Enjoyed exploring Gardens by the Bay with Joyce. We were lucky to be greeted with perfect weather! We treated
Took a short break out of all the hustle and bustle. Good timing too since King was having his semestral break. We headed for Seoul, Korea. It has been 14 years already since my last visit. My brother wasn't even born during that time! Mom was still pregnant with him. It was in Korea when my dad threw a huge rock and wished for a baby boy. Well, lo and behold. It came true.
I was once a supporter of the Korean Telenovela series back in high school. I remember sleeping extremely late hours just to complete one episode after another and yes crying without even completely understanding the language. During this trip, I got the chance to check out Nami Island, the well-known place where Winter Sonata was shot. We were so lucky it was fall, the weather was perfect and the view was simply marvelous. I love the sight of red yellow orange and green leaves hovering the blue cloudy skies. :) Total relaxation mode. :)
We had to take a 5 minute boat ride to reach Nami Island. Nami Island was also known for Rice Threshing. We had the opportunity to try that out. Before I forget, we had good Korean BBQ for lunch!
After a taste of Nami Island, we headed for a hike up to Seorak Mountain. We even had to take a cable car to reach the peak. On the way up there we witnessed a bear statue, a gigantic Buddha as in really big, several bridges and temples plus of course more lovely colors of fall so the climb was worth it! :)
I could still remember the picturesque view of Mt. Rainier in Seattle. I thank my best friend for going out of her way just for me to witness this wonder! It was a long drive that was steep and filled with swerves but it simply was so worth it. I couldn't imagine how something extremely hot and cold could take place at the same point in time. It was witnessing snow amidst summer's extreme heat. The trip gave us a balance of nature's beauty. Loads of waterfalls which I ultimately loved. I could still hear the gushing falls roaring until this very day. There were loads of greens and lush forests. And of course snow capped mountains. Even just browsing through the photos I took continue to give me a feeling of high. See for yourself! :)
All about the traveling Queen who wanted to share with the world the little and great discoveries that have brought her joy.