Seoul

Seoul, South Korea

Hyper-modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets in this sprawling metropolis. The city is fashion and techology-forward, but still maintains traditional values and sights. Seoul is a city filled with stark contrasts: extraordinary architecture and endless monotonous rows of grey apartment buildings, extraordinarily high-pressure educational system and serene Buddhist temples, a trend-setting youth culture and often crushing conformism.

Much of Korean social life revolves around food and the city is packed with restaurants. Scoffing down piping-hot, crispy hotteok (pancakes with sweet or savoury fillings) on a street corner is extremely satisfying.

Women digital nomads will feel safe in Seoul, where violent street crimes are very rare.

Seoul is a great city to be a digital nomad, albeit more expensive than SEA, but still at a the cost of living quite reasonable compared to the West. The city offers great internet and a great startup scene. Cafes also offer high speed wifi.

Korea has four seasons, with a wet monsoon/summer in the middle of the year, and a cold winter from November to March. The ideal time to visit Korea is during the autumn months (September-November). Spring (April-May) is also beautiful with all the cherry blossoms in bloom. However, it is very busy and one needs to book in advance to ensure accommodation is available.

Coworking Spaces in Seoul

Hive Arena

Hive Arena

#502, 303, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu

Casa Gala

Casa Gala

381-64, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu

Peachtree

Peachtree

Yeoksam-ro, 215, Namguk building 2F

Super Egg Place Seoul

Super Egg Place Seoul

68-1 Susong-dong, Jongno-gu

Joeun Bizsquare

Joeun Bizsquare

Bongeunsa-ro Namjeon Bldg 326 – 8F, 9F

Cafes with wifi

Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.

Places to exercise

Bukhansan National Park

Bukhansan National Park

Hiking is the national pastime. Do as the locals do and hike up Bukhansan, the highest peak in Seoul, 840 m (or 2700 ft) above sea level.

Taekwondo

Taekwondo

Experience Korea’s national martial art at Gyeonghuigung Palace. The city is full of Taekwondo schools, but most of them cater to children or young adults.

Yoga In Seoul

Yoga In Seoul

A meetup group that organizes yoga classes in the city.