Hi, I’m Ruth


Hi, I’m Ruth

I’ve lived in Seoul for 23 years

I speak English, Mandarin, Korean

I am Contractor


Hello, I'm Jihyun, but everyone calls me Ruth. I'm your local host in Seoul. What I love most about this vibrant city is its cultural richness, mouthwatering cuisine, efficient public transportation, and K-Pop pulse and entertainment. With its diverse neighborhoods and innovative technology, Seoul truly offers something for everyone. One of my favorite pastimes in Seoul is exploring its culinary scene. Every weekend, I embark on a quest to discover the finest eateries in every city corner. Whether you're craving traditional Korean dishes or international flavors, I'll guide you to the hidden gems. My passion for history takes me to Seoul's historic sites, like Gyeongbokgung and Jogyesa Temple. I find visiting these places to be a fascinating journey through heritage and architecture. I can't wait to show you Seoul like a true local. See you soon!

My knowledge & interests

Hosts graduation Tourist Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Drinks Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise Shopping Hosts expertise Photography Hosts expertise Architecture Hosts expertise Culture & customs Hosts expertise Music
Street food Local cuisine Desserts Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Theater Cinema Art galleries & museums Street art Parks Gardens Wildlife Hikes Economic history Social history Religious history Cityscape photography Street photography Modern architecture Classical architecture Wine Third wave coffee Local beers Artisanal tea High-end fashion boutiques Department stores Vintage shops Street markets Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Gourmet food Vegetarian food Vegan food Traditional drinks Painting Performance art Art history Thrift stores Second-hand markets Bookstores Music stores Wildlife photography Food photography Fashion photography Night photography Nature photography Classical music Pop music Jazz music Rock music Traditional music Hip-hop R&B Indie music

Experiences I love to host