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Seoul is a massive, captivating city begging to be explored. Some come for the history, some come for the nightlife. Unfortunately, as with many Asian mega cities, the language barrier makes it difficult to truly get into the city below the surface.
There’s so much good food to be had beyond the (tasty) chain restaurants with English menus. There’s so much more nightlife to be had than standing around with foreigners in Itaewon or Hongdae because they speak your language.
But how? Where?
Let me help you. With the nightlife part.