Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Where my S(e)oul is Part 2

Traveling for 4 days in Seoul isn't enough. I wish we had stayed there for a longer time but due to work commitments, all of us had to go home and then back to reality. 

My observations/experiences in Seoul:
  • Their public transportation is really efficient and what I like most about the subway is that even if it is already rush hour, it is not too packed (unlike the MRT here in the Philippines). Also, the entire system itself is actually very efficient. They have stations in the most convenient locations and all lines are well connected.
  • I didn't think 5 degrees C would be too cold for me. I have experienced 6 degrees C before and I do know for a fact that it is cold. So I was like "nah, 5 degrees wouldn't be too much of a difference." Boy, was I wrong! It was soooo cold! 
  • There was this vendor in Namdaemun who knows how to speak in Filipino! I was really amazed! He said he just study everyday and try to memorize as much words as he can. I am inspired to learn Korean, too! 
  • Foreigners have asked for directions from me. I am not sure if it is because they think I look like a local or because I just look like I know the place really well (which I don't, by the way because it is my first time in Seoul).
  • The hotel had frosted glass doors in the hotel. I was taken aback by this because why would you have glass doors in a hotel room unless it is a motel, right? But it is a hotel, I swear! Good thing I am with  my family and I shared a room with only my sister.
  • Fried worms is a local street food. I saw tons of this in Namdaemun!
  • There are tons of cafes you can find all over Seoul. South Koreans must really love their coffee. Unfortunately, we weren't able to try any of the rows and rows of cafes we saw all over Seoul. We were too caught up with sight seeing to even bother to relax and chill for a few minutes over a cup of coffee. But I wish we did.
  • I promise to go back there next year! I must save up again!




















Locations: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Samcheongdong, Bukchon Hanok Village

Hope you enjoyed the second part of my photo diary. :)

27 comments :

  1. great pics

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  2. Of course, I really enjoyed it. You just made me want to visit Seoul too, your photos are wonderful!:) Kisses! xo

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed it. You should visit Seoul someday. It is a wonderful city. :)

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  3. These are great pictures. I had no idea it was so beautiful there!
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    1. It was really beautiful. Thank you!

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  4. Your are so so lucky ^^

    Kiss
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  6. love the place and photos my dear! :)

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  7. Amazing trío dear!and very good photos!
    Regards

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  9. The Hello Kitty Cafe! Why didn't you give this, at least, a try. Hehe. xD Oooh and fried worms... I would love to try that. I have this urge in me to go try exotic foods but, at least, just not the moving ones. Put 'em in a pan and cook 'em at the very least please!!! Hahaha!


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    1. I know! How lame, right? We were already there but because my mom was too excited to go to Bukchon Hanok Village and Insadong, we decided to skip it. But in the end my mom was disappointed with what she saw and told me that we should've gone inside the Hello Kitty Cafe instead. What a waste! Hahaha! I am not as adventurous in food as you are. I tried eating fried crickets before and it was really gross. I tried frog legs and bougainvillea salad before, and those I liked. Just the insects probably, I can't take!

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  10. The colors in the trees are so pretty. And I'm totally loving the Hello Kitty Cafe!

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    1. It was pretty! It was my first time to experience fall and the colors of the leaves are truly amazing.

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  11. Amazing photos, Hello Kitty Cafe is adorable ! :)

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