• Heart and Seoul 2014,  Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel

    Heart and Seoul 2014 – Chasing Cherry Blossoms at Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival

    This is part of a series of posts under the category Heart and Seoul 2014. We purposely chose to visit Seoul on the first week of April to chase the cherry blossoms. Thus, on our very first night in Seoul, despite having to endure lack of sleep, we didn’t waste time and headed to the Yeouido Cherry Blossoms Festival to witness the lighted cherry blossoms and catch some street performances too. We thought that the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival (others call it the Cherry Blossoms Festival) is at the Yeouido Park. Thus, we alighted at the Yeouido subway station which was apparently a very long walk away from the exact…

  • Heart and Seoul 2014,  Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel

    Heart and Seoul 2014 – Jogyesa Temple

    This is part of a series of posts under the category Heart and Seoul 2014. While most of the Buddhist temples can be found outside of Seoul or in the mountains, there’s one center of Zen Buddhism that is famous for being located in the heart of the city. This is Jogyesa Temple which is just a walking distance away from 126 Mansion. Jogyesa Temple is well connected to Insadong and is located on a street full of Buddhist specialty shops. On our first day back in Seoul, and while waiting for our rooms to be ready, we decided to take a leisurely walk around the area and go to…

  • Heart and Seoul 2014,  Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel

    Heart and Seoul 2014 – The Charm of Samcheong-dong

    *This is part of a series of posts under the category Heart and Seoul 2014. Samcheong-dong is my favorite place in Seoul. I fell in love with it when I first visited Seoul in 2012 and my recent trip confirmed that the place is still as charming as ever. Geographically speaking, Samcheong-dong is really one of those unique places in Seoul. To its left lies Gyeongbokgung, while Changdeokgung lies to its right. Cheongwadae is at its north, while Insadong is at its south. It’s a very tourist-friendly place in that you can visit all these 4 places plus Bukchon Hanok Village in just one day. Imagine that 126 Mansion is…

  • Heart and Seoul 2014,  Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel

    Heart And Seoul 2014 – Our Seoul Itinerary for 5 Days

    Warning: Long Post Below 🙂 I missed Seoul so much and I’m glad I was able to return last April. For our last trip to Seoul, I went with my hubby and baby plus our nanny. I was very happy that our wacky friends also came and they made our Seoul trip tons of fun and really memorable! For this post, I’ll talk about details of our chosen airline, our guesthouse and mode of transportation in Seoul. I’ll just share a general view of what our itinerary was like but don’t worry, I’ll post details separately. Similar to my 2012 Seoul Series posts, this is also going to be another…

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