South Korea, Travel

South Korea, November 2017

I was happy to have a chance to spend two weeks in Korea, in order to revisit my favorite places and say goodbye to my friends! Here are some favorites from Seoul and Busan. In Busan, we stayed in our ...
South Korea, Travel

Bongeunsa, Seoul

I recently visited Bongeunsa, a Buddhist temple right in the center of Gangnam, across from the COEX mall. It’s peaceful and beautiful, especially with all those spring flowers! The lanterns are for Buddha’s Birthday in April.   Here is also ...
South Korea, Travel

Quirky Seoul

Here are a few pictures of things I find funny or amusing. They mostly have to do with animals or strange English! The raccoon cafe was quite a surprise. There’s also a meerkat cafe, but I didn’t go – and ...
South Korea, Travel

Winter in Seoul

It’s been a long winter and I’ve been busy! Here’s a long post with lots of pictures to make up for it… Thankfully, winters in Seoul are shorter and milder than in Montreal, with very little snow. The sun shines, the ...
South Korea, Travel

Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul

Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbok Palace) is the largest of five palaces in Seoul, South Korea. It was built over 600 years ago, as the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. On Seollal, the first day of the lunar new year, admission was free ...
South Korea, Travel

Day Trip to Chuncheon

One November Sunday, we decided to hop on a train and go to Chuncheon with no specific plan in mind except to eat the famous “Chuncheon chicken” – something like “let’s have dinner in Chuncheon”. It was by far the best ...
South Korea, Travel

Wanderings in Seoul, Fall 2016

Seoul is big and hectic, but I love it! The Seoul Capital Area is one of the world’s largest urban areas, with 24 million people, while Seoul itself has a population of about 10 million people. Here’s what it looks ...
South Korea, Travel

Cerisiers en fleurs à Séoul

C’est le printemps, et donc la saison des cerisiers en fleurs! C’est de toute beauté. Voici donc quelques photos que j’ai prises ici, cette année. En 2012, on était allés voir les cerisiers à Yeouido, et en 2013 on était ...
South Korea, Travel

Le village hanok de Bukchon

C’est un vrai plaisir de se balader dans le beau quartier de Bukchon, à Séoul. Les maisons de cet ancien village ont été conservées (ou reconstruites?) dans le style des anciennes maisons coréennes, appellées “hanok”. C’est un quartier normal, mais on ...
South Korea, Travel

Balades à Séoul

J’ai enfin eu le temps de me balader un peu, alors voici des photos prises dans plusieurs quartiers de Séoul : la “Hyundai Card Music Library” à Itaewon, l’université Hongik, des gratte-ciels, un marché, une énorme église, la mosquée d’Itaewon, un magasin ...
South Korea, Travel

Le quartier Gangnam, à Séoul

Avec sa chanson satirique, “Gangnam Style”, le chanteur Psy a popularisé le nom de ce quartier huppé de Séoul. Mais oui, ce quartier existe réellement! C’est à la fois le “Manhattan” et le “Silicon Valley” de Séoul. Par contre, à ...