Sinjeong Station (신정역) Line 5 – Station #519

There’s nothing in Sinjeong that could, in and of itself, be considered particularly intriguing, but as I walked around I found it rather interesting how the area served as a transition between the lower income areas to the west and the relatively affluent Mokdong neighborhood to the east. I started by making a U-turn out…

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Omokgyo Station (오목교역) Line 5 – Station #521

Omokgyo is nice.  I can’t think of another part of Seoul we’ve visited that’s more aptly described by that adjective, with its satisfied, bourgeois, slightly anodyne tones.  With its upper middle to upper class housing, ample parkland, abundance of shopping, and well kempt streets, it struck me as what a friendly urban planner might come…

Mokdong Station (목동역) Line 5 – Station #520

Mokdong this week and, again, not too terribly much to report back on for the aimlessly wandering Seoulite.  A fairly well-known neighborhood in Seoul expat circles due to its relative affluence and corresponding preponderance of hagwons and the foreign teachers that go with them, it nevertheless felt – to us at least – a bit…