Hi, Seoul part 2

 

Seoul is a good place to enjoy and have fun, especially during festival times! Today I’m going to introduce two of the most famous festivals in Seoul.

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Firstly ‘Hi, Seoul’ festival.

Hi! Seoul Festival is a seasonal cultural festival held four times a year every spring, summer, autumn, and winter in Seoul, South Korea since 2003. It is based on the “Seoul Citizens’ Day” held on every October since 1994 to commemorate the 600 years history of Seoul as the capital of the country.

Pictures explain better than words. So here we go!

If you are more a historical and artistic type then you might enjoy the ‘Seoul Lantern Festival’.

For the last three years the Seoul Lantern Festival has been held over the course of several weeks in November. Featuring thousands of lanterns along the Cheonggyecheon (청계천) Stream in downtown Seoul, the festival is among Seoul’s best festivals.

What more can I say? Pictures described it better than me.

If you are looking for some fun and entertainment, Seoul may be your next destination. After all its where ‘Gangnam Style’ was made from!

Image sources: 

http://tripologist.com/asia/south-korea-asia/the-2011-seoul-lantern-festival/

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/uBtpZPF1jQ4/Seoul+Lantern+Festival+2009/HwI1tmcU5zp

http://www.travelwireasia.com/2010/11/destination-seoul-lantern-festival-2010/

http://davidmbyrne.com/main/2012/08/28/capture-the-colour-photo-competition/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Korea-Hi_Seoul_Festival-2006-01.jpg

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g294197-r20302892-Seoul.html

http://anicedayinseoul.blogspot.com.au/2008/04/hi-seoul-festival-kick-off-parade.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Korea-Hi.Seoul.Festival-Hanbok-Parade-01.jpg

Honeymoon in Maldives

Maldives calls out to all the newly wed couples that are thinking of a travelling to a secluded island to spend some intimate quality time together. The many islands of pristine beaches and clear waters are bound to intrigue you, making it the most beautiful honey moon destination as couple could ever travel to.

Wake up in the morning and dive into the ocean right at your door step. See the depths of the sea floor amongst the many exotic fishes that may gently swim nearby you.  There after treat your bodies to an amazing spa.

Take off on boat trips to different locations as you immerse yourselves amongst the many beautiful vibrant reefs. Once you’re settled in a nice location, enjoy some lighted hearted fishing to have your fresh catch nicely grilled by top chefs.


If it’s an escape you’re looking for in your daily lives, what’s more a romantic get away, Maldives is calling out for you.

Picture location:

http://www.maldivesjobcorp.com/assistant-sommeliers-job-at-maldives-resort-six-senses-laamu-2/

http://www.diving-world.com/maldives.htm

http://www.tropicalcruise.co.uk/maldives/tropical-cruise.htm

Hi, Seoul!

 

 

Since everyone is into ‘Gangnam Style’ these days, it made me want to post about Seoul, the capitol of Republic of Korea.  Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea with a population of more than 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world.

Seoul is a city that has an official history of 600 years and it is famous for many reasons!

Seoul has many temples and four major palaces such as Gyeongbokgung (경복궁) , one of the most famous. The city offers many other cultural and artistic attractions.

Seoul is also a modern city. History combined with modernization makes Seoul unique and attractive.

But personally, for a person who was born and lived there for a long time, I have to say ‘Lotte World’ is my favourite place in Seoul,

One of the best thing about Lotte World is that no matter how bad the weather is, you can always enjoy Lotte World :)

Oh! and of course food is amazing in Seoul!

Enjoy!

Image sources: http://typeseoul.blogspot.com.au/ 

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/seoul-photos-1/

http://traveladventureeverywhere.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/voyage-to-seoul-south-korea-asia.html

Manarola, Italy – January 2012

 

Manarola is a small village known for it’s brightly coloured houses on the famed Cinque Terre coastline of Northwest Italy, Liguria. It serves as a pitt-stop on the way up and down the rugged coastline, and is a popular tourist hot-spot duing the peak-season.

Getting in is probably best done by a local train. They run frequently between the two major hubs of Genoa and La Spezia. (Just be aware for pick-pockets!)

 

 

It is a small fishing village, with boats a plenty, as well as a coastline footpath that extends well down the coast line looking out to the sea, as well as outlooks with telescopes. The period we went was ideal for sunset and contrail watching from the breakwater below.

Along the cliffs that surround the village, and that the village is built on, a nativity scene is lit-up annually during the Winter. You can actually climb up there and be a part of the scene yourself. =)

- Posted by Roger during a stay in Mid-January 2012.

Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the legislative capitals of South Africa and is just another cricket loving, seaside city with many wonders abound. It’s origins as a city come as a major port, used to as a stopover during long ocean transits from the Indian Ocean, and into the Atlantic. It has grown into a city of fusion with traditional African culture, as well as being a mordern, Westernised city.

Bo-Kaap is a region in southwest Cape Town lined with brightly coloured housing, and is located in what is referred to as the “Malay Quarter”.

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving castle in South Africa, built in the 1600s, it serves as a museum of South African history, with tours daily.

 

Green Market Square is a flea market located on the Cape Town Waterfront, and is the largest flea maket of goods in the City.

The Table Mountain Cable Car offers unbeatable views of the marvelous city below, leading up to an observational area on the iconic Table Mountain. Certainly not to miss on a trip to Cape Town.

Images sourced from the following:

http://www.prlog.org/

http://capefusiontours.com/tours/cape-cooking-experiences/

http://maliba-lodge.com/
http://www.cityknown.com/Cities/Shopping.aspx?ShoppingID=194

Moscow

Moscow is the capital and largest city in Russia, and the major financial, political and cultural centre of the country. It is the most populous city in Europe and the 5th most populous in the world.

Moscow presents a contrast to the western european cities which traditionally dominate the continent. It’s architectural style, particularly its churches, showcase its uniqueness.

Moscows Red Square is the central hub of Moscow, as all of its streets originate from it. Red Square is surrounded by the Kremlin, St. Basils Cathedral, and Lenins Mausoleum, among other sights.

Lenin’s Mausoleum

Moscow features a vibrant nightlife, featuring many restaurants, clubs and bars. Tourists can visit Tretyakovsky Proyezd, the Champs-Élysées of Russia, home to many upscale boutique clothing stores.

Image source:

http://www.utoronto.ca/slavic/images/moscow_church.jpg