On the 21st of September I took off on a plane for a 2 week trip to Korea.
I'm half Korean, half German (can't speak korean though )and the purpose of the trip was to visit family and obviously to enjoy this beautiful country.
(A little warning right from the start: this blog will not be about progaming at all.)
The plan was to stay in Seoul for a little while and then to go to Gyeongsan, which is the place where my family lives, and from there to rent a car, and just drive north along the east coast (we eventually got to the north korean border), always close to the sea.
Then before October the third we would return to Gyeongsang, to celebrate Chuseok, a big national holiday, which some like to call the Korean Thanksgiving.
I'm pretty proud of the pictures I've taken, especially since I pretty much learned how to photograph with my camera on this very trip.
If you like the pics you can put in some nice music and watch them all in a very nice full screen slideshow here
(button at the top right) - thx to Artosis for recommending me the site.
However, I put in the effort and also put most of the ones I uploaded into this blog (I do have about 700 more on my hard drive) , so
here we go, lets start with Seoul:
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View of Seoul out of the Hotel we stayed in
The Hotel room - this is how you sleep true korean style
Now that's an awesome chair
Pictures from Insadong:
On a rainy day
On a sunny day
On the way to the tower, from which you can see all of Seoul, there was a little show:
From the Tower:
The entrance of the love hotel my brother and I stayed at our 2nd visit :D
Pictures from Gyeongsan, including some family pics :
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Counting the number of grandchildren that she still need to get married (turned out to be eleven )
My uncle playing Baduk (/Go) against my brother
After the loss
Now lets get to the actual road trip:
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monks on their way to the monastery
A long way ahead
Angry wall is angry!
In korea dogs are a bit more careful..
Inside a cave
Always lots of water at every temple
Samcheok by night
A monk's house
"Whatcha lookin' at, foo' ?!"
There's a hole in my stomach
Near the North Korean border
North Korea! Doesn't look so bad from here ^^
Walk with me
Pictures taken on the great Seoraksan:
At the summit of Seoraksan resides its king on his throne
3 more pictures from Gyeongsang:
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Go-Stop - the Poker game Koreans like to play
weeeee ok that took a long time to post, I hope you enjoy it.
Here are some bonus pics from firms you surely know and then just more pics of my grandmother cause shes so beautiful
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tastes about the same as this:
not just a giant in starcraft...
STX bigger than CJ??? That can't be right
My Dad and his alter ego
Grandma with her son in law
The queen of Korea
And that's me, hi TL.
Thx for looking at my pics, I hope you enjoyed them
edit: somebody PMed me asking for a .zip file of the pictures, so I uploaded a package of jpgs I had exported on my harddrive to megaupload, it's not exactly the same selection of pictures as in this blog, may have some more of my brothers and me but most are the same
600 mb though, so I still suggest you manually download them on my smugmug site http://ghostkey.smugmug.com if you like some of them.