Walking back home after a lovely dinner with Juan of Global Kids and our new friend in Korea, Gabe, we stumbled upon this magical walk along the Cheonggyecheon creek in Seoul. Surrounded by the hustle and traffic of downtown Seoul, the stream is a peaceful respite from the urban hustle.
By day Cheonggyecheon is very pleasant. But at night, it's extra charming with the lights of the city around you reflecting off the water. Couples meander arm in arm amidst the tree-lined walkways.
Artwork lines the walls and floats above the water as Koreans with high-end DSLRs jockey for the perfect shot.
Young people gather under a bridge to chat and flirt. In constrast to their normal smartphone addiction, something about the darkness seems to discourage them from ruining it with the glare of their phone screens.
The whole riverwalk is remarkably clean, well-lit and safe. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Seoul.