Hi Kelly! I've added you to my LJ and it would be awesome to meet when you are here.
I was just browsing your site and came across the "Hooker Hill" article...I never found Itaewon quite so bad, but I can see how it is considered "seedier" than the rest of Seoul.
Sounds like you'll be here pretty soon. I haven't read too much in your LJ yet, but it sounds like it would be great for my husband and I to meet you and go out for drinks one night...or maybe meet for dimsum in Myeongdong? :-)