After the rain of the previous night had cleared away, I returned to the foreigner district of Itaewon in Seoul, Korea to do some shopping. I was in serious need of new shirts that actually fit me without them stretching to the bursting point as if I were a sausage, and the shirt was the casing.
After I successfully accomplished my mission where I dusted off my haggling skills in the basement clothing markets, I went for a wander, as I didn’t have to catch the train for several hours. So I took to the labyrinth-like back streets of the neighbourhood, trying to find hidden gems and excellent views…
As I got into the part of Itaewon behind the business district, I got into the residential area, which is quite a bit older than the modern businesses most people associate with the district.
Popping out of the alley and onto the edge of Itaewon Hill, I climbed up this steep street to get a photo of the incredible vista you see above. But trust me, guys, this climb was seriously tough. If I had a car, I’d be very self-conscious about parking my car on this road.
You don’t have to take my word for it, feel my pain in the video below … it was brutally steep!