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4.11.2015

Annyeonghaseyo, Korea! (Part 1)

I am now turning off my hiatus mode from blogging. I know it has been a long while since I last updated my blog because I had too much on my plate for the past few months. But since it's summer vacation already, I finally found time to blog and share some happenings in my life.

Firsts (in whatever context you can think of hahaha) are mostly special. Speaking of first, I would like to share my first trip this 2015. It was a very special trip because the place I visited was one of my dream destinations -- Korea. Back then, I just used to see Korea through pictures, Korean movies and dramas. Until now, while I'm writing this, it still feels surreal to finally see one of the countries that I have dreamed of going to. I have so much to share about my Korean trip and it's so hard to pick which photos to post out of those 400+ photos I took. So I decided to divide my posts into four parts. :))))

The first part is about my first day in Korea which was allotted for Seoul city tour. On a side note, I didn't go alone in this trip. I was with two of my high school friends. Sooooo below are the places we visited on our Day 1 in Korea.

NAMSAN VILLAGE
This is a little village where you can find Korean traditional houses called Hanok from the Joseon Dynasty.







N SEOUL TOWER
This is probably one of the most visited spots in Seoul especially for couples because the very famous Love Padlocks are situated within the vicinity of N Seoul Tower.






View from the N Seoul Tower observatory..



The Love Padlocks.







If you're a stuffed toy lover, it's a must to drop by at the Teddy Bear Museum.






HAN RIVER
It was freezing cold yet we still managed to take a short river cruise! Hahaha





BONGEUNSA TEMPLE
After our Han River Cruise, we headed to this Buddhist temple.






COEX AQUARIUM
Right across Bongeunsa Temple is one of Seoul's largest aquarium where you can get a glimpse of marine life.









CHEONGWADAE MUSEUM
This is an exhbition center showcasing Korean history and culture.



in front of the exhibition center..




CHEONGWADAE/KOREA'S BLUE HOUSE
This is Korea's presidential house. The security was too tight so we weren't allowed to go closer to the Blue House.


In front of Changgyeonggung Palace.. This was our final stop then we went back to our hostel which is located near Insadong area.


After getting some rest at our hotel, we went for a walk, some sightseeing and a little bit of shopping at Insadong and Myeongdong area despite the negative degree weather. I will be blogging more of these places in my coming posts.






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