Mini blurb about yesterdays Myeong Dong visit…

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Hiya folks :)
Well, it is Sunday morning, and I am getting ready to go meet my cousin to go to Bukhasan.

I had mentioned I had planned on going before I left, and she said shed go with me if I go today (since she doesn’t work Sunday).

Anyway, I met up my family yesterday, so that we could eat at Todai.

But before that, I thought I would play around Myeong Dong.

First off, MD is a pretty popular place, as it is jam packed with stores, food, and randomness. If you visit, it is usually always quite busy…which is a pro and a con.

I started off at exit 4, so I could have a Big Mac at McDonald’s. The combo. Which is called a “set” in Korea, only cost 4300 won (the Korean won has gotten strong, but I like to very roughly translated it as being ~$4.30. But probably closer to 4.60?) Apparently. As I found out later, the sets are more expensive usually, but they are cheaper at lunch. Good thing I went for lunch :p

On that note, the Happy Meal toy is the Hello Kitty Baking Set. Cute…but not enough that I really want it lol

Next stop was to find the 32cm ice cream cone.

When I was here December 2010, one of the Oppas I knew said I had to try it, for the novelty. We walked around everywhere trying to find it…we did eventually, but it did take us a long time. Anyway, I figured i would find it again this time.

Funny thing I’d that it only took me 5 minutes haha.

It wasn’t as yummy though, might have been the fact that I was eating it alone (and no I didn’t finish it..this time…)

I broke a nail, so I went to Watson’s to buy clippers. A waste, but I desperately needed it.

I then continued to just roam about. Seeing Joe Fresh was kind of funny. And it was interesting to see all the different stores that are Korea brands. That I did not recognize.

Lastly, I went to Daiso.

I love Daiso. I am always so jealous of Vancouver for having one when we don’t. But I haven’t given up hope! :P anyway though they have a ton of fun things, I love their gift baggies/zip baggies. Soooo cute. Not that I need more…but I still had fun checking out the merch.

Anyway….
Only a few days left here :(

But at the same time I’m glad. I’ve had a few issues with the place I’m staying…not to mention this two girls can’t find the receptionist at 7:15, and have been yelling, ringing the bell, and just annoying everyone.

So it will be good to get proper sleep once I’m back.

Okay, enough out of me…I still need to get ready to leave. Have a great evening everyone :)

I didn’t want to ruin my appetite, but there was a lot of the usual street foods…

Venturing into Naminara

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So, I woke up kinda late to get ready for the shuttle. Which is fine cause I did figure I would take the train. Anyway, today I spent time checking out Namiseom.

Now why would I want to go there? Especially if it nearly took me two hours to get there??

The nature aspect of it REALLY appealed to me. To be able to walk about…was just nice.

I went to Gapyeong Station, and walked to the Tourist Center. She said if I was only going to go to Namiseom (cause most people do more like Petite France), that I could run across to the bus area as it was about to come. The bus is the regular metro bus. The cheap one. You can take a taxi, or shuttle, but paying a buck to get there was fine with me.

Once there, you have to walk through the parking lot of the crowd of tour buses. Then you will see the Nariseom ticket place. If you show your passport, you get 2000won discount. So I showed her.

It says foreigner on it, so the people who check your ticket will notice and say hi whole asking where you are from, in English.

From there, you wait a short while for the ferry.

There isn’t a whole lot to do at Nariseom, but I rented a bike (3000won for 30minutes) and toured about. My favorite was actually sitting at the edges of the island. Just sitting and listening to the water.

If you go towards the middle, there are a bunch of restaurants, so you can grab a bite to eat. There is also a lady who is making red bean steamed buns.

Yes…that statue is doing…something…interesting….

Anyway, there really isn’t more to report on it…so I’ll leave it at that. I’m meeting my cousins family tomorrow at Myeongdong. Hoping it won’t be too insane, since my aunt has has a few accidents in the past year due to falling (damn stairs), and since she is older, she has had trouble recuperating. Nevertheless, I’m excited to see them both :)

Seoul…My parental units Motherland…

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Ahnyoung from Seoul. While I was trying to keep my calm on the plane, I figured I would type up a post. So this should post while I’m getting my bag…(actually this post goes up when I tried sleeping and woke up early -__-

Anyway, a few people asked, so here it is. I’m only in Korea for a tiny bit over a week.

My goodness! Such a waste of money!!

Yeah, I would say that seeing as I still have osap debt. However, with everything this year, I deserved it. In addition, the tickets were only $440 taxes in.

Wow! Plane must be crap!

In all seriousness, after my disastrous trip with United Air (or was it American Airline?), I didn’t have much hope. But boy have things changed a lot in 4 years.

I am on Deltas flight schedule, and dang…aside from the fact that the layovers are annoying, the fact that I got one annoying Ahjumah in my row, and there are 5 crying babies…I’m enjoying myself.

The layovers, though annoying (especially on my way back home) will be hard, but the airport is really nice/clean. And quiet.

I’m having a foot war with this ahjumah, as its just her and I in this row. She thinks she’s allowed to take up 2.5 seats…though rightfully we should only get one…it is common sense to share. But alas…she kept kicking me because she was in my area…and kept waking me up. So I gave up on napping. On the bright side? I shouldn’t be jet lagged then lol.

There are crying babies, but the parents are trying their best to keep them calm, and the poor parents have hard hardly any sleep. Plus one of them is a little over one, and she keeps waving to people xD how can we be annoyed with that?!

Plus…it is hard to see in the picture, but at least I get to listen to music (like seriously they have TLC Waterfalls! Loved that song in the late 90s), and I get to watch current movies! I was SUPER excited for How to Train Your Dragon. So cute. Definitely underated. I watched Dhoom 3 as well!

I also was having a bit of stomach issues, and motion sickness for the plane bus didn’t help. But the food has been pretty good. No really complaints other than bloating.

One thing that has been annoying is that I forgot my toothbrush, and this air+lack of sleep has been hell for my face. I have two massive gross pimples. So tempted to pop it, but going to run to nearest Watson’s or Olive and Young and buy the Nexcare Acne patches…let’s see how long I can hold out >_< (I didn't get to a stop as it was late and I was tired…)

So that is my plane update. If my phone is up and running faster, going to try and blog my train ride from Incheon Airport to Seoul using the All Stop Arex :) (actually change of plans…I'll post about my phone tomorrow :))

Hope it's a great mid week for y'all!

Well hello from DTW :)

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So I’m waiting for my connecting flight for Seoul at the moment, but just wanted to say hi!

I should have posted my weekly Instagram update post, but it was just too Darn busy yesterday. In any case, I’m off to Seoul for a very mini getaway. Thankful for being able to snag the Delta deal :D

Anyway, I’m hoping to have data set up by Thursday, so hopefully will have mini updates if I can manage it on the phone, as I didn’t bring laptop or iPad w me. Kind of weird not to have them, but…less is more philosophy applies to this trip!

Okay, going to go check out the Sanrio store and check out Miss Kitty…the “girl”….lol

Check out Instagram.com/rasilla for random pictures :)