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Huge update from Korea

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Christina:

My apologies for not updating for a while. Been going all over the place with my family. I can't post all my pics but I'll hit the high points. Still a lot of pics.. but I hope ya'll like them.

May 25: My cousins, Jiman and Yoon-hyung, took me to the Korean National Museum, which is down the road from my parent's place. It was interesting but due to my lack of knowledge in Korean history, I was a little lost on all the different eras. Afterwards we just took a stroll in the Yongsan park and then headed back.
crown

crown


the cousins being silly

the cousins being silly


punishment beating sticks for criminals

punishment beating sticks for criminals


old pharmacy/medical instruments

old pharmacy/medical instruments


old mortar & pestle

old mortar & pestle


one of korea's national treasures

one of korea's national treasures


pond in the park

pond in the park

May 26: I went with my parents to check out Seoul Tower. You're supposed to take a cable car up to get there, but we got a bit lost so we walked halfway up to the tower...it was a hellish trek, but we made it in one piece. We grabbed dinner at this don katsu restaurant... it was alright. Then we went to get take the cable car up. Seoul Tower is a really cool place to check out. It's mostly a fun little place to take your significant other.

Cable car entrance

Cable car entrance


Seoul Tower

Seoul Tower


They have a teddy bear museum

They have a teddy bear museum


view from above... sorry it's a crappy pic through a window

view from above... sorry it's a crappy pic through a window


washing my hands in the highest bathroom in seoul. lol

washing my hands in the highest bathroom in seoul. lol


You can purchase tiles and write messages about the ones you love

You can purchase tiles and write messages about the ones you love


locks of love

locks of love


more locks of love

more locks of love


Seoul Tower at night

Seoul Tower at night

May 27: went to visit the Kofic Filming/Movie Studio in Namyangju. Very interesting and fun to visit. Got to see costume and prop rooms, historical memorabilia, different sets, etc. After visiting the Studios... we decided to go see the piano bathroom. Yea you heard me... Piano bathroom. The stairway leading up to it plays musical notes. haha
Before heading back we stopped by my maternal grandparent's gravesite. Today my dad told me the reason as to why the grave is shaped like a hump/hill. He said that the reasoning behind it is that when you are born you came from your mother's belly, which is shaped like a hump, and when you die, you return in the "hump"... in this case a hill. So if you visit Korea and see a grassy area with tons of bumps... It's a graveyard.
folk village set

folk village set


Japanese village set

Japanese village set


entering the studios

entering the studios


items of a famous director

items of a famous director


pretty hambok from a movie by hwang jeong soon

pretty hambok from a movie by hwang jeong soon


mini shipyard set used for 3d animation

mini shipyard set used for 3d animation


mini club set for 3d animation... it looked like a barbie playset

mini club set for 3d animation... it looked like a barbie playset


having fun with the bluescreen

having fun with the bluescreen


blue screen to skyscraper

blue screen to skyscraper


costume room

costume room


prop room.  that's a lot of rice bowls.

prop room. that's a lot of rice bowls.


Piano bathroom

Piano bathroom


mother being cute in the poppies

mother being cute in the poppies


Grandparents

Grandparents

May 29: Went and visited China Town... This is around Incheon. It wasn't huge, but fun none the less. Lots of chinese/korean restaurants. Supposedly the 1st cha-chang myun dish was created in that area. So since my dad loves that stuff... we had to get it.

Apparel

Apparel


me and the cuzzo's about to venture off in china town

me and the cuzzo's about to venture off in china town


china town

china town


china town

china town


aunt and uncle trying to look like royalty

aunt and uncle trying to look like royalty


china town

china town


wall art

wall art


my silly uncle

my silly uncle


bleeding heart flower

bleeding heart flower


This wall tells the story of fictional warriors in chinese folklore

This wall tells the story of fictional warriors in chinese folklore


my parents with said warriors

my parents with said warriors


general McArthur whom my dad states "saved Korea"

general McArthur whom my dad states "saved Korea"

May 30: Lastly, we went to the eastern part of Korea near Chuncheon. The parentals and I went hiking up one of the mountains in the area and went to see an ancient Buddhist temple at the top. We had to take a boat to the mountain because it was on the other side of a man-made lake formed beside a dam.
So yang gang

So yang gang


boat dock

boat dock


i'm on a boat

i'm on a boat


more boat shots

more boat shots


view on our pathway to the mountain

view on our pathway to the mountain


about a quarter ways up

about a quarter ways up


Statue of the snake that loved the princess

Statue of the snake that loved the princess


very pretty waterfall

very pretty waterfall


My mom says that people stack the rocks when they are making a wish

My mom says that people stack the rocks when they are making a wish


bell in front of the temple

bell in front of the temple


reads "please don't ring the bell"

reads "please don't ring the bell"


Temple entrance

Temple entrance


Lanterns with names that are prayed over

Lanterns with names that are prayed over


1000 days of prayer

1000 days of prayer


"praying"

"praying"


lots and lots of lanterns with names

lots and lots of lanterns with names


inside the main temple

inside the main temple


smaller prayer room

smaller prayer room

again i apologize for this being super long... but like i said... been traveling a lot the past few days. so i had a ton of pictures.

Posted by RXTRAVELS 08:18 Archived in South Korea

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