The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

October 24, 2015 by David Herd

City Skyline Seoul South Korea

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea


Myeongdong Seoul South Korea in September 2015 was my first visit, in the three days I covered a lot of ground & convinced myself to return in the future to see more of the country.

One of 29 bridges in Seoul South Korea

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

 One of 29 bridges between Incheon International airport and the city.


Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

I stayed at the Savoy Hotel in Myeongdong which is a very lively part of the city and one of Seoul’s main shopping and tourism districts.

Savoy Hotel 

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

The Savoy is in the heart of the action, right outside the door are shops, restaurants and crowds of people day and night. The room was good and the location perfect, use this link for a very good room rate.

 Love this sign at me room in the Savoy Hotel

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

I was on the 7th floor so I hope it is a long rope. 🙂

Savoy entrance

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

The hotel was a little hard to find so make sure you have the right directions.

Lots of hotels here with great room rates.

Kinnor Cafe Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

Not far from my hotel was this delightful cafe with a good breakfast and exceptional coffee. However you must visit Itaewon, one of the best restaurants streets I have ever been to in the wonderful world.

Cafe Kinnor

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea


I quickly became a regular customer here.


Itaewon Seoul good bars restaurants


The restaurant choices are simply mind boggling at Itaewon.

Choong Ang High School near  Bukchon Hanok Village

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

A very attractive school building near Bukchon Hanock village.

Paris Baguette cafe

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

Probably the most expensive sandwich I have ever eaten. Halfway through I broke a front tooth (crown) and for the next 10 days had to endure rather unattractive photos whenever I smiled. 🙂

JD, my terrific taxi driver

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

I had a stroke of luck finding this friendly interesting taxi driver who spoke perfect English. He was a wealth of information regarding people and places in Seoul. Here are his phone numbers, from outside the country, 82 10 5396 8225 or within Seoul 010 5396 8225. Apart from being so helpful he has wi fi in his taxi, what a find.

Parliament house Seoul

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

We stopped on the way to the airport to take some photos.

What a monstrosity

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

This strange looking sculpture is near the airport, I had no idea what it represented when I first saw it. The JD my taxi driver explained it was a ballistic missile pointing at North Korea. He also added many females had quite a different explanation for it. 🙂

Thanks for visiting my Myeongdong Seoul South Korea post

Myeongdong Seoul South Korea

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