01/04/15 First Day in SeoulHi everyone!
It's been so long since I last blogged. I kind of stopped blogging because life just got really busy and I just wanted to focus more on Youtube. However I have sooo much to blog about since I just came back from Korea/Japan so hopefully there will be more regular blog posts from now on!
I left Perth airport. I pretty much packed empty, I planned to buy everything in Korea and Japan
My ride to Seoul
I had to make a quick stopover in Singapore Changi airport
Was hungry so I decided to get something quick to eat. Didn't have much time so I bought some quick takeaway.
I arrived in Korea~
I took the bus to my hotel... however I missed my bus stop because the other tourists were being so loud on the bus. I had all my luggage with me so I decided to just take a taxi to the hotel since it was somewhere close by. So yes, the ride was 5 minutes... I saw on the meter it was 4300won which is approximately $5. I gave the driver 5000won and was going to tip him as well, but then he turned off the meter and told me it was 43000won. I was so confused since I only exchanged around $100 (I was planning on using my card in Korea). When the taxi driver realized I was thinking why it was so expensive, he zoomed off with my money. Real crappy start to my trip. I was so angry because I didn't really know the conversion of Korean won (first time in Korea, and I didn't have time to read up about it before my trip cos a lot of things happened). I should've taken a photo of the taxi... but oh well, I heard it has happened to a lot of people so beware of taxi scams in Korea.
Anyway, I got to the hotel in the end in one piece, and then settled down a bit before heading out. The first day was to do some sightseeing so first stop was Changdeokgung (창덕궁).
To enter it was like $3? There wasn't really much to do in there, it's huge and you can just walk around and enjoy the nice sights
Taking photos around the castle~
It was spring so there were lots of pretty flowers ~
Taking a quick break~
After that we went to have lunch at Bukchon Village ~ Had udon noodles in a spicy soup~ was really good!!
Bukchon village is lovely. It's quite small but it has old traditional Korean style buildings there
Random picture in front of a highschool haha
Love this view
For dinner I met up with one of my friends Bronwyn!
She also has a Youtube channel so be sure to check it out!
She also bought her friend along, Eunice from WishtrendTV! They also have a channel:
It was SO nice to meet them both, they were so lovely and it was great to chat over good food!
Why is there a gorilla climbing up here?
After dinner Eunice unfortunately had to leave, but Bronwyn took us out to shop! I didn't take any photos while shopping but I did vlog it so if you guys are interested, watch my Korean vlog video!!
That's all for now~ Hope you guys enjoyed it and look forward to more blogs!