After settling in, getting over all the excitement that we have stepped into the world of idol-land. We didn’t follow our initial itinerary diligently as we still had quite a number of things to buy/look around to settle down. Well, it was kind of late to head to the Palace so we carried on the journey at Ssamziegil. We had lunch at Myeondong at this Bon Juk. They were famous for their porridge but silly me went to order this really spicy seafood noodle soup. Me? Yes, I regretted buying that. It’s not bad, but too spicy! I was tearing before I could even finish half of the never-ending ginormous bowl.
I remembered that day to be one of the coldest day we experience in the 18 days tour. Ssamziegil at Insadong is a nice place, known for it’s artsy style of alleys join together? Or something like that. The stuffs on sale are unique and located near the heart of Seoul, it’s a nice place to walk about and experience Korea. Right. If the wind wasn’t that strong, I’ll probably enjoy it more.
This is how cold it was: after walking around for about 3 hours, my hands beneath the gloves were almost completely numb. My feet were as bad though I had heat-tech leggings and socks on. It was so cold I thought I could have some kind of brain freeze or something! When it’s too cold, it isn’t fun. The burning hot drinks we bought quickly became cold within a mere few sips. it was THAT cold, i swear.
It was nearing 7 that we decided to head to Dongdaemun to have our dinner! Walked around to look at shops, eateries and all. A little small hut, out came this aunty (ahjumma) that was promoting how good her food was. So alright! We went in and I have to say…. the food is good! Nice! But expensive. You know you’ll spend quite a lot when you’re on a overseas trip. Food was worth it so no complains.
OH yes! Manoffin! My favourite muffin shop! It’s located at most of the train stations and their cupcakes/muffins are really delicious! They were having some Christmas theme muffins and we bought 2 to share. Chocolate of course! Loved it! Won’t forget this place.
Walked around dongdaemun, AM PM tower, the Doota (which isn’t cheap at all…) and some other place. That’s where we found jovis’s talent of bargaining. Boy she’s good! I didn’t buy much though the hoodies and sweatpants were all so tempting!! Another reason why I love the cold weather is because I get to wear all the nice hoodies!
By the way, suaku as it sounds, I love the concept of the T-money card! It’s like your transportation card but it comes in a keychain form. You can purchase it at G25 or something like that. They ranges from simple designs (like the one we bought) to the cutest design of Rilakkuma and even Hello Kitty. Of course, you pay more for the nicer ones. Honestly, a simple on will do. You still gotta top up and use it! Same function!
So that’s about for our 2nd day. – MILKIS IS AWESOME!