I recently visited an oasis. Ok, it was actually Bongeunsa Temple, but it felt like an oasis. This 1,200 year old temple is in Gangnam and located next door to the COEX, one of the largest malls in Korea. Despite being surrounded by traffic and skyscrapers, the temple exudes peace and serenity. I love that Seoul, which has rocketed into modernity, still has these little pockets of nature and history.