I have talked about Korea to everyone I’ve met after we came home. It was just so crazy and wonderful. But because of very little internet and even less free time, I have not had time to actually blog my pictures (or get the last week of Korea into Dropbox).
But as I have literally thousands of pictures, I thought I should just do this cronologically and maybe I have time to transfer the rest of the pictures before I run out of the ones I have…
Day one: we did a tour of the historic part of Seoul, filled with old fashioned houses. And old fashioned in Korea means 800 years old. Old means 4000 years.
A beautiful roof end.
A river in the middle of Seoul, where everyone used to get their water.
A big traditional house.
A stone pagoda.
In this area of Seoul, these old houses were ordinary houses for families, not just in museums.
I love how this old house is used as a shop, a merge of old and new.
In Korea they invented heated floors 800 years ago, using this technique.
Since the 1970’s they have renovated many of the houses and given them modern facilities. They are of course guarded by UNESCO.
Waiting for the metro. We never waited for more than 5 minutes.
This is what a narrow escalator looks like in Korea, one person only.