Sunday, March 31, 2013

Seoul Day 4 - Culture seeking at Gyeongbokgung Palace (Part 2)

The next area we went to was the Sajeongjeon. It was here where the king held early morning meetings to manage routine state affairs. Early is not an understatement! These meetings started at 3:00am in the morning! Imagine getting up at that hour to discuss political matters!

Next stop was the king’s living quarters, the Gangnyeongjeon. The structure was divided into 9 sections with the center being the king’s room. It is here where the king read books, rested, and attended to state affairs in private. 

at the front of Gangnyeongjeon

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Seoul Day 4 - Culture seeking at Gyeongbokgung Palace (Part 1)

It was a fine morning during my fourth day at Seoul. Finally, the sun decided to shine bright today after hiding in the clouds for the past days! I really appreciated this blessing of good weather since this was the day designated for my Gyeongbokgung Palace tour.

a nice view of the main throne hall amidst the mountainous backdrop

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hong Kong - 5 Days / 4 Nights Itinerary

My family went to Hong Kong for a vacation last February.


Although I frequent this place, I seem to never get tired of it. Hong Kong always has something new to offer each time I visit. Such a dynamic city worth coming back to!

The weather was just right at that time – not too cold but not too warm. I actually got to wear clothes that I enjoy sporting when going around town.


As we wanted a more relaxed trip, I listed down just a few places to visit per day. With that, we can have a relaxed and unhurried pace.