hope to see you again, seoul <3
i guess this is not only a seoul travelblog, but i will just use it as a travelblog for anywhere i go (
patbingsu and injeolmi toast. 140629.
Choseon Dynasty Kings’s tombs. 140629.
Seoul National University of Education. 140629.
Library in Gyodae Station. 140629.
Kamong Café. 140629.
lunch in Hongdae. 140629.
My last day actually spending time doing fun things in Korea as the next day will only be packing and going to the airport to take my flight to Vietnam.
So this day I met up with Lulu and we just walked around Hongdae first, trying to find a good place for lunch. I’m not even sure what we had for lunch, something typically Korean as in things mixed together in a big pot so people can share. The ingredients were more japanese though, with all the noodles, but don’t ask me. I’m not good at knowing food, all I know is how to eat ~
So we just walked around there and afterwards we went to Seoul National University of Education where we looked for Kamong Café, run by EXO Kai’s older sister. We were complaining about the prices there, but after seeing how huge the cup of bingsu was, I guess the prices are fine. Also, it is in the south, in Gangnam, so it shouldn’t be surprising. The café is really nicely made. They also screen old movies, though I wished they would screen it on a white wall, not a black one. It’s difficult to watch. Also, most of the people there are fans, but I guess that is only understandable. Plus, mainly, it’s foreign fans, not even Koreans, and I haven’t seen a male there. Only girls are sitting there. It’s really not hard to find. Just go to Gyodae Station, Line 2, take exit 1 and walk straight. Look out for a café named Kamong on the right. It’s not too far away, just a few minutes of walking.
Afterwards, we walked around to see the campus of Seoul National University of Education, before deciding on to the next place to go: Seolleung, where tombs of past Choseon dynasty kings are. Usually, you would have to pay an entrance fee, but we were really lucky that day. Because it’s some kind of memorial day, there were no entrance fees. It’s a really nice place, because different to most other parks, this one feels more natural with people not planting trees, but leaving all of it to nature. I can only recommend to go there, since it’s really quiet and peaceful, not too many people visiting. There is a small house that serves as information center as well, where you can see clips explaining how those tombs were made! It’s definitely worth a visit.
And… at the end of the day I was back at Hongdae, because my guset house is located there, but also to meet Esther. I kinda feel stupid for not remembering her real name, this is just her English name. We talked again after a long time of not contacting each other, both too immersed in studies (her more than me). It was really sad, although we had bingsu again and talked a lot about my experiences here and our future plans… I’m just really bad at saying goodbye and she even walked me back to the guesthouse.
I am kind of glad that I don’t have anyone to see me off at the airport, because I would only end up starting to cry. Okay, well, my French friend is bringing me, but since I just met her a week ago, our bond is not as strong as with other friends, so I guess (hope?) that I will be strong enough not to cry.
at a Korean wedding. 140628.