To continue our “Seoul searching”, we head down to Myeong Dong. A shopping area filled with cosmetics, a few department stores, clothing, and shoe stores. If you’re main goal is to shop for cosmetic products, this is the place to go in all of Seoul. Each time you enter a shop, they’ll be giving you lots of free samples or giveaways. During the time we went, most of them were giving away face masks.
The moment we got off the shuttle bus, our first order of business was to go get my mom an extra pair of pants as she was really cold. We didn’t expect it to get this cold. In the middle of our day, we were forced to buy bonnets and gloves.
Ok, enough of that, back to exploring Myeong Dong.
We stopped at the Seoul Global Cultural Center, something like a Tourist Information Center. I read up on it and found out this is where we could take a picture in Korean Costumes also known as Hanbok. And it’s FREE!
Another cool thing we discovered while we were here was that they offered lockers for rent. Very timely as we were carrying around heavy bags from all those freebies and shopping totes. It made our stroll much more enjoyable. Not just that, they also had some painting classes for tourists. Good thing there was one scheduled when we were there.
Another thing we did aside from shopping was go to another tourist information center. They had this “take your own picture” with a “choose your own background” type of thing for tourists.
After walking, shopping, eating, doing arts and crafts, and picture taking the whole day, we leave this part of Seoul and go towards the Gangnam District. Yes, we were curious on what that Gangnam song being played on the radio numerous of times was about.
Since Gangnam was a business district, you’d see wider streets, more buildings, and less crowd. We visited a place that showed what Korea was famous for. Cosmetic Surgery and Korean Dramas.
We wanted to go to Nami Island but we didn’t have enough time since it was almost 2 hours away. But for sure next time we will make that a priority to see more of Korea.
Well, that’s about it. May be a tad bit corny for some but we sure hell enjoyed this trip. Since the 3 of us live in different countries, we make it a point to meet each other at least once a year. Let’s see where our next adventure brings us.
And this my friends, is our little experience to Korea.