Thursday, August 15, 2019

Seoul Trip Day 5 : Common Underground Container/ Coexmall Starfield Library/ Express Bus Terminal Underground/ Duex Amis

The last day in Seoul, we decided to for a leisure city day.
So we started from visiting Common Underground Container, 
but never expect it was quite far after we exit from the nearest subway.
The reason we choose to reach earliest for this attraction is because common underground container is a place which famous with photo taking with the blue container,
so to avoid waiting for photo taking session for certain background, coming earlier is the best solution to avoid people appearing in your pretty photo.

We walked along this empty street, full with night bars.
These shops were closed at morning and therefore the whole street could be a best instashot place.
But sorry for making this kind of face in this picture, Idk why I fail to bring the feel out hahahah

How to go to Common Underground Container?
Alight at Konkuk Station, Exit 6

It is quite difficult to find the right way to walk to the container, 
even we ask the local people, they also can't tell us the correct way,
so the best is, recognize the night bars along the street and you will know you are at the right way.
Don't rely on google maps, it failed to guide me.

After asking few locals, finally there was one of them know the way to container.
Thank god.

But somehow we were wrong, 
the container is closed and we can't go into the place as we have to wait for opening hour.
So, we had our early brunch before get back to here again,

We went to a ramen restaurant nearby to have our light brunch,
I had ordered Ramen with Kimchi and Seaweed.

Back to the container after early lunch, 
we started our photo taking marathon. 

Request others tourists to help both of us take a nice picture at Blue container. 

And, the Fila shirts at here have more choices and sizes compared to Myeongdong, 
End up I came out with this. 

Next, we headed to Starfield Library at Coexmall
The library is considered as an attraction for tourists too.
You will know why after you scroll down to the pictures below. 
It is located inside the Starfield Coexmall.

How to reach Coexmall Starfield Library ?
Take subway to Samseong Station and Exit 6.
Just follow the sign to get to the mall and you will see the library.

When I enter into this library, I was like : WOW ! The book rack !

The book rack is magnificent.
A place that has expand's one horizons. 
It is definitely worth for a visit.

We have walked around the Starfield mall, the basement is food heaven territory,
but everything selling at here is expensive, most probably is because of this mall is categorized as branded mall, just like Pavilion and Starhill at Kuala Lumpur. 

I bought a tart for a try, it cost RM8. WTF
But the yellow part is very soft and smooth to slurp into your mouth, 
I can't find this quality of tart in Malaysia ! Delicious.

We went to Express Bus Terminal Underground too, 
don't get confused with the bus terminal wording, 
it is actually a shopping mall which is located underground, 
selling varieties of clothes, like Bukit Bintang at Kuala Lumpur.

I did not buy anything at here as the price is not cheap too,
one piece of blouse selling RM100 and above, 
with unpopular brand but honestly, the cloth's quality is good actually. 

How to reach Express Bus Terminal Underground?
Subway to Express Bus Terminal station and Exit 8

Spotted a nice background after we came out from the underground shopping
Took it casually and the outcome was nice.

At last stop, we went to have the most expensive dessert in our life.
a piece of strawberry cake cost around RM40, excluding the tea.
But, the cafe is full of people and no doubt, the cake is freaking nice.

Deux Amis
22 Palpan-gil, Palpan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Go for a try if you are a dessert lover or you wonder what makes it so expensive, 
try it and you will know.

Okay, wrapped up my Seoul post and going to update another blog post soon !
Thanks for always reading me.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Seoul Trip Day 4 : Gwangjang Market/ Ewha University/ Dongdaemun Design Plaza/ Nanta Show

Day 4 is the most memorable day in my life
God gave me the best gift on this day
It was snowing in Seoul 
I cant keep smiling towards the sky when I woke up with this surprise.

Never expect walking in the snow is quite a difficult thing to us
It is cold , nope, is super duper cold. 
The snow is consider big pour as it covered the ground within few minutes.

That's why we have changed our schedule on that morning to have a indoor walk first.
We went to Gwangjang Market early in the morning as our first schedule of the day

How to get to Gwangjang Market ?
Take Jongno-5(o) ga station subway and take Exit 8. 
Walk straight all the way from the exit until you see the market.

I think Gwangjang Market is one of the memorable place to me
There have varieties of food and drinks which attracted me
One of the drink that I favor to was Rice Drink, it taste so nice that you must go for a try when you come to Korea.

Korea is popular with snacks too !
By comparing prices with others places, I think Gwangjang market sells the cheapest one with the same packaging and size, 
luckily I never bought it at anywhere except here.
Do ask for free gift when you bought a lot from the stall, the korean seller is so friendly and lovely that they would free you some extra snacks to bring home.

There are almost repeated stalls selling the same food like this in the market,
but of course with different stall name.
We chose a stall and sat down for our brunch.

The price is not really cheap at all, but still can acceptable.

After the snow stop, we continued our next visit to Ewha University

I think Ewha University is famous just because it is a HUGE university.
Their building design is unique too.
Can you imagine the two sides of walls behind are the place of studying?

How to get to Ewha University?
Take Line 2 (Green) to Ewha Womans University and take Exit 2 or 3. 
Walk straight for about 10 minutes to reach.

There are a lot of shops and cafes along the road while we were heading to this university.
You can enjoy your shopping as well before you reach, the journey of 10 minutes walk to the destination is short with those shops along. 

It doesn't seems like the background is from Asian country
but the fact it is at Seoul.

It is suffering to play the snow with bare hands as I can't feel my hand anymore after that
freezing cold until my hands turn numb

We stopped by at Cafe Pera which is next to Ewha University for our tea session.
No doubt, their mille crepe is awesome nice.
The cafe is packed with locals, having tea sessions with their bunch of friends.
Us too, having our tea time with great crepe.

