Tag Archives: Gwanghwamun

The Cheonggyecheon – A Day and Night Pictorial

Day Photos by: Derek  Night Photos: Randall Riojas  In the heart of the city, the Cheonggyecheon is a cool breath of fresh air in the dense heat of the city. If you visit in May or November, lanterns line the stream in a sea of fire. Any other time of the year though, the stream is […]

Gyeongbokgung Palace Part 1: A History and Gwanghwamun Gate

Introduction: Gyeongbokgung Palace in the heart of Seoul. If you visit Seoul, Gyeongbokgung is an absolute priority. Why you might ask? What makes it so special? Simple. Gyeongbokgung is not only visually stunning, but it symbolizes the heart and spirit of the Korean people. Gyeongbokgung will be a series of posts devoted to the castle “greatly blessed […]

Euro Gourmet Near Gyeongbokgung – Foie Gras on Baguettes?? Yes Please.

Happy Lunar New Year to you fine readers. This last week has been extremely busy with work, my parents visiting and of course, little Logan deciding he wants to party in the middle of the night. Thus, I apologize for not blogging, even though I have a couple of posts I’m really excited about. Jill, […]

The Koreana – In the Heart of Seoul, with the Price to Match.

Oftentimes it seems as though we get stuck in a routine, and forget that we live in a dynamic city. It seems as though we become assimilated to Korea, and forget that we are, in fact, tourists here in this great city. My wife and I decided to become tourists again in our own city, […]

Seoul’s Historic Walks – Part 1 – Seoul Station to Gwanghwamun (Seoul Anglican Cathedral, Statues of King Sejong and Admiral Yi Sun Shin, Gwanghwamun, and Dongsipjagak)

This might be the longest title ever. Here is the second part of part one. Damn, that could be complicated. The last post, the walk took about an hour to an hour and a half, including breaks and a lunch. However, after that, I hammered out the walk and decided to get to Gwanghwamun, not […]