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Happy Lunar New Year

 

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A Stroll Through Joseon Era

Seoul, South Korea —

On the fourth day of our family trip, Danny and I brought them to Gyeongbokgung or Gyeongbok Palace (경복궁), the biggest among 5 of the palaces in Seoul. In English, Gyeongbokgung (Hanja: ) means The Palace of Shining Happiness. Another name they call it is The Northern Palace due to its locality. Moreover, it is one of the most visited tourist spots in the capital. A great place to strengthen those hamstrings, too.

It was built in 1395 during the Joseon dynasty and had been destroyed by fire, but King Gojong was able to restore it during his reign. I won’t elaborate more of its history because it’s quite long, repetitive and probably boring to some. To learn more about the palace, please visit their website. Link is at the bottom part of this post. wink

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Statue of King Sejong (father of Hangeul) at Gwanghwamun Square


The First Sunrise of 2016

Yangyang, Gangwon-do, South Korea —

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Christmas Trains at Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel

 

Hooray! It’s 2016. How was your Christmas holiday, by the way? I hope it was festive and fabulous. Danny and I had a terrific time despite our simplified merry makings and Christmas eve dinner. We didn’t have the fabled white Christmas but, we experienced a Christmas-y spirit in a Korean way. I enjoyed the decors at Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel (밀레니엄 서울힐튼호텔). Every Christmas season, they set up their gigantic and dazzling tree along with some miniature Christmas trains.


It’s The Most Wonderful Time

South Korea —


2014: A Year in Review

2014 was a great year for The Kimchi Queen. Although I was out of country for half of the year, I still was able to write often enough, and almost (almost!) reached two million views. So, what were the most viewed posts of 2014?



The Kimchi Queen Nominated for K Blog Awards

The Korea Observer is hosting a K Blog Awards for bloggers who write posts related to Korea. Someone nominated the Kimchi Queen, so I figured I should advertise my nomination a bit :-P


Why You Should Blog About Korea

Moving to Korea is quite an adventure and while you will gain invaluable experience while you're here, whether you're enrolled in a language school, teaching English or simply backpacking across the country, writing a blog is one of the best things you can do to document your journey. But your blog doesn't have to be just a diary to keep track of your day-to-day life. In fact, there are a number of benefits to writing a blog, some more valuable than others. Read on to see what you can gain from blogging.

Letter to Korea, August 2014

Dear Korea,


Relearning to Read in 2014

So many things change, so much remains the same. New media has presented so many new challenges in all aspects of our lives but perhaps where we are effected most is how we digest written text. It is a constantly changing environment and due to the speed of change a status quo has yet to […]

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