Seoul Trip Oct 2019 – Gyeongbokgung Palace

Traditional Korean Palace guards coming in from Gwanghwamun Gate.

21st Oct 2019 (5th Day in Seoul) Gyeongbokgung Station I was looking forward to finally visit one of the palaces in Seoul. The first of the two palaces I visited during this trip, I must say we came a little unprepared, but thankfully, I must say things worked out in our favour at the end. […]

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Seoul Trip Oct 2019 – Seoul Museum of Art

Beautiful brick building against a clear blue sky with fluffy white clouds.

19th Oct 2019 (3rd Day in Seoul) Seoul Museum of Art This day, we finally realised we can refund our single-trip tickets from this machine which can be found, normally next to the ticket machines, in every Seoul Metro Station. By the third day, we amassed quite a stack of single-trip cards, so by the […]

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Seoul Trip Oct 2019 – A “Meatless” Day

Night scene at Insadong. Seoul, Korea.

18th Oct 2019 (2nd Day in Seoul) Insadong The sun goes down quite fast in Seoul. It was around 630 pm as we made our way to Insadong, and already the sky got pretty dark. Halfway there, we saw a Shake Shack burger joint where we almost had dinner in, if it were not for […]

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Seoul Trip Oct 2019 – Namdaemun Market

A Vendor selling fur coats at Namdaemun market. Seoul, Korea.

18th Oct 2019 (2nd Day in Seoul) Namdaemun Market Next on the itinerary was Namdaemun Market. Not wanting to cross that insanely busy bus terminal with multiple crossings, we hopped onto Seoullo 7017 again; this time we found the flight of stairs which gave us access to the overpass which is (according to Wikipedia) 17 […]

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Seoul Trip Oct 2019 – “Potato Noodle”

18th Oct 2019 (2nd Day in Seoul) A Local Wet Market Nearby… Found a local wet market, Gongdeok Market, near our hotel on Trip Advisor, which I had scheduled for a visit first thing this day in our itinerary. Thought it would be a good way to get a feel on how the locals live […]

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Interesting Incident illustrations: The Most Efficient Auntie

Had my lunch just now at the food centre. The cleaning Auntie came up and cleared my plate with the food still in my mouth and my utensils still in my hands. Flabbergasted, I jokingly asked her if she is rushing for time. To which, she remained silent, so focused was she on clearing my […]

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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. August 2019

Just came back from a 4 days 3 nights trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with Constant Companion RR. I must admit that I did not enjoy the trip as much as I hoped. On foot (both mine and Constant Companion RR‘s preferred mode of transportation), exploration of the city was extremely tough. Our path are […]

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