6 Days Seoul, Korea Itinerary

Hi, guys!
I'm sorry it took me two months to finally do a recap of my travels in Seoul. I was bit distracted with Netflix and The Sims lately. Which is no excuse but enough chit chat. Without further ado, here are my 6 days in Seoul, Korea.

Day One

We arrived on a Wednesday (29th August). My husband and I bought our tickets last minute (about two months before, but the others bought it six months before) so we were lucky to get the flight on the similar time. In fact, we regroup at the immigration line. But anyway, we booked a mini van at the airport. If you travel with less than 6 people, it is definitely cheaper to use the train. The van costs KRW96,000 or around US$84.

We went straight to our hotel, Ibis MyeongDong. I would definitely recommend this hotel since it is really close to the famous MyeongDong shopping street. With the price, you cannot beat it. After putting our luggage on the receptionist, we roam around MyeongDong until check in time. We went straight to lunch at MyeongDong Kyoja which has Michelin Star. 

The mandu (pic above) was definitely the star of this meal! You must order at least one! The restaurant is definitely crowded and we were lucky enough to not wait-listed. 

After lunch, we walked around some more and then went back to the hotel. After a shower and a quick make up, we went back out to MyeongDong street for dinner. But before that, we went to Stylenanda Pink Pool Cafe for a quick pics and some sweet treats.

After eight years of blogging I'm still not very creative at posing.
Stylenanda is actually a store and it is definitely a pink heaven. You can buy clothing, make up, and accessories. I bought a lipstick and two earrings. The pricing was okay. Not cheap but not ridicolously expensive either. From Stylenanda, we went to dinner but I didn't jot down the name of the place. Worry not, our dinner wasn't that delicious. 

Day Two

On Thursday, our main goal is to rent hanbok (Korean traditional outfit) and went to Gyeongbokgung Palace to take pics. After breakfast at Isaac, we took the subway (you need a T-Money card that you can buy at Seven Eleven or at the station itself) to Anguk Street where we rented our hanbok. I put a special post for our handbook experience and you can read it by clicking here.

After returning our hanbok, we went to Bukchon Hanok Village for a super late lunch. It was already 4PM by the time we finished our lunch so we went straight to Teddy Bear Museum. It was just okay. I wouldn't recommend it unless you do like Teddy Bear. I personally not the biggest fan of Teddy Bear so that's probably why this place is just okay for me. Definitely not a must.

After Teddy Bear Museum, we went ahead for dinner since it was already 8PM. Again, we just found a restaurant and went in, so I didn't quite get the name. We ate bibimbab, that I can say.

Next stop is N Seoul Tower. It's a good thing we had dinner first because the way to the cable car station is quite a hike. It was a Thursday yet the cable car was very very crowded. I honestly feel suffocated but thankfully it was only a five minutes ride. 

Posing in front of the rows and rows of padlocks. It is believed that couples who wrote their name on the padlock and then put the padlock here, their love will lasts forever. My husband and I did that just for fun. You can watch it on the video at the end of this post!

Last one before we went back to our hotel is a chicken and beer. Which is how the young and hip spent their after work time. We went to Chir Chir at MyeongDong. It was pretty good! I love the beer, it's light and fruity.

Day Three

We had such a great and full day yesterday so on Friday, we decided to take it easy. I woke up at 8AM and it felt so good to sleep in (I woke up at 7AM on Thursday). We had breakfast at Starbucks in front of our hotel and then had a kimbap at MyeongDong street' stall. 

If you're not familiar with Lush, you might not want to google around because it's a trap. It is impossible to go in and not walk out with anything. I got a shampoo and a conditioner as well as a body scrub. All three were just okay and I'm glad I didn't fell in love with it since it is quite pricey. I'm just really curious with all the hype!

Before we knew it, it was already lunch time. We had a budaejigae, which is basically a noodle soup mixed with sausages, ham, and kimchi. It was really really good. Again, we randomly walked in to a restaurant. Oh, we were still in MyeongDong area.

