The ancient South Korean Bukchon Hanok Village in is a rare time-machine neighborhood. An attraction worth of topping any list of places to visit in Seoul. The village takes you back more than 600 years ago, to the ancient Joseon Dynasty era, while confining pieces of what used to be the lifestyle of the upper class of those times. In all my travels, I have hardly ever seen such a surprising urban artefact.
Traditionally, this was the residential quarter of high-ranking government officials and nobility.
Bukchon means Northern Village and it was called so due to its strategic position, north of Cheonggyecheong Stream and Jongno.
Even though some of the old hanoks have been modernized being transformed into the so called fusion hanoks, there are still plenty of well-conserved examples of art and architecture reminding of the ways old Koreans used to live.
Oslo is so beautiful! Still, a rather expensive city to visit, explore and fully enjoy. But, thankfully, magical fjords sightseeing, delicious Norwegian food and art museums can all come with a discount when using Oslo Pass.
I visited Oslo during November, with my husband. We love winter trips! So Oslo was a great destination despite the cold weather. We were there for 4 full days, from Friday to Monday. But the 4 days in Oslo
passed so fast that it seemed more like a weekend getaway.
Considering that on Mondays most museums are closed, we used the Oslo pass at the beginning of our trip. More specifically, from Friday to Sunday. And kept a bunch of free things to do and see in Oslo (without a pass) for a Monday morning.
“A 1-day Abu Dhabi itinerary and a list of must-see cultural attractions, from traditional Arabesque architecture landmarks to Emirati craftsmanship hubs.”
If you’re visiting Abu Dhabi right now, you’re so damn lucky!! Because I miss that beautiful city even when I’m already there. Once per year for the last 19 years. With this in mind, I decided a 1-day Abu Dhabi itinerary to the most Emirati culture-filled attractions (which has always been that special must-do on each of my arrivals) should be a one-of-a-kind post on my travel blog. The everlasting smell of the oud perfumes carried over the windy beaches of the Corniche and all heritage sites begging to be explored!