My trip to South Korea

by | Oct 5, 2012 | Travel

I just came back from Incheon International Airport, or South Korea just a couple hours ago. (It takes around 2.5 hours from Korea to Taiwan)

I only stayed for 6 days, and those 6 days have been the best time of my life. I haven’t had the most exciting life in the world, so this trip may appear as trivial to others. However for me, meeting my girlfriend after having no access to her physical presence for over 9 months really made this trip special. I could have stayed with her indoors and it would have been special, I didn’t even need to go to special areas or places to enjoy myself, just having her presence was enough to make this special. Having said that, I went to many places with her and had a blast of a time. We went to the DMZ, Korean War Memorial, Lotte World (aka Waiting World), Itaewon, Chuncheon, Insadong, Samsung Station, COEX Mall, Myeong-dong, Dongdaemun and other places.

Here are a few pics:

Seoul Underground-Subway

Seoul Underground-Subway

Seoul Underground-Subway

Seoul Subway protective doors

Julie Lee

My Julie

My girlfriend

Discussing what to do later in Starbucks

 

Seoul Tower

Seoul Tower at night

At the de-militarized zone (DMZ) with military police.

At the de-militarized zone (DMZ) with military police.

Picture with a cool military guy!

Picture with a cool military guy!

Memories

Aww. This leaves me with a hole in my heart.

Picture of us under Seoul Tower

Picture of us under Seoul Tower

Beautiful view of Seoul from Seoul Tower at night

Beautiful view of Seoul from Seoul Tower at night

Underneath Seoul Tower

Underneath Seoul Tower

BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken at Dongdaemun!

At Seoul Tower

At Seoul Tower with my beautiful girlfriend observing Seoul from a high point of view.

Just your average boyfriend and girlfriend

A picture of me and my girlfriend at Seoul Tower. This picture was quite funny as we asked 3 Chinese ladies if they could help us take the picture. They did so. However, they also used the flash lights on their phone cameras to brighten up the area where we were standing. Unfortunately, my eyes got a bit screwed up in the process.

Myself at Dongdaemun

Myself at Dongdaemun with my lovely girlfriend photographer.

Incheon Airport

Moments before I have to leave, we take one last picture together. As you can see by eyes, I got a little emotional. I didn’t want to leave.

At the airport with my girlfriend. A big kiss before I leave her to go to my fight.

At the airport with my girlfriend. A big kiss before I leave her to go to my fight. … and yes, my head is quite large.

Those are just a few pictures I took. I took in total around 700 pictures with my camera (FZ28) and my smartphone. I’ll be uploading more later on, and all the higher quality pictures will be going on my photography website.

5 Things To Do In Taichung

5 Things To Do In Taichung

Taiwan is a beautiful place; however, as a person who has lived 2 and a half years of my life in Taichung, the middle of Taiwan, I feel that I need to give tips and ideas to those who would like to visit this dear island and this great city. So, in this I'll be...

A Couple of Days in Berlin

A Couple of Days in Berlin

I'll be working for Forbes in the new year, officially starting on the 11th of February, 2020. I am really excited about the role, and what it will entail. In light of my new job, my soon to be new employer flew me out to Berlin for the Berlin 30 under 30 event and to...

Royal Parks Half Marathon – 2h12m

Royal Parks Half Marathon – 2h12m

I did the Royal Parks Half Marathon - with last minute preparations - as I had not done any sort training whatsoever for a run of this distance - though I did do Tough Mudder a couple weeks before this, so that was the only training I had. I was basically filling in...

Tough Mudder 2019

Tough Mudder 2019

From getting zapped to dunking your entire body into freezing cold water, Tough Mudder this year was amazing. This was my second time doing Tough Mudder as I had done Tough Mudder, 2014 - one of the first Tough Mudder events held in London (none of the events are...

White Water Rafting in London (Lee Valley) Review

White Water Rafting in London (Lee Valley) Review

I went white water rafting at the Lee Valley White Water Centre as part of a group for my friend's birthday. I was rather nervous about doing this as I had never done white water rafting in my life. The Experience The experience and professionalism of the staff was...

Connected to the internet [at home] again

The past couple of weeks have been terrible for me. 3 months ago I moved into a flat in Camden Town and agreed to sublet a room. For the first 2 months, things went well and there was really no worry. The couple I live with are great and we have nice conversations...

Mordeth13 Seriously Injured in Motorbike Accident

Mordeth13 Seriously Injured in Motorbike Accident

I lived in Taiwan for 2 years and used to watch Mordeth13's videos on a regular basis. I stopped due to work commitments, life in general and because I just stopped using YouTube to watch people talk about their lives. But for the period that I did, it filled a void...

Last Day at ZenithOptimedia

Last Day at ZenithOptimedia

Yesterday, was my last day working at ZenithOptimedia, UK. It was not as emotional as I thought it would have been (for myself), but my good friend, Christina Hirst, was shedding the tears on behalf of everyone else (I think that’s what happened). They created an...

House Hunting In London – Nightmare

House Hunting In London – Nightmare

Where do I begin? Finding a decent place to live in London is unbelievably difficult as you're literally competing against others for that awesome room that you found on either Spare Room or GumTree. Am I right guys? I viewed a place in Edgware Rd only a week ago and...

Tough Mudder 2014

Tough Mudder 2014

Tough Mudder: a 12 mile obstacle/assault course that I had just completed yesterday with a bunch of other people I went with. It was utterly brutal with obstacle after obstacle putting your mental thought to work as to whether you can continue or not. Or in...