Itinerary : Lotte World - Coex Mall - Gangnam - Han River Park
Last day has arrived! Why does time always fly so fast on holidays? T____T Our flight was at midnight so we were still had 1 full day to explore Seoul. The bus and subway fair increased per that day. The minimum fare was KRW 950 at first and became KRW 1050.
Finally we could run! What so special about that? Well, our legs were in pain since day 1. It felt hurt to sit down, to stand up, to walk after couple minutes stand still and more hurt to climb up the stairs. In the last day finally our legs had adapt. Even we can ran up the stairs.
How to go to Lotte World : From Hongdae Station, take line 2 (green line) and get off at Jamsil Station.
The entrance of Lotte World is located inside Lotte Mall. When we reached there at 9.30, the queue was really long. It was Saturday, so yeah.. no wonder. We didn't have much time so we bought general ticket for sightseeing only, no rides allowed. Lotte World has both indoor and outdoor theme park. It was almost spring so the theme was Spring Flower Festival. Indoor theme park was decorate with many beautiful life flowers.
The rides were more various than Everland. We walked around indoor then continue with outdoor. So sad I couldn't ride anything because there were so many rides I wanted to try. There was a machine to buy a single ride ticket but it was broken :( One day I'll go back there and play around ^^ We also bought some snacks. First we bought a snack with bacon wrap (I forget the name) then I bought big soes (cream puff). The soes filled with ice cream, chocolate syrup and cream. Yummy! We left at around 12.30 and went to Coex Mall.
How to go to Coex Mall : From Jamsil Station take line 2 (green line) and get off at Samseong Station.
Coex Mall is one of the biggest mall in Seoul. We had Jjajangmyeon for lunch at the food court. The portion was really big! I won't eat Jjajangmyeon for some time later.
We wandering around the mall. It was confusing due to lag of direction signs. Don't know how, but we ended up in Coex Aquarium. It's an indoor sea world. We didn't came in because every sea world is just the same.
At the mall yard there was a product promotion and they offered a free pollaroid photo with Star Wars characters, so we queued ;p
|Too bright -.-"|
How to go to Gangnam : From Samseong Station take line 2 (green line) and get off at Gangnam Station.
Gangnam is another famous shopping district. It's famous because usually some artists shop in this area. At least that's what I read in the internet. So actually we went there because we wanted to see some artists (LOL!) but there was none of them. It was another cold windy day. We went to Tom n Toms coffee shop to warmed our body. I ordered a mint green coffee latte, which is quite good. It was still about 16.00. We still have plenty of time so we headed to Han River.
How to go to Han River Park : From Samseong Station take line 2 (green line) and get off at Yeongdeungpo-gu Office Station then transfer to line 5 (purple line) and get off at Yeouinaru Station.
Han River Park is located at the side of Han River. It's a family park. The place is big and clean. We saw some people were playing with their dogs, cycling and riding rollerblades. The wind was so strong in that area and it was a really cold wind. Han River was an optional destination in our itinerary and I'm glad that we made it there.
From Han River Park we went to MBC building. It's located nearby. I think it was about 10-15 minutes walk. We asked the guard if we can come in to the yard just to take pictures and he said no. We asked again, can we take pictures from the road side, he said no -.-" So we took a photo sneakily on our way back to subway station :p
At 17.30 we went back to guesthouse to take our luggage. Apparently we were the first Indonesian who stayed there so we left a note in memorial window. We said goodbye to Jin and DJ and headed to Incheon Airport by AREX. We went to the airport early because we wanted to see duty free shop around. But when we reached there, the check in booth was still close.While waiting for check in, we went around Incheon from floor to floor dragging our heavy luggage.
|very long travelator|
|ice skeating ring|
When we went back to check in booth, it was open but the queue was already long. It was the longest check in queue I ever had. After check in we went to a small cafe to buy a cheese ham sandwich for dinner. When we arrived at the duty free shops area, most of them were already closed and it was only 21.30! Haizzzz!! They're not open 24h -.-" Nothing we could do anymore, we rode the shuttle train to go to boarding gate. We had to wait for about 2 hours before departed.
|brochures we gathered during the trip|
|Some things I bought|
It was a really fun trip in South Korea. We often changed our itinerary in the very last minutes, but still got all our destinations covered. We got the art of traveling a.k.a got lost couple times : didn't know the way to guesthouse, got off at the wrong subway station, exit in the wrong exit in subway station, wrong bus stop, don't know where the bus stop is, enter the wrong side of subway station couple times, should've transfer to other line but we walked in the wrong turn and ended up exit the subway station, have to walk around quite far because we caught the wrong train. Us, been there, done all that. LOL!
So sad to say goodbye to South Korea and go back to real life. I want to go back there again someday. I haven't play around in Lotte World, haven't visit Jeju and some more places I want to explore. So I guess I'll see you again South Korea! Just wait for me :)
Lotte World - KRW 25.000
Snack with bacon wrap - KRW 2500
Big soes - KRW 3000
Jjajangmyeon - KRW 5500
Green mint coffee latte - KRW 4600
Cheese ham sandwich - KRW 5500
Total transportation fee - KRW 41300