South Korea, Seoul Guide (B): South Korea Has Seoul

South Korea, Seoul Guide (B): South Korea Has Seoul

South Korea Has Seoul
John and I went to Seoul and Bangkok from September 30th through October 10th.

He’s been to Korea before but this was my first time. It’s been on my list of places to go ever since I fell in love with Korean food.

We landed in Seoul, checked into our hotel, and immediately headed out to find something to eat for dinner.

Our Korean is very limited but we were able to order Bulgogi and Beer.

The Bulgogi that came to our table wasn’t the grilled version we were expecting, but it was delicious:

It was marinated beef and glass noodles in a soy sauce broth with enoki mushrooms and green onions.

We slept like dead people and then went exploring.

We headed to the Deoksugung Palace and arrived just in time for the ancient changing of the guard ceremony:

We usually have a general idea of where we are going but for the most part, we just walk until we find something else to explore.

Some of the most interesting things are found off the main path.

On one of the streets, a guard blew his whistle at me in a way that told me I was doing something wrong.

It turns out that you aren’t allowed to take pictures on the road where the president lives.

I didn’t even know we were on the road to the President’s House.

They have special area in front of the gate where everyone gathers to take pictures:

For lunch, we walked down a narrow road with a bunch of local restaurants and decided on one that served Samgyeopsal, also known as Pork Belly:

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Guide Name: South Korea Has Seoul
Guide Location: South Korea » Seoul
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Deoksugung Palace   President’s House   Kwangjang Market   Changgyeong Palace   Noryangjin Seafood Market   The Korea House   N Seoul Tower  
Author: Kristi Necessary Indulgences
Read it on author's website: http://necessaryindulgences.com/2010/10/south-korea-has-seoul/

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