[Travel in October – November 2016]
Introducing Gyeong-gang Line that opened in September 2016. Gyeong-gang line that runs from Pangyo Station to Yeoju Station that makes day trip to Yeoju alot easier by a transfer from Shinbundang Line. All thanks to 2Day1Night, they introduced this new line as part of their Sejong The Great episodes, hence we got to know this easier way to travel to Yeoju. King Sejong is one of their most respectable king in their history. In fact, he is the one whom create the Korean characters that all Koreans now able to read news even they doesn’t go to college. If you still find his name unfamiliar, he is the one who appeared on your 10,000won note!
here’s some sharing of the Yeoju trip :)
[UNESCO World Heritage, Historic Site No. 195] Royal Tomb
We took a cab from the Silleuksa Temple to the Royal Tomb at around 10,000won (roughly 16mins journey)
During King Sejong’s ruling, Jang Yeong-sil is one of the inventor that noticed by King Sejong whom invented design for water clocks and rain gauge.
You will get to see the following mentioned in photos.
[UNESCO World Heritage, Historic Site No. 195] Royal Tomb
Neungseo-myeon, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 여주시 능서면 영릉로 269-50
Closed on Monday
Silleuksa Temple at Yeoju
73, Silleuksa-gil, Yeoju-eup, Yeoju-gun, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 여주시 신륵사길 73
[Travel in March/April 2017]
I love Eel or some called it Unagi. I love fishes and almost all kinds except those fried type. So, when I first visited 황가네 꼼장군 I was excited to try this baby eel that I never ate it before. I thought its really tasty and I never ate something that taste like this at all. I guessed, I am really challenging when I travelling, I basically give a try to almost everything except anything-seaweed-or-vinegar haha! So, after the visit at 황가네 꼼장군, I searched around and found this 신촌 풍천장어. So the recent trip, I wanted to bring the girls to eat Eel yet its somewhere new. Really New & Luxury hahahahhahhaha!
Please forgive me of the not-so-sharp-photos for the direction guide as the rain was pretty heavy and I doesn’t have an umbrella.
Direction to 팔팔민물장어
I’m sorry that the photo turned out quite badly due to the heavy rains, and the lens was blurred, I didn’t realise it until I was back home.
But, its not too difficult to figure out the way, and its quite easy after exit too :)
Anyway, when I was checking the exact english name of this restaurant (which eventually I can’t find lol), I then realise, this is the one that Jung-Suk (Ha Seok-Jin in Drinking solo) went. I love that drama, its so simply and actually telling quite alot of facts about working life too.
Address in English: 745 Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Address in Korean: 서초구 반포동 745
Opening Hours: 10AM – 11PM (~10PM on Sat/Sun)
Nearest Subway: Sinnonhyeon Station Exit 1
[Travel in August 2016]
This is one of my most anticipate cafe that I wanted to visit for this trip. I have seen many photos of this cafe in Instagram, and have already listed as number 1 cafe in my heart to visit the next trip with my cousin on her birthday. Though, I have no idea is the food nice but the scenery make it all worth. I’m sure after reading this, you will listed this as one of the place to visit too! :)
And my August trip came unexpected, and we both got so excited because we both really wanted to visit here. And so, we made it happen! :)
And, you might find all these photo familiar, as when I checked online for the exact full address, I realized many celebrities came here before :) Celebrities Lee Min Jung and Lee Byung Hun celebrated their son first birthday here :) Many celebrities were invited to celebrate this great day with the family. On top of that, I also just realized this Sky Farm is also owned by YG (YG Food is established by YG Entertainment and Noh Hee Kyung – CEO of YG Food) too.
If you are a K-Drama fan, this is gonna be a very familiar filming scene too. I didn’t realise it as the W drama was set in the night.
LJS also went to the sky farm near the little glass house (5th photo after this) :)
Another recent featuring is Girl Group – APINK also have their MV 내가 설렐 수 있게 here too :)
headed to the Sky Farm at Level 52 :)
Direction to 100 photos Cafe ( I called it 100 photos cafe, because I can take more than 100 photos :p)
#Enter this building, and go up to level 50 :)
세상의 모든 아침 • All morning, in the world.
Address: 28-1 Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Address in Korea: 서울특별시 영등포구 여의도동 28-1 전경련회관 50층, 51층
Contact: +82 2-2055-4442
Subway Station: Yeouido Station
Reservation needed if not you gonna wait like 1hr (at least) in the late morning like us :p
[Travel in May 2015]
Incheon, the first thing that came to your mind was Incheon Airport. But do you know, there’s many places you can shop/play/visit just in Incheon itself? This time, my cousin and I ventured to Songdo as known as the world first smart city. The reason why its a smart city because they are built of reclaimed land along Incheon waterfront from scratch. Amazing! While taking the cab over from Incheon airport, we were told by the cab driver that this highway bridge (Incheon bridge) was 12.3kilometre long, which is pretty amazing and pretty to look at it from far :)
But, maybe most of us get to know more about Songdo because of the KBS’s Superman returns’s Song Triplets? The Central Park (next to it) is pretty a good hangout place for couple and friends. I’m not sure was it the best plan ever, but in late May and its afternoon, I’m sharing you that this is not just simply hot since its an open space :) So please get better of the heat if you are heading there soon :)
Looking back at this few photos especially on the bridge, remind me of School 2015. I didnt know that this bridge was feature in the drama until I was back home :) Beautiful places always used in Korean drama. Awesome production teams for all the Korean’s dramas! :)
Anyway I look really tired but I wanted show a photo of myself on the bridge haha! :)
I shall do some duck cycling at this river here! :) It gonna be so fun! OK, do it in autumn or winter will make more sense. Summer is just too hot! Plus honestly, we were a little late for our schedule, so we didnt manage to do some of the rides we wanted.
