The ground outside of Claire’s apartment is littered with cards like these, advertising how much fun you can have just by picking up the phone! Fun fact about Claire’s apartment building: it’s a converted love motel.
It doesn’t get much grimier than a love motel called “Hotel Grease” …
N Seoul Tower (엔 서울타워).
Tonight I hiked up Namsan mountain in central Seoul, home of N Seoul Tower, more commonly referred to as Namsan Tower, or simply Seoul Tower.
It was actually my first time being here, despite Seoul Tower being one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. On a clear day, you can see basically the entire city from the top of the tower.
Seoul Tower has also become a popular spot for young couples to cement their love for each other, courtesy of the tower’s famous “Locks of Love”. The fences surrounding the observation decks around the tower have been covered with thousands of padlocks of all shapes and sizes which are supposed to symbolize the love two people have for one another. Couples will attach their own padlock to the fence as a promise that they will never leave each other. I wasn’t able to get a good picture of the locks because it was dark, but it’s really something to see, despite the cheesiness of the whole idea.