A Visit to Gyeongbokgung

On my first morning in Seoul, South Korea, Jon and I headed for Gyeongbokgung — the largest palace in Seoul and recommended to us by a friend. This was my first visit to East Asia and I was beyond excited to explore.

Ticket Office at Gyeongbokgung
January 26, 2013

When we booked the tickets, I don’t think Jon or I anticipated how cold it would be in Seoul so let me be clear: it was cold. Since we were on the way to New Zealand (where it was the dead of beach season), I wasn’t totally mentally prepared for the level of cold (and wind!!) we faced each day. I brought many layers (though I only wore two pairs of pants each day…one less than Jon’s mom while in Ireland).

Us bundled up in front of the entrance
January 26, 2013

Jon switched to a hat that covered his ears about 10 seconds after this picture was taken.

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