Category Archives: Travel

Korea — Day 3 Part 2: Dongdaemun Market Comments Off on Korea — Day 3 Part 2: Dongdaemun Market

. (Digging out some old photos from my South Korea trip 2 years ago. ) The photos were taken when I was wandering around Dongdaemun Market. “Dongdaemun Market is located near its namesake of Dongdaemun (Great East Gate). Korea’s largest wholesale and retail shopping district has 26 shopping malls, 30,000 specialty shops, and 50,000 manufacturers. […]






Korea — Day 2 Part 2: N Seoul Tower 3

N Seoul Tower is a communication and observation tower located in Namsan Mountain, central Seoul, South Korea. Built in 1969, and opened to the public in 1980, the tower has been a symbol of Seoul and measures 236.7 m (777 ft) in height (from the base) and tops out at 479.7 m (1,574 ft) above […]






Korea — Day 2 Part 1: Seongnam Moran Market Comments Off on Korea — Day 2 Part 1: Seongnam Moran Market

2010 April 29th. I was planning to go to Gwangjang Market just in downtown Seoul, but I got a tip from someone working in the guest house (where I am staying), that the biggest market in Korea is taking place on this day. The market, which has over 1200 merchants coming from all over Korea, […]






Korea – Day 1: The Adventure Finding the Guest House 2

Annyong haseyo! On Wednesday, I arrived in Seoul late in the afternoon. I came here with just a backpack and a note with a list of guest houses with contact numbers. I didn’t make any reservation for my accommodation prior to the trip. So first thing I did after coming out of the Incheon Airport […]






Remembering Thailand 5

Two years ago, I had an amazing experience traveling to Thailand. I had a great time exploring the capital city, Bangkok. The first thing that really caught my attention were the monks wearing orange robes and just walking every where in the street. What amazed me more was that some of them had mobile phones […]