Places Visited: Gyeongbokgung Palace
Constructed in 1394, Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910) by its founder, King Taejo, and is often considered to be the grandest of all five palaces. I figured I would be bored to death if I visited all 5 so why not just go for the best one especially if you're short of time?
All I could think about when I was there were 3 things:
1. The weather is too f**king hot.
2. The palace is way too big.
3. Holy! The palace is beautiful! I really love the artistic details and colours!
So lessons learnt: BATHE in sun block, expect to spend AT LEAST 3 hours covering the palace, instagram/snap photos like mad because everything is so amazingly picturesque. And if you really had to visit Korea during the summer like I did, hop on to the nearest cafe for a HUGE cool bowl of 'Bingsu' (shaved ice) after your tour of the palace.