Arrived early Monday morning at Incheon Airport, my second trip to South Korea…
It’s Lunar New Year’s eve, best wishes to everyone who’s celebrating it. I’ll be taking a blogging-break, updates will resume by around February 14.
Till then, sharing some photos from last year’s Seollal (Korean New Year) when I was in Seoul, at the Namsangol Hanok Village in Jung-gu…
Namsangol Hanok Village is a cultural village with five restored traditional Korean houses and huge garden. Visitors can experienced various traditional stuff (arts & games etc.) on normal days; and it’s a popular place for the locals to celebrate Seollal, with extra activities being held during the festive period.
Kim Sae-ron and Won Bin
At Seoul’s Mt Namsan, thousands of love padlocks can be seen hanging on the fences around the base level of N Seoul Tower. Locks of love is a custom in some cultures where love birds would lock their padlocks at public areas and throw away the key to symbolise that their love will be locked forever.
There are more than a dozen casinos in South Korea, all but one are opened only to foreigners. There are three in Seoul if not mistaken – Seven Luck with two branches (in Jung-gu and Gangnam) and Walker Hill.
I’m a social gambler, normally visiting a casino 2-3 times a year. Not here to endorse gambling though, in fact it’s advisable to stay away from it if possible lol.
I ended up losing a bit after three visits to the Seven Luck casinos during my Seoul visit, but their hospitality mesmerised me – where patrons are treated like VIP with free food, free drinks (served to the table) and great customer care.
With all the pampering I thought I was living in a rich man’s world for a few moments lol, but reality is that nothing came free in this world… unfortunately some people would have to pay a high price on the gaming tables (and some would lose more than just $) to learn the fact.
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