Top Things to Do in Seoul, South Korea

Top Things to Do in Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is a city of modern skyscrapers, pop culture and bustling markets brimming with independent shops. Here’s our take on the 10 best places to visit in the intriguing and lively capital of South Korea.
Here are the top 5 things to do in Seoul, South Korea.

1. The Yun Dong-Ju Literature Museum:

Built-in honor of beloved Korean poet Yun Dong-Ju, this three-room museum (119, Changuimun-or Jongno-gu) was converted from a former pressurization facility in 2012. Visitors can browse through old photos and first editions of his poems, but the design of the indoor space (and the moods it imbues) is the museum’s real highlight. Take a stroll behind the museum on Poet’s Hill and admire N Seoul Tower from a distance – the view could inspire Shakespearean musings from a hack.

2. Gyeongbokgung Palace:

Gyeongbokgung Palace was the main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty, located in northern Seoul. It is one of the grandest structures in the city and is a fine representation of Korean architecture. Commonly referred to as the Northern Palace, it houses a pavilion located on an artificial island in the middle of a beautiful lake with three stone bridges spread across the palace grounds.

3. N Seoul Tower:

If you’re eager to catch a view of Seoul’s scenic skyline takes a trip down to N Seoul Tower, which also offers a breathtaking panorama of light shows. The multimedia projections and the amazing view of the Hangang River make the N Seoul Tower a popular place for a romantic night out.

4. The Jeoldusan Martyrs’ Shrine:

Built on the site of the Byeonin Persecution of 1866, the hauntingly beautiful Jeoldusan Martyrs’ Shrine remembers the many Roman Catholics that were murdered here. The Shrine houses a gallery and a museum displaying implements of torture where you can learn about the site’s history. It’s best to visit at dusk when the glow of votive candles gives an otherworldly dimension to space.

5. The Seoullo:

Seoul’s brand new Highline is called the Seoullo. The Seoullo is a rooftop sky garden located next to the Seoul station elevated above a highway! The Seoullo has 24,000 different Korean plant species, a foot pool, and boasts stunning views of the city. We recommend wandering The Seoullo just before sunset to admire those beautiful amber skies casting a warm glow over Seoul. You can also dip your feet into the sky garden foot pool to cool off during the hot summer months. Also, know more about visit palm beach county and Miami beach here.

A Journey to the Sistine Chapel in the Heart of Vatican City

A Journey to the Sistine Chapel in the Heart of Vatican City

Sistine Chapel is one of the most significant chapels in the world located in the Apostolic
Palace in Vatican City. The work on the construction of the Chapel was started in the
year 1473 while it was completed in the year 1481. Originally, the chapel was known as
Cappella Magna but its name was changed after the Pope Sixtus IV who had taken a
personal interest in restoring the glory of the Chapel during his time as the pope. The
chapel is also the venue where the College of Cardinals convenes to elect the new pope.
The main attractions of the Chapel, which attract millions of people every year from all
over the world to the Vatican City, are the painting of Michelangelo.
There are many other famous paintings and artworks from many artists of the
Renaissance era, which are a source of amusement for the tourists. We had planned the
visits to all the popular and religiously historical places and building for which we had
already visited a number of different countries across the world. Vatican City was high
on our list due to its significance in the Roman Catholicism. We reached the city in the
month of December, which is the time of the year when a lot of people come here on
the eve of Christmas.

Exploring the Paintings of Michelangelo at Sistine Chapel

Most significant pieces of work in decorating the Sistine Chapel was conducted by
Michelangelo who painted the ceiling of the building from 1508 to 1512. He carried out
work on other parts of the chapel in later years but it is the work during this time, which
holds a special place. We spent hours exploring the intricacies and artistic excellence of
the paintings of Michelangelo. The most awe-aspiring painting on the ceiling of the
chapel is “The Creation of Adam” which shows the finger of God touching the finger of
Adam in order to spark life.

There are numerous other paintings detailing events of the creation of the universe,
Adam & Eve, historic events from the lives of prophets such as the story of Moses, the
Great flood, the Sacrifice of Noah and other paintings of prophets and other significant
figures from biblical history.

Exploring the Architecture and Design of the Sistine Chapel

We also explored the architecture of the building of the Chapel in detail and we were
aided by the knowledge of our guide on this tour. The chapel has three stories in which
the lowest story is a tall basement having vaults whose purpose is to support the
Chapel. Above the basement is the main space, which is the most significant tourist
attraction. Above this space is the ceiling at the height of 20.7 meters. The third story of
the building is reserved for wardrooms for the guards. The building of the Sistine Chapel
is highly decorated, which mesmerizes the tourists for a long time.
We spent a few days visiting various historical places in Vatican City before we went to
Italy for spending a few weeks in Rome.