We also tried this super tall ice cream which tastes pretty standard. They're pretty good for a photo opt, I guess. Also, as you can see form the pic, I bought a couple blouses as cheap as KRW10,000 (US$8) for per item! You do need to really look tho. And there's no sizing but I found great blouses for up until size UK16.  I'm a size UK12 or a 10 for loose items and I found two pretty blouses for me. Just peel your eyes for the sale sign :)

Since it was our designated shopping day, we crossed MyeongDong street to Lotte Young Plaza to buy a famous bag called Find Kapoor. Since the bag is not made of real leather it is affordable. The Pingo style is particularly most popular since a couple of famous celebrity in Korea worn it. I think it is popular because you can choose your own long strap and little strap creating a unique bag that is your own.

After putting our shopping bags back to our hotel room, we strolled around MyeongDong street for a little bit before heading to Gangnam. We went to Gangnam Underground Shopping and then out to Gingham Square for an early dinner.

We had another session of chicken and beer at Seogi. Everything tastes good but it was definitely on the pricier side.

After dinner, we went to Gwangjang Market for some authentic market food. My friends ate live octopus!! I couldn't bring myself to do it. They said it tastes like jellyfish. Watch it in our video at 14.57
From there we went back to our hotel.

Day Four

Next day four of us went to Nami Island and Petite France which you can read all about it by clicking here.

When we got back to Seoul, it was already around 5PM. My husband and I were a bit hungry so we tried Shake Shack and even tho I'm not much a burger girl, I love it! And then we crossed the street to visit DongDaeMun Plaza. This place is quite famous since a lot of people took their preceding pics here.

The plaza is huge and we took about an hour just wandering around. There's no fee to enter of course. There were a night market setting up when we were there. Also there was an exhibition inside. Oh, and then on another part of the building, there was a fashion bazaar.

From DongDaeMun Plaza, we walked around DongDaeMun area once again and had our dinner. We were craving for a Korean BBQ so that what we ordered. After dinner, we went back to our hotel.

Day Five

Bright and not too early the next day, we had a hearty breakfast at this small place in MyeongDong. The place has no sign so I can't even sure if we would ever found it again. But, the food is good! I love the mandu and the kimbab. It wasn't expensive either! That's a good traits in MyeongDong.

From breakfast we walked around MyeongDong and then decided to try Coffee Libre. I bought Iced Americano because Koreans are well known for their Iced Americano. Unfortunately, I didn't love it.. After a ton of sugar, it does tastes okay.

Our next stop is Garosugil Street for a little afternoon stroll and lunch. Garosugil is also a shopping street but it's more like a Beverly Hills, with tons of indie brands and luxury brands. We had our lunch at Two Plus BBQ and we had the best bulgogi of all our time here in Seoul.

We then followed our itinerary and visited Line Cafe Garosugil. There is another Line Cafe located at Myeongdong and I believe they both equally as big. The cupcake and the ice cream was just so-so but it successfully gave us an afternoon pick-me-up with all those sugar. I didn't buy anything and now I'm kinda regretting it! There's this cool iPhone case that can light up! See it in my video at 21.13

The cafe is 3 stories and the top floor is definitely a photo-taking spot! 

Back to MyeongDong for dinner. But it was only 5PM so we decided to snack our way to dinner. If you stumbled upon a stall that sell lobster, do yourself a favour and buy it. It is expensive and portion is small but it was the best lobster ever.

This chicken and tteopooki also pretty good! It's sweet and spicy.

For dinner we waited in line for 20 minutes at Seinson Seolnongtang and luckily, it did not disappoint! The broth is the creamiest broth I had ever tasted. SO GOOD. We ended that day after dinner and went back to hotel.

Day Six

It's our last day and after checking out at 11AM, we had about four hours before we need to go to the airport. The night before we were planning to fly our drone at Han Gang drone park, but it was raining when we got out of the hotel. Luckily, I had been eyeing this library ever since we decided to go to Seoul. Therefore, we spent the last four hours at COEX mall and wandering inside this huge library.

Read all about this amazing Starfield Library by clicking here.

We had our last lunch at Konaya. We were a bit sick of Korean food so Japanese food it was!

For more you can watch our vlog. Thank you so much for reading and wishing everyone great week ahead.


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