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621 YEARS APART: A GYEONGBOKGUNG TOUR

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Digging my cold feet into my ancestors’ roots.

Let’s take a couple of steps back in time: a period when dresses that glide over the floor are as widely worn by ladies as crop tops today, and men directly confront a girl when they like someone instead of randomly popping into their inbox. To be honest, I’m not sure I will be able to live through the horrendous battles the people of the past have endured but it’d be a dream come true to be able to see nature in all its glory without the man-made superficiality. And although I know I won’t be able to live through the misogynistic view of society, I’d still kill for a day to be able to see the 1300’s in the flesh.

With my not-so-thick jacket hanging over me, we started the day with visiting the palace. It’s refreshing and tranquil to just walk around aimlessly on such large grounds thinking about the palace guards who marched through it, the palace maids who quietly made their way towards the different sections of the place to follow the queen’s orders. It may not have been a very pleasant period to live in but definitely the best time to see the world in all its beauty and natural glamour.

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Two confused ahjummas hehehe

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King Sejong the Great

Just out in front of the Gyeongbokgung Palace is the King Sejong Center. If you’ve ever wondered why this guy’s always mentioned almost everywhere when talking about Korea, it’s just because he’s the genius who created Hangeul (Korean alphabet) that we know today – among his many great achievements. No big deal.

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Hope you enjoyed taking a trip back memory lane with me! I’ve excited things coming up but since I’m not yet sure, I’ll have to just explode internally in the meantime.

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