Fourth day of Seoul!
Confession: I've been skipping my insanity workouts cos we usually get back to hotel so late and also cos I don't wanna get my freshly blow-dried and styled hair all gross. One shampoo/blow-dry costs $42 eh don't waste! In the cold weather, I can go two days without washing my hair! :X
But I decided to get my game on so I did one hour of max interval conditioning (or something), since @evonnz wanted to stay in late to finish up some work before we headed out.
(Out comes this sticker again)
This workout is so tough that I worked up a really good appetite and I was super hungry for lunch! We walked through Myeong Dong to locate the ginseng chicken soup restaurant: and quite irrelevantly, I am pretty sure I'm never gonna be able to trust @evonnz's sense of directions again.
I swear we take like three wrong turns everytime we're looking at a map and figuring out where to go! 😰
If I ever take part in Amazing Race,
confirm won't ask Evonne to be my partner one. Maybe first challenge lose liao 😂
I gotta say though the street food at Myeong Dong looks sooooo good!
Some chocolate cornflake ball thingy, looked good but I didn't get it cos it was so big I bet I 'd be full after I finish it up 😰
I really love this egg bread! 😍 I don't recall trying this previously on my past trips to Korea, but it's so yummy, sort of like a sweet and savory pancake bread with an egg on top of it.
It was so expensive in Myeong dong (1500 won at least) though we got it from Gangnam for less than 1000 won! Prolly cos Myeong Dong is such a touristy area.
@evonnz's and my favourite, the tornado potato thing! Now got upgraded version with a hotdog inside. EXTRA SHIOK!!
We wandered about Myeong Dong looking at random stuff: cosmetics, clothes, shoes, contact lens etc. There are lots of clothes boutiques at Myeong Dong, but they are also very cluttered and packed, and some shops are super repetitive with the same stuff on sale for about 10,000 to 20,000 won.
Anyway, the weather forecast said that it would rain, and it did!
Lol no lah it wasn't so sad. Suddenly everyone whipped out umbrellas out of nowhere and the whole street was full of people jostling under umbrellas and carrying on with their business as usual.
The rain was only slightly bigger than a drizzle, but the wind got real cold 😱
So.. We escaped the rain to a cat cafe just along one of the streets! You'll see a giant car mascot (sometimes it's an imitation Garfield) along those streets so it shouldn't be that tough to spot!
*More information and directions on my blog post when I blog about it*
HELLO UPSIDE DOWN KITTY.
It's so fluffy I can't even…???
Look at this beauty!!
You can touch and pat them, but no carrying or handling of the cats.
But that doesn't stop me… from taking a cat selfie!! 💁🐱📷✨
And for dinner, we had…. Korean BBQ again! 👍👍👍 I fully intend to overdose on Korean BBQ as long as I get the chance to.
@evonnz and I met up with her friend who's been working in Korea for 2 years and we had dinner together!
This restaurant in Myeong Dong was pretty quiet and has great service, very comfortable ambience and good quality meats! I think it was better than the one we had at Hongdae, where the tables were small and cramped and service was sucky.
Randomly, this is how crowded Myeong Dong streets are on a Sunday night 😰
Went over to Dong dae mun instead for late night shopping.. The huge shopping malls there open until 4am!
The shopping malls there are kind of like Platinum Mall. You can actually bargain for lower prices but only do so if you are really keen on the item if not you're gonna incur the wrath of the shop keepers!
We shopped all the way til about 3am before we called it a night!
Late night shopping is not for the weak.