Somerset Palace Seoul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... in general- but we jumped on the trend, purchasing a selfie stick)
Melynda and Billy introduced us to some of their good friends and colleagues and together we went to a cool area called Insadong- the traditional, quaint (and crowded) streets in the city center. A few turns off the beaten path brought us wandering through some cute neighborhoods. We saw some of the traditional guest houses- where you sleep ...
... our shoes to a low table with pillows around the perimeter. Not exaggerating, we had 7 or 8 courses of food. There were 2 octagonal wooden boxes placed in the middle of our table. One of them had tortilla-esque taco shells in the middle with veggies surrounding them. The other box contained nuts and dried octopus. It was my initial impression that this would be our meal, which I would had been perfectly content with. Oh boy was I wrong. It was only the beginning. We were ...
... a melon ice block as well, which is 900 won, it is very creamy. For that price, I was surprise with the quality of it!
We also ordered a sweet potato latte each. They use purple sweet potato, the drink itself was quite strange if you are thinking you will be drinking something with coffee flavor. It is more on the sweet side for my personal preference. But if ...
... where people can't afford cars and where factories are sitting idle for want of spare parts. But most prominent in our view was the settlement of Kijong-dong. Known as the "Propaganda Village", Kijong-dong is one of only two villages allowed in the DMZ (the other is Taeseong-dong on the South Korean side only two kilometres away). Nobody actually lives in Kijong-dong, it is just for show and is meant to demonstrate the superiority of the North Korean political system and ...
... down. The five hour ride went quickly and ten minutes before we arrived at Seoul Station I went to unload Henri and get him ready for disembarkation. When we arrived two young boys (high school age) offered to help carry the bags while I lifted Henri off the train. In the process another gentleman tried to be helpful by lifting up the rear of the bike which resulted in my water bottle flying off and landing on the tracks. I jumped down off the platform to retrieve it ...