After 11 years of marriage, we finally went for our honeymoon! Woot-woot!
There were many places in our adventurous mind but we chose KOREA, “The Land of the Morning Calm”.
Without hesitation with our 2+2 feet, we wandered around the city of Seoul.
These feet were made for walking
GYEONGBUKGUNG PALACE is located in Jongno-Gu
Gwanghwamun, The Main and South Gate
Heungnyemun, The Second Inner Gate
Drummer at the Changing of Guards
Gwanghwamun Royal Guards
- Gyeonghoeru, The Royal Banquet Hall
I’m at the Guenjeongjeon, the Main Throne Hall of Gyeongbokgung
Geunjeongjeon, The Throne Hall
Our shadows in Gyeongbukgung
Ajeoshi painting Sujeongjeon
Changdeokgung’s SECRET GARDEN
Path to Secret Garden
Steps to secret places
Pavilions galore in the Secret Garden or also known as ‘Biwon’
Tempted to taste these oranges on the tree.. but better not after all they are fruits of the Secret Garden
WAR MEMORIAL OF KOREA is located in Yongsan-Dong
Hubby is making sure we won’t get lost
It’s partially shady and sunny
War Statues in the Memorial Park
Statue of Brothers
Facade of the main building where rows of black marble monuments inscribed with the names of those who died during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and of policemen who died on duty
A Time to Remember
There’s no entrance fee to enter the War Memorial Museum of Korea but donations can be given
Inspector Elena! I’m inspecting the Letters of War and Confidential Documents in museum’s vault
Getting lost amidst of weapons of destruction at the outer exhibition of the War Museum
Weapons of War
BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE – Korean Traditional Village
Traditional Korean Home
Tea House in Bukchon
View atop Bukchon Village
GANGNAM DISTRICT pronounced as ‘Kangnam’
Busy life in Gangnam
Korean Barbeque: lamb on metal skewers
MYEONGDONG – YOOGANE
Yoogane – the best Galbi Bokkeumbap
Yoogane’s Menu… we were lost indeed!
Chicken Galbi where are you?
The beautiful and calm Han River
View from the river – friends, lovers, families gather together
Man’s Best Friend
NAMDAEMUN – Market
Guess what hubby is munching on!
No.. it’s not an ice-cream potong but it’s a pineapple on a stick! Surprise? We were too!
Ajumoni making Kalguksu in Namdaemun market. It’s like our PAN MEE but on a much much more healthier side
Horrible picture of me but it’s the only picture of Kalguksu! OMIT OMIT!
This Kalguksu stall was hiding behind this rack of clothes. It’s funny that we even found this little stall. Loved it!
One can have Kalguksu feast here
Modern fixtures outside COEX Mall
Korean Traditional Dance
COEX has complimentary art and cultural shows during weekends which attracts the young and old
MISCELLANEOUS PARTS OF KOREA that I just need to share
WALNUT BREAD – something new; something old but this has got to be the best nutty snack ever
GOGI MANDU a.k.a. dumplings are filled with minced meat, vegetables, glass noodles and seasoning
One of my favorite Korean street food. HOTTEOK per serving contains 230 calories because it is filled with brown sugar, honey, chopped peanuts and cinnamon sugar. All sugary sweet packed in one palm size pouch. OUCH!
A JEWEL IN THE ALLEY
Stumble upon a little noodle shop after visiting one of the palaces
Cold Noodles; one of a kind in Seoul can be found around the area on the map in between the alleys of Jahamun-ro and Hyoja-ro
Cold noodles, kimchi, seaweed soup, buckwheat wraps, etc
Overall, Seoul was a great place to visit. It will be a good place to live too. We love Korea and will definitely be going back there again. Our trip was successful, fruitful and a joyous one. We would like to thank ALL that contributed towards our honeymoon; be it physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Thanks to JOHN HYUNG and his son that greeted us at Incheon Airport. Thank you for showing us around Gangnam and got us addicted to the many varieties of Korean food.
Taking pics from the public camera on one of the pillars at the streets of Gangnam-gu
See you Seoul!