Skiing at Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski Resort

We have an absolutely amazing fun time skiing at Daemyung Vivaldi Park Ski Resort in South Korea. Catch our action from this YouTube video in ‘High Definition’ (HD) mode!

And I will like to give special thanks to Jaewon for being such a great instructor you are! I truly feel grateful to have you guiding us the two beginners so patiently that we learnt how to ski in a short space of time.

 

 

I have been dreaming of a White December (Part 1)

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February 2012 (Winter in Munich, Germany)

Santa Claus must have heard my wish that I want to spend a white and snowy vacation for this year December. I don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree and all I want for Christmas is to play with snow. My flight to South Korea is booked and confirmed! Yipee~ Yipee~ Yeah!

This photo was taken in February 2012 which I did a rostered flight to Munich, Germany during the cold winter season. It was also the first time in my life that I see real snow and you can see the child in me, jumping with joy.

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December 2012 (Christmas in New York)

This was taken when I spent Christmas in New York, which I was rostered to do Frankfurt-New York flight. Behind me is the Rockefeller Christmas Tree placed annually in Rockefeller Center during Christmas period.

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February 2013 (Winter in Moscow, Russia)

Exactly a year later from seeing real snow in Munich, I got to experience heavy snowfall in Moscow, Russia. That was me braving the cold to build snowman.

And so… I am anticipating to spend a magical snowy vacation in South Korea and excitedly counting down to yet another memorable trip.

End of Part 1

Hi Seoul, Soul of Asia

Seoul, South Korea

It is not all about shopping in Seoul. Take some time out to sightsee as well and a good place to do so is Changdeokgung Palace.

Changdeokgung Palace is one of the “Five Grand Palaces” built during the Joseon Dynasty. It means Palace of Propsering Virtue and is also designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

This is also the palace where the Korean drama Da Chang Jin is filmed! Da Chang Jin is my all-time favorite TV show and I teared when Lady Han passed away from her injuries during the journey to Jeju Island to work as slave. Was so upset that I couldn’t bear to continue with the show and just switched off the TV.

Behind me is Injeongjeon Hall, the throne hall of Changdeokgung used for major state affairs.

The Throne for the king.

The Secret Garden (Biwon) lies within the palace, a beautiful garden used by the royal family to relax and compose poetry.

Secret Garden is no doubt the nicest garden I have ever been to. Picturesque landscape is everywhere.

Yeongyeongdang, a residence built for the crown prince to get a taste of gentry life.

The Colour of Autumn in Secret Garden..

Another good place to go in Seoul is N Seoul Tower. N Seoul Tower is built on Mount Namsan. Mount Namsan reminds me of Mount Faber in Singapore and the way to get up to Mount Namsan is exactly the same. Unless you have a very good stamina, you won’t wish to go up by foot.

The view of the city from the top of N Seoul Tower.

We also bought the entrance tickets to the Teddy Bear Museum which is located in N Seoul Tower.

Teddy bears were used to showcase the history of South Korea.

N Seoul tower is also a good dating place for young couples. Saw many couples holding hands here and romancing in their own world.

You can buy a padlock and leave your love message.

Someone was also blowing bubbles which really soak up the whole atmosphere. So romantic man!