Seoul 2017

As they always say, there is a first time for everything. That’s exactly what came to my mind when I went to Seoul on October 2017. It was during my birthday too! What a coincidence, lol.

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My family and I stayed there for three days and we resided at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square ( JW 메리어트 동대문 스퀘어 서울 ). Since we were there for a short visit, I had to get out my list of places I wanted to visit and went out from morning till the evening.


I was excited the most to see King Sejong’s ( 세종 ) monument and the Gyeongbokgung Palace ( 경복궁 ). I’ve been watching Historical Korean Dramas for years and for me to visit these historical places was really fun and amazing. I recorded as much as I could on Snapchat my whole visit but they’re gone already. I’m thinking of uploading a video on Youtube if possible. I really hope the quality will be good.

JW Mariotte Dongdaemun Square

The next places I love to visit in any country I travel to are the cafes. I do know Seoul has good cafes where you can enjoy your time sipping coffee and I was right about it. However, I noticed that coffee in Korea is not as strong as other places like Japan and even here in Kuwait. The first sip you feel the strong taste of coffee but then it’s almost gone. I read an article regarding places to visit in Korea and the author mentioned the same comment about coffee in Korea. So I’m not the only one who noticed it. If you love drinking light/medium coffee you’ll probably like their coffee. However, if you’re a heavy coffee drinker perhaps you won’t prefer it. But what’s interesting is the coffee flavors. I remembered tasting Sweet Potato Latte which was really delicious. The taste of sweet potato was really strong which I loved. Since my visit was during fall it’s no wonder they offer such a flavor.

The other place that I really enjoyed was the Bukchon Hanok Village ( 북촌한옥마을 ). I loved walking around the place and shopping. It’s a place that I recommend anyone visiting Seoul to check it out.

In a later post, I’ll mention the cafes I went to with some information and details on where you can find them.


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The Magnificent Suleymania Cami

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May 9th, 2017

It was a coincident, but a beautiful one.

While I was searching for the old books in the Grand Bazaar of Turkey, I visited the Suleymania Cami for the first time ever. It was a bit far from the Misri Bazaar that my parents and I were walking in but it was worth the visit.

I was always curious as to where the Magnificent Suleyman was buried and I saw it with my own eyes today.

The structure of the Cami (Masjid) was truly magnificent. Not only because of its size, but even the design and number of domes. It was so spacious on the inside as it is on the outside. We were fortunate enough to walk around the place with a beautiful breezy weather.


Within the Cami/Masjid was located Sultan Suleyman’s tomb. He was a great leader with great history full of achievements. Next to his tomb were Mihrima Sultan his daughter, Suleiman II and his brother Ahmed, Dilaşub Saliha Sultan, and Ayşe Sultan.

Since Hurrem Sultan (Sultan Suleyman’s wife) died before him, she wasn’t buried next to his tomb. Yet, they were all buried at the same Cami.


I’ve always been fascinated by the Ottoman Empire’s history and I read a lot about it. So watching the Sarays (Palaces) they ruled from, their tombs, and everything related to their history feels truly wonderful.

Note: I did cover up the whole journey in my Snapchat: Artistakw. You can watch the story before it disappears. Else, you lost a great chance to watch this beautiful Cami.

Here are some photos:


This was a quick post for you guys to have time to look at more photos in my Snapchat account. But you can also wait for a better coverup of this story in a future blog post.

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