On our 2nd day in Korea, we went to quite a lot of places. We got out quite early like around 9am to go to Seoul station to purchase our korail pass for our trip to Busan.
FYI, Korail Pass is a special pass given to foreigners that can be used for inter-city trains (like KTX, mugunghwa, etc.. but not the mrt!). It has 1-3-ad 5 days pass option and it's DEFINITELY cheaper if you want to go back and forth (seoul-busan-seoul) using KTX than purchasing the normal KTX tickets. You can find the prices here. You can pre-book the ticket online and pay using credit card but you still have to exchange it at the airport / seoul station.
Found my fav flower, Daisy at Yeoui-do Park!
The cherry blossom tree above is honestly a fake tree. I think it's provided for tourists who came there when cherry blossom season's already over (like me). But the trees look real, right? lol. Cherry blossom ending by Busker Busker was played when we're there!!
From Seoul station, we took the train to Yeoui naru station. Yeouido's park is super beautiful!
It's also big and we walked a lot when we're strolling around the area.
I was surprised to find that there were still a few cherry blossom trees there!! I couldn't stop taking selfies as it's my first time touching real cherry blossom flowers! I really wished my mom were there to witness it too since she's a flower addict! :')
There were lots of beautiful yellow tullips! It's also my first time witnessing real tullip flower too..
Then we went to Bukchon Hanok Village. It was my first time visiting Bukchon and I also wanted to take pic wearing Han bok (korean traditional clothing).
Not far from Anguk Station's exit, there's a crowded restaurant for samgyupsal (grilled pork belly) and kalguksu . It's full of locals so we're eager to try it as we wanted to have lunch too ! The samgyupsal was delicious but the soup was bland for us (need MSG so baaadd. lol)
The cheapest hanbok rental in Bukchon was in Bukchon-ro 12 Gil (you just have to keep walking up from the Bukchon Hanok Village street enterance to a small alley, then you'll find "Wear Traditional Clothing Hanbok Experience" sign). It's 7000 won but they don't provide photographers/ studio. The lady at the store was not that friendly either when we requested to change the color of our costume (well, we pay for it so we can ask for requests right?).
Other hanbok rentals with photographers/studio will charge you 20.000-35.000 won!
This was the only hanbok that fit my body. The others were too big & long T_T. Anyway I felt so fat wearing hanbok & I looked like a balloon!
When we're walking back to Anguk station to move to Insa-dong, I was hungry again and craving for tteokbboki. I also tried soondae (blood sausage). It was spicy but not that tasty. Soondae tasted quite bland and it's surprisingly not smelly as I thought before.
Arrived at Insa-dong, we went to Ssamzie-gil (unique shopping complex where each floor is connected with a spiral staircase, so when you take a stroll there, you'll pass every shop). There were also many cool wall arts !
We also happen to find Poopoo Land (Poop museum) in Insa-dong. It's small but it's quite funny as we had to pass 'human's digestive system' from the start line till the finish line of the museum! Can't wait to share u the video!
Last destination of the day was STYLENANDA in Hongdae. Yay for the free photobox!
We had budae jjigae (korean army base stew - spicy soup with ramen, sweet potato noodles, sausages, tofu, onions, spams, and kimchi as toppings inside) for late dinner in Hongdae. It's delicious and I slept really well that night with a happy tummy and sore feet after walking all day long! Hehehe