Thursday, 14 August 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #09 - #10: Itaewon x ChangDeokGung x Huwon

Hello everybody!! I'm so sorry that I took so long to blog again after my Vietnam trip cuz I fell really sick after the trip. >_< I was having super bad body aches that even panadol couldn't cure and all I could do was lie on my bed and rest >_<

But no worries, I'm back up again and I am trying my best to blog about the remaining days in Korea which I've yet to blog about before all my school work starts to pile up like crazy T.T

So let's go back to 1st July 2014, which is my 9th day in Korea :)

Our itinerary for today was to visit Itaewon so after school, me and YX went to Sinchon station to travel to Itaewon but we did not know that we went to the wrong station!!!

Sinchon (of the same name) has two different stations which is running on different line, one is the Gyeonggui line and the other one is Line 2 which runs around the heart of Seoul.

So end up, we were at the station running on Gyeonggui line and there's only one train HOURLY.

We were contemplating whether to turn back and walk to the Line 2 station or just YOLO and just try this station, but we end up tapping into this station (partly becuz the train was about to come liao :P) hahahaha
Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Sinchon Station Gyeonggui Line lunarrive blog singapore

The gantry at this station looks different from the ones that runs along the heart of Seoul

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Sinchon Station Gyeonggui Line lunarrive blog singapore

Even the station itself looks different hahaha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Sinchon Station Gyeonggui Line lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Subway cabin lunarrive blog singapore

In the cabin hahaha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Subway cabin lunarrive blog singapore

Transferred to Line 6 towards Itaewon :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust lunarrive blog singapore

Alighted at Itaewon and this is where we start roaming around!! :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust lunarrive blog singapore

Just for your information first, we didn't cover the entire Itaewon as there are some areas which we weren't interested in e.g. Antique Street (we have got no money and no luggage space for antiques haha)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust alley market lunarrive blog singapore

Alley Market :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust alley market lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust alley market lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust alley market lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust alley market lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust alley market lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust alley market lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

As we were roaming, we encountered this clothes store which has cheaper clothes than Ewha area!!! For the same clothes design, this shop is selling at 7000won whereas Ewha is selling at 10000won!! Ewha is actually one of the cheapest fashion streets area in Seoul so it's really surprising for us haha. But then again, it's only this one shop that's selling cheaper than Ewha though hahaha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

A random cafe which has a super cool design!!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

YX decided to take out a cup of Americano as this cafe was having 20% off for takeaways hahaha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Alcohols are really EXTREMELY CHEAP here in Korea compared to Singapore!!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust shopping lunarrive blog singapore

A random super mart which we visited. It's pretty interesting how they keep the vegetables fresh with the mist. Rarely (or never) see this in Singapore super marts before.

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Itaewon wanderlust lunarrive blog singapore

Random cute graffiti hahaha


After walking around Itaewon, we went back to Ewha to meet our teacher at ECC haha

She brought us out for a city tour and we took the shuttle bus to Gyeongbukgung station from Ewha! :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul GyeongBukGung City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul GyeongBukGung City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul GyeongBukGung City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul GyeongBukGung City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

The magnificent Gyeongbukgung!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul GyeongBukGung City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Beautiful flowers along the road

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Sejong Daewang City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Statue of King Sejong

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Sejong Daewang City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Behind it there's a small entrance to the showcase the story of King Sejong :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Cheonggyecheon City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Cheonggyecheon City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Cheonggyecheon City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Cheonggyecheon City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Cheonggyecheon City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

At Cheonggyecheon Stream! :) Beautiful area ^_^

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

We end up walking all the way to the National Library at City Hall from Gyeongbukgung Station!

It was super tiring >_<

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Model Pose 101 lolol

Oh ya btw, our teacher also bought us bread from this shop called Eric Kayser which normally sells super expensive breads but on the 1st of every month, they will have 50% off for selected breads according to my teacher.

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Eric Kayser City Tour lunarrive blog singapore

Our teacher brought us to the shop itself as some of us wanted to get more of their promotional breads but they were all sold out by the time we go so if you would like to enjoy good quality breads at cheap price, be sure to check this one out on the 1st day of each month and do come early in the afternoon or something to avoid any disappointment! :)

This marks the end of our city tour with our teacher and after that, we went to have some Samgyupsal at Saemaeul again with some of our new friends which we met here in Ewha Summer Studies since we were already in City Hall hahaha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

Oiishiidesu seriously!! :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

Kimchi stew with pork! :) Very delicious as well haha


Now moving on to Day 10!

We started our day with lunch at Toksokchon again hahaha
You will see me going to Toksokchon once a week :D

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Toksokchon review lunarrive blog singapore

Ordered the Black Chicken Ginseng Soup which I highly recommend because it tastes much better than the ordinary Samgyetang!! (Y)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Toksokchon review lunarrive blog singapore

After lunch, our itinerary of the day is Changdeokgung! :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

We bought package tickets to go into both Changdeokgung and Huwon (Secret Garden) which cost us 8000won per pax in total, but we ended up getting the Korean speaking tour for Huwon as we arrived too late and there's no more English speaking tour sessions anymore >_< (better than nothing la huh haha)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Do take note that you can only enter Huwon with their tour group as they do not allow individuals to roam around Huwon by themselves, so please take special note of their tour group timings if you would like to include Huwon into your itinerary. 

For more information about the tour timings, please visit this website.

Now, it's picture spam time! :) 
(Pictures speaks louder than words man!)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Waiting to go into Huwon!
We went into Huwon first before visiting ChangDeokGung as Huwon closes one hour earlier than ChangDeokGung!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

End of the Huwon tour! We moved on to visit ChangDeokGung!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

At the outside of the main hall where the emperor use to sit in. :D

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

Isn't ChangDeokGung and Huwon beautiful? :) 

I would highly recommend you guys to include these two places into your itinerary cuz I really enjoyed my time in Huwon with all the greenery and calm atmosphere! :)

It's really a good place to relax and chill! In fact, Huwon is meant for royalties to chill from all the politics! So it's really super calm with the nature :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung Huwon lunarrive blog singapore

End off with a picture of me as 正一品 hahaha! Just jk >_<
 It's the highest ranking among all the officials in the past. :)

Till the next post...CIAO and stay tune!!!~~~ :)

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