South Korea · Travel Tales

We (unintentionally) gatecrashed a wedding in Unhyeongung

On our fourth day in Seoul, we slept for as long as we could and took our time with breakfast. Our goal was to visit nearby areas — the Jongmyo Shrine, Unhyeongung, the War Memorial, and whichever other place struck our (read: my) fancy. Unhyeongung used to be where the crown prince Gojong stayed before… Continue reading We (unintentionally) gatecrashed a wedding in Unhyeongung

Japan · Travel Tales

Hase-dera and Kotoku-in: Two temples in Kamakura

One of the things I love about going to another country is exploring its houses and temples of worship. (I┬áhave had some annoyed travel companions because of this in the past, when they can’t keep up with my desire to cover so much land in a day, even though the temples all look alike at… Continue reading Hase-dera and Kotoku-in: Two temples in Kamakura