Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Korea with LL: Namiseon Island

After the 2h+ of KTX from Busan to Seoul, me and LL checked into Hotel Skypark Myeongdong I which is in the heart of Myeongdong. Very convenient location, with small rooms though. But its small yet clean and modern so I liked the hotel alot.

But anw, from Myeongdong, we took the subway, changed at line 7 to arrive at Sang Bong station, and then change to reach Gapyeong Station. From there, we have to cab to the ferry terminal and take the ferry across to Nami Island. phew. what a LONGGGGG and arduous journey.

But it was all worth it after we reached the place. From the last time I went, the leaves have turned, though only about half or more of them. But at least the scene now is more picturesque. AND not to mention more COLDDD~~

for the first time in Korea the weather in Seoul forced me to start wearing my winter jacket. LOL

 the place where the winter sonata couple kissed:

spot the difference:

halfway through we decided to lunch.

LL had Ginseng chicken:

and after lunch we continued our walk in the romantic woods. and came to Lovers trees:

This is the VERY POPULAR line of trees shown in the drama:

feel like coming back in winter when the trees are all covered in snow. what a sight yea?

just look at the ground of leaves!

statue of the male and female lead:

and at the end we see a very beautiful lake:

my awesome camera caught a very nice photo of this striped squirrel too!

and this unstriped one:

Big fat chickens were spotted wandering around in the woods too! 

the very red trees:

the reddest tree in the whole island at that moment:


After reaching back to Myeongdong, we had hotpot soup:

and naengmyeon, which wasn't very awesome...

but nonetheless, it was the best day I ever had at seoul.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Korea with LL: pre-departure

At long last! LL came to visit me in korea on the 24th Oct. 1 day before his birthday.
Right after my last exam, and finishing off some hw, I met LL and Seran for coffee at this coffee house that is just opposite our main school gate

The interior was cosy, as usual.

 I ordered my caramel as usual. and seran her americano as usual, and LL's tea as usual. haha!

 After that me and LL rushed to have our steak dinner at Busan Station. VIPS for the first time. ok it was after this dinner that I realized VIPS is EVERYWHERE! like everywhere in korea.

free salad bar included in our order. free flow of food and drinks.

LL's steak:


the cakes from the salad bar

sweet fries! quite nice.

but I think VIPS steak ok only. comparable to what astons in Singapore offers, just that for $20-30+ u can enjoy food from the salad bar lor. ok lah.

ok so after dinner I rushed back dorm to finish up my hw before going to Hotel Riviera at Haeundae and depart for Seoul next morning! exciting max!