Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chapter 262 - Fly to Seoul Part IV

Day 6

Today I planned for a visit to a Bukchon Traditional Village, but due to logistic conflict, we went to the Hanok village instead. It is north to the InsaDong. This village offers something unique. An untouched traditional housing area in the middle of the skycrapers. U might want to look for 12 photoscenic locations spread throughout the place. Of course you need a map for it. Look for one at the nearest information booth there. Unfortunately, my wife complaint over the hill-like road we were strolling at. Being in 1st trimester not helping the sightseeing afterall. She started feeling pain in tummy and i started hailing cab to get us back to the hotel.

After resting a bit, we moved out for another run of sightseeing. We went to the nearest palace in Insadong. The palace was built for the Emperor's father. I think he just hate his parent hanging around the palace so he built one for them. Anyway, the place is pleasant. Serene and refreshing. I just wish I can be there again on a different season. Fall would be nice.

Afterwards, we decided to check out the COEX Aquarium. We've been to Aquria KLCC, and we enjoyed looking at the fishes. So, i guessed that this visit is a must. One foul this was 'the walk'. The moment we hop out from the subway at the COEX (which is located in Gangnam), we had to walk for about 30 minutes. The aquarium is located deep inside the mall. or maybe at the outer edge of the big-ass mall. I just prayed the aquarium is open, otherwise, my wife will turn the mall upside-down. As expected, the aquarium is worth visiting. Just the walk.. Juuuust the walk..

Getting back from COEX, we stopped by Myeongdong for the Seafood fried rice. Halal? We only confirmed the place does not serve pork or lard. The taste still lingered. We then head back for a good night sleep.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Chapter 261 - Fly to Seoul Part IV

Day 5

Honestly, im struggling to get a good night sleep over heated floor. turn out the heat is unbearable over the hours. I changed place quite a lot. Finally, I dragged the futon just to the front of TV. That's the only place with less heat. After breakfast we made our way to tour the island. The place is beautiful indeed. Just like you saw in winter sonata. I wish we're 1 month later, as the flowers will be full bloom. Since the tourist usually coming in at 11, we had the whole island for ourselves. We found a restaurant with Halal symbol at last. Though it was just fried rice + gimchi, it was the best we had.

We walked, we rode bicycle, we took lots of pix and we bought souvenir. Then we head back to bustling Seoul. We arrived back nearly 3 pm. Next task at hand is to locate the hotel. The name is CATS hotel. yeah, sound cheesy and cheap, however that is after considering the price and location. After helps from locals and 7E girl, we managed to reach the hotel. Located near the Insadong, we only need to walk 3 minutes to reach Insadong and 15 minutes from the main palaces. Unlucky for us, we got a room with a jacuzzi in it. What the use? So space consuming and irrelevant. We rested a bit and nearing dusk, we head out to check out insadong. So many souvenirs indeed, but i learnt form my pal, instead of buying it there, better to buy at Dongdaemun. We walked around, bought few souvenirs, then head to our hotel to hit the hays.


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