I love high places. True, I get terrified when I look down and realize that it’s going to be quite a loooooong (and tragic) drop, but I always get exhilarated when I know I am somewhere more elevated than others. A bit of an ego-trip, you say? Not really. More like the knowledge that, yes, we can all go UP.
Question: do you have to be a koreanovela/Endless Love series/Hallyu Wave fan to be able to appreciate the beauty that is Nami Island (or, as they more formally call it, Naminara Republic)? No. But if you know a bit of Winter Sonata, you’d appreciate it more. If you don’t, you still won’t be able to deny that this place is all about romance. (Warning: this post is going to be “image-heavier” than usual, so apologies in advance.)
I never really heard of the Trick Eye Museum, but Peach was adamant we check it out. And boy, am I glad we did! If ever you find yourself in Seoul, and you suddenly find yourself all “palace-d” out or if the DMZ tour got to you and you’re looking for a bit of levity, then this place is perfect for you. Or if you are into art galleries but you are looking for something different, this is worth checking out. Plus, it won’t require you having to run the length of a football field just to check everything out!
I am one of those who grew up with the concept of “palaces” as pearly-white walled giant edifices with tall towers and turrets, where princesses are locked up so they could grow their hair really long and turn them into rappelling tools. Thanks to more than a handful of Korean dramas, I realized I’ve been limited in my “palace know-how”. And when I found myself in Seoul, I knew that it is a must for me to see at least one palace, and what better way to get a dose of (Korean) royalty than by checking out the most famous one among the Five Palaces of Seoul, the Gyeongbukgong? Read more
Since this blog will supposedly hold all my memories of being out and about, I think it’s only fitting that I kick it off with a trip that ranks high up there among the most epic trips of my life… so far. South Korea, March 2013. 6 days. 3 SoKor locales. Not nearly enough time. But definitely worth remembering, and recounting. Read more
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