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Jongmyo Shrine, Seoul

May 15, 2018

The Jongmyo Shrine is not far off from the Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung Palaces, but it most certainly gives off a different vibe from the rest. The royal ancestral rites (also known as Jongmyo Jerye) is still carried out to this day, along with ceremonies of memorial services and traditional music (Jongmyo Jeryeak). On top of the shrine itself, both ceremonies have also been designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The main hall, Jeongjeon, houses the spirit tablets of the…

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Auckland Diary

July 24, 2016

The boyf and i had all these plans for New Zealand but unfortunately had to forgo them all due to a couple of restraints. I figured we could still do at least one location (we were previously going to cover both the North and South Island) so i decided to surprise him with air tickets as his belated birthday present. I chose Auckland because he has relatives there and its been a couple years since he last saw them, so…

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Hobbiton

June 17, 2016

First things first; i have yet to watch the entire Lord of the Rings production, probably just the first two? Which is a little shocking seeing how i visited the Hobbiton Movie Set haha. Because why not, and technically we were in the area. We made it 10minutes before the next tour started and found out that it actually takes 2hrs. We were a little worried that we wouldn’t make it back to Auckland in time to return the car so we were pretty…

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Ho Chi Minh Diary

March 13, 2016

A holiday within my holiday – the lowdown on our spontaneous family trip to Ho Chi Minh. [parallax img_bg=”http://www.struckbysunshine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_1561_0.jpg” width=”100%” height=”880px” padding=”20px 0″ class=”parout” speed=”0.5″ el_class=””][/parallax] What We Did Day 1: District 1 We arrived late afternoon so after checking in and freshening up, we went out looking for food. Ben Thanh Market was about 3 blocks down from our hotel but they were closing up when we got there so we searched for food nearby, since we were still unfamiliar…

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Mekong Delta

February 20, 2016

One of the two typical tourist things to do in Ho Chi Minh. We were tossing between a day trip to Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta, but since we were planning to visit the War Museum and heard that it was wildly similar, we decided on a tour to Mekong Delta instead. And that was how we spent our Boxing Day – riding along crowded canals in the heat, doing trippy tourist things. We had the funniest Swiss guy in our…

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