Arriving in South Korea & Best Korean bbq

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Back in August, my best friend Nara told me she was planning to go to South Korea, Seoul to be exact, (she goes every year, that's how much she loves the place), I immediately told her I wanted to join, she allowed me to (fortunately) so we went there and had the best time together!

We went on 17th of September, landed there on the 18th, and left on the 22nd. I did not know what to expect, since going to Korea was never on top of my travel bucket list and it was all completely spontaneous. Plus, Nara's already familiar with the city, she speaks the language so I just trusted her with everything. Apparently it was one of the best times to go to Korea, because in September the weather is friendly (it was).

After a pleasant direct flight from CGK to ICN with Korean Air, we took a bus to our hotel in Myeongdong (Skypark Central) and explored the area a little bit.

Myeongdong is a prominent shopping district, a huge area filled with shops, cafes and restaurants. It's always crowded day in and day out. I was overwhelmed by how many streets there were in the area, and all of them were filled with people.

We searched for WiFi cards, so we could access WiFi whenever the network is available. We finally found one in GS25 (a convenient store) near Savoy Hotel.

9,900 won for 4 days. We later decided that Olleh was crappy and there were a lot of free WiFi everywhere, so next time you go to Seoul, no need to buy these WiFi cards.

After that, because it's noon, we went for lunch. Nara took me to this barbecue place which was called Born something (I know nothing about Korean language). It was my first real Korean barbecue experience, and it was delightful. At first I was scared that I wouldn't like kimchi, but I ended up liking it! Possibly one of the best restaurants we visited in Seoul.

In Korean bbq restaurants, they serve all the side dishes for free. It was always a feast whenever we get a meal. We opted for their signature seasoned beef, and Nara ordered a bean curd dish with soybean paste sauce. Huge portions! All were delicious. We also added lots and lots of seaweed on our rice, we love seaweed!

To see more of our travel diary, head over to my youtube channel. I will be uploading vlogs from our trip every 3 days. The first one is already up!

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