took a bus over, but i reached pretty early so i stopped at gwanghwamun to look around.
here's the sejong museum if you're interested. didn't manage to go in though.
on to meet my friend. it's pretty nice to meet up with an old friend that you got to know in a foreign land, and whom you get to meet up again in yet another foreign land.
so daeyoung brought me to insadong first - it seems like a place where youngsters hang out but it actually sells a lot of traditional korean stuff.
daeyoung still looks as bearish as ever
passed by a shop that has 신의 advert hurhur
at the top is where lovers write wishes on some tags and place them around.
there was a shop selling faeces-pancake / ddongbbang 똥빵 ... so we bought it to try. erhurhur.
went to a nearby temple to look around. not much.
walked over to gyeongbukgong 경복궁 next. luckily, there was a palace guard changing ceremony just at the time we reached. nice timing~~
muahah i picked a handsome guard to take pictures with.
and then we entered the area.
wanted to follow the english tour but her accent was too difficult to decipher so ended up going separately. turns out that daeyong was a much better tour guide sinec he was here many times. heh.
and where the king sits~
where the king spends his time to read, watch the scenery etc (basically to pass his time)
and where the king sleeps.
and the queen chambers.
here's the backyard where there's supposed to be a lot more houses but due to a fire everything was burned down and now it's just an empty land.
and we're nearing the house where the president stays! just in front of the mountain. exciting.
the guards standing in the boxes are so amusing.
took a rest at the souvenir shop.
what! why are they selling merlion???
went to look around the little exhibition area too.
nuahahahah guess what we found! junki-ssi!
went to have dinner next at a market place. saw a cute kindergarten on the way.
and a little prince cafe!!! must come here next time!
so here's where we had our dinner - dokkboggi.
had some mandu and dokboggi meat, and the owner is so nice - i got free sikge 식헤 o drink. kekek.
stopped at a theatre to rest and chat, then went home for the day around 7.