Korea Day 6: Jeju Island pt. 1

With the rest of my family finally at Korea (they arrived on Day 5), we spent our first full weekend at Jeju Island. It's the largest island in Korea, and is a popular vacation destination because of its temperate, almost tropical climate. Think of it as a greener, more humid…

Korea Day 4: Sightseeing Seoul

Day 4 was a beautiful day of sightseeing some tourist attractions. We started by taking a bus to Mt. Namsan to see the N Seoul Tower and surrounding area. Then we went to Namdaemun Market and Namdaemun Gate. Afterwards, while on the way to the Seoul City Hall, we got…

Korea Day 3: Daegu + Dongdaemun

On day 3, we took a KTX (Korea Train Express) train to Daegu to visit relatives. Daegu is the 4th largest city in Korea (after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon), and it's where two of my great-aunts live. Train Station = Huge! We took a taxi in the morning to the Seoul…

Korea Day 2: Shopping in the Rain

Today was a day of exploratory shopping. It was also a day of downpours and thunderstorms. In America that wouldn't be so bad since a lot of good shopping are inside malls. But when all the cool stuff is in shops off the street in Seoul, it's unfortunate. Myeong-dong We…

Korea Day 1: The Longest Day Ever

This marks the start of (hopefully regular) posts about my trip to Korea this summer. Dawn of the First Day: 426 Hours Remain My trip started at 2:30 AM, when my parents woke me to get ready to head to the airport. I had been fighting a cold for…

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