This is one of my favorite places to go to.
It’s right near the ocean in In-cheon where I was born and where the international airport is located.
There is a lot of interesting street seafood you can buy and people from the restaurants or vendors would try to get attention from you on the street since it’s very competitive business.
You will get spoiled after tasting all the fresh fish from here. Sometimes you will find some weird-looking creature but never judge Korean people. ;p
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There were art paintings beautifully lined up along the side walk and I found some midget family(?) statue which was I thought interesting. I guess maybe beacause people in the olden days were smaller than us..?
It was very peaceful to walk along the path.. 🙂
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This is the entrance of Deogsu, 덕수궁.
There is a palace inside which was built during Joseon Dynasty (July 1392 – October 1897), including the national museum of art and forest garden. You will see the beautiful details of the buildings.
When I walked by, there was an event at the entrance. People, who were dressed up like the palace door men, marched briefly altogether and when they stopped, tourists took photos with them. 🙂
– Open: 9am-9pm (enter until 8pm)
– Price: adults 1000 won (800 won for a group of more than 10 people)
pass’ price varies from 10,000 won to 100,000 won.
– Tel: 02-771-9951
덕수궁 Official Website: http://www.deoksugung.go.kr/
When I was on the way to the Canadian Embassy near Deogsu palace, I found this beautiful modern building. 🙂
Everyone knows that Korea is the best in Cosmetic surgery in the world!
You often see ads on TV (of course), magazines, subways and even on the road.
I feel somewhat proud of the fact that we have the best technology/skills for it and prices won’t be as high as in western countries. At the same time, I feel it’s going a little over the top.
People, who are not considered as being “pretty” people, often have extremely low self esteem because of being part of a superficial society where you need to put a photo of your face on your resume and where you get surgery as a high school graduation gift from your parents.
as a Korean girl myself, I definitely like it when some people tell me Korean girls are the prettiest, 🙂
These are modernized Hanbok (Korean traditional Costume).
Traditionally they are made of silk material with different designs (shorter top and wider dress).
The modern ones are basically made for efficiency of movement, washing and maintenance.
Various deep and beautiful colours incline to be used for the traditional silk Hanbok. Whereas, the modern ones tend to be more like earth tone since natural colours from red clay or sand are used.
People generally don’t wear Hanbok anymore unless it’s for special events (weddings) or holidays.
For myself, I can’t remember the last time I wore mine. Probably it was in kindergarten or elementary school for a Korean Fan dance event. lol
You can easily see Hanbok from Insa-dong and I hope you find the one you like! 🙂