While I often write about the places we go, I thought some of you might like to see more of where we stay. We live south of the Han River, in a small neighborhood in Seongnam. Though we originally hoped to live in a more urban area, we are very happy with our little neighborhood. It doesn’t have many restaurants or stores, but it does have access to an amazing web of woodland trails. I have gone on several exploration walks in the vicinity, and I have collected these photos to give you an idea of what we see each day. Let’s take a tour of our neighborhood!
First, you should know that there are gardens all over the place in Korea. I have seen huge flower pots in the middle of the city and at first thought they were just for aesthetic value; however, upon closer inspection, I saw they were growing lettuce. Koreans will garden on every inch of dirt they can find. In our neighborhood there are several little farms and greenhouses.
The random gardening spots weren’t as surprising as the various workout equipment. I’ve found ellipticals at children’s parks, and even workout machines in the middle of the woods!
I really like walking in the woods around here. There are multiple paths that form a huge web to cover our mountain. Everything is very green right now, but there are a lot of bugs out! It’s nice to have a little patch of nature so close!
Here are just a few random pictures from the area:
I hope you enjoyed the tour! The pictures may not be as inspiring as those from famous tourist spots that we visit, but they represent home to us. Thanks for visiting!