Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Seoul, Korea

Ok, so Seoul was lots of fun. We were able to meet up with my dear sister in law, Suzette, and her family; it was so much fun! Suzette is originally from Korea so we had a built in tour guide and translator all at once. We drove around her old stomping grounds in many a crazy taxi, ate LOTS of delicious food, walked until our feet were swollen and took many great pictures.
This is the Seoul Tower. We had a wonderful view of it from our room at the Dragon Hill Lodge (very nice if anyone decides to go there).

We saw a lot of great sights including an awesome temple. I have no idea who is belonged too though because we took a Korean tour. Suz translated for us, but the name of the guy that lived there is just not coming back to me. :) This doorway was along the stone wall that surrounded the temple/palace.

The colors were amazing!

Let's stop and talk food for a minute. Wow, Korean food is just...spicy...fresh...and amazing. Whenever we would order our main dish out would come several smaller dishes to go along with it. YUM! The dish in the middle is Kimchi. At first, it was barely tolerant to my taste but after a day or two it wasn't so bad. The water kimchi was even better!

This was a bowl of rice, and edible flowers, vegetables and fish eggs. You then would add in as much red pepper paste as you would like; it was delicious!

Dana and our sweet niece Kierra.

Here was a neato dragon tile on one of the buildings of the temple.

Again, the colors were just vibrant!

I just LOVED this door. It was so...what is the word for it...perfect. I think I need one just like it in a garden someday. That is, if we stop moving. :)

A close up shot of the door...LOVE IT.

A sun dial at the entrance to the throne room of the temple.

We had a wonderful trip. It was so fun to spend time with Suz and her family. We love them!

More posts to come in a day or two of Kyoto!


Miriam said...

Oooo! I love the pictures! What a beautiful place to visit.

Natalie said...

What an amazing trip! You guys are getting all kids of neat experiences living over seas. Is it worth it? Maybe we could join you in a few years. I don't know if I could handle the food, though. Give me a plate of spahetti, enchiladas, tacos or hamburger and fries. Keep posting, I love to see the neat things going on with your family!

Alisha Green said...

Great pics. Its so fun to hear/see what you did. Can wait for more.

Angie said...

Seoul looks beautiful (I love your pictures!!) and to have a PERSONAL chauffer would be even better! So glad you two had a great time and your boys could have their own vacation in the arms of a loving Grandma. :)

Amie said...

Beautiful pictures! I love to look at them.