Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Korea Trip (Part 2)

Hi guys!!!
I'm back with second part of my trip story...

First of all, let me clear things up since I was so rushing when I posted the first part. We went there for a week from 5th - 12th May 2012. The journey was awesome!!

The interesting places that me and my friends go in Korea:


  • Gyeongbok Palace
  • Jongno
  • Myeongdong
  • Dongdaemun Market
  • Namdaemun Market
  • Hongdae (3D Trick Eye Museum)
  • Itaewon (Seoul Mosque)
  • Insadong
  • Tapgol Park

Outside Seoul

  • Busan
  • Nami Island
  • Everland

Ok, back to the story. We were all so excited when we landed at Incheon International Airport for the first time. We reached Incheon at 6.30AM KST which mean 5.30AM Malaysian time. Once we passed the immigration checking, we look for a rental phone that will be use along our stay in Korea. It's easier for us to contact local number since we are using theirs too. We bought the airport bus ticket to go to our guest house in Seoul which is in Shinseoldong. My teacher said we could also go there buy subway but since all of us bring big bag so we choose to take a bus.

Incheon International Airport 
Once we reach at Shinseoldong area, we lost as we couldn't find the right place of our guest house. But luckily one ajussi (uncle) willing to help us. After checked in, we looked for a place to breakfast or should I say 'Brunch' as we were so hungry and the time at that time is 11AM. We are actually searching for a vegetarian restaurant which my friend said it's near to our place but when we found it, it's not what we expected. The restaurant is not a vegetarian restaurant. So because we are already inside the restaurant, we just ask them to give us any food without meat or pork because we are Muslim. We don't eat pork and drinks alcohol. At first they don't understand as they hard to understand English. One ajumma (auntie) ask us in English if it's okay for them to serve us a set of rice with side dishes made of fish and seafood. I replied back in Korean saying that we will take the set if it's not with any meat. It just cost about KRW 8000 for each person. The food was delicious and so many we couldn't finish it. 

The special rice set with beans

So many side dishes!!! Delicious~

We manage to finish our lunch one hour later as we slow down and feel so full at that time. Around thirty minutes later, we took subway from Shinseoldong station to Gyeongbok Palace. This place is one of the famous palace in Korea.

Beautiful scenery of Gyeongbok Goong Park
In front of Gyeongbok Palace
 We finish our first day with walking around Gyeongbok Palace and along side of Cheonggyecheon Stream.   The day was so hectic and went we back to our guest house, we just rest and sleep after that.

Our second day, woke up early in the morning because we had to catch the bus which will departed at 8AM to go to Busan. It takes 6 hours journey and during the way, the bus stop at R&R place two times. The picture below is when we are at Gukje market and we try Sweet Rice Cake or Hotteok (호떡) for the very first time and it taste so good!!! 아줌마, 호떡을 너무 맛있어요!!!We spend our second day around Busan until night.  

We try Sweet Rice Cake and it tasty!!
 See u later on next part~

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