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Palace hunting in Seoul : Trini-Style – 48 hours in Seoul

So you’re in Seoul … and you’re wondering what to do? A great way to spend a couple hours is to walk and wander between the 5 palaces within Seoul. My first recommendation is not to attempt this on a Monday – since most public places are closed. The 5 Palaces of Seoul Seoul is home to five royal palaces …

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Don’t bother going to Korea on a Monday … musings from Seoul

In a couple days in Seoul, I learned a couple things If you’re going in mid-November, dress warmly and take an umbrella around Korean food in Korea doesn’t exactly resemble what you’ve had in North America Korean food in Korea is pretty god damn awesome, especially if you’re a fan of fried food, super spicy kimchi or meat in general …

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Jogyesa Temple – Quite the unexpected treat in Seoul

Wandering around Seoul for a couple days, you get really tired of seeing the same temple/palace design with the same colours … no offense to Koreans. I didn’t expect it to be a particularly interesting place, in fact I expected to walk in, shoot a picture and move on. From an overall perspective, Jogyesa is a small but important temple …

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Oppa Lantern Time … Seoul Lantern Festival 2012

Lighting lanterns along a stream that runs through the middle of Seoul is a big thing.  Here is the route that runs through the city. I ended up walking the entire length of the festival during the day …  however at night, it’s definitely pretty. Getting into Seoul during this time was rather nice as I haven’t seen “lanterns” in …

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Bosintang … like ah boss …

Yesterday, I learned something about myself. I learned that the power of the mind will overcome any physical desire to do something. This is not some revelation, neither is it rocket science, but in my first and last Bosintang (eating dog meat in Korea) experience, this will go along into my forays into other scary foods like Balut, Hákarl, Hrútspungar, …

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Monday Morning Consultant – Westin Chosun review

Here’s my Westin Chosun review … after getting into Seoul after 16 hours in transit, never leaves you happy … even flying business class, however when there is a check in desk at the airport that allows the following Checked me into my room, painlessly without a question Recognized my “Plat” status immediately Apologized 25 times for no immediate upgrade …

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A couple culinary thoughts about Seoul …

When you don’t speak the language in any country, it can lead to some comical errors. When you don’t recognize the characters within a language, then you’re asking for trouble by assuming ANYTHING. For instance, my hotel recommended a restaurant called Bulgogi Brothers. They’re a homespun chain out of Gangnam. Of course, I wanted Bulgogi … in line with my …

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On my way to Seoul, I found a ridiculous description of “Trini language”

I’m officially tired. In 36 hours, I would have done the following Edmonton to Vancouver Vancouver to Toronto – stopped off for an all day meeting downtown Toronto to Vancouver then to Seoul, South Korea. Of course, I’m researching everything to do or eat in Korea and I’ve stumbled on some great blogs including this guy’s blog. Pretty good stuff on here, then …

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Can a Trini find a “curry dog and roti” in 48 hours in Seoul?

I’m excited about going to Seoul for a couple reasons – in fact any Trini should be excited to go to Korea for the following reasons : – I love spicy food. Trinis and spicy food go together like white and rice. I’m going Kimchi crazy!! – I fully intend to Gangnam in Gangnam! – I totally intend to have …

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