Special Edition: Seoul & Busan!

You know the thing about being in the right place at the right time? Our recently concluded journey to Korea began with the rain. Then as soon as it began it was over and was replaced with the cold (0-1°C) though with beautiful skies.

One of the things we wanted to check off on this occasion is to see a Hanok village in Seoul. Having read so much about it from a host of blogging and travel sites we felt we need to add a cent or two here…

So off we took the train and alighted at Chungmuro station. We were seeking for Namsangol Hanok village, a free museum of houses from the Joeseon era transplanted to this site for the enjoyment of all and as heritage reminder for the Koreans, since much of the city has been transformed beyond belief from what the forebears just 100 years ago lived in!

When we got out of the nearest exit (no. 4 we recalled), we saw the signage and proceeded to walk to where we thought it would be. There appeared a nice vintage house and many folks were there. So we thought – hey if the crowd’s there…

In we walked into the traditional Korean house (remember this name). The house was that of an old gentrified family with rock gardens etc. So we strolled around, oblivious to the other “visitors” who seemed rather well dressed in suits and tie (men) and formal dress (ladies, some in Hanbok traditional costumes). And right in the yard was seating arranged nicely. The cultural performers did their part and there were lots of applause…

Hang on a sec! This ain’t no normal cultural event! It was actually a real wedding, and we had stumbled into the Korea House, a restaurant/events venue…lol. The rest, as they say – is history and you will find out more in our journalog. Meanwhile, enjoy the Korean dance and ‘band’…

PS: no we did not stay on for lunch. Could have fooled the hosts LOL…

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

19 thoughts on “Special Edition: Seoul & Busan!”

    1. Yes they are very beautiful aren’t they!
      Our Korea journalog is not ready yet – Mel is working on it and it will be published in 2 weeks’s time (real job needs to be attended to first…). Our past ones can be found in the drop down menu on the top of the page, just below about us. Mel’s chosen to write the days all in one post page and not cut them into days, so that takes time…lol. But since there will be lots of pictures and words he’s chosen to use a table format to present the activities and our thoughts. Hence better to read it with a wider screen or desktop. Hope you find it and let us know your thought!

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  1. The journey started with the very beautiful note via rain. And then the most interesting part is vintage house, and at last that korean wedding that sound so much fun. Hope you have enjoyed! Lovely read just as I too am travelling their. 💎

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