AUTUMN IN MY HEART – HERB ISLAND, A PIECE OF HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH

I just realized that I have not yet completed all my entries for my autumn trip last year.

So to continue with my first autumn adventure, let me share with you a post about this lovely lovely trip to Herb Island, a place I would boldly call as a piece of Heaven here on Earth. πŸ™‚

It is located in a mountainside somewhere in Pocheon, in Gyeonggi-do (a province just adjacent to Seoul).

My friend Taegill told me he just wanted to show me this place full of herbs, before we would ultimately head to Gapyeong to sleep for the night. Still getting amazed by the cold autumn weather and the fiery foliage around me, I nonchalantly said “Okay”, oblivious to the wonder that was waiting for me.

My first glimpse of Herb Island

My first glimpse of Herb Island

Grecian architecture - nice touch

Grecian architecture – nice touch

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Some herb-based merchandise - ooh, if only I've got the moolah, I'd get one of each product

Some herb-based merchandise – ooh, if only I’ve got the moolah, I’d get one of each product

Oh, Tea!

Oh, Tea!

Wish I could have taken you all home with me

Wish I could have taken you all home with me

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And there's a water play thingy too, for the kids

And there’s a water play thingy too, for the kids

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Nice flowers :-)

Nice flowers πŸ™‚

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It is like a huge wonderful garden, hidden behind the mountains, in a land far far away

It is like a huge wonderful garden, hidden behind the mountains, in a land far far away

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A Venetian plaza - smacked at the center, with festive colours, and which features some performances

A Venetian plaza – smacked at the center, with festive colours, and which features some performances

You can actually ride gondolas

You can actually ride gondolas

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Loving the place so much. :-)

Loving the place so much. πŸ™‚

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There were also dinosaurs at one corner, and kids can ride it. Aigoo! I'm so envious, wish I had been to this place when I was still a kid.

There were also dinosaurs at one corner, and kids can ride it. Aigoo! I’m so envious, wish I had been to this place when I was still a kid.

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This alley is like a trip down to South Korea's memory lane - features some old-fashioned shops

This alley is like a trip down to South Korea’s memory lane – features some old-fashioned shops

Some ceramic souvenirs

Some ceramic souvenirs

Some traditional items for sale

Some traditional items for sale

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This part is a house full of candles(!), and scented oils(!), and perfumes(!), and many many more cute things. I think this is my favorite house in the entire Herb Island.

This part is a house full of candles(!), and scented oils(!), and perfumes(!), and many many more cute things. I think this is my favorite house in the entire Herb Island.

The basement of the house had some massage chairs where you can relax for free, plus they will give you some heated thingies (see that purple object around my shoulders?), that contains some herb essences inside - very very soothing. The warmth relaxes your shoulder muscles, plus the scent simple takes you to some happy place

The basement of the house has some massage chairs where you can relax for free, plus they will give you these heated thingsies (see that purple object around my shoulders?), that contains herb essences inside – very very soothing. The warmth relaxes your shoulder muscles, plus the scent simply takes you to some happy place

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Ahhhh... Heaven

Ahhhh… Heaven

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Seriously, I wish I own this entire house right here

Seriously, I wish I own this entire house right here

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There's even more in the attic!

There’s even more in the attic!

Cute. :-)

Cute. πŸ™‚

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Oh, the show will start!

Oh, the show will start!

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Quick selfie with Taegill

Quick selfie with Taegill

And the dancers are out

And the dancers are out

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They are very beautiful and mesmerizing

They were very beautiful and mesmerizing

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Yay! The evening lights are now being turned on

Yay! The evening lights were now being turned on

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Inside a garden with some tropical plants

Inside a garden with some tropical plants

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dessert-break :-)

dessert-break πŸ™‚

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lovin' my vanilla ice cream :-)

lovin’ my vanilla ice cream πŸ™‚

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this is an awesomely-shaped tree

this is an awesomely-shaped tree

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Nice! When I checked the brochure upon arrival, I saw that the whole island will be filled with colorful lights in the evening.

Nice! When I checked the brochure upon arrival, I saw that the whole island will be filled with colorful lights in the evening.

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Arghs... my camera just don't do justice to the lovely scene. Trust me, this is a lot better in person

Arghs… my camera just don’t do justice to the lovely scene. Trust me, this is a lot better in person

Racing with Santas

Racing with Santas

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some donkeys (or are those mules?) that small kids can ride on - another feat of envy of mine

some donkeys (or are those mules?) that small kids can ride on – another feat of envy of mine

Then there's this heart where you can write some wish or messages and dangle it in the tunnel together with the other hearts

Then there’s this heart where you can write some wish or messages and dangle it in the tunnel together with the other hearts

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The tunnel of hearts

The tunnel of hearts

And they lit up, too

And they lit up, too

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I hate my camera - I actually was inside the tunnel when they turned the lights on. The sight was amazing that I cried at that moment. Yup, embarrassing but true.

I hate my camera – I actually was inside the tunnel when they turned the lights on. The sight was amazing that I cried at that moment. Yup, embarrassing but true.

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Some bears - arghs! I need to find better quality images on the web

Some bears – arghs! I need to find better quality images on the web

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Herb Island is a Shangri-La hidden behind in the mountains and I recommend this to anyone who has enough time to go outside Seoul. It is very lovely, and very relaxing, especially for those who like herbs, scents, fragrances, and similar words.

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Oh, I also found these images on the web (atΒ mysocalledcreativelife.com). Better captured evening view of Herb Island.

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I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. πŸ™‚

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About lonewulf

I am a self-confessed 'jologs', a country boy who now works in the big city. I studied Applied Math, and am now completing Finance while working as a risk analyst. I feel extremely happy whenever I dance, draw/sketch, and write. I also like to read books, eat (not fruits, or vegetables), sleep, and travel.

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