On our Daya 11th, we plan to go to Everland. Everland is South Korea’s largest theme park. It’s located at the Everland Resort in Yongin, a city in Gyeonggi-do province, South Korea. Mostly every one who go to South Korea, Everland is always in their bucket thing to do. Especially for adrenaline rush lover, T-Express is South Korea’s highest, fastest, longest, steepest roller coaster and it is a wooden coaster. It’s the main attraction in Everland. So, we want too try it so badly.
Finally Day 10 is arrived, We planned to make that day became easy day. We had too much walk, our foot can not walk as many as before. Beside that, Miss pepz have a little bit fever. So, today become our lazy day, relaxed, enjoy our slowly walk that day, until our decision to go to Hangang Park destroyed our lazy day. Check our story here.
First, as always we started our day with eat breakfast at Ahjumma restauran, we ordered kimbap , ramyeon, pork donkatsu. The Kimbap is so delicious, it has spam, cheese , carrot, yellow radish pickle, green vegie, so delicious. Ramyeon also delicious, I forget what kind of ramyeon we ordered, but it filled with mandu and oden and it served with a yellow pot, really korean like. Donkatsu is delicious too, it served with rice, salad, and soup. So yummy. Every dish in Korean ahjumma is yummy. ^^
Finally, my story arrived at Day 9 we were in South Korea. It’s still a fun holiday, but because of our struggle in Nami Island and Petite France, we were
little bit tired, so we decided to go to culinary mode today. We decided to go to Shinchon area, because we know there is All you Can Eat Restaurant there, from Shinchon we went to Ewha Woman University because of the buiding is so nice and we can find a shopping paradise there. After that we decided to go to Myeongdong, to see the famous Myeongdong and to find Myeondong Kyoja, the legendary mandu restaurant.
Ewha Women University
We woke up little bit late today, because our body is ache , especially the foot and because we want to “All You Can Eat” mode today, we didn’t eat breakfast, and decided to eat once for breakfast and lunch when we do AYCE later. As always, Big Sis woke up first, and then me, Miss Pepz and the always last Mr Damz. We are ready at 10 am to go to All You can eat restaurant. We took metro from Gwanghwamun to Shinchon Station. We will go to Mammoth Grillhouse. I don’t attached the map, because the restaurant is not exist anymore in Shinchon. I don’t know where it moves. I went to Korea in January 2016 and there is no Mammoth Grillhouse anymore.
Still at Day 8 in South Korea, from Nami Island we went to Petite France. It’s still in Gapyeong area. Petite France is a French cultural village set in the Korean countryside. Petite France serves as both a French cultural village and a youth training facility (Goseong Youth Training Center), and consists of 16 French-style buildings where visitors can lodge and experience French food, clothing, and household culture.
It’s not far from Nami Island. 5000 KRW shuttle Bus can take us there from Nami Island. But as you know the bus take off once a hous from Gapyeong station. So, if we miss the bus, we must wait an hour. At first, we tried to queue , wait for the bus, but there is no sign of bus, and we are alreadt tired standing, so we dicided to take a cab like some queuers that also tired waiting like us.
Finally, I write this post. It’s already so long time since I have written my last post. Too much work, too busy even in the weekend, made me forget about continue my blog about Autumn in Korea. But Today Big Sis suddenly said she miss Korea so much after read this blog. And it make me think maybe I should write again, continue this story, to remind me again about our trip. And I think maybe there is some one that wait my story. Hahahaha.
So, Day 8 is our day to go to Nami Island. I think most of Korean Lover know about this island. So many Korean drama shoot their scenes in this island, romantic island and really famous island. So, Nami Island is must to go place if you visit South Korea.
I guess some of you want to know more about my trip in Korea, so with all of my will I try to write this post diligently when office break in Friday. It’s long break because of Friday Prayer. Well, from Jongmyo Shrine we went to Changdeokgung Palace. Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. Changdeokgung Palace was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage site by the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Committee in December of 1997. In Changdeokgung Palce there is a Secret Garden or Huwon. Huwon is the best place for the King and royal family to take a rest from political issues. It’s like place for relaxation, meditation, vacation for them.
The Admission Fee to Changdeokgung is 3000 KRW and for Huwon is 5000 KRW. So if you want to visit both place you must pay 8000 KRW. But if you buy Integrated ticket for 10000 KRW, you will get ticket for Jongmyo Shrine and 4 palaces include Huwon. So better buy Integrated ticket I think. But to enter Huwon, we must follow the tour , we can not enter as we like. There are some session in a days, one session is limited to 100 person. We arrived late there, so no more session for that day, we cannot enter the Huwon, we just see the entrance. *sob *sob
Today we will go to Cheong Wa Dae or known as Blue House (청와대). It’s called Blue House because it has blue roof. Simple right. Cheong wa dae is presidential residence, it’s like White House in USA, or Istana Negara in Indonesia. It’s open to public, so tourist can go there, with reservation before, tourist will be guided in groups and will be taken around the place. We were really curious about cheong wa dae, so we decided to take the tour. We reserved the tour via web. you can check it here. Foreigner must be reserved the tour at least 3 weeks before. We must enter our personal information like name and passport number correctly, because it will be checked and if we make a mistake, we can not enter the tour.