Jamwon Station (잠원역) Line 3 – Station #338

Expectations for Jamwon were pretty low.  A pre-trip look at the map didn’t show anything of distinction except the local section of the Hangang Park.  A Google search turned up precisely nothing.  And you know those signs they have in the subway stations, the ones with a neighborhood map that list what’s outside each exit? …

Ichon Station (이촌역) Line 4 – Station #430, Jungang Line – Station #K111

Much like with what passes for Seoul’s Chinatown, you could be forgiven for drifting through the city’s ‘Little Tokyo’ without ever knowing you were there.  Tucked between the station and the river, Ichon-dong (이촌동) doesn’t look distinctly different from any other middle-class neighborhood in Seoul, the sole thing giving you a hint of the presence…

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…