Sunday, July 21, 2013

Korea Part 4!

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It's a day of slight fear as we are venturing out of Seoul to Chuncheon. 

Initially we wanted to pay the "Little Prince" a visit, but the idea was put off as we didn't want to make our life so difficult. LOL!
Or you can call us lazy/not adventurous! 

A Little Background
Namiseom Island was formed as a result of the construction of the Cheongpyeong Dam. It is a half moon shaped (462,809㎡) isle, and on it is the grave of General Nami, who led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sejo (reign 1455 ~ 1468). Namiseom Island is 63 km away from Seoul in the direction of Chuncheon, and is famous for its beautiful tree lined roads. The island is 30 minutes away from Chuncheon and an hour away from suburbs of Seoul. Since it is not far from Seoul, many couples and families come to visit. 

How to go:
We went there by Train :) *more economic*
Change at Sangbong and board the GapYeong Line and alight at ChunCheon :) 
After that we decided to cab there and the fare was barely SGD6, if I never remember wrongly 
Cab is by meter! 

Another Way:
Shuttle Bus (From Seoul to Namiseom Island)
Bus Stop
1) Insa-dong (Jonggak Station, Subway Line 1, Exit 3): Next to Tapgol Park
2) Jamsil Station (Subway Line 2, Exit 4): In front of Lotte Mart
Shuttle Bus Schedule:
Insa-dong, Jamsil Station → Namiseom Island: 09:30
Namiseom Island → Insa-dong, Jamsil Station: 16:00
※ Advanced reservation required. (Inquiries +82-2-753-1247)
All the fares are paid through T-Money :)

And you will be greeted with this on the platform at Gapyeung Line

I wish we have this in Singapore

Waiting anxiously for the train to Gapyeung

Even the floor look so pretty
Always love the cleanliness even though we can eat and drink on the train.
More importantly, they can bring NORMAL bicycles on board, so COOL!!!
Alighted at Gapyeung, and cabbed to the wharf. 
Just hop on and say Nami, the cabbies will know where. Cos I think 99% of the people are heading there :)

Before buying the ferry tickets, we decided to try their famous Chuncheon Chicken! 
*there were a row of eateries along the wharf*
Random shop and the food was FANTASTIC!! 
Had language barrier here, but all thanks to a book where they list all the food in both Korean and English, I showed the book to the Ajuma and that's how we managed to order our food. 
They were so nice to keep walking to us to see if we needed anything and if we know how to cook the food. 
A family oriented place for lunch
Still very much missing the chicken :(

The huge ass pan with chicken and lottttttsss of veg and rice cakes 

Don't belittle this dish, it tasted wayyyyyy better than it looks. 
Was shocked that this was their famous dish - Beef cold Noodles. 

Alighting the ferry (a 5 mins ferry ride)

The typical scene you will see at Namiseoul 

And we rented a couple bike for 2 hours :) 
to explore the tranquil island away from the bustling city. 

Loving the serenity of the lake that we spotted while cycling :)

Rested ourselves at one of the cafe overlooking the lake. 

This cup of Green Tea Latte changed my perspective and taste bud ever since.
Did I say Im not a fan of green tea previously? Especially the Pokka Green Tea. 

D's cuppa Caramel Latte

Track of Love

The ducks that greeted us when we are about to leave the island

Nice Maple Leaves with the perfect sunrays.

Bye Bye Nami Island :)

Took the same train back to City.
Remember that place that resembles "Garden By The Bay"?
We stopped by the shopping mall to walk around, and that's when I spotted my BeanPole Bag

Real Leather and I'm still SUPER LOVING IT!!! 

The little fishie snack

It was quite a tiring and fruitful day
and we decided to go for a dinner after returning to the hotel.

Dongdaemun FTW!
BBQ for dinner~

D looked sooooo happy! 

While waiting for our Food
I love the big bowl of kimchi banchan on my right~~!!

This place is located beside Doota! across the road, Basement one next to Skinfood.
Yummy food at affordable pricing :)

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