Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Seoul and Busan Trip 2013 - View of South Korea from the plane

Getting ready to fly off from the runway of Incheon Airport, Seoul South Korea.

View of South Korea from the plane, beautiful scene. I sat on the right side of the plane.

Guess most of us loves to take photo of the clouds and sky from the plane.

Sun setting

Both hubby and me had the same baked fish with vegetables and potatoes.

View of south korea from the plane.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Seoul and Busan Trip 2013 - Day 7 - Taking airport bus to Incheon Airport

Finally our last day in Seoul, time to go back to Singapore. I will miss South Korea very much. :(

We had breakfast buffet in Hotel Aropa's cafe which costs 12,000 won per person. The breakfast buffet is quite good.

Time to check out of hotel and cross over to the opposite side from Hotel Aropa to The Plaza Hotel to purchase our airport bus's ticket. The ticket can be purchased from the front desk of The Plaza Hotel.

The ticket cost 16,000 won per adult, as we have too many luggages and boxes of shopping stuff hahaha, we had to take the airport bus to Incheon Airport instead of the subway train. If you dont have many pieces of luggages is cheaper to take the subway train to Incheon Airport.

The service is very good at The Plaza Hotel, wish I could stay in this hotel but is a bit expensive. The bell boy will called us when the airport bus arrived and even carried our luggages for us even though we dont stay in this hotel. The airport bus arrived at the back door of the hotel and not the front door. The bus will arrived every 20 minutes duration.

The seats in the airport bus are really comfortable and could be reclined all the way back and the best was only hubby and me occupied the whole bus throughout the journey from the hotel to Incheon Airport which takes about 1 hour trip, is like having a private limousine taking us there hahaha.

Without hesitation, we quickly checked in our bag even though we are early, so we could take our time to have our lunch.

Found this restaurant called Chow Buffet, they served international buffet, wide range of international food, really very good. Costs us only 22,000 won nett, really very worth. The assorted desserts , cakes and ice cream are my favourite.

Ooo I love the mochi.

Hubby ate so much of the fresh lychees.

Saw this huge ball in Incheon Airport, with moving pictures.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Seoul and Busan Trip 2013 - Day 6 - Dinner and Last minute Shopping at Myeongdong

Our last night in Seoul, we decided to go to Myeongdong again to shop.

Found this little restaurant in Myeongdong.

Glad they can speak English and some Mandarin, ordering our food is no problem.

Hubby had beef rice.

I had the samyetang (Ginseng Chicken soup), tasted good but the one I had in Tosokchon is so much better.

Had to take photo of this salt, is really good grade, dip the chicken in them and it tasted so marvellous.

Yoogane has an outlet in Myeongdong too, we had taken the teppan fried rice and noodle in busan.

Well drawn portrait, look so alike.

Stall selling roasted chestnut.

Bought more bags and more socks from Myeongdong.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Seoul and Busan Trip 2013 - Day 6 - Namdaemun

From Dongdaemun Station, we took the subway to Hoehyeon station to shop at Namdaemun Market. Forgot which exit it was but there's signboard in the station to direct you to the market.

Some street scenes at Namdaemun.

But first got to hunt for our lunch, as I have been to Namdaemun before, I know Shinsegae Department Store has a food court at its basement floor.

Had some fried chickens and omelette rice with pork chop. Forgot how much our lunch costs but I think the rice set costs about 8000 won each. They have a variety of food from 2000+ and above. Think we must be so hungry that we ate all the fried chicken before I can remember to take photo lol, our rice sets came later as they need time to cook. You get a queue no and collect it when they called your number if you understand korean lol, so we need to keep a look out at the counter and see unclaimed rice sets should be ours, just show your queue number and collect it.

After much rest and a good meal, we continued our shopping at Namdaemun Market.

Interesting to take photo of the market scene but some shops are closed on Sunday.

So beautiful and cheap fur coats for sale, you need to bargain real hard for your purchase.

Could not resist the smell of these delicious bao (bun), we had those with lotus paste, forgot how much they cost.

In this market, you can buy in bulks to get further discounts.

Cute winter coat for dogs.

The crowds can tell you how popular Namdaemun Market is but you really need to bargain cause they will raised the prices if you are a tourist. If you see very cheap branded stuff on sale in this market, chances are they are imitation.

This stall is popular with middle aged and older women folks, is about 1000 won for the printed blouse or pants. I did not get any, never liked this type of printed clothings.