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South Korea: Wedding celebration

So the main reason that we went to Daegu was that we were invited to take part in a wedding. It was a mixed wedding, the groom was Polish and the bride Korean (but they both live in Hong Kong) so we were curious what traditions they would follow. It was a mix - they… Continue reading South Korea: Wedding celebration

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South Korea: Daegu

Daegu is not a place that was high on my must-visit list - but we ended up going there (maybe you can guess the reason? I'll reveal it in my next post) anyway. The city is the fourth largest after Seoul, Busan and Incheon, and about 2 hours on the train from Seoul. We only… Continue reading South Korea: Daegu

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Seoul: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA)

This is a post that's a little out of its chronological order - as you can tell from the pictures, I visited the Modern Art Museum in winter (actually in December 2013) but I've never written about it. So I figured that the next time I do a series of posts about Seoul (i.e. now),… Continue reading Seoul: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA)

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Seoul: Myeongdong Cathedral

Enough about food and market posts... let's explore a little bit more of Seoul! Walking through the busy shopping streets, we were looking for a quieter area to sit down and relax. That's how we came to discover the Myeongdong Cathedral, which is the very first Roman Catholic parish church in Korea. It is also… Continue reading Seoul: Myeongdong Cathedral

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Seoul: Gwangjang Market (Part 3)

My final post about this fascinating market in the heart of Seoul (after writing about the textiles and fresh produce sold there) has to be about the food, specifically the street food the market is FAMOUS for. That's the main reason for going to this place. There is a big cross section with lots of… Continue reading Seoul: Gwangjang Market (Part 3)

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Seoul: Gwangjang Market (Part 2)

After walking through the area with textiles a the Gwangjang Market, we entered the part where fresh fruit, vegetables and produce were sold. It was a Friday afternoon, so it was not very busy at the market - most vendors were just sitting there and peeling beans or chatting to the vendor next door. Some… Continue reading Seoul: Gwangjang Market (Part 2)