These are some photos taken during our second day which was also the last full day we had as a family in Seoul. As I may have vented previously, I had created a pretty comprehensive itinerary that ticked all the common tourist boxes: sightseeing at historical spots, exploring one of the more local Korean villages, eating local food and of course, shopping at Duty Free. We ticked all the right boxes (at least those that made sense to our family's consensus) and ended the day where we started it the day before: Myeongdong. Will I want to shop at Lotte Duty Free again? Perhaps not, especially since I don't think a few thousand Won are worth enduring the circus that place is (I hate shopping at crowded places) but I did leave with a haul enough to feed my vanity for another few months so all is right in the world after all.
In this post you're seeing photos of:
- Seoul Metro-- do purchase the city pass if you've got an ambitious day of commuting ahead of you.
- Gyeongbokgung Palace-- and how lucky were we despite leaving the hotel 2 hours behind schedule to have witnessed a traditional ceremony!
- Our underage tour guides who gave their all feeding us the tour of the palace in English. I don't think they noticed how everyone was already won over by their cuteness without their commentary!
- CRAZY HAIR
- Samgyetang--ginseng-flavored chicken, served whole and stuffed with rice, dates, garlic and ginseng--one of the dishes highly recommended. We had it at Tosokchon, dubbed as one of the best places in Seoul for it. I think it was another one of those tourist traps. It may be my salt-dipped Filipino tongue but I had to help myself with heaps of kimchi to satiate my hunger. But we had some chijimi and unlimited kimchi so in the end, both my thumbs were up and my belly dragging down! Winning.
I had the serious case of Monday-itis today. I had feelings drown me in bed until 10am. Maybe it's the fact that December has come again, no?