Saturday, November 23, 2013

Korea Day 17 and 18: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Namsan Tower and Karaoke

*This post is filled with loads of pictures*

Day 17


Breakfast!


One of the best ice cream I've tasted in Korea.






Met up with Seeyi's and my Korean buddies, who brought us to eat this lovely meal of Cheesy Chicken and Rameon. LOOK AT THE CHEESE.

After lunch, we headed to Gyeongbokgung Palace. Incidentally, they had this "thing" near the palace where tourists could wear the traditional King's outfit and take pictures. We shamelessly decided to participate. 










Finally arriving at Gyeongbokgung Palace!





We were super embarrassed about going up to these stationary guards who had to remain still while we pranced around like starstruck maniacs hahaha. 

Oh and if I didn't remember wrongly, we were there right when they were engaging in a change of positions. So basically there was this whole ceremony where this main guard (the one in red and yellow) started walking towards each of the other guards, checking their attires and fixing it, then walking back to his position. I distinctly remember filming it down but I guess I lost the video. 







The mountains in Korea are really really gorgeous, embraced in a mysterious fog. 








Next, we then headed to Namsan Tower!


Super long slope leading up to the tower. We were suffering from a major lack of stamina, panting as we struggled to climb up haha. This is what you get for not exercising zzz.





Lovelocks!


We were hungry and greedy people who saw Churros and went crazy.





The lovelocks are one of the distinctive features of the Namsan Tower. Couples would go there specially to seal their love on these locks. The scenery and decoration there was absolutely beautiful.

And now we began our slow descent.



Day 18


Breakfast!


Peppero snack in between lessons. 


Karaoke time!!! This karaoke was fantastic. The exterior of it looked right out of a fairytale book. 



And look at the interior!!!




My throne hahaha. 




After our karaoke session, we went to meet up with Joe and Genesis!


These crackers dipped in honey were amazingly delicious.



This was some sort of novelty dish. Kimchi with meat wrapped up inside.



Tried Makgeolli (Rice Wine) for the first time! 


Seafood pancake heh. 



The lighting is horrible, but I'm glad I met up with these two lovely people.

Till next time! ~







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