The old part of Seoul

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.

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A beautiful roof end.

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A river in the middle of Seoul, where everyone used to get their water.

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A big traditional house.

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A stone pagoda.

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In this area of Seoul, these old houses were ordinary houses for families, not just in museums.

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I love how this old house is used as a shop, a merge of old and new.

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In Korea they invented heated floors 800 years ago, using this technique.

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Since the 1970’s they have renovated many of the houses and given them modern facilities. They are of course guarded by UNESCO.

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Waiting for the metro. We never waited for more than 5 minutes.

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This is what a narrow escalator looks like in Korea, one person only.

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