Falling leaves, brisk temperatures, and light scarves? Autumn has absolutely hit Korea, which means one of my favorite festivals in Seoul is about to start. On display for the majority of November, the Seoul Lantern Festival will feature lanterns on platforms in the Cheonggyecheon stream in central Seoul. Read on to get an idea of what to expect from this year's festival including directions, and helpful tips for planning your visit!
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Korea has a real knack and penchant for festivals, which is something I've really come to love about living in this country. It seems like nearly every weekend there's something going on, and I've tried my hardest to check out as much as I can. But as November rolls back around, the Cheonggyecheon stream in Seoul lights up with fancy lanterns, signaling the start of one of my favorite festivals in Korea.
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My weekend trips into Seoul while being a teacher in Korea are usually social occasions and this makes for an entertaining subway ride and it's always helpful to have that friend who can talk you down from a senseless purchase (I love to shop in Korea!). But a few weekends ago I ventured into Seoul a few hours before my friends planned to leave home, and although they texted to apologize for being late and making me 'go by myself', I actually enjoyed the afternoon and early evening and Seoul and I had some quality alone time.