Germ-laden airports, upended sleep patterns and unfamiliar local bugs are just a few of the health risks travellers face when seeing the world. But sometimes these travel maladies can yield a good story – in the problem solving of travelling companions, the mysterious (and miraculous) local remedies, or the assistance offered by total strangers.
Barack Obama socks? Korean boy-band socks? Instant ramen socks? Matching socks for couples? Socks for pets? If you can imagine it, you can find socks in Seoul to match. Socks are fun and affordable and make perfect souvenirs to warm your toes or to bring home to friends.
by Hahna Yoon & Megan Eaves, Lonely Planet Writer
'Tis the season in Seoul to put on your favourite walking shoes. Though it is so commonly described as a concrete jungle, South Korea's capital city is surrounded by mountains and coloured in with groves of trees – making autumn the perfect time of year to visit.