Hi, I’m Kim


Hi, I’m Kim

I’ve lived in Seoul for 50 years

I speak English, French

I am a retired professor


Hello, I'm Kim, your considerate and trustworthy host to the mesmerizing city of Seoul. My heart belongs to the city's stunning natural landscapes and its rich historical tapestry. From the serene beauty of Seoul's nature to the grandeur of its historic sites, every aspect of this city captivates me. I find joy in simple pleasures like biking along the Han River and walking amidst breathtaking scenery. My expertise lies in introducing guests to the heart of Seoul, from the traditional charm of Bukchon Village and the modern marvel of Lotte Tower to the peaceful Cheonggyecheon Stream, the regal Gyeongbokgung Palace, and the bustling Coex area. My knowledge extends to the quaint traditional markets, historical Korean villages, serene Buddhist temples, and the picturesque Seoul Fortress Road. Join me on a journey where tradition meets modernity, and every corner has a story to tell.

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation Master of science in urban planning Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors
Street food Local cuisine Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Parks Gardens Scenic routes Hikes Political history Economic history Social history Cityscape photography Street photography Portrait photography Wine Third wave coffee Local beers Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Handicrafts & souvenirs Traditional culture Popular culture Local speciality drinks Traditional drinks Painting Traditional art Folk art Thrift stores Second-hand markets Bookstores Music stores Antique shops Landscape photography Food photography Nature photography Classical music Pop music Traditional music

Experiences I love to host