We finished up Christmas Day with a tour to the summit of Mauna Kea, which was truly spectacular. Our meeting place was in Kona, and the tour was fully booked with 14 guests. Our guide, Justin, was very informative, and as we drove through lava fields he gave us a lot of historical and geological information.
We visited Naksansa Temple on Friday after our time at Seoraksan. This Buddhist temple is located right by the sea, and boasts a 1300-year history.
Last Friday, we signed up for a small-group tour on a small shuttle bus to Seoraksan National Park and Naksansa Temple. It was a very long day – we met up with the bus at Myeongdong Station at 7:30am and arrived back at Myeongdong at 7:30pm, but it was well worth the journey, despite the early start and the very, very cold temperatures.
Last Friday, we had a lovely snowfall here in Seoul. I decided to forgo a hot-chocolate-and-pajamas day in favor of getting a few shots of snow at a couple of palaces. In the morning, I headed out to Gyeongbokgung (along with what seemed like thousands of other Seoulites) and captured a few nice shots before my phone decided to die on me at 75%. I have to take my phone in to a service center, as it’s actually eligible for a free battery replacement because it’s part of a small batch of faulty phones. But I definitely never expected it to quit on me that quickly! I’m sure the freezing temperatures accelerated the issue. I am definitely getting it fixed before the Bhutan trip as well as always carrying an external battery with me from now on. But anyway, snow photos! Continue reading “Snow Day in Seoul”
I’ve really been neglecting my blog lately! Mainly, that’s due to our HHG finally arriving the Monday of Thanksgiving week. Most of my time has been spent settling in to our home properly and arranging everything exactly how I want it. It’s also gotten colder, which makes sightseeing less appealing. We even had a good bit of snow two days ago: Continue reading “What I’ve Been Up To…”