I live my life by a few important principles, among the top of my list of principles is that CHRISTMAS DOES NOT BEGIN UNTIL AFTER THANKSGIVING. Seriously, not until Santa rolls his fat ass down the green square of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade do I start exploding with such holiday cheer that I'm surprised it doesn't register of the Richter Scale.
When filled with the Christmas Spirit (I call mine Tinsel), I don't care about the cold. I embrace it, and the sight of snow can make me practically crap myself in excitement. Before and after Christmas, however... no... just no... hate... such... f-f-flames FLAMES
Things You Gotta Do: Seoul in Winter" post during the past month, so I decided to expand my list! Here goes!
3 More Awesome Seoul Winter Activities
1) Indoor Shopping
You don't need to play the outside-inside-jacket off-scarf off-sweater off-everything back on-outside-repeat game that comes with shopping every time! There are plenty of indoor shopping options for those of us wishing to not to switch between freezing and sweating every 10 minutes.The long time favorite for this, COEX Mall is currently under MASSIVE renovation to try and completely redesign the massive complex and while being under renovation it is basically... a hallway... a biiiiggg hallway with a movie theater and an aquarium... avoid it for a while.
2) Even MORE Museums!
their website for info on current exhibits.
3) Outdoor Fun!
Some people don't absolutely HATE being outside in the winter! For those lovely people Seoul has attempted to be accommodating as well. Of course any time it snows you should run, not walk, to the palaces. There's something super magical about a korean palace covered in snow. It makes the frostbite totally worth it.
other ice rinks all around the city as well.
check the comprehensive list out here.
quite a few sledding parks in and around Seoul but the best are definitely the Everland Snow Buster and SeoulLand Snow Sled Park. Both have very nice facilities. The SeoulLand park has separate adult and children areas, so you won't have to feel bad about knocking a child on his face as you whizz by. The Everland Snow Buster, however, boasts much more nail-biting slopes and could result in a lot more winter mischief! Also, Everland's sled hill operates at night, so you can enjoy a great view of the park all decked out for the season!
Get your favorite latte (a cafe near my work serve Bailey's Hot Cocoa, WHAAAT?!), bundle up, and get out of your freaking apartment you stupid shut-in!