Thursday, 19 June 2014

Travel Diary : Seoul Day 4

It was rainy in Seoul during our day four so our plans were ruined. But, hey rain or shine Seoul is still lovely so we kept our spirits high. Part of our revised plan is to stay indoors as much as possible. Our first target destination was CoEx mall, it is a large underground shopping center.

started my day with this yum drink from Lime Tree cafe
cute signs from a pub near our hotel
cute tiles mosaic in Anguk station

When we arrived at CoEx mall after travelling so many train stations away we felt very very disappointed because its under renovation #whataday. Only few shops are open and we did not find anything interesting and cheap.

Instead of ruining our day we decided to satisfy our taste buds so we had our lunch at Mr. Pizza and dessert and coffee at Caffe Bene in a row. Actually we thought of watching a Korean movie but we got scared that our nose might bleed because obviously there won't be any subtitles. 

Even though we were sad and disappointed with our CoEx visit we still want to make the rest of our day 4 a memorable one so we went around Hongdae. There were so many chic girls and cool kids on the block because its near Hongkik University.  
shoe selfie
train station

There were cutesy and fab items I spotted while walking along the streets but most of the items are for cold season. I did not bought a thing because I know I will not be able to use them in sunny Singapore. 

While around Hongdae we made sure to visit Trick Eye Museum because one of my fave K-drama Heartstrings had one of their episodes here. Another reason why we opted to stay indoors is that its so freakin' cold outside. There were many cafes, restaurants and different establishments around the area but we were unable to check them out due to time constraint. 

Oh yeah, we also checked out Ice Museum which was part of the tix we got. Ice Museum is just small so we did not took that much time and we did not wish to stay longer anyways. 

After staying indoors for more than three hours we decided to take another quick stroll around the area before heading back home. It was indeed very quick one since we did not wear proper clothes that day. 

It was late when we reached Anguk station but we went back to our hotel first before eating. We were shivering like babies so we rest for a bit. Since of of restaurants and shops are closed we settled with somewhat semi Korean fast-food chain near Starbucks. The food comforted us that night but it was not that yum. Our day 4 was not the productive compared to others but its okay we have some more days :D

Travel Diary : Seoul Day 3

We started our third day with our visit to Gyeongbokgung palace. We did not took much time inside the palace because we had enough already from our second day adventure. After a quick tour inside the palace we decided to go to The National Folk Museum of Korea. My boyfriend enjoyed our visit to the museum because he is so much into history while me on the other hand got bored :D.  I plead him that we should go out or else I'll die from boredom. Good thing he loves me that much that he heard my wish #habanghair. 

couple pic with someone hihihi :)

failed jump shot but never mind the background is jaw dropping
being all touristy with a peace sign

wooden shoes

oh those walls are love

That morning we did not have anything for breakfast so we were died hungry. We opted to have lunch near our hotel so in case we'll have nature call it will be easier hihihi :D. 

We love the decor and the love notes at Miss Lee Cafe. The menu was not that good since they only have few items. Obviously we tried the kimchi lunch box which they are famous for. Boyfie did not like the food at all because he was expecting to have kbbq lunch during that time. It is not that appetizing to look at after mixing but since I did not had breakfast I finished it all #burp. We went to our hotel after our lunch to have our siesta time zzzZZZzzzz!!!. 

while on our way to Miss Lee Cafe

lunch box with ric,  kimchi, egg, sausage and seaweed
patbingsu somewhat Korean halo-halo

serious me writing our love notes

Our limits were tested from the adventures we had on second day. We recharged our iPhone battery and our own battery for 3 hours then we started again. Payed our quick visit to Admiral Yi Shin monument and a part Cheonggyecheon stream.

looks very oldie after changing camera settings
lost girl wishing Lee Min Ho will come find me LOL

Right after snapping some touristy photos we went to Dongdaemun for shopping yipee. But before the shopping adventure we had our merienda at Tom n Toms Coffee. When in Seoul you will see tons of coffee shops and cafes . Based on what I remember I saw more coffee shops than convenience stores srsly!!!

new mall

Our taste buds craved for something salty so stopped when we saw these yummy street food. We feast again just 5 minutes after having our merienda #katakawantothemax.

After following the wish of our taste buds now its time to follow the wish of my heart oh boy I was not able to shop to my heart's content. To be honest I was a bit disappointed because I thought I would be able to score good finds at cheap price. I am not sure if I was too picky or just did not visit the right place. 

I was kinda expecting more from Dongdaemun but so sad I did not score much. Feeling a bit low we headed back to Jonggak station where we planned to have our dinner. Boyfie was craving for kbbq since our day one. We are still unable to find any of those AYCE kbbq place so we settled with Kang Ho Dong restaurant. See my other post here. Ended our day three with a yummy dinner again and that too authentic kbbq from Seoul oh yeah!!!