Korea - Seoul : Gyeongbokgung Palace + Shopping areas you must not missed!

Korea trip Oct 2013. Gyeongbokgung Palace visiting! To understand more about Korea, you got to immerse yourself in their culture. So here we are paying a visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Gyeongbokgung was the main and largest palace of the five grand palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty. Gyeongbokgung literately means "Palace of Shining Happiness". I love visiting places that are different from Singapore. Singapore is too modernized and filled with high rise buildings. Sometimes it is good to step out of your daily pace/comfort zone and experience different thing. You may have new inspiration after that.

Cheongwadae Fountain

Korea - Seoul : Cafes Hopping in Seoul

Korea trip Oct 2013. Cafes hopping is one of the IN things to do in Korea! They have so many interesting cafes to go to. Do you see real sheeps in the cafe before? Been to a Korea-TV-show-filmed-cafe? Cutest cafe ever? A place that you and your pets can enjoy together? Yays to own time own target from now on! Waking up 5 or 6 every morning for 7 days straight is crazy for a holiday! Let's roll..!

Korea - Seoul : Making kimchi + Everland

Korea trip Oct 2013

The disadvantage of joining a tour group is that they will bring you to those places you do not mind skipping... like kimchi making workshop lol 

oh well... at least you get to experience their kimchi culture.. 

What you will need to do is to spread already-prepared-kimchi-sauce onto the lettuce.. lol damn fun~ 

Just noticed "no photography" sign just behind us. lol and also bf's lettuce was untouched.

Kimchi tasting time! While they were hard selling their kimchi, I was busy eating all the kimchi sample. LOL typical singaporean...

After kimchi making session, we proceeded to Korean traditional dress (Hanbok) wearing session.

Got da zhang jin feel anot? Ok dont have..


We were so so so lucky to be in time for Everland's halloween theme this year! They have similar halloween night party event as our USS halloween night but we did not manage to go though... 

Everland is Korea's largest theme park and is operated by Samsung Everland.. Everything also related to samsung.. #winliaolor lol

See in the background is the T Express rollar coaster. It is the first and largest wooden rollar coaster in Korea. It is also the world's steepest wooden rollar coaster - 77 degrees! ~.~ give me $10k I also dont want lah.. ok lah maybe I'll consider if 100k. #soulsoldtomoney

Looks like our Singapore Flyer


We went to this Safari World where is similar to our Night Safari where animals are free to run about.

Even their bus also so cute

Bottom right picture is the product of a lion and tiger. 混血儿 lol

So crowded on a Thursday afternoon! 

Excited much!

I got to take picture with PSY! lol #fakeonealsohappy

Good night, Everland~ I wish I have more time to play with you.

Address: 199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
Opening hours: Weekdays 10:00-22:00 / Saturdays 10:00-20:00 / Sundays, public holidays 9:30-22:00

Admission Fee:  
Daytime: Adults 33,000 won / Teenagers 28,000 won / Children 25,000 won
Nighttime: Adults 26,000 won / Teenagers 24,000 won / Children 22,000 won

1) Gangnam Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or Sinbundang Line), Exit 5 or 10. 
Take bus 5002 to Everland. (Travel time: 50 min) 

2) Gangbyeon Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 1. 
Take bus 5800 to Everland. (Travel time: 50 min) 

3) Sadang Station (Seoul Subway Lines 2, 4), Exit 2 or 3. 
Take bus 1500-2 to Everland. (Travel time: 80 min).

Back to Korea - Jeju : Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak) + Seongeup Folk Village
Back to Korea - Jeju : Cheonjeyeon Falls + Jusangjeolli Cliff + Teddy Bear Museum
Back to Korea - Jeju : Mysterious Road + Yongduam Rock
Back to Korea - Namiseom Island
Back to Korea - Mount Sorak (Seoraksan)

Korea - Mount Sorak (Seoraksan)

Korea trip Oct 2013

Yays! Are you ready to see spammed pictures of leave foliage?? ^.^

Finally we were going to Seoraksan! Do you know the best season to go Seoraksan is autumn?? The autumn colours - red and yellow forest - are the beautiful combination in Korea!

Our tour guide told us that it was the peak period to see leave foliage and yesterday the carpark was full with tour buses and cars. Today was still ok though!

Already so pretty when we were heading to the entrance! 

Taking the cable car up to the top.

Such a pretty sight! I will let the pictures talk =)

Perfect timing at perfect place 

An experience we will never forget.

Now going to Shinheung Temple where is just at the bottom of Seoraksan.

We have conquered autumn! I want to see snow or sakura next time!!

Seoraksan National Park
Address: Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
Admission: Free
Direction: From Sokcho Intercity / Express Bus Terminal, take Bus 7 or 7-1. 
Get off at Seorak-dong (설악동, the last stop)

At the train station back to Seoul, we saw a group of kids (maybe on their excursion trip) are playing around
 Then our focus was immediately on the "blond" boy. How did he dye this hair this way? Cannot be his natural hair colour is blond and he dyed black right? lol what a high tech way of dying hair and who the hell dye their kids hair at such a young age?

perfect for emo picture

This barrier is actually built to prevent all the unnecessary spies from swimming over from their neighbour half country if you know where I mean...

Back to Korea - Jeju : Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak) + Seongeup Folk Village
Back to Korea - Jeju : Cheonjeyeon Falls + Jusangjeolli Cliff + Teddy Bear Museum
Back to Korea - Jeju : Mysterious Road + Yongduam Rock
Back to Korea - Namiseom Island