Traveling to Korea Part 6

I can’t believe our one week adventure is almost to the end. New memories and adventurous experiences made throughout this trip. Day 6, the weather wasn’t too kind. It was drizzling the whole time hence, we had to change our itinerary with Shopping Day.

We didn’t buy much for ourselves but instead we helped friends to buy some goodies home.

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By night fall, the rain had stopped hence we strolled back along Meongdong streets to have our farewell dinner.

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*cheers to a fabulous family bonding trip*

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SO GLAD I WAS ABLE TO TRY THIS!!!

The raw gooey, slimy and sticky texture was quite palatable for me. However, the husband, and kids were very much freaked out watching me eat half of the plate.

The other half, I decided to try to have it semi cooked with sesame oil. This I didn’t fancy so much. I personally find that the sauce somehow over cover the taste of the octopus. Perhaps the sesame oil is too strong for my liking. >.<

The very next day, we had to rush off to the airport rather in the morning. Thankfully, we were able to stop by for a quick breakfast + coffee before heading to the airport.

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It took us about 2 hours upon arriving the airport. The husband and I wanted to have our one last meal before the plane ride home.

No meal is complete without LOVE and desserts. ๐Ÿ’•

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Traveling to Korea Part 5

We started our day by dropping by the famous Osulloc for some amazing green tea while the husband had to do some work.

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Known to be one of the famous premium green teas that comes in a wide range of variety. Although it is a tad bit pricy but it is most certainly worth trying, especially if you are a green tea lover.

We then headed over to Hongdae, with the intention to check out the famous trick eye museum as well as their famous street food.

The kids obviously had loads of fun there. ๐Ÿ˜

Hongdae has many amazing cafes to check out. As the time and weather wasn’t too good, we only managed to check out the lamb cafe.

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We had coffee and their waffles here.

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We then walked along and saw some pretty interesting things and had some yummy street food.

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We then headed for dinner before heading back for the night. ๐Ÿ˜ย #eatnonstop

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Traveling to Korea Part 4

Day 4 in Korea is a Day for the kids. They were extremely excited about today and probably looked forward to THIS DAY the most. WHY? Because today we are heading over to LOTTE WORLD.

Our morning started off with breakfast.

I was in LOVEEE with this..

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It’s so fluffy and soft on the outside (something like sponge cake texture) but it has the most light yet creamy fresh cream on the inside that just ooOOozzeeeee out when you bite it. #deliciousisanuderstatement

My son, on the contrary was obsessed with the cute pororo character printed cheesecake.

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As soon as we finished. We headed to Lotte World.

I have always tried to plan something fun/interesting/amusing for the kids on every little trips/holidays I have, as I believe sometimes kids learn most through fun experiences in life while we are making and creating memories together.

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It was a fantastic indoor theme park and we had quite some fun there too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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We were there for a good 3/4 of the day and decided to head on back somewhere nearer to MyeongDong for dinner.

On the way back, the boy saw his favourite character again. ๐Ÿ˜›

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We decided on Mexican for dinner that night.

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Followed by desserts before calling it a night.

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Traveling to Korea Part 3

Rise and Shine

It was yet going to be another fabulous day in Korea. WHY? Because today is the day where I will be seeing, breathing, eating and eating and eating all day long.

To be honest, I love to indulge in eating quite a fair bit when I’m traveling which sometimes the husband gets a tad bit scared of my crazy sudden urge of appetite/eating patterns.

Day 3 was planned to be the day where we head on over to Garosu-gil for cafe hoping.

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Doesn’t this look so good?!?!

I was literally in love with the Latte here.

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We walked along the street of fashion and as usual ended up not buying anything. Don’t get me wrong, I do love shopping but sometimes I don’t know what to buy. #wtf #dontwastemoney #goodwifematerial #luckyhusband

Next stop is known as the BANANA TREE

They serve this really cute looking plant like cake which my kids were both freaking out when I took my first bite into it.

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Next stop, we came across this really pretty and vintage looking cafe.

It was really quite unexpected but with very few seats available inside this tiny cafe was half full with customers that we had to walk in to try.

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We ended up ordering high tea there and while I was waiting for them to serve, I walked around and saw these cute looking Rose Financier (which is pretty much like sponge cake if you ask me ๐Ÿ˜‚)ย 

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We were all definitely sugar high after this!

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As much as I would love to eat some more… the husband and kids were pretty much giving me the NO MORE EATING LOOK.

We then headed back to MyeongDong and guess what… the little girl was so amazed by tornado potatoe that we got one for her to try.

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to my surprise…. she could actually finish the whole thing!!!!

#gluttonyisinourgenes #wecaneat

Once she was done… we headed on to explore the Duty Free Malls before heading back for the day.

