Saturday, 7 April 2012

Korea Diary 5 : Hwaseong Fortress, Seoul Zoo and Palaces

My legs are aching from a lot of walking over the past few days. I feel so lazy because I've become so tired from daily activities! I should not be this sleepy. I've also been eating atrociously for the past two weeks (expect a healthy eating fad once I'm home :P ) so that may account for some of the sluggish feelings.

Three days ago we headed over to Hwaseong Fortress to have a look and a walk. It's very large and has a VERY steep hill (which we only climbed half of :P). There were so many different parts and sections to it, we got lost a few times :P Also it was where the drama Daejanggum was filmed, I haven't seen it, but it's a pretty cool fact I think :P


View of the Fortress and city from the hill

Yesterday we went to the ZOO! I feel bad about getting more excited about a zoo than about cultural things...but zoos are full of fluffy animals! I also saw my first ever hippo, and my goodness those things are big! They terrified me, despite being behind a large iron fence and a ditch :P My favourite was the Fennec foxes though, I wanted to steal one!!!



Today was a long day. A really long day. We went to see two palaces, Changdeokgung in the morning and Gyeonghokgung in the afternoon. And these palaces are big. Big and spread out. But they are incredibly beautiful, I think I preferred the gardens and outdoor areas of Changdeokgung, and the buildings of Gyeonghokgung (although we didn't go into the Secret Garden as it was expensive and we didn't want to spend the money when the blossoms weren't out yet). Both of these palaces were so much fun to explore (despite lots of no entry signs meaning we had to go back).

Changdeokgung (and me :P)
Changdeokgung
Gyeonghokgung
Gyeonghokgung

Tomorrow is a full day of shopping (more money wasted > . <) and then on Monday I fly back to England! I can't believe my holiday is nearly up! It feels like just a couple of days since I arrived and now I have to leave again :(

(P.s. Spring is here!)


Sunny xxxxx

19 comments:

  1. How lucky! beautiful settings and pictures!! :)

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  2. The foxes are soooooo cute!!!!!!!

    never seen one in real life!

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    1. I was making elaborate plans to steal one, but my friend said I wasn't allowed :P x

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  3. Looks amazing! Your so lucky babe!!! xxx

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  4. Love the pics, looks amazing x

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  5. ohh my gosh, can't believe your in Korea! it looks like such a beautiful place, you lucky lucky thing! hah, lovely blog :) xo

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    1. It really is! I love it here :) x

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  6. Nice photos! I hope you enjoyed yourself.

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    1. Thank you :) I had so much fun ^ - ^ x

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  7. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :)
    Great photos, sounds like such an cool place to visit! xx.
    http://www.blushjewellery.blogspot.com

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    1. It is! I really recommend it for a holiday :) x

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  8. It looks like you have had an amazing time!
    Lovely photos <3

    justfacethefashion.blogspot.co.uk
    Zoe xoxo

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  9. Looks like you had fun! Great photos!

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  10. So pretty! I tag you to show us your top 3 favorite photos!

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    1. Thank you :) That sounds like such a fun tag! I'll definitely do it soon x

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    1. It really is, I should do it more often :) x

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