This video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/mEaFvWndl-g. See highlights from our trip to Seoul, including Changdeokgung Palace, Secret Garden, Insadong (Cha Iyagi BBQ, Ssamzigil, Dawon Tea House), the War Memorial, Tosokchon Samgyetang (ginseng chicken), Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Folk Museum, Bukchon Hanok Village and Myeongdong.
Today is Monday, and on Mondays most of the palaces and museums are closed, except for Gyeongbokgung Palace (which closes on Tuesdays instead). We timed our arrival to coincide with the first English tour of the day along with 50 other English-speaking tourists. Luckily, our hanbok-clad tour guide came equipped with a microphone and speaker system so all could hear.
Upon entering the country, we got money out of the ATM. Although I’ve read about certain ATMs not charging a user fee, I couldn’t locate this mythical machine, and ended up paying 3,600 won (3.20 USD) for the privilege. We headed to Door 11 and took an immediate left once we exited to purchase Airport Bus tickets to Anguk-dong (10,000