My Trip to South Korea II

We went to Myeongdong again the next day, but this time to watch a renowned performance in Seoul called Nanta, which is basically a musical performance performed by a few ‘chefs’ who will create music through hitting of the pots and pans in their kitchen. The performance is also peppered with jokes and other cultural knowledge of Korea, as well as the tradtional Korean food. It is educational, yet interesting and interactive, and I am sure the kids will enjoy it. I was not super impressed with the performance though, since I have seen much better shows fom Broadway and other theatrical performances at the Esplanade, but I guess it is still a good eye-opener for a tourist who wishes to learn more about the korean culture in an interesting way. Continue reading “My Trip to South Korea II”

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My trip to South Korea I

2 weeks after my trip to Europe, I packed my luggage again, this time to a place much nearer to home. Nevertheless, it is a well-known fact that this city is frigging cold during winter, as temperatures can drop below -10c at night, or even much lower during cold snaps. This city, Seoul, won the Best Design City 2011, and as an architecture freak myself, I was really very curious and excited to see what this city has in store for me. I can tell you, I wasn’t disappointed. Apart from the uneasiness settling inside me because of the recent death of  Kim Jong Il which resulted in heated spats and threats between both countries, North and South Korea, I was ready to explore this city with a few of my friends. This is considered my first time ‘backpacking’ to another country by planning everything myself, including flights and hotel bookings, as well as the travel itinerary. I cant help but say how proud I was when I managed to settle all this crazy administrative stuff. Now, follow me as I bring you through a journey to the Land Of Kimchi! Continue reading “My trip to South Korea I”