Monday, November 18, 2013
Seoul and Busan Trip 2013 - Day 4 - Shopping Time at Myeongdong
This is my 3rd trip to Seoul so there's wont be much sightseeing for me but more of a shopping and relaxing trip to Seoul this time round. Headed straight to shop in Myeongdong. Myeongdong is one of Seoul’s main shopping districts featuring mid-to-high priced retail stores and international brand outlets, including Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Forever 21, Bulgari and Louis Vuitton, as well as Korean cosmetics brands such as Nature Republic, Missha, The Face Shop and Skin Food. It is a particularly popular area for young people and tourists as a center for fashion and sight-seeing. Several large shopping centers and department stores are in the district including Lotte Department Store, Shinsegae Department Store, Migliore, M Plaza, and Noon Square. Read more from wikipedia. Saw many familar names like Ding Tai Fung and Watson that were found back home in Singapore too. Seems that Seoul has more tourists and people than Busan. So much shopping and eating to be done in here lol. Even though the weather is so cold, we still like to eat the ice cream that never melts in the cold weather. Hahaha the dancing donut stall owner is really into dancing and frying the donuts, his donuts are good too. Enough of eating, time to start doing my shopping for cosmetics, bags, socks, etc. More cute socks to add to my collection of cute socks that I purchased in Busan, the next few days, I went to get more hahaha. Great gifts for all the nieces, nephews, grand nephews back home. :) The hangbags were cheap at only 10,000 won(left) and 29,000 won (right), I went to get more during my last night in Seoul. Our dinner that night, seafood fried rice and beef noodles. The difference in Seoul's restaurants(specially in tourists areas) and Busan's restaurants are that the staff can speak English and/or Mandarin in Seoul, so we dont have problem ordering our food.