South Korea: From MD to ISD (December 2010)

So this is of my journey to Korea back in December of 2010. I know this is late. If its any consolation, I did have this planned for February of 2011…just never got around to finishing the content! lol

Anyway more than an informative post, this is more of a picture journal of my time there.

MD = Myeong Dong
ISD = In Sa Dong

I believe I was in the Lotte Department store. I’m not a hundred percent sure because my Unni took me under, over, around, and then we ended up here AFTER I got distracted by the beautiful bookstore that this is on top of!

Anyway, apparently this place has good food, so she was excited to share it with me.

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Unni looking for things to order…

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Just because I found this so hilarious when I was checking out! xD
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Their Menu.
If you can believe, this was technically expensive for most of the foods that I had eaten in Korea.

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I liked how the kimbap looked on the page~ So yummy looking!
Which means a lot coming from me. I like Sushi…but not Kimbap? Not as much…
But then again, I don’t like Sushi or Kimbap when the seaweed is too moist, and thus chewy >_<

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Lapbok ki
Basically Duk Bok Ki with instant noodles xD Yummy~ It was a larger bowl but I think that was
Unni’s bowl~

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Look at that baby!
Isn’t she a beauty? They were a tad on the small size for my liking, but it was still pretty good. Though I was kind of forcing myself to eat the black ones (the row in the middle).
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One little thing I liked about Korea? Some of the boys were really cute! I say boys…cause they really were boys. And thus I felt dirty.

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So we left the store to venture out in the city. Unni asked if I had seen the river. I had but we decided to walk towards it anyway.

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This stall was a kpop girls wet dream. Had everything in it! >_<
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I featured another picture of this a few weeks back HERE.

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While walking, I saw the horse drawn carriages! I thought it was part of a promotion or something, but people were actually spending money to take a ride in these things!!!
I won’t lie…I was kind of jealous…

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That person was sitting there for quite some time, using this fancy contraption to take pictures of the water. I was so curious about how they had turned out…
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As it got darker, you could finally see the decorations that were up above the river!
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We kept walking til we got to the outdoor ice rink. They were cleaning the ice, so people were just all about the place, waiting to re-enter the rink.
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On a side note, I hate skating. Well I used to love it…but got scared after my brother fell on his rollerblades, and broke his fingers and hand.
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If you donated, you could go inside, while someone takes your picture.
So it made it look like you were suspended in the snowglobe.
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One of the many gates. I had wanted to go…Anyway it was lit up really well. So lovely~!
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So notice the star up there? Well basically it had been removed for some reason, and wasn’t back yet. I saw it being replaced on the news, just before I left…
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Lovely isn’t it?
Apparently they hold ballets, and musicals there. Next time I go I will be sure to catch one!
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King SeJong
You can read more about it HERE about the history of Korean Hangul.
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This sight was burned into my memory that night. I was just so memorized by how everything looked. In hindsight though, I should have centred the lights with the gate :T
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Looking back on the way we had come…
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Just lovely. You can see another picture HERE
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After walking a bit more, we were nearly at Insadong!

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Red Bean Bread that looked like Poo.
And yes, I had one. Unni bought it for me. It was just alright xD
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Ugly Dolls!! >_<
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Yes…it says don’t take pictures…but I did! I NEEDED TO! I LOVE miniature things xD
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I had been looking for an arcade EVERYWHERE…and here there was one…found it when I couldn’t actually make time to play. Unni would have scolded me if I had…
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Various herbs for meds and stuff…
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You can wind into the street all about, behind the main roads. Basically it was an interesting because even in the most random places you would find something something hidden! There was this apparently famous dumpling shop…however Unni is pretty strict on her eating regime…so we didn’t get to go :(
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This accessory shop is all over the place in Korea. Cheap, disposable, though some are quite good!
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This was another place hidden in the back streets. I can imagine myself sitting here during the warmer weather, sipping a cup of tea or something. It was just so lovely!
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Those three machines were maps, and guides for Seoul. You had to pay though, so obviously I skipped out on it.

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