First week in pictures

Temples, food, new friends, Finnish dinner... There has been a lot going on already during the first week. A picture tells more than a thousand words they say, so I thought I would share my first week in pictures. 

I am also interested to hear what you would like to see more and read about? Feel free to leave a comment and share your ideas. :)

Seoul City Tour

On Thursday we went on a tour around the city. The most impressive part was definitely our visit to Royal Palace and the National Folk Museum of Korea. 

Outside Geoncheonggung Residence wearing Moomin Senja dress by Ivana Helsinki. 

Outside Geoncheonggung Residence wearing Moomin Senja dress by Ivana Helsinki. 

Geoncheonggung Residence used to be the home of King Gojong and Queen Empress Myeongseong.

Geoncheonggung Residence used to be the home of King Gojong and Queen Empress Myeongseong.

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We walked around this huge place for 2,5 hours and I guess we maybe saw a half of it. 

We walked around this huge place for 2,5 hours and I guess we maybe saw a half of it. 

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The old and the new, right next to each other. The temple area is located in between the mountains and the city.

The old and the new, right next to each other. The temple area is located in between the mountains and the city.

Korean food

Gimbap.

Gimbap.

Spicy noodles. I will be spoiled. :D

Spicy noodles. I will be spoiled. :D

Finnish Your dinner

On Saturday we gathered with a small group to enjoy a Finnish get-together and celebrate Suomi 100 at a lovely Finnish-Norwegian couple's place. These dinners were arranged around the whole world, which I think was super cool! Thanks so much to Milla and Erlend for having us. 

Groupie, of course. :D Photo by Petri Kalliola.

Groupie, of course. :D Photo by Petri Kalliola.

Finland? Nope. Can you believe there were birches just outside the house? BIRCHES in Seoul. Wow. 

Finland? Nope. Can you believe there were birches just outside the house? BIRCHES in Seoul. Wow. 

Sunday fun with friends

Coffee break with Diane and Ina. Another cool girl, Zhara, joined us a little later. :)

Coffee break with Diane and Ina. Another cool girl, Zhara, joined us a little later. :)

I think I have already found my favorite café in Seoul. I mean who would not want to drink their coffee in a swing? 

I think I have already found my favorite café in Seoul. I mean who would not want to drink their coffee in a swing? 

Rooftop party in Itaewon with Ina. Caraluna earrings by You Complete Me, bolero by Vestiarium. 

Rooftop party in Itaewon with Ina. Caraluna earrings by You Complete Me, bolero by Vestiarium. 

This view. Simply amazing. 

This view. Simply amazing. 

Yours,

Meri