A Trip Around the Corner: Little Tokyo in L.A.

Believe it or not, as close as I live to Los Angeles, I hardly ever go.  It may be close (2 hour drive), but you really have to plan on spending a full day there or else the drive isn’t really worth it for me.  I’ve explored small parts of Korea town, but this time […]

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I Love Seoul: Changdeokgung Palace

Another palace day!  Changdeokgung was the second palace we visited in Korea.  Between Changdeokgung and Gyeongbokgung palace, Changdeokgung ended up being my favorite out of the two.  Maybe it was the different layout or feel of the rooms, but it felt more intimate than the sprawling Gyeongbokgung palace.

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I Love Seoul: Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain

The Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain is a water show illuminated by hundreds of multi-colored lights on one of the worlds longest bridges. The water jets and multi-colored lights are coordinated to move along with music. The show is a good tourist attraction, and it usually only operates from April – October.

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I Love Seoul: Dongdaemun Night Market

Something I didn’t realize we were missing out on in the U.S.; night markets!  We just decided on heading out to Dongdaemun one restless night to walk around aimlessly.  It was around 1:00 am when we decided to hail a cab from our hotel in Myeongdong, and it didn’t take too long to get there.   If […]

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I Love Seoul: Bukchon Hanok Village and Samcheongdong

Not far from Myeongdong is Bukchon Hanok Village & Samcheongdong in the Jongno-gu district of Seoul.  Also near by is the beautiful Changdeokgung Palace, which we ended visiting afterwards.  How amazing that they still have these traditional houses right in the middle of the urban sprawl that is Seoul!

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