Comfy wear to sleep on the plane zzz
Stef, Jas and I departed Singapore first to transit in KL, where we met up with Kareena who flew in from Australia. We then finally met up with Vanida in Incheon Airport itself. Lol it was like a grand reunion every time we touch down! Hahaha
Gimbap right after touching down cuz we were fhungryyyyy! And I'm freaking happy too cuz I can finally drink my favourite banana milk every single day!!!!
We took the Airport Bus Limousine (about sgd$10) to Hyehwa where we stayed for the next 16 days.
I stayed at Hyehwa too 2 years back when I was here and I pretty much like it here! It has everything you possibly need. It is near to town and major shopping areas, yet it is still very unique on its own! Lots of arts & culture stuff over here.. like you'll see performances every now and then. We also chanced upon 2 Korean idols (but no chance to take pics sobs) cuz there's some arts theatre nearby us too!
Headed out once we touched down! #whatisrest?
I really love the area around Hyehwa and wished I had more time to explore the area just abit more.
Previously when I stayed at Hyehwa, it was near Exit 4 (SKKU Uni) where there are more of those Ahjumma restaurants.
We had brunch here immediately on Day 2!
Yummy! It costed about 13000won ($15++) per plate?
Brunch all day everyday :D
This was on a day when all 5 of us were feeling so LAZZZZYYY altogether and decided to spend the entire day exploring Hyehwa. Sadly..... IT RAINED 3/4 of the time so we didn't get to explore as much as we wanted to :((
Dress down comfy day!
The entire time when we were together, it felt like we were some about-to-debut-but-haven't-do-plastic girl group LOL
It started pouring right after lunch and we decided to seek shelter at the neoprint shop!!
Lighting inside the machines were toooooo good, hence the excessive camwhoring:
Zilian maximum lol
Even after spending 30mins inside the neoprint shop, the rain was still kinda heavy so we ran to the nearest cafe to chill! There used to be a hellokitty cafe in Hyehwa which we wanted to go... but IT CLOSED DOWN ALREADY LA :( Sobs.
After nuaing at the cafe for quite some time, we went for korean bbq!!
This is back at Exit 2 of Hyehwa but... to me Korean bbqs are EVERYWHERE. and honestly, they taste pretty much the same. The only difference is probably the price? Lol
SOJUBOMB! Hai i miss drinking this with the girls esp with Van!!
1am supper with Vanida at a random 24hour Jjajangmyun stall!
We also had a rather homely cooked Korean food at this Ahjumma place.
Pardon my lipstick stain on my teeth :((((((((((((((
Spicy fish stew!
No idea what this is.... there was no menu and we told the ahjummas to just serve whatever that's nice!
YUMMYLICIOUS MILKCOW I LOVE!
We headed to Dongdaemun the day we landed! Finally met the boyfriend up :)
And feasted like a pig at yet another random Korean BBQ Restaurant!
Over at Dongdaemun, be sure to visit these 3 main shopping malls:
Weird looking shaped ice cream cone. LOL
My friends very obscene know.......................................
There's also this ROADSIDE NIGHT MARKET at Dongdaemun which is only active between 12am-3am ish.
Super happy Ahjumma lol
The food was pretty good, especially the Bulgogi (points below).. we had to come back a second time to have it again!!! It's probably one of the best Bulgogi EVER. Yumz
This time round, I brought the girls along with me to try the roadside tent food!!
And also did some shopping ;) You can easily spot the Roadside Night Market. Just look out for the yellow tents, they are right opposite HelloAPM/Good Morning City!
IF YOU'RE STILL NOT FEELING TIRED... then continue shopping at Dongdaemun's WHOLESALE MALLS!!
That's my crazy Gemini Jas & Van btw! Lol
Wholesale malls are alot more cheaper but some of the sellers might be rather picky - they won't sell it to you unless you buy in bulk. They would not even sell you a single piece even if you're willing to pay the original price.
So it'll be good to visit this place with your bunch of friends! So yall can buy in a bulk together!
There's also a YOOGANE outlet in Dongdaemun!
and OMG IT IS LIKE 1/3 THE PRICE OF SINGAPORE. lol so cheap over here!
And Zac said the Seafood pancake here was one of the best he has eaten so far in Seoul! ;) Only 8000won I think?
And back to WHERE I STAYED at Hyehwa.
Its a 2 storey house. Super cosy and homely :) #donteverwannaleave
If you're wondering, I paid approx SGD$275 per person for my 15 nights here.
(ps: But also don't go around bargaining just cuz I did. Mine was kinda valid cuz 1. There's 5 of us and 2. We stayed for 15 nights, considered quite long compared to a usual 1 week stay)
I super love the location of Hyehwa too! Convenient and accessible to everywhere!
The hosts of CUBNB were also super sweet to us :)
J (the female host) made us sandwich a couple of times :) So sweet of her!!
And Gimbap too!! Yummmz :)
Hosok and J, the cute & friendly hosts to CUBNB!