Archive for October, 2013
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View from Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju

The View from Seongsan Ilchulbong in Jeju is so lovely and mesmerizing.  It is a place where do you want to stay the whole day looking around you and below. It has an uplifting mood and a good place to hang around when you sad and lonely.

View from Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju

Seongsan Ilchulbong, also called ‘Sunrise Peak’, is an archetypal tuff cone formed by hydrovolcanic eruptions upon a shallow seabed about 5 thousand years ago. Situated on the eastern seaboard of Jeju Island and said to resemble a gigantic ancient castle, this tuff cone is 182 meters high, has a preserved bowl-like crater and also displays diverse inner structures resulting from the sea cliff. These features are considered to be of geologic worth, providing information on eruptive and depositional processes of hydromagmatic volcanoes worldwide as well as past volcanic activity of Seongsan Ilchulbong itself. – Wikipedia

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Bolshoi Theatre

When we traveled to Russia two months ago one of the places we visited is the historic Bol’shoy Theatre which is just in front of the Red Square.  As I am not really the one reading or preparing our itinerary I am not aware of the importance of the theatre in my eyes it is just a new building which has good columns and architectural design.  My husband informed me that it is historical and consider to be one of the oldest theatre in the world.

Bolshoi Theatre

Bolshoi theatre holds performances of ballet and opera it was designed by architect Joseph Bove, it was raining when we visited so we are not able to snap a good picture.The theatre main building has been renovated and rebuilt many times through out the history. Bolshoi Theatre is a landmark of Moscow and Russia, you can see its neoclassical facade in a 100 ruble banknote.

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Traveling in Myanmar: Mandalay Palace

We spend a vacation in Myanmar from December 29, 2012  to January 6, 2013 excluding the flight days.  We fly from South Korea to Thailand and from Thailand to Myanmar. Traveling those months to Myanmar was not good after all, there’s only a few hostels to stay in and most of them are fully booked.

Mandalay Palace

[Mandalay Palace]

When we arrived in Mandalay  looking for a place to stay in became our main problem,  we didn’t book in advance because if not fully booked some hotels have no website. We left our bags to the first hostel on our list so we could find a place to stay, we eventually find a hotel after asking a few locals and as usual we didn’t waste our time, we just left our bags and we started our day tour right away without eating and showering first.

Mandalay Palace

We hired a rickshaw/pick-up combined to the Mandalay Palace costing about 400 Kyats if I am not mistaken after which we visited the nearby Paya’s and see the sunset at Mandalay Hill together with other tourists from many countries.

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