My family and I went Korea last winter (late autumn) for vacation~
I was really excited bout this trip as we planned it since last last year (which is when keith and i returned from our first korea trip!)
My sister and I paid for the flights and accommodation for our parents as we thought it would be a great destination for them to visit! especially since my mum is a korean drama fan plus my dad loves nature and good food!
We took an early flight and arrived in Seoul late afternoon..
reached hotel in the evening.....
didn't stop for a rest nor snack...
WE CAN'T WAIT FOR OUR SOY SAUCE CRAB!!
We have been thinking/drooling of this meal since we returned to Singapore
armoured up! and ready to indulge! haha
seafood pancake for my mum who doesn't eat raw food.
the cushion seats that.... are opted out for. hahaha
after that satisfying dinner, we walked around the place to look for dessert!
but we ended up at Paris baguette instead...
seriously... how can you say NO to such delicious looking bread?
we went back to the hotel to have sufficient rest for the next day (.... =.= but still not enough energy haha... don't think we will ever have enough energy for day 02 itinerary)
Started early in the morning..
for a breakfast trip to GWANGJANG market (seriously my fav. place in korea but not because of the food la...it's because of their vintage market! will elaborate in next few posts!)
you can order everything you want by just pointing at the dishes in front of you!
my dearest papa and mama :)
very nice soup with fish sticks, ikan bilis and seaweed..
le sis and me~
I actually love it hahaha
easily my fav snack!
don't judge me..
it's full of collagen!
koreans have their way of making simple everyday food taste special.
the typical korea food!
after a heavy heavy breakfast....
we headed off to ChangDeokgung palace...
hahaha even though it's autumn, it's still pretty warm for us
lol i'm trying to shoot the PEEK-A-BOO effect...
apparently, it takes a good photographer and cooperative models to achieve that hahaha
WE ARE NEITHER
lol! my sis taking selfie!
wonder if it's on her instagram haha
they've got a super nice cafe inside
still pretty energetic and jolly while wanting for the secret garden tour to start...
what we didn't expect is....
THE SECRET GARDEN is HUGEEEEE!
and lotsa uphill, downhill and stairs....
not for the sedentary TAY family and keithy choi haha
but the scenery is really pretty!!
we have one down from exhaustion!
lol. my dad... still taking photos..
anyway, at first i thought my dad would be the first one to complain about being tired as he has got surgery down last year...
you will always find the tay family sitting down at the corner while other tourists toured around. haha
walking around picking hazelnuts...
she kept picking hazelnuts!!!
though she didn't eat any of them.
PS: have you seen ancient toilet?
this is the toilet for the servants and maids...
so after 90minutes long walk + hiking + stairs, we are finally near to the exit~!
(PS: I walked the whole day in heels hahaha OMG what was i thinking)
after that we walked to Insadong...
and there's a pretty traditional tea house around the corner.
around insadong, there's many interesting food stalls as well.
gigantic squid stick!
overall, it's a really fun yet tiring day!
and after that day, our itinerary totally changed to SLACK mode