Late noon, we reached at Dongdaemun Design Plaza
I think this place is famous because of the UFO building design ? Maybe?
I m not sure, but this attraction is nothing much to see except the building curve.

To reach Dongdaemun Design Plaza,
Alight to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station and take Exit 1

There are 3 malls located opposite to the Dongdaemun Design Plaza
the malls are opened until late midnight, 
I went into the mall and realizing it is almost similar like the old time of Sungai Wang
Full of shops selling varieties of clothes and the price is not cheap compared to Bangkok Platinum Mall. haha

Peggy bought a snack from the street food outside the 3 malls.

Night time, we went to Myeongdong again as we have booked our Nanta Show !
Seoul is famous with this little strawberry dessert thingy,
The main point is, it taste super nice,
the strawberry is very sweet and it taste so yummy you know.
Must try this !
Myeongdong street is full of this kind of stall, selling this dessert thingy.

We had our porridge as our dinner,
One of their popular food is porridge too.
We stopped by at Migabon Restaurant, which selling varieties flavors of porridge

I am not a porridge favor person,
but their porridge taste delicious and I can finish the bowl of porridge by myself alone.
Seriously , it taste nice, matching with the side dish given, especially KIMCHI.

It is not easy to find the Nanta Show Theatre as there is no signboard showing it,
we have to ask the local person to get to the theatre,
do come early as they dont allow late comers to go in after the show start.

Nanta Show is quite memorable to me as I have been ask to go up to the stage twice
I am so lucky to have a picture with the actors !
Their performance is nice, they perform with their kitchen equipment, following with a story line.

I can't explain much, you have to experience it by yourself 
I think front row seat is better although the price is higher. indeed.

let's wait for my next post for Day 5.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Seoul Trip Day 3 : Ganchon Rail Bike/ Nami Island/ Petite France

The third day in Seoul, we have planned to visit outside of the city. 
The first place we were heading was Rail Park.
The place is actually quite far from the city, we went out very early that day
just to avoid too crowded to sit for the bike but end up the bike supplies is more than the visitors.

How to reach Ganchon Rail Park?
Take train to Yongsan station and change to line 1, dark blue line to Gapyeong Station , the journey took around 45 minutes to reach. From Gapyeong station, change train to Gimyujeong station and walk around 2 minutes to reach the rail bike park.

I have bought the ITX ticket to Gapyeong station earlier before I fly to Seoul.
The ITX ticket can book through the link as below :

To avoid queuing up for the rail bike, I also bought the rail bike ticket from Klook website too
But that day was low season as the view is nothing much to see.
I think it is better to come during spring and fall season. 
I believes the view will be 10000% nicer than the view I saw.

There was a person in charge at there who speak mandarin well
and she helped us take picture too before we started our rail bike journey.

Okay, as you see, the view is nothing much can see.
No flowers, no orange maple leaves, no green view, nothing at all.

Okay, the river somehow caught my eyeball, as it is the nicest view along the whole journey. 
That's why, trust me, don't come during starting winter.
But the rail bike is fun, you have to ride like a bicycle or else the rail bike will not move at all.
I take it as a morning exercise as well. LOL

Besides, I dropped my T-money card when I was riding the rail bike.
The money within the card is quite a lot too as I am kinda kiasu people and don't wish to keep top up the money so I straight away top up RM100 within it and end up it flew away when the rail bike was ongoing, what a big loss to me T.T

After finish our rail bike journey for around almost 30-45 minutes, 
we went out of the rail park and looking for some food to have,
Thank god that we found a Chinese restaurant in Korea.
(Super obvious to find it as their sign board is quite big)
But I ordered Korea food at last, not much choices inside the menu.
The whole restaurant were male customers and we were the only female customers.

After finish our lunch, we headed to the main attraction of the day - Nami Island.
 To reach Nami Island, we need to take a ferry at the terminal.

How to reach Nami Island ?
We took the train back to the Gapyeong station and took a cab to reach the jetty. 
It is easier to find people to share the car fare with you, the only matter is you need to speak with the strangers and ask for sharing taxi together.

The jetty is super near to the Gapyeong station if you take a car ride, 
so the fare is not an issue to anyone at all especially you decided to share the cab fare with others tourists at there.

Remember to buy a ferry ticket at the jetty counter before you boarded.

If you like to take thousands of picture at Nami Island,
you should put this place on priority as it is super crowded at noon. 

But Nami Island is worth to come especially during Fall season
I think I will come again for the another season 
Winter season has nothing to see with but the trees are magnificent at there as they are huge and tall.
The trees are grown at a super straight line between the walkway, I am impressed. 

Nami Island is a huge place where you must carry a map (map provided at Nami) along to avoid you miss out the main attraction places.
Let me spam my pictures through here :

After Nami Island, we continue our schedule as planned to the Petite France,
That time was late afternoon and we afraid Petite France close in 1 hour after we reached,
so we decided to take a cab to Petite France, 
If you are not rushing, advice to take their shuttle bus which is in economical way.
The journey from Nami jetty to Petite France took around half an hour to reach, 
the cab fare is expensive but we don't wish to miss out the place since we were already around this outskirt area.

Unlike Nami Island, Petite France is a very small place which their buildings are similar with France.
It is somehow same like our France village in Malaysia, LOL
A peaceful yet warming place especially Christmas was coming. 
Allow me to spam my photo again :

We took the shuttle bus back to the one of the station and headed back to the city.
It took almost 1 hour to go back to the city area,
maybe I was starving and tiring, it was a super long journey to me.
We stopped by at Dong Dae Mun to serve our appetite.

Randomly walked into a restaurant which is full of people 
Their food is the best among all others restaurant I have tried with.

Potato Pancake

Okay, time to sleep
and going to post for Day 4. 
Stay with me.

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