South Korea · Travel Tales

You should visit a university when you’re in Seoul

…and by this, I don’t mean getting a brochure on course requirements or inquiring on enrollment for foreign nationals (although of course, you can totally do that). I mean, go to a university and sightsee, and envy the students a bit because they’re young and their school is lovely.

As for us, we (I) decided to visit Ewha Womans (sic) University, where I heard the autumn colors are nice.

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At Ewha Womans University

To get there, we took Line 2 to Ewha WU Station and followed the people through a street lined with food stalls. I bought a tall piece of heaven in a cup: fried chicken glazed in something sweet, hash browns, and tteokbokki. While devouring the snacks, we went straight to the university grounds.

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Ewha Womans University grounds
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Those entrances on both sides go to classrooms!

The thing about university areas, though, is that there are shops which sell cheap clothes to the college crowd — and so this is where we (I) headed.

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Ahead is the main road back to the station, but you want to turn right instead to the shopping street.

The clothes are actually of good quality and design. You can get a good sweater for ₩10,000 (around ₱400).

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Clothes shopping in Edae
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All sorts of cute socks for your pasalubong. Of course I got Sailor Moon socks!

While I shopped around, my husband sampled snacks around. See, in university areas in Seoul, there’s something for everyone.

To get to Ewha Womans University, take Line 2 of Seoul Metro to Ewha Womans University Station. Leave the station via Exit 2. Walk a bit through an alley of food stalls and skin care shops till you reach the entrance.

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