Various photos from my travels and life as an ESL teacher over my first year in South Korea. These were taken from places both iconic and less known throughout 2012. South Korea, and especially Seoul, is a fascinating blend of both traditional and contemporary, not only is it evident through it’s industrialization but also in its citizen’s mindsets. There are still older men and women who were around in the time of the Korean War, and have seen their country be rebuilt practically from the ground up in all of 50 years. South Korea has a uniqueness that separates it from the rest of the world, but its beauty can be seen just like any other part of the world. From the sprawling green volcanic island of Jeju to its towering skyscrapers like the 63 Building of Yeouido, South Korea is a land more than worthy of visiting.