There’s this somewhat, shall I use the word “hostility” that you will feel from South Koreans against the Japanese -at least on some of the online contents that I have seen about Korean culture. Some videos and articles gives a cold shoulder over Japanese products, well that is somehow understandable. After what the Koreans experienced during the Japanese occupation (much like here in the Philippines), we Filipinos are just either too forgiving or our memories are just too short for us to forget their atrocities. For me I feel that we have just moved on already.
But we cannot discount that there are good things that the Japanese have left to us such as politeness to our elders, food and a little bit of culture.
As for South Korea one of the things that Japan left can be found in the Royal Gardens of Seoul’s 5 palaces, The Royal Green House.Where used to be an agricultural garden of edible and medicinal plants is where the Japanese introduced Korea’s first green house.
The green house is part of a the Japanese’ project to “violate” the Royal Palace’s grounds that included a zoo and botanical garden which was later transferred after the Japanes occupation.
The Daeonsi (large green house) can be found insde the Changgyeonggung Palace and is included in the free tour of the palace complex.
It's not intended to be a tourist spot, but its architecture is just so awesome it just became one. Ewha Womens University is just a few minutes walk away from the Sichon metro station. It is known to
The wind was trying to freeze my will to continue with my journey that day. I can barely feel my hands as I try to shove them inside my pocket alternately as I try to smoke a stick to warm my self pathetically.
This is not the first time that I have been to a spa , but yes it is still my first time doing it Korean style. I have always wondered how different does it feel like from a Japanese Style Onsen that I
The Changdeokgung or Changdeok Palace was the second palace that I visited. The palace complex is within the same area and is separated from the Changgyeonggung by just a wall, you can even get into
The Changgyeonggung or Changgyeong Palace was the first palace that I visited in Seoul, the first ever real royal grounds that I have ever stepped on. It was really surreal walking around the grounds where
The night was chilly cold but thankfully my sweater is holding heat up on my body.
The N Seoul Tower is a communications tower that sits on top of Mt. Bugaksan. You can reach the top by walking up
I'm glad that I started my trip in Seoul by meeting with a long time online friend Anton. We've been communicating for a while already even before this trip, incidentally Anton was there in Seoul as
Well, this trip is coming to a close already. Thanks to my procrastination I wasn't able to many of the places that I planned on going to, which is partly why I don't want planning my trips because I just
Day three, my last full day in Seoul, I wanted to go and see Nami Island but I thought and that it would eat up a lot time; I’d rather spend it roaming around the city. I wanted to maximize the time
It really isn't easy to wake up and get out of bed if it is really nice and warm compared to the biting cold outside, Specially for someone like me who sleeps like oil I really need some time to warm