A guard-changing ceremony in front of the Daehanmun Gate of Deoksugung Palace. A tradition like in front of Buckingham Palace in London, but with fairly more colors and the guards even smile briefly at you when you take a picture.
The park around Deoksugung Palace is peaceful. Crossing the Daehanmun Gate you suddenly find yourself in another world. Behind the entrance, the noise of Seoul's streets still vaguely reaches your ears but will soon be absorbed by the beauty of this old place.


A Korean market breathes. Accompanied by a concert of deep murmur and the old ladies calling, the smell of fried fish and garlicky beef enters your nose. Even the smell of the red chili's spiciness is in the air. The red sauce covers everything. - Nearly everything. The dough coated sausages ('sosetshi' in Korean) and the bug-snacks seem free from chili. I didn't try.
There is much more weird foot on Namdaemun Market, though the more time I stay in Korea, the less weird it seems to me.


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