Published 9/01/2011 by

DAY 1 : Gyeongbokgung ~

September 1st, Thursday

I had some trouble sleeping because it seems that next to our hotel there's a karaoke place and there was a guy singing very loudly outside and music as loud as when you leave your iPod on full volume with earphones and forget to turn it off and then hear it in the same room… (T▽T)''


buying metro tickets

a nearly empty metro...

this was a joke photo: look at all the phone zombies to the left

@ Gyeongbokgung Station: Even the metro station was decorated ☆彡

Metro at rush hour.... (;´ρ`)

Anyway, we slept till around 10am, then left thru Yeoksam Station to Kyudae station then to Jongno3ga station and then finally to 경복궁 (Gyeongbukgung). I like the biggest Palace in Korea very much because it's in a very good condition and there aren't tons of people visiting like in China. We took many many many pictures and then went back by metro towards 3.20pm.

at Gyeongbokgung... ♥ 

There are too many nice photos... I'll post more in a separate post! ♥ 

My bf enrolled in some complementary classes at the hotel and then we got out again to eat breakfast/lunch (yes, we hadn't eaten anything since the day before XD'')… We ended up in a small restaurant where we had bibim naengmyeon and mandu. The owner also served us some Kimchi we could cut ourselves.

cutting kimchi is serious business xD''

yum yum

Then we went back to hotel, took a shower and rested.
Towards 6pm we left the hotel for Guanghuamun where we met 리나 at 7.15pm.
We ate in a nearby place Bibimbab and Bulgogi and then strolled around the center to the 청계천 (Cheonggyecheon), where we sat down and talked.

eating bibimbab

some night photos...

Then we took the bus no402 to Gangnam station, walked around there and looked at the small street vendors and then got back to the hotel by metro (리나 left us at the gangnam metro station) at around 11.40pm.