Hyehwa Station (혜화역) Line 4 – Station #420

I’m writing this at Hakrim Dabang (학림다방), on the second floor of a building whose windows look out over Daehang-no (대학로).  As this project has progressed I’ve shied away more and more from talking about restaurants, cafes, bars, or any other kind of business because with the Darwinian rate of turnover among businesses in Seoul…

Jongno-5-ga Station (종로5가역) Line 1 – Station #129 (And Korea Tourism Organization Goodstay Explorers Program Review of Hotel Lees (리스호텔))

While walking around Jongno-5-ga a friend remarked on how different Line 1 is from other lines linked to theSeoulmetro system – its rails and stations are noticeably older and more worn than its higher numbered lines’ counterparts.  But, as he pointed out, it’s not just inside the stations that you see this.  If someone were…