Hi guys! Mabel and I today are at an area called “Gwanghwamun” and it is known to be a bit traditional and historical and is popular for having palaces so Mabel and I decided to get our historical vibe on and we’ll show you guys what we’re gonna do so our first mission is to find a Hanbok to wear this road we’re in right now is full of stores that sell Hanbok and we can rent Hanboks for 2~4 hours, or even all day so what is Hanbok? Tha Hanbok is the Korean traditional dress um, people don’t wear it everyday anymore but they do in special occasions, like in weddings so as you can see here there’s a lot of Hanbok shops so we’re going to enter a few, choose the nicest ones then rent it for the day together I feel like the ‘special themed’ hanbok is a bit too much to wear in the daylight so Mabel and I- Mabel and I are gonna go for the traditional look but now we have to choose the colors first I’ll pick one for Mabel because her scarf is reddish and then, I’ll pick mine My scarf has navy and grey colors on it so I’ll take this grey one okay, these are the Hanboks we picked we tried as much as we can to make the Hanbok match our scarves I think Mabel’s came out really nice it really suits her and I like mine as well so behind us there is a photo zone there’s like Korean traditional decorations as you can see here so we’re gonna try and take some pictures just a few for instagram and then we’ll go out and walk around the the palaces and after that, we’ll go have some traditional food so, let’s take pictures first! here is one of the biggest palaces in Seoul there’s a lot of people taking pictures in front of it because really like- wearing hanboks and taking pictures at the palace it’s like the most popular course to any foreigner that’s in Korea for the first time so Mabel and I are going to walk around a bit and take nice pictures the drum she’s playing is a traditional Korean musical instrument but we don’t know why she’s randomly playing here maybe she just got into the historical mood like us the area behind me is actually the Blue House like how in America there is the White House and this is where the president of Korea lives a lot of people come here and take pictures in front of it honestly this is my first time seeing it we were just passing by and then our videographer was like “that’s the Blue House” so I was like “that’s the Blue House? I didn’t know” I didn’t even know it was in this area as you can see there is so much security and all so let’s leave right now we’re at an area called “Hanok Village” this area is known for having most of the rooftops built very traditionally and made out of wood and a lot of shops have their signs only in Korean no English, unlike in other areas there’s always both Korean and English, right? but here, everything is a bit more traditional we’ll check this place out, and see what we can find this door frame, and even the ceiling area is all built in the Hanok style it is known to be made out of wood and logs and you’ll find that most shops look like this here this place is actually a cafe it’s just an ordinary coffee shop, but is built in a complete Hanok style next to Hanok Village there is an area called Insadong and that area has a lot of restaurants and cafes and is famous for having many shops that sell Korean traditional souvenirs if you guys look here there’s a lot of items that represent Korea from masks to pens this one as well, the fans the traditional fans we ordered the most traditional food we could find here this is Godeungeo, and it’s grilled fish it’s one of the most common grilled fish dishes in Korea then we got two Sundubu Jjigae this is a stew, with tofu inside it which is made out of beans a type of beans if you look inside, this is the tofu instead of meat and we have rice, before we eat it we usually shake it like this – but it’s hot
– why do you shake it? I don’t know, I think it just moves it around I don’t know why people shake it, but we shake it, then we open it and eat so as you saw, today we showed you some traditional sides of Korea and the palace in Seoul hopefully you guys enjoyed this episode and I hope you liked these Hanboks because honestly, I really like it I wish I had one so, thank you so much for watching, and see you in the next episode!