#SeoulAggy - Korea Trip Travelogue (Day 4-7)


Part 2 of my Korea Trip :

(I honestly cannot remember so much details anymore so it will be more pictures and less info, ok?)

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Day 4 - Namiseom Island (남이섬 종합휴양지)

This place is also known as Nami Island, where Winter Sonata was filmed.
I think this K-drama played a huge role as to how sensational K-pop is today.
It's like the "pioneer" K-drama of the entire K-pop industry :D

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Super excited to see snow on the ground when we were on the bus!


When you reach the terminal, there's still a ferry to take to Nami Island!






And here we are! :D


Welcome to Namiseom Island (남이섬 종합휴양지)!

See the nice heart-shaped ice + the ugly footprints?
The hub JUST HAD TO ADD ONE STEP ON IT.


It was freezing cold that day and it was so nice to see all these camp fires around where we can sit around to keep ourselves warm.









 Yes this is the type of photos you need to take when visiting Nami Island hehe







Even when all the leaves had fallen, river frozen, there's still so much beauty.
So serene, peaceful and calm  


Walking deeper inside we found these ostriches and there's just this one that wouldn't let that poor teddy bear go....



And as of today, I'm still extremely puzzled as to why there is a Merlion Statue at Nami Island?!?
Can anyone enlighten me?



 The hubs and I debated about what happens to the fishes in the end.. :(

 Spotted Singapore again...

 See those birds?
Mind you, they are crows.
SO GORGEOUS RIGHT??
Korea, why you so beautiful; even your crows are looking waaaaay better!


One of my favourite memory of the day : Charcoal Steamed Red Bean Buns on a freezing day


There's this gorgeous place as well for everyone to pen down their best wishes for the new year.


Ours! :D


So beautiful, we just had to have a photoshoot here!













 



It was so much fun that day hehe.
Took a ferry and bus back to Insadong at about 3-4pm.

Felt super unwell and stayed at the hotel till the next morning.
It was NYE I recalled and we couldn't catch the fireworks in MyeongDong because I was down with food poisoning! :(

But oh well, it was still a great day! 

 How to get to Namiseom Island (남이섬 종합휴양지)

You can purchase your tickets online prior to your trip to Seoul.

Depending on your hotel location, you can choose the pickup points of the shuttle bus from either Insadong or Namdaemun.

The bus leaves at 9.30am sharp so be sure to get there by 9.15am.

The bus back to Seoul from Nami Island ferry/bus terminal will be 4pm so do not be late and miss the bus too!

:D

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Day 5 - ODBO OUTLET x K-BBQ x ICE-SKATING RINK

One of the things I promised myself I will do is to visit the ODBO outlet in Seoul!
Currently they have opened a few stores in Singapore but the prices are about double of that in Korea!

After doing my research....
I followed the directions closely worried that I might get lost.



 Skies getting suuuuuper dark!




So as I read, many bloggers ask readers to keep a lookout for this Outback Steak Restaurant.

DIRECTIONS TO ODBO OUTLET SEOUL 2016 UPDATE :


 I've done up a map because... THE OUTBACK STEAK RESTAURANT IS NO LONGER THERE!
*Gasp*

But.... I managed to find it in the end la.... HAHA!


ODBO OUTLET IN SEOUL 
1F, 41-2, Seongsan-Dong, Mapo-Gu, Seoul, Korea

MUST BUY :
ODBO VITAMIN C MASK (SUPER GOOD!)
ODBO SUNCREEN PACT

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As I still was not too well from my food poisoning, we woke up pretty late and by the time I finished visiting ODBO, it was starting to turn dark.

Headed to the central part of Korea to see some gorgeous street lights to bask in the New Year mood :D



 Eh... I also want!



 Hehe so cute!! 




Woohoo my turn!




 Street food! 
The hubby bought some chicken thingy... haha

 Last one before I finish it all up :P

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After some exploring, we decided to just pop by any restaurant (those authentic-looking ones) for some nice K-BBQ.
Like really BBQ kind unlike the one we had at Itaewon.

 So we settled for this!




 Ahhhh I hate myself this is making me seriously hungry :(

Look at that Kimchi soup..... ahhhhh



Explored around again after our dinner.
The idea was to visit the outdoor ice-skating rink.


Such a bummer to learn that the tickets were sold out for the day and we had to come back another day... but we only had 2 more days left in Korea :(






Oh well, it was still fun looking at the koreans ice-skate.. so, till next time! :D

After that, we met J and some of the guys for supper.
They just touched down after flying from Taiwan.

Taken at the very brightly-lit Etude House at approximately 12ish-1am.
(Yes they open till super late in Korea so don't worry about having no places to shop hahaha)



Ended the night with a hot bowl of chicken soup and some catch-up with the friends, in Seoul! 

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Day 6 - Lotte World + Clubbing at Octagon Club



LotteWorld - this place is like a MUST GO when you visit Seoul.
It's like the Disneyland of Korea, literally.

Nearest Subway station : Jamsil Station

Ticket prices : 

[Day-Pass]
Adults 48,000 won / Teens 42,000 won / Children 38,000 won / Infants 12,000 won

[Day-Pass (after 16:00)]
Adults 38,000 won / Teenagers 33,000 won / Children 29,000 won / Infants 12,000 won

* Game attractions excluded
* Free museum entrance (admitted before 7 PM)

(Taken from Lotte World's site)














Must have : Churros!








Queuing for rides..
*Tip : If you hate queuing, download the LotteWorld App.
I heard from the hub & friends that it allows you to virtually "queue" for your rides!





Hehe a shot before we were sent flying up/down on the GyroDrop ride!

 This waffle thingy is sooooo good!
Look at the chocolate oozing out!


Left LotteWorld feeling quite happy I had the guts to try GyroDrop HAHAHA
But not too happy wasting too much time queuing for the rides -.-

That very night, we headed back to the hotel and changed into something more suitable for....

CLUBBING!

We decided to head to one of the hottest clubs in Korea, OCTAGON CLUB.

(Picture from google.com)



The experience was sensational, honestly.
I won't call myself a clubber but I love clubbing.

The vibe, the drinks, the music - perfection!

(Picture from google.com)

(Picture from google.com)

CLUB OCTAGON, I WILL BE BACK!!!

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Day 7 - Stylenanda Hongdae + Flight home

Do you know what happens when you have an exploding luggage + exploding memory card?

You get a new huge-ass luggage and take lesser pics :(



Finding my way to Stylenanda Hongdae was CRAZY

I followed my directions on this site :

 Love the chairs outside the store and ended up taking this shot hehe!

 My loots!
And I love the shots we took at the cute photobooth!

After that, to the airport for our flight home...
So sad to leave but happy because I'm missing my fat boy!


BUT!

Our flight got delayed so we did some funny video on some snacks we bought from a convenience store in Korea!


Haven't seen the video?
It's HERE.

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Thank you for reading this;
I was feeling so moody and demotivated to write this because of mood swings and stuffs :(

If you can't be bothered to read evey detail, check out this VLOG on the Part 2 of my Korea Trip then!





Much loves,
Aggy


2 comments

  1. Hello your address for odbo is different from their webpage. Hmmm did it shift location?

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    1. Hi, I'm not too sure as I was there last year December.. do google to find out more! :D

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