I suppose that in a country where most people live in identical boxes in high rise buildings, a neighbourhood of traditional style housing can become a tourist attraction.
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Changdeokgung Palace is one of the nicest palaces in Korea,
demonstrating quintessential architecture from the Joseon period.
It was initially constructed in 1405, but was rebuilt in 1610.
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I love collecting toilet signs. Cute ones, clever ones, unusual ones…
It’s become a little obsession of mine. Here are some I’ve collected with a place and story if I can remember. First up are some from my home country, South Africa.
As you might expect, animals are a common motif.
These painted owls come from the Dullstroom Bird of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre.
It’s well worth the visit if you’re ever in the area.
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Dadae beach is a great spot no matter the time of year.
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The Beehive Tombs of Bat are few hours drive from Ibri.
They are an incredible series of tombs dating from about 5000 years ago.
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It’s cold and mizzy here in Busan and I am so jealous of my family who are spending the festive season in the Kruger Park. I’m longing for clear South African skies, the clean smell of the bushveld, and the sights and sounds of birds and animals. In an effort to quell my homesickness, I’ve been looking at old photos from the Kruger.
Here are some from a trip a couple of years ago.
A matryoshka doll of elephants. Isn’t that the collective noun?
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Jungang Park is a peaceful, tree filled park that overlooks Nampodong. The monument to fallen war heroes stands guard over incredible views over the sea and city.
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Gamcheon Culture Village became a top photo-op stop after a bunch of students turned a slummy seaside village into a mural and graffiti covered residential area.
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