PostHeaderIcon War Memorial of Korea & Seoul World Cup Stadium

11 December 2010 – A Visit to South Korea – Day 1

I’d never experienced sub-zero temperatures before, so apparently I was kinda excited to have a walk in Seoul, where the temperature could easily drop to -20°C late at night during winter.

We left our hotel early in the morning.

Initially we were planning to go to the Seoul Central Mosque in Itaewon and find a halal outlet there, but along the way we stopped by at the War Memorial of Korea.

And the place was definitely fascinating! (click play to view the pix).

Too bad we didn’t spend much time there..

There’s something else…

Wahey! A body of frozen water! 😀

Please click HERE for more on War Memorial of Korea by my dad

Then we continued our journey…

And we could see the Seoul Tower standing tall, distant.

Eventually we had lunch at Usmania, a Pakistani restaurant.

Lunch is always a good time 😀

Fully recharged, we proceeded to Seoul World Cup Stadium via subway. Being an avid football fan, I was obviously very delighted with the visit, albeit it’s 8 years late.

The view from the North Gate:

A quick photo outside the stadium:

We soon found out that a part of the stadium is actually a museum! So here’s another collage to enjoy, with the FIFA World Cup 2002 Anthem as the background music (the good ol’ days) 😀

I really miss the early 2000’s English football, as well as FIFA World Cup 2002. Those were the times when I began to seriously understand and appreciate football. A time when Michael Owen was still a wonderkid, and Manchester City was nowhere to be seen!

For a better coverage of the Seoul Trip, please visit my mum’s blog: http://mama.nuraina.com/?p=5789

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