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        02-23-2011, 01:36 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    Korea IMG Heavy

    I thought some of you might enjoy seeing what I have been able to see in the past year. I still have another year over here, and am looking forward to getting many more pictures to share.

    Gyeongbokgung Palace (Royal Emporar's Palace)





    Magnolia Tree

    Cherry Tree

    My husband (Dan), our two daughters, and two of the Korean Army guys that worked with my husband.

    Me, my youngest daughter, and one of Dan's soldiers
         
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        02-23-2011, 01:40 AM
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    Green Broke
    Cool. I LOVE cherry blossums. I wish they would grow in florida but I don't think they woud do to well. :/
         
        02-23-2011, 01:49 AM
      #3
    Weanling
    Some more.

    Road trip pictures.





    These are actually burial grounds. They don't have a cemetary, they just bury them in the hill side somewhere



         
        02-23-2011, 01:52 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    And finally.....Seoul, South Korea

    Seoul Tower

    Cable car ride to get there

    Views of the city from the cable car



         
        02-23-2011, 10:09 AM
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    Banned
    I think that is awesome. I love the emporers palace... sorry spelt horribly wrong, in a rush have to get to work. I've always wanted to go to Korea :)
         
        02-23-2011, 12:16 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Wow amazing photos. That looks like an incredible place to see. How are you liking it over there?

    Thanks for sharing!
         
        02-23-2011, 01:41 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Amazing pictures. The cherry tree is my favorite :)
         
        02-23-2011, 01:49 PM
      #8
    Super Moderator
    It is a lot like Japan except that Japan is a bit more , hm m m, helter skelter and ecclectic. Less neat, more cute, less organized, more individualistic. I was amazed at how new and how homogenized the tall buildingsof Seoul look. I wonder if the Korean people are even more culturally homogenized than the Japanese. I think that though Japan is an island nation and maintained itself free from Western influence for a LONG time, they are now quite willing to soak up the good and the bad from all kinds of other cultures.

    I bet the Koreans just think your daughters are the cat's meow. They are cute, but that angel's feathers light hair would be of interest. Do you or your husband speak any Korean? Do you eat the food or stick to the Western supermarkets.? How big is your flat?
         
        02-24-2011, 10:59 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    That is a beautiful place! I love the palace.
         
        02-24-2011, 11:40 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Thanks everyone. It has been quite an experience living over here. The only problem I have is being so far from family. But, hey, I did get to eat at Mc Donalds for the first time in 8 months the other day. It is a lot of fun. The Koreans are incorporating a lot of things from the you. S. They have Burger King, Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins, Popeyes, and several other places like that. They are starting to incorporate a lot of the clothing stores that we have in the states. What is really funny, is they are stuck in the 80's clothes wise. There are places here that are absolutely beautiful like what you have seen, and then there are places that I wouldn't walk a mangy dog through. I can't take the girls out without them being mobbed by hundreds of people. Blonde hair and blue eyes......they are supastarz. LOL!!! I live about 11 miles from the DMZ. I havent made it up there yet to tour it, but I will. We have tried the local cuisine, and love it. Especially the Kim Chi. It is like a spicy Sauerkrout (sp?). It is really good. I am not good with foreign languages. I know 2 words in Korean, and I cannot read hongul (their written language). I am really enjoying living over here, but I can't wait to get back home.....where ever we end up.
         

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