Stop and Smell the Roses

Seoul, South Korea — Another most awaited flower festival on the month of May is the Rose Festival. Red, pink, yellow, white and orange are some of the common colors of this thorny yet beautiful blossoms. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr, A Tour … Continue reading Stop and Smell the Roses

Lunch at Gwangjang Market

Seoul, South Korea — Gwangjang market (광장시장) is known as the first traditional market in Korea and popular among locals and tourists. It offers Korean snacks and street food one could think of, such as soondae, tteokbokki, odeng, mandu, jokbal, etc. on its ground floor and various choices of fabrics and linens which are situated on the second floor. … Continue reading Lunch at Gwangjang Market

A Stroll Through Joseon Era

Seoul, South Korea — On the fourth day of our family trip, Danny and I brought them to Gyeongbokgung or Gyeongbok Palace (경복궁), the biggest among 5 of the palaces in Seoul. In English, Gyeongbokgung (Hanja: 景福宮) means The Palace of Shining Happiness. Another name they call it is The Northern Palace due to its locality. Moreover, it is one of … Continue reading A Stroll Through Joseon Era

Christmas Trains at Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel

Seoul, South Korea — Hooray! It's 2016. How was your Christmas holiday, by the way? I hope it was festive and fabulous. Danny and I had a terrific time despite our simplified merry makings and Christmas eve dinner. We didn't have the fabled white Christmas but, we experienced a Christmas-y spirit in a Korean way. I … Continue reading Christmas Trains at Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel