Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our Seoul Trip : Christmas 2011 : Let it Snow!

Because I have received a couple of e-mails / private messages inquiring about our Seoul trip last Christimas after posting this one, http://hahpiness.blogspot.com/2012/01/seoul-trip-story-behind-arrival.html - now I am more than happy to continue our Seoul chronicles here.

Seoul Day 1

It was still cold outside at 4 deg cel. Our planned trip for the day [23rd Dec] was canceled due to the fact that our luggages were not with us yet(remember our airlines lost them). They promised to deliver it the next day ( 23rd Dec) at our friend's pad at GANGNAM-gu. So instead of going to Everland we opted to stroll and see the nearby mall and sceneries at GANGNAM. Gangnam itself is a tourist spot in Seoul. If you like shopping for branded stuff, this is one of the places you want to go. As per WIKI,  It is one of the most affluent areas of Seoul and is located in the southeast of the city.

But we didn't shop for branded stuff because I don't have budget for that. He He. We instead visited TheFaceshop / Etude  to buy some gifts for family and friends. We had a stroll around Coex mall and ejoyed the Coex Aquarium. It was stress free.

Coex Mall / Coex Aquarium
   After our aquarium adventure, Marvin bought some more pasalubong from one of the local stores we passed by. He also got himself " I <3 Korea" shirt and some displays to put home.

In the evening we met with our friend, Stacy, who has been our knight and shinign armor. She let us stayed in her home for free for 3 days, let us use her personal stuff because we don't have out stuff with us yet, prepared food for us, made as feel at home and even let us use her own room. :D She brought us to Podo Restaurant at Appujeong-dong for dinner. She ordered some beef and side dishes, cups of rice for us and some more beef. :D It was the most tastiest beef I tasted. Super saaaaraaaaap! It was very soft and malasa. Panalo.

Stacy also ordered a soup for H. We requested for a non spicy miso soup for the kid but they failed. In all fairness to them, we saw the effort, they really tried to make a non spicy soup, they just cant. Cute.

For Koreans,  the dinner should be finished with cold noodles or what they call, nangmyun. Just imagine a noodle soup with crushed ice. Ha Ha. It was delish!

After dinner we headed to the Han River. According to Stacy the Han River is the most famous river in Korea and it divides Seoul's north and south part. It also has it's major part of Seoul's history. For more, just Google. :D

Before we left the restaurant, Stacy already received an SMS from VW sms alert that it will snow the next day so VW owners (she owns a Volkswagen beetle) has to be extra careful but we were most surprise when we went out of the restaurant and there are already snow flakes. It was SNOWING! We all got excited, my daughter went crazy.

When we arrived at the Han River, the snow was already pouring. My daughter sang Barney's song, "... Standing outside with my mouth open wide... Ah ah ahaa"

Those are snow
 It was the highlight of our evening! And we wanted more! :) We were excited to go home and wake up in the morning and see everything is covered with snow. It was a perfect night, I'm telling you.

Day 2... To be continued.

Blessings ♥

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  1. looking at the photos I can say na sobrang na enjoy nyo talaga ang Seoul trip nyo no? Mukhang ang lamig lamig!

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  3. Wow! Looks like you had a great time in Seoul ;) Nice to every once in a while getaway from the tropical weather of Pinas and experience a little chill to the bones winter snow ^^

  4. WOW! you seem to have such a really good time..

  5. Looks like you all had fun! Thanks for you lovely comment on my blog! Following you now, kababayan! :)



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