28th May 2016:
After 2 consecutive days of waking up at 4am, we finally can sleep until 10am today lol. We checked out of K-pop hotel and left our luggages there before we went out in search of our brunch. We decided to have some western food, but turned out the portions were too big for us.
After satisfying our hunger, we explored around the Seoul Station, and there happened to be an art exhibition in the old Seoul Station.
Some interesting Art Installations 🙂
We went back to K-pop hotel to retrieve our luggages, then took the subway to the Gongdeok Station, where our Airbnb is. We were really happy with our Airbnb, cos it was not only nicely decorated, but also conveniently located directly outside the subway station. We will be staying here for 6 nights 🙂
After taking a rest, we took the subway to City Hall station and had an early dinner. The clam soup and bibimbap were so delicious! 🙂
Since our dinner was early, we reckoned we would be hungry soon, and so we tabao some kimbap for supper.
We bought some beers and tidbits, then proceeded to Seoul Plaza, where the 18th Seoul Drum Festival was held.
We enjoyed the drum performances by various artists, which included overseas artists like JOJO Mayer & Nerve (Switzerland, USA) and Alexis Von Kraven (Mexico), etc.
29th May 2016:
Finally, today is SJ’s BIG day. After a simple breakfast in the Airbnb, i went to meet SJ’s friend who came from Singapore, then we walked to the Wedding Hall together. This was my 1st time attending a Korean wedding ceremony, and i was pretty excited. Interestingly, there was a huge dining area in the Wedding Hall that catered buffet lunches to all the guests who attended the wedding ceremonies that were held in different storeys of the building. We need to collect our lunch coupon upon registration, in order to enter the dining area after the ceremony. SJ was so gorgeous today! I was introduced to her family and friends, and we took turns to take photos with her 🙂
I went back to the Airbnb at about 3pm. Then we went out to explore Samcheong-dong and Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을).
After running around looking for the 8 views (photo spots) of Bukchon Hanok Village, we took a coffee break and to cool ourselves from the burning sun.
After the break, we continued exploring the narrow streets of Bukchon, and were mindful to keep our voices down as it is a residential neighborhood where people actually live.
There were so many interesting murals and cafes in this area that we were so engrossed taking pictures until we realised we had lost our way. Once again, we approached some policemen who kindly directed us to the nearest subway station.
Back to our Airbnb, we were happy to see a roadside stall directly outside our building, which means we can have tteokbokki and odaeng as and when we like. We tabao some kimbap back to our room to go with our bokbunja 🙂