Hurrah to Korea and Koreans everywhere

In 2002, David and I traveled to Seoul, South Korea and spent 5 days there, attending a ceremony honoring my maternal grandparents as “Patriots of Korea.” We also enjoyed the sightseeing.

Some of these images are mine; some are from unknown sources on the Internet.

My maternal grandparents are buried in Daejeon National Cemetery:

This is a photo of us dressed in Hanbok, typically worn by royalty:

A Korean man walking a tightrope at the Korean Folk Village:

This is the East Gate in Seoul:

This is the Blue House, where the President normally resides. However, the current President prefers to live elsewhere:

We also went up the Seoul Tower, where we had a panoramic view of Seoul:

Panoramic view of Seoul with the Seoul Tower in the distance:

We sailed up and down the Han River, which bisects Seoul:

Underground shopping mall in Seoul:

We enjoyed Korean cuisine:

Koreans in Seoul:

We had such a great time in Seoul, which is quite modern and technologically advanced while retaining its unique Korean charm.

Here in Hawaii, we own a Korean car (2022 Hyundai Tucson SUV) and a Korean Samsung Tablet. We love Korean products.

Korea is my ancestral homeland. I am proud of my Korean heritage.

Hurrah for Korea and Koreans everywhere!

9 Responses to “Hurrah to Korea and Koreans everywhere”

  1. DavidH Says:

    Yes that was a wonderful trip. Even though it was only a week, we did and experienced so much. As for Korean products we also own a Korean LG OLED (organic light emitting diode) television which is judged to be the best on the market.

  2. Valerie-Jael Says:

    You certainly had a wonderful time in Korea, it all looks beautiful. It’s good to be proud of your heritage! Have a great Friday, hugs, Valerie

  3. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I remember Rick being very impressed with Korea during his visit. It must have felt terribly personal to visit the land of your ancestors.

  4. Christine Says:

    I heard how beautiful it is there.

  5. Iris Flavia Says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip! It looks like a wonderful place and you two so happy!

  6. Elephant's Child Says:

    Lovely photos from a place I have regretfully never visited.

  7. Nancy Chan Says:

    The cemetery is well kept and looks very pleasant. Both you and David looks great dressed in Hanbok. That was a wonderful visit to Seoul. Korea is a beautiful and colourful place.

  8. Tom from Sightings Says:

    You wear your royalty outfit well.

  9. David Gascoigne Says:

    My only experience of South Korea is the airport in Seoul, which was incredibly efficient. I remember looking out the plane both on landing and takeoff and the city seemed to stretch forever. Everyone – everyone – should be proud of their heritage, and it woulr be a step forward if we all respected each other and cherished our differences.

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