Korea – 25 Dec 2010 – Gyeongbok Palace, Jeju Island

Its Christmas day, and the day’s itinerary was going to be really long…. After breakfast, we would be traveling to Gyeongbok Palace and drive past the Blue House in Seoul, and thereafter, fly to Jeju Island for a night.

Breakfast… We had it in a huge indoor room, where many tour groups gathered… Can’t say i enjoyed Korean breakfast very much though….

Then, it was on to Gyeongbok Palace…The palace, first constructed in 1394 and reconstructed in 1867, it was the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty. Nearly destroyed by the Japanese government in the early 20th century, the walled palace complex is slowly being restored to its original form prior to destruction. As of 2009, roughly 40 percent of the original number of palace buildings still stand or are reconstructed.

And… despite the history, Samuel and Elkan were having a friendly duel in the cold Winter morning…

And… they took their fight to the airport as well…

When we reached Jeju, it began to snow!

After visiting Yongduam Rock or “Dragon Head Rock”, an unusual lava formation that looks like a roaring dragon rising from the sea into the sky, we headed back into the warm cosy confines of an indoor Kim Chi making studio.

This was the Kimchi school

This is my Korean wife… 😀

and this is my Korean family…

By the time we ended the day, poor Elkan was tired out….

More pics here

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