SoKor 2015: Gwanghamun Square

You know what’s better than visiting one place for the first time? Revisiting it. You get a new perspective, and an affirmation on the first impression that you had when you first laid eyes on it. So it was with no regrets that I visited Gwanghamun Square for the second time.

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SoKor 2015: Cheonggyecheon

Finally getting around to writing up posts on the trip I made to Seoul last November with my buddy Lorie, and I’m starting things out slow and relaxed, and nothing could be more relaxing than a stream, right? I certainly had a bit of that vibe when we took a quick peek at Cheonggyecheon right before we headed towards Gyeongbukgong Palace.

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KoreaEats: Close Encounters with Korean Food… in South Korea

On the first day of the year (Happy 2015 everyone!) here’s a bit of a blog post detour. How’s the holiday weight gain coming along? Personally, it’s making me nervous especially when I think about having to wear my office uniform when I go back to work in a couple of days. Until then, though, I had fun just pigging out during the holidays, and samgyeopsal was a bit of a “staple”. So I figured, why not make a post about it? Keep me company as I retrace my gastronomic steps and revisit my close encounters with Korean food during my trip to South Korea.

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South Korea Pt 23: Wrapping Up Busan

It’s been a long series of posts (haha!) but I’ve finally come to the end of my South Korea series. I had to take several (long) breaks in between, but let’s just say that was my way of stalling having to say goodbye to this chapter of my wandering soul, so to speak. (And, oh, Ohayou from Kyoto! We’re seeing CNBLUE live in concert this evening, so this is a fitting post, don’t you think?)

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South Korea Pt. 22: Midday at Taejongdae in Busan

A warm hello from cold Osaka!! *waves* We’ll be leaving today for Kyoto, wish we could’ve stayed longer in this bustling city, but the pull of Edo aka “old” Japan is much stronger, so off to Kyoto we go~! For now, though, I am making my second to the last post about my SoKor adventure, which you can check out here. This time, straight from Yoggungsa, we took more than an hour bus-and-train ride to Taejongdae.

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South Korea Pt 20: Droppin’ “JAWS” at the Busan Aquarium

There is something to be said about going to a large aquarium: it effectively shoves in your face the reality that there is an entirely different universe under the water that you never knew existed. No, not even if you read about them in books or see them immortalized on celluloid and rendered on film. You realize how there are sooooo many species in this world, and Homo sapiens is ONLY ONE of them. I find that quite humbling.

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