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Cheongnyangni Station (청량리역) Line 1 – Station #124, Gyeongui-Jungang Line – Station #K117

Should you ever find yourself sick of the new Seoul, of the gentrifying Seoul, of the Zara-wearing, cream pasta-slurping, Kakao-tapping, latte-sipping, craft beer-tippling bourgeois masses, well, Cheongnyangni has your cure.  This may be the least trendy neighborhood in the city.  It’s no hyperbole to say that 80% of the people here are over 50.  Nobody’s…

Wangsimni Station (왕십리역) Line 2 – Station #208, Line 5 – Station #540, Jungang Line – Station #K116

Seoul Sub→urban would like to thank Meagan Mastriani for inviting us to and showing me around her work neighborhood of Wangsimni.  Meagan writes about food, mostly, and you can check out her take on the local dining scene at her column, Savoring Seoul, in the online magazine Honest Cooking. I met Meagan on a recent…