South Korea | Week 16

Durning the weeks, we spend the days doing all the things – school, soccer, baseball, swim, Awana. I even recorded a haul from a Korean grocery store!

But on Saturday, we hopped on a bus from my husband’s work and headed up to spend the weekend in Seoul. We’ve been to Seoul several times, but this was our first time spending the night.

Our first stop was Gyeongbokgung Palacethe first and largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of the newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. I didn’t have any expectations, so I was completely enthralled by the color and design of the buildings.

After the palace, we headed over to Insa-dong to walk the famous street. It was lunch time, and I realized that we were incredibly close to a dumpling store that I had saved in my Seoul Food list! It took about five minutes to get a table and with only a few things on the menu, it was easy to order.

Our favorite were the mushroom dumplings and the soup!

We also took a trip to Lotte World! An amusement park inside… well, most of it anyway. Each line took about an hour, so we didn’t crush all the rides. But it was an experience to see!