AUTUMN IN KOREA – DAY 9 (SEOUL) – Shinchon, Ewha Woman Univ, Myeongdong

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.

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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.

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AUTUMN IN KOREA – DAY 8 (SEOUL) – Petite France

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.

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Petite France

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AUTUMN IN KOREA – DAY 8 (SEOUL) – NAMI ISLAND

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.

Autumn in Nami Island

Autumn in Nami Island

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AUTUMN IN KOREA – DAY 7 (SEOUL) – Changdeokgung, Gwanjgang Market, Namsan Tower

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

Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace

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Autumn in Korea – Day 7 (Seoul) – Blue House “Cheongwadae” , Jongmyo Shrine

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.

Cheong Wa Dae "Blue House"

Cheong Wa Dae “Blue House”

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AUTUMN IN KOREA – DAY 6(SEOUL) – Gyeongbokgung , Gwanghwamun, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Mr.Pizza

Continue my story Autumn in Korea, this post is about what we did in Seoul. This is our 1st day in Seoul but already 6th day we are in South Korea. We already falling in love with South Korea, the food, the culture, the scenery, and Seoul made us love autumn and Korea more. It’s a big city with so many thing there. In metropolitan area, it’s hard for us to find a good tourist spot, with culture and nature combine well. But in Seoul they maintain their culture and their legacy so well. Their heritage is still standing in the right place magnificently, maybe it is not exactly same with what it is in their glorious day. But at least Korean try really hard to keep it alive. In this aspect I think Indonesia need to  learn from South Korea. Because I believe Indonesia have a lot of things to be showed off to other people too.

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Gyeongbokgung area – love yellow tree

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AUTUMN IN KOREA – DAY 6(SEOUL) – First step in Seoul , Tosokchon

If you read my last post, I already tell you that we stay overnight at Jimjilbang. We didn’t get a good sleep there, but at least we got good experience.  We had flight in the morning, so we woke up early that day. Start with Miss Pepz, she woke up 4 am in the morning, she enjoy bathing alone, and dip her body in the hot tube without anybody see her. I woke up around 5 am and didn’t find Miss Pepz and Big Sis; I guessed they already went down stairs. I saw Mr. Damz still sleeping there; I let him sleep more because I thought it’s too early to wake up him. So I woke up and went down. I found Miss Pepz and Big Sis sat while watched television. Miss Pepz already took a bath.  So I decided to prepare myself too. I didn’t shower today. I already clean my self tomorrow night, so I just wash my face and brush my tooth. And then I followed Miss Pepz and Big Sis watching TV. We bought ramen cup to fill our cold stomach. After we finished, we checked Mr. Damz. He was ready too. So we met at the receptionist. Yesterday, we asked the receptionist to call a taxi for us. Thankfully she is so helpful, the taxi comes in time and we directly went to airport.

Flight Jeju - Seoul this picture make me think I already leave earth atmosphere

Flight Jeju – Seoul
this picture make me think I already leave earth atmosphere

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