Visit Palm Beach County and Miami Beach

Palm Beach and Miami Beach

Miami beach is an icon of the American state of Florida whose sandy beaches and natural beauty is a source of attraction for people all over the world. Over the course of time, it has become a major financial center in the country while it has also managed to adhere to the cultural traditions of the state. The city is stuffed with skyscrapers such as Freedom Tower, Miami Tower and various other huge structures, which give an amazing view of Downtown Miami. The aerial view of the city at night is an inspiration for the artists. However, despite being a major financial hub, it has some of the world’s best beaches and historic places. Read more…

A Journey to Victoria Falls in the Heart of Africa

Victoria Falls Africa

A soon as we completed our journey to Niagara Falls, we flew to Victoria Falls in the heart of Africa. This part of the world hosts the prodigious landscapes and waterfalls including Victoria Falls, which is the largest waterfall in the world. The locals also call it Mosi-o-Tunya meaning, “Smoke that thunders” as the Zambezi River falls off a cliff into the boiling pot forming the specter of Victoria Falls. This natural waterfall, which is, also a heritage site falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and a huge source of tourism economy for the two countries. Read more…

Top 4 Tourist Attractions in Gotland, Sweden

Gotland, Sweden castle

Gotland Sweden is one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe. It is the summer vacation island of southeast Sweden, just like Tromso is to Norway. Annually, thousands of tourists come here to enjoy the landscape; the beaches; and festivals such as Medieval Week in August. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you can arrive there by sea or air.

We have listed the top 4 tourist attractions in Gotland which are classified as must-see attractions. Here is the list. Read more…

Things to See in Tromsø Norway

Visiting Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø is located within the Arctic Circle in the northern Norway. It is the place with most of population in Norway. The city has many tourist attractions that can’t be found elsewhere. It is called that Capital of the Arctic.

After seeing New Zealand, let’s discover the best places to visit if you are planning to visit Tromsø, Norway. Read more…

5 Activities in Punakaiki, New Zealand

Activities in Punakaiki New Zealand

If you are a nature lover, New Zealand is definitely on your to-visit-list. Punakaiki is a small town or kind of a small community located on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The whole community lives next to the Paparoa National Park too so if you are planning to visit the park, visit the community too.

It is a small area in the big world where you can really enjoy yourself. Let’s discover some of the activities and places there and you will definitely visit it. These activities were suggested to us by our friends at Always Preferred Restoration: When they are not cleaning carpets, they are traveling the world. Here are their Punakaiki New Zealand highlights:


1. The Pancake Rocks:

When you visit Punakaiki, you will hear a lot about the Pancake Rocks. It is the most popular tourist destination there and it is located at Dolomite Point south of the main village.

The area is a heavily eroded limestone. The sea view is magnificent as it bursts through many blowholes during the season of high tides.
The main attraction of the area is formed through the creation of pancake layering of the limestone. It is formed by immense pressure on alternating hard and soft layers of marine creatures and plant sediments.


2. Exploration of the Night Sky:

Join the groups formed for a naked eye exploration of the star studded southern night sky above the West Coast of the South Island. There is almost no light, dust or air pollution which makes the scenery extremely beautiful.

There will be a guide with you who will introduce you to the astronomy of the southern hemisphere and identify some of the major constellations and the path of sun, moon and planets through the signs of the zodiac to you.

These trips take about 1-1.5 hours, starting 30 minutes after sunset or later by arranging a special trip. Bring warm clothes with you because it is kind of cold during night, especially if traveling with an infant more precaution will be needed.

3. Underworld Rafting & Glowworm Cave Tours:

The community arranges trips and magical journeys of discovery in the enormous Nile River Glowworm Caves.
It is an adventure so be ready.

4. Make Your Own Knife:

If you want to amaze yourself, join the locals in making your own knife. You will forge the blade from red hot steel, and complete it with native timber handle, brass bolsters and pins.

5. Golden Sands Horse & Wagon Tours:

If you want to enjoy the scenery, travel in the footsteps of the early pioneers down the beautiful Barry town beach in a wagon.
Spend your night over the open fire, make traditional damper bread and learn about the history of the area. You will hear nice stories.

The Conclusion:

It is a simple place to spend some time away from the busy life. Go there to relax for some days and enjoy the pure nature and simple people.


How to survive air travel abroad with an infant

Every new mom will tell you that traveling abroad with an infant is really a problem. Not only will you not know what to take with you on the plane, but you will have trouble keeping your infant happy in the small space you have. However, this doesn’t mean that you should not travel abroad with an infant. It only means that you should make sure that you know how to survive air travel abroad with an infant.

Plan in advance

This is the most important thing to remember when you are flying abroad with an infant. You want to plan ahead. Make sure that you are able to take everything you need with you, without having too much hand baggage with you.

You should also consider where you are going to seat in the plane, making sure that you are going to consider other people around you as well. If you don’t plan ahead, you are going to land into serious trouble during the flight with a crying infant the whole time.

You might want to pay for that extra seat for your baby

Many parents think that they are going to save money, by letting the baby sit on your lap throughout the flight. It really doesn’t matter how long the flight is, this is going to become uncomfortable for you to have a baby on your lap the whole time.

This is why you want to consider paying for that extra seat for your baby. You can seat the baby in a car seat when he is sleeping. Giving you, some relax time. Remember that an infant can get easily tired if they are in the arms the whole time. And, think how tired he will be after a 12-hour flight.

You should have extra clothing for the infant as well as for you

By now, you might realize the importance of having extra clothing for the infant with you. There are always accidents happening, where you need to change the baby’s clothing.

However, the one thing that you should also make sure about, is that there is extra clothing for you as well. You know where those accidents are happening. Normally on your shoulder or lap.

The diaper bag should have everything you need during the flight

The last thing that you want, is to forget something at home. Something that really needed to be in the diaper bag. This is why you should double check the stuff that is in the bag. And, make sure that you don’t forget something essential. Enough bottles, formula and even some pain medication are essential.

You can fly with an infant and survive the flight. The secret is that you should make sure that you are aware of these tips and that you take every precaution to ensure that your baby, and you, are comfortable during the flight. Even, if this means that you should pay for the extra seat for the baby.