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Korean Eats

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As our adventure in Seoul is very short, we only got to try few Korean foods. But all the foods that we had did not disappoint. Just like this Korean style egg bread (Gaeran Bbang) that we had in Myeongdong. It was freshly baked and flavored just right. It’s one of the street foods in Korea and sold on the street in cold weather. We also had fried shrimps, served in a paper cup which is another popular menu sold along with fried calamari and fried baby crabs.   We did not only try…read more

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Our stroll around Seoul’s largest palace – Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first royal palace built by the Joseon Dynasty, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty.  The largest of the Five Grand Palaces, Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty. We were able to witness the changing of the guards which is kinda cool and interesting. Every corner of the palace is picture perfect so we couldn’t help but…read more

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SEOUL: Bukchon Hanok Village

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Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to “northern village,” came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno.

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Best place to buy souvenirs in Seoul

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Just a few blocks from Gyeongbokgung Palace, we walked to the neighborhood of Insa-dong where stores are lined up on the streets selling traditional korean crafts and goods. If you are ever in Seoul, there is no better place to shop for souvenirs than Insa-dong. I had a hard time buying stuff because everything was interesting and cheap. Ssamziegil has been marked as the ‘Special Insa-dong within Insa-dong’. This unique area was designed in such a way by connecting its charming alleys in the form of a spiral-like stairway. As…read more

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Namsan Seoul Tower

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Namsan Seoul Tower is a famous landmark in Seoul. At 236m, it marks the highest point in the city. There’s a lot of viewing platforms where you can see the cityscape but the tower’s observatory is a favorite because it offers a 360 degree view. There’s also a roof terrace which is a spacious wooden viewing deck whose ambience makes it very popular with lovers because of the Locks of Love. Thousands of padlocks are attached to the fence by romantic Seoulites symbolizing their affection. I’ll let you in on a little…read more