Seoul: a walk through Bukchon Hanok and Gyeongbok

When in Seoul, an obligatory part of your visit as a first-timer, should be the traditional village of Bukchon Hanok and Gyeongbok, the old Korean Royal Palace. With the majestic background of the Bukhansan mountain, this palace is in a magnificent position. The Blue House, the presidential palace is also located in the same area, […]

Mid-Autumn Festival in Shatin Park

As yesterday was a full moon day, it was also the occasion of heading to the New Territories to see the mid-autumn festival activities. In this case, I headed to see the mid-autumn festival in Shatin Park. Shatin being a relatively new development on the outskirts of Hong Kong has a quite young population. At […]

Ekkarat drum manufacturing village in Thailand: a unique experience

In a previous post, I talked about Wat Sanam Chai, in the province of Suphanburi. When you are there or in Ayutthaya, it does not take much time, to go to Ekkarat drum manufacturing village. This village is unique in that there are a number of traditional drum-making craft shops which still go on making […]