Songdo Smart City – Central Park
Filming Site for Who Are You: School 2015 and The Return of Superman – Song Triplets.
Nearest Subway: Central Park
Sulbing which translate as 雪冰 (meaning Snow Ice) could be the best word to describe for this korean dessert. Sulbing looks very similar to bingsoo, but instead of shaved ice, its made just like snow flakes which is really really fine that melt into your mouth every mouthful. Its really yummy that my cousin and I actually finished the entire big bowl. I am so going to recommend my friends whom is going to Korea any soon to try this! :) Sulbing is a chain cafe that is quite popular in Korea, and you get to eat it in many place like Myeongdong and Sinchon.
If you can’t see the falling snow, how about a bowl of snow? :)
Subway Station // Sinchon
Direction // Walk towards U-Plex, upon reaching, you see Missha & Smoothie King opposite Uplex (in the same direction you are walking). You will see Sulbing located at Level 2 & 3 of the building :)
Sulbing is a famous franchises all over Korea, and you can easily found them at popular places like Myeongdong and Hongdae. If you are a fan of CN Blue Lee Jong Hyun, maybe you can consider heading to the one that is owned by his family where you can find many of his photos in the cafe. If you watched Drama – Pinocchio starring Lee Jong Suk (LJS) and Park Shinhye where you will get to see LJS having the famous strawberry sulbing with the rest of the casts. It was known that the exact sulbing that Pinocchio filmed at was owned by Lee Jong Hyun’s family!
CN Blue Lee Jong Hyun Family Sulbing // Sillim Station Exit 6, Walk straight and its located at level 2 above Tom n Toms coffee.
I have problem with this entry because I can’t decide which title suit this entry totally. Here’s my choices
- The oldest cafe in Seoul: Hakrim Coffee
- You who came from the stars: Where Do Manager meet up with Jang Lawyer
- 2 Days 1 Night (Season 3): Seollal In Seoul 2014, Oldest Cafe in Seoul
My title of this entry can’t be too long, hence, I can’t put all details inside though they are all fact and the truth. Basically, Korea is a place where everything is a story to tell, be it a filming location, be it a shop opened by Idol’s family, or even international brand endorse by local artistes.
I know of this Hakrim Coffee from watching You who came from the star, but I remember its just a few scene filming? (I might be wrong or was it just 1 scene?) And it was actually from 2 Days 1 Night – Seasons 3: Seollal in Seoul Part 1 (video here), where I eventually know that this cafe have many stories to tell. It’s actually the oldest cafe in Korea since 1956, a cafe of almost 60 years old. The cafe is very vintage looking, where the interior tells you a lot. I heard you shouldn’t miss the coffee :)
# And there’s always a reason. No, not that they are idol or someone, but they were sitting at the most popular seat EVER! It’s where Doo Min Joon and his friend Lawyer Jang sat (You who came from the star). I went here twice, its still very popular and most people love taking this seat :p
#Overview of the cafe with Cousin & Myself :)
Address // 94-2 Myeongnyun 4(sa)ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact // 02-742-2877
Website // http://hakrim.pe.kr
Subway Station // Hyehwa Exit 2 and cross the road to the opposite street and you will reached! (the original exit was renovating so i thought Exit 2 is clearer :D)
Did I mentioned before that TVN is really good recently with all the nice good dramas? One of my favourite dramas from TVN will be Let’s Eat. This drama is talking about 3 different character and personality person staying in the same building same level. Every single role have a impact to the storyline that doesn’t bored you at all. At first, I was thinking how interesting can a ‘eating drama’ be… so I’m wronged. As the main lead actor is Beast’s Doojoon, it tells me nothing but give this drama a try. Then, shortly, I got hooked to the drama because of the 3 main leads as well as their introducing of yummy food in every episode.
In EP 4, Doojoon served this food to 2 of his neighbours, and mentioned that it is a healthy winter dish. I’m curious, really curious about how it going to taste like. It’s Red Bean Noodle. So, I told my 2 friends about this winter dish, because we were heading for a winter trip in Korea (in 2013). We have no idea where we can get to eat this, but, while looking for “supper” after Hyesung’s Concert… we managed to pass by this store in Sinchon – 신촌안맛집 수연국수&카레. And, we thought, how about ordering 1 to share to have a taste of winter dish – since we doesn’t have winter here T.T