I have checked it out recently and I have to say, it’s an awesome climbing gym.

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View to the climbing area from 3. rd floor

How to find it?

Operating hours: Weekdays 9:00~23:00; Saturday: 9:00~21:00; Sunday and holidays: 9:00~18:00

Fee: day pass: 40.000₩; monthly pass: 100.000₩

Address: K2 Sport climbing center, Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga 277-70 Seongdong-gu Seoul

Naver Map: Link

Closest subway station: Seongsu Station (Linie 2), Exit 2 or Konkuk University Station (Line 2), Exit 1.

The K2 C&F is located in a building on a main street, where the Eider shop can also be found. You can enter either via the Eider shop or through the entrance on the side road.

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