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Opps.. no. It wasn’t exactly like that. We actually went back to MyeongDong and had some food before heading back home. ๐Ÿ˜

 

Traveling to Korea Part 2

Hello readers! Day 2 was a day filled with fun adventure. Starting the day out early we headed off to Myeongdong in search for food. Our mission was to search for the famous Issac Toast. It wasn’t too far from our location but it did take us a good 15 min brisk walk to get there with the kids.

The line was rather long when we got there. Thankfully it didn’t take too long for it to be our turn.

Verdict. It was definitely something worth trying. We ordered 2 toast surprisingly the kids finished up most of it for us. ๐Ÿ˜‚ย ๐Ÿ˜ย #aslongastheyeatallisgood

We then headed for Coffee. I was once told that Korean has pretty amazing coffee and both the husband and I do not deny it.

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Sometimes I think it could be the milk they use. It’s creamy but light at the same time (does that makes any sense?)ย 

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We walked along and the next thing we saw had me and the little girl grinning from cheek to cheek.

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This is so darn pretty! AND its made from premium quality ingredients too!!!!!!

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Our next stop was to visit the all time favourite tourist spot Gyeongbokgung Palace. It was only about less than 3km away but we decided to catch a cab there instead of walking with the two little ones. ๐Ÿ˜‚

The Palace was really huge. We were extremely thankful that even though the sun was shining it wasn’t hot at all. As I could describe it, we had fabulous weather that afternoon.

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We then walked along Gyeongbokgung area and decided to head on over to try the famous Tosokchon Samgyetang.

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Once we had gotten inside and settled down. We (the husband and i) pretty much had our main focus right on the KIMCHI. It is SOOOO GOOD!!!

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They packed little cute bottles of ginseng to be added into the chicken broth to combine with its dish. Despite it being a bit pricy, the kids definitely loved the chicken.

*which this momma has missed out on taking the photo* >.<

We then headed over to Dongdaemun but shopping wasn’t our priority for this trip but the little girl insists she wanted a photo with LINE BEARIMG_7555

…..back to MyeongDong we headed and soon after our first damage was made…

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#weirdpeople #comekoreabuyjapanesestuff #weloveonitsukatiger

*I swear, MyeongDong left us with quite a positive impression after our first purchase* ๐Ÿ˜‚

Later that evening, the husband had an itch to scratch. YESSS.. SALSA!

 

 

 

Traveling to Korea Part 1

I love traveling. Who doesn’t , right?

…get to explore a new place.. breathe in new air… learn a new culture… see fantastic architecture… try amazing new food.. see some amazing people…and the list goes on and on and on..

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It was recently that we (my family and i) traveled to Korea. It has been a place that was on my bucket list to visit other than the amazing Japan that I can never get bored of exploring. But the decision to visit the country was pretty much a no brainer especially when I have been completely hooked with Korean Dramas lately. Secretly madly in love with Ji Jang Wook and Sunghoon which the hubs has been strangely supportive with my newly found ย affair with them on TV.

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Back to the trip…..

As the kids are no longer toddlers, they are now much easier to communicate with (as for which if they will listen or not, thats another story to tell all together… HAHAHHA). I have been really thankful that traveling by air with them has always been smooth sailing.

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Our flight was 8am in the morning hence we had to be at the airport by 6am. We called the cab to pick us up which he came around 5am. Needless to say, the kids were knocked out a couple of hours in our flight and both had an hour plus nap (woohoo … break time for me!)

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I was pretty excited as I didn’t know what to expect when we reach Korea so I was up all the way.. ๐Ÿ˜

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We arrived around 3:30pm and by the time we reached our Airbnb at almost 5pm and was ridiculously hungry!!! I had a pathetic tasting Nasi Lemak on the plane which I ended up not eating.

On the contratry, upon arriving our Airbnb was really fantastic. It is located at Cheonggyecheon-ro Stream which was only walking distance to Myeongdong. Large enough to fit 6- 8 pax. Depending on how big/small you are in size.

It was a loft style concept and I was completely in love with the design of this place when I first saw it. It reminded me bit of Japan as it was pretty small and cozy. We couldn’t exactly stand up and walk around upstairs as we needed to crawl to move from one place to another. For me and the husband, it was a pretty cool experience. Once we dropped our bags we went on our first Food Hunt.

We walked across the street to arrive at Myeongdong and soon saw this BBQ restaurant that caught our eye.

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We ate and ate and ate..

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The food was amazing!

We then walked around Myeongdong Street and did a bit of shopping and more eating. ๐Ÿ™‚

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By now, it was close to 9pm and we were all pretty tired, but excited at the same time. Time seems to past really fast too. It was definitely way past sleeping time for the kids. Mind you, my kids sleeps really early everyday and they wakes up really early as well. So soon after dessert we decided to head back to rest.

Soon after bathing, my babies were snuggled up sleeping together while I had the perfect view to watch them sleep throughout the night. #preciousmoment #motherslove