Seoul, South Korea
Juhyun, 28
Account Manager at Ad Tech company, Musical & art fan
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I work as an Account Executive for an advertising company. I am interested in marketing project, especially on digital marketing. Since I recently started my career at advertising company, I am learning about advertising industry and trying to build my specialties in digital marketing.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith's albums.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

It's Korean show, named 'Phantom Singer' and it's audition program to create a classical vocal groups consists of 4 man singers out of all candidates. Most of candidates are opera singer or musical singers, so I could enjoy opera songs or musical soundtracks while the episodes were broadcasting.

Name some spots in Seoul that are good for a Tinder date.

Itaewon or Hannam-dong near Itaewon, there are some fine and fancy restaurants and cafes for a date, of course including local restaurants.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I enjoy wearing business / casual business go to outlets near my home, it has various brands from fast fashion brand like ZARA, MIXXO and feminine or business brand.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Seoul and where did you get it?

Well, I don't think I ever had the most extreme/decadent dish. If I find it, I'll let you know soon, haha.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Seoul that you particularly like?

I don't enjoy drinking that much, so I would recommend restaurants or cafe which you can find in my maps.

What restaurant in Seoul looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

You can find food trucks on the streets in Hongdae or Myungdong, I have to say the foods are pretty nice.

Where would you take your partner in Seoul if you wanted to really pamper them?

I'll go to Hangang (river) park or Cheonggye-cheon and take a walk together.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Tteokbboki snack is the best for me! You can find them at any convenience store in Korea.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Seoul?

Gangnam is famous, but too famous to stay only shopping places are remaining. You can see and enjoy a nightlife in Gangnam, but I don't think it's the true scenery of Seoul.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Seoul?

I think areas around Seoul Station is underrated, as it's only considered for one station. But around the station recently we have new high walkway, Seoullro and around Sookmyung Women's university there're some cafe and park to visit.

What are the Seoul spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Definitely Korea's old palaces in Jongro area. Gyeongbokgung, Deoksugung and Changyeonggung are located pretty close, I recommend you to visit any of palace when you visit Seoul for the first time!

Tomorrow’s your last day in Seoul. How do you spend it?

I would just stroll random streets and have a relaxing and lazy day.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Kota Kinabalu was the best city I ever visited. I needed a rest and wanted to see the sea and nature, Kota Kinabalu was the perfect place I ever dreamed.

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