world trip 2012 travel blog

Seoul in the Itaewon area where my B & B is at







outback steak house

changing of the guard at the Gyeongbokgung Palace

main gate


common people have to stay outside the moat

Seosu an imaginary animal on the Yeougjegyo bridge over the moat

Kings office



the throne


kings second office



kings bedroom








my local guide a 13 year highschool student



the guards at front gate








temple at the Natonal Fork Museum




direct hit


going up to the Bukchon Village


Bukchon Village




nice dog

The War Memorial of Korea

the Seoul Tower









made of dog tags from the fallen soldiers



a few bullet holes


steak time

my plane a B777 to Japan

After a 3 hour midnight flight I arrive at Incheon airport at 4 am not much sleep on the plane so got a couple more at the airport before taking a train on to Seoul a trip of about a hour, after much searching found my small hostel in a high rise building only had dorm rooms so was moved to a B&B near by a much better place, for same price had my own room with bath, then off for a bit of lunch and to see some of the area, found a nice pub for a couple cold ones some dinner and back to the B&B for some much needed sleep. Slept in on the 14th until 7:00am then off sightseeing in the cental part of the city Checked out the GyeongBokGung Palace founded in 1395 was the main palace for over five hundred years, a bit of lunch then on to see the War Memorial of Korea, a very large building with lots displays about the Korea war has lots of tanks, heavy guns, airplanes and couple boats from the war. Back to B&B area for some dinner at a local steak house where I cooked my own steak at the table a few beers and back to B&B in the rain and bed. Up early on the 15th of July at 5:00am to head back to the Incheon airport by train (still raining so a little wet on the trip to train station) got checked in and on a B777 jet only about half full for my flight to Japan and the last country I will visit for this part of my world trip. Next post from Osaka, Japan

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