before depart. sitot & pika were there too to send us off hehe.
reached incheon dy! :)
haruslah ada solo shot lol.
t-money (there are 2 types: normal cards or phone charm)
seoul subway map :p
our guesthouse = the black building.
we just slept inside train cuz we're so tired. but i can't sleep well cuz i was afraid if we missed our transfer station (hongdae) lol. when we reached euljiro il-ga station, we were already tired because of the transferring thingy. and guess what. there's no escalator at this station! lol. just imagine how hard it is to climb all those staircase, with your 10kg luggage summore! OTL. i felt like i was already dead at that time. thank god my steroids help! went to exit #2, walked a bit, turn left and we saw our guesthouse dy! seoulbackpackers myeongdong!
how to go to seoulbackpackers myeongdong from airport:-arex: ICN airport -> hongik university
-line #2: hongik university -> euljiro il-ga (exit #2)
-total fares = 4500 won
not gonna write any review about this guesthouse, but tbh, not recommended. lol. erm wait, maybe u can consider it if you're a type of ppl who like to climb up to 4th floor, doesnt have any social networking acc, doesnt care about wi-fi etc. yes u can stay here lol. their service is good, the room is good. the only negative part of this guesthouse is ... well it doesn't have elevators (thus i have to drag my 10kg luggage while climbing the staircase to our room at 4th floor hzz) and wi-fi is only available at lobby area. hmm. we took family room for 4 person. the rate for this family room is 120,000 won per night. x 6 nights = 720,000 won. divide by 4 = 180,000 won per person (for the total of 6 nights). oops there's my review dy lol.
1) gyeongbok palace (gyeongbokgung)
then after settled & pay everything, drop our luggage at the lobby, we off to our first destination. gyeongbokgung! this is one of 5 palaces u must visited at seoul. idek why we choose this palace instead of the other 4 lol. well tbh i treasured this visit a bit cuz i really like watching this kind of royal k-dramas haha. the latest one is deep rooted tree. it's all about how king sejong invent all those hangul characters. so yeah this palace was built by his father king taejo, its name was given by the prime minister jeong dojeon (all these ppl were there in this drama! lol) so i was oh i know this guy, i know that guy. lol excuse my random ramblings.
how to go to gyeongbokgung:
-get off at gyeongbokgung station (exit #5)
-entrance fee = 3000 won
2) lunch at sosim restaurant, insadong
then we off to insadong to have our lunch at sosim restaurant. it's a veggie restaurant so mostly all dishes are.. veggies lol. it is located near to anguk station (exit #6), just next to miss lee cafe (yongseo cafe). if u regularly watch wgm (especially yongseo couple episodes) you might notice this cafe hehe. but we didnt go to this cafe pun haha we had lunch at sosim restaurant. at first we really had a positive thought about this restaurant. we've planned to share our meals but the thing is, we can't! we have to order a lunch set for each of us. hzz. 1 set costs 18,000 won something like that. like whattt. maybe it's us who didn't understand the ahjumma well, or the ahjumma didn't understand us well. it's hard to converse with our limited hangugo knowledge. and their limited english knowldge. so yeah.. lol. in the end we just order 5 sets of fish and eat #likeaboss. i was really hungry so i ate my meals like ....... haha idek.
me... and my meals lol.
miss lee cafe! the restaurant is located next to it.
cheap bag shop near exit #6. most of the bags (front ones) are 10,000 won. bought 4 bags from here on day 6 :p
after stuffed ourselves with foods, finally it's time for shopping! we stumbled upon this 1 souvenir shop where the eonni was speaking in malay! she was like 'apakabar adik kakak mari masuk murah murah!' LOL we were like okayyy let's go inside then. it was quite impressive cuz then she started to speak in japanese & mandarin when japanese & chinese tourists came. good business skill hah. and we bought a lot of souvenirs from this eonni's shop for ppl back home. well u can buy everything here, from i love korea t-shirt to keychains to pencil cases or makeup cases to everything lah lol. basically, just buy them here haha. /setel semua benda lol/
my 20,000 won boot! \o/
yani bought her boot from this cute guy. and obviously we wanna take pic with him cuz he's cute lol.
ddongbang or we called it as kuih taik. cuz it really look like taik! lmao
took by this 1 iran (?) guy.
-get off at anguk station (exit #6)
then we went back to our guesthouse cuz everyone was so tired. but yani & erol have to pick up paru at airport (coz paru's flight is diff from the rest of us). anne ofc will never spend her nights at guesthouse so she went to myeongdong alone lol. me? i dont have any energy left to do anything even to eat. i dont even remember if i've took any dinner that night lol. i just turned on the tv and watch korean shows then fell asleep.
p/s: took 3 hours to write this day 1 post OTL ;______________; shall come back with day 2 post. wait for meeee! hahaha