Monthly Archive: January, 2014

Olympic Park in the Snow

My plan was to get pictures of Seoul’s Olympic Park AFTER it had finished snowing… …but like clockwork it started snowing again when I got there. I didn’t quite get to the iconic… Continue reading

Grandma’s Ducks

My Grandma Kyo had pillows shaped like ducks and Korean duck figurines around the house. As a kid I always wondered, “Why does Grandma like ducks so much?” It turns out that Koreans… Continue reading

Walking the Cheonggyecheon

Two days ago I took the subway to the beginning of the Cheonggyecheon river, which starts near Gyeongbukgung Palace, the main palace of Seoul, all the way until Yeondap Station, which is where… Continue reading

Korea vs Japan: Freebies

One difference I’ve noticed when comparing South Korea and Japan is the type and quantity of certain freebies. In Japan, any trip to a major city meant I would receive minimum 5 packets… Continue reading

Bukchon Hanok Villlage

One place I’d really like to get to know better, well enough to walk around without a map, is the Bukchon Hanok (traditional Korean house) village. Walking around this area in Northern Seoul,… Continue reading