Hello, old friend! I have so many stories to tell, but so little time. It has been quite the eventful 18 days so far, and I can only try to tell it one day at a time.
I marked my first day in Korea by visiting Changdeok Palace’s (one of the five grand palaces) Secret Garden. I remember it being a chilling -16 degrees. Needless to say I was wrapped up like dumpling.
Snow was everywhere. It had snowed heavily right before I had arrived in Seoul, so the entire city was enveloped by it. My friends and I joined an English tour at Changdeok Palace for the Secret Garden especially. Oddly enough, we never entered the actual palace itself.
And here are some more pretty pictures.
If you know me, you’ll know that I’m not thrilled by the thought of winter. But it was still pretty awesome to see the lakes and ponds at the Secret Garden all frozen.
Yes, it was very pretty. If you’re ever in Seoul, I recommend that you visit at least one palace. Perhaps if your time is limited, not the Changdeok Palace as it is smaller than Gyeongbok Palace (the biggest one there is! In which I plan to visit later.)