27th September 2011
Had breakfast at a cafe nearby our guesthouse called Bliss & Bless, which is located near our guesthouse in Myeongdong.
The interior of the cafe is really really cute. It was a working day (and around 10-something am) so it wasn't crowded, we felt really comfortable.
To be honest, it's actually a nice cafe, but it has to improve on their service. It takes them quite a while to prepare our drinks though we brushed it off, thinking that because the coffee needed to be hand-dripped, that's why it took a long time.
We went again at night (I can't remember whether it was the same day) to get some hot drink before retiring to our guesthouse, got into the cafe which was packed and wanted to order since it wasn't their closing time yet. Took them a while before telling us that they're "not making" anymore (after we went through the menu). LOL.
Off to Nami Island! Let the pictures do the talking, because I have no idea what to say. But the scenery throughout the journey was really nice - the sky was blue, the greens were.. green. :)
From Myeongdong station we headed to Seoul station (Line 1), ride the subway all the way until Cheongnyangni station. Then you have to take the train (KORAIL) at the Sangbong Station and ride all the way to Gapyeong station. We didn't take the shuttle bus at Tapgol Park, which is another alternative to Nami Island.
The total time for our journey from Myeongdong station to Gapyeong station: 1 hour.
Took a cab (less than KRW2,500) to the Gapyeong whalf, where we bought our tickets and ride the ferry to the island.
You can actually fly-fox (???) yourself into the island. But it cost double (or triple) than riding the ferrylah.
But the idea seems interesting. Might try next time? LOL.
We reached the spot where the main characters in Winter Sonata had their first kiss.
Of course it was snowing when they filmed it years ago so they made replicas of the snowmen there.
Saw a cute guy during lunch, he was wearing pink CROCS loafers and obviously alone. Should have talked to him. Little that I know we would bump into him again the next day! Like seriously!
We walked to the location where the famous cycling (okay, maybe not just cycling, but how to remember??? I watched it ages agolaaaaa) scene in Winter Sonata was filmed!
After spending some time on the island, I actually thought of staying there. It's just so peaceful and GREEN! Except of course, where there are too many visitors. And I don't think there are people staying there. And I can't imagine winter there. Alone. *shivers*
Had ice-cream before taking the ferry back to the mainland. And then..
Back to Myeongdong, where it is always alive and.. crowded.
Had dinner at McDonald's and tried their Bulgogi Burger.
And went to watch the 8pm show for Cookin' NANTA at their Myeongdong theater.
We were actually helped by our guesthouse personnel (thank you ahjumma and unni!) to book tickets for us!
Wanted the 1F seats but they were all sold out! :( So had to settle for the 2F ones. (KRW40,000 each)
Enjoyed the show so much! I think I laughed the most and got my money's worth. Or maybe I was easily amused by their jokes. If only I could participated in the show because they did invite some viewers for some scenes.
Enjoying the night walk..
and ice-cream to end a wonderful day! :)
Next up! A visit to the palace!