The best week to visit South Korea is at the end of October and the first or second week of November. The leaves turn into their perfect colors yellow, red, and they’re ready to fall. I with my friends arrived in the afternoon. The weather was quite chilly in the afternoon, warm and windy in the morning and it goes zero at dawn. First, we went to our hotel and meet our friend who is studying the master program and works here afterward. She gives a first timer guidance for us in the city, because most of the signs written in Hangul and most of the people cannot speak English. The next day we go by ourself.
First impression : make up store everyhere it, a lot of plastic surgery ad, not all of the people looks pretty as we seen on TV, and most of them looks the same. Seems like Beyonce’s song line,”perfection is the disease of a nation”, and here we are.
We visited almost must visit places in Seoul such as Gyeongbokgung palace and surroundings, N Seoul tower, Bukchon Hanok Village, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Namsangol Hanok Village, and of course Naomi island. The best thing in Seoul is the market, I’ve also visited most of the famous market here, the better for me are Namdaemun with a lot of cheap stuff and Myeong-dong, even we’ve visited Myeong-dong three times when we were there. It’s complete and more modern, a nice place for hanging out and shopping. Lotteworld became the famous theme park there but we decided not to go there, but Everland because we want some thrill rides.Everland is the biggest theme park in South Korea located at the Everland Resort in Yongin, a city in Gyeonggi-do province, it takes two hours getting there by bus. What we love from this theme park is they have one of the biggest wooden coaster in the world.
The food is amazing, they might use less MSG in their food and use more traditional way for seasoning and spice. We’ve tried a lot of street snacks and it’s absolutely great. My favorite is odeng. All of us drank banana milk every in the day and we brought as many as we can for gifts, it’s delicious. It has become our favorite since the first time we drank it. We also bought some box of kkultarae, also known as Korean court cake, is a type of Korean dessert made with honey and meats, as well as various fillings.
ginseng – chicken – soup a.k.a the samgyetang, it’s healthy for you but I just don’t like it
I forgot the name, this food is full of fried flour… even one of my friend got sick of it
honorable mention : my favorite milk drink, legndary BANANAAA
korean sushi roll called kimbap and another tteokbokki
just another whatever cake, it just tasteless for me
you need to try this odeng, delicious fish cake
hot teokbokki, soft rice cake, it’s so popular here and in Indonesia nowadays
I don’t know what it is but it looks like a messed bibimbap
it taste just like nasi goreng
in the edge of Locks of Love at N Seoul Tower
you are here sign at N Seoul Tower
I guess they’re making theri pre wedding photo, I got their pic
korean traditional village near the N Seoul tower
Namdaemun market, one of the oldest markets in Seoul, perfect place to buy souvenirs and also to have fun getting lost
peace and serene at the reflecting pool of Gyeongbokgung palace, it might be the princess favorite place
Korean traditional dance in front of National Folk Museum
morning Royal Guard Changing Ceremony at Gyengbokgung Palace
the parade stopped here and let the visitor taking their pic
Cheonggyecheon Stream at night
Bukchon Hanok Village
the trees of Nami island
I can’t stop starring at those beautiful red tree
feelin like a korean actor, taken on Nami island
a huge pole in the middle of Nami island library made from old books