Saturday, April 02, 2011

Korea Family Trip - Day 2

warning ~ lots pictures~

I know i am really slow in my blog updating lately, too many things to do and this year my boys homework are getting heavier. Daily homework, 5 -6 books and weekend will have more to do. *sigh*

How busy i am, i still want to noted down the recent family holidays as a record. Please bear with me, i hope i can update as much as i can, and i will hop over to your blog soon, still catching up on my blog hopping!

Day 2 ~ Everland Korea

We woke up around 9am, get ready and start our journey to Everland. Hub is the tour leader, he

look at the map and we took subway and stop Gangnam station, walked out from the subway station, walked and look for the bus that is going to Everland.

When we came out from the hotel that morning, we saw this at the road side, all items selling at RM5, i didn't get anything, since we are going to Everland i don't want to carry all the things with me to Everland.

this is the subway station that near our hotel, Dongguk Station. Dongguk University also just next to the hotel that we stayed.

everyone line up and wait for the train.

we took subway to Gangnam Station then from there will take city express to Everland.

we took this city bus express to Everland, (sorry this picture we took at night, morning was too busy looking at the bus and forgot to snap a picture of it.) Bus number 5002, direct to Everland.

this is the bus station that we wait for the bus.

After one hour plus we reached Everland. Actually it only took about 50 mins - 1 hour to reach Everland, but due to the bad traffic, it took more than 1 hour.

Once we reach at the main road, we need to take anothe shuttle bus to Eveland. (long journey) :(

shuttle bus will stop at the assign spot. Make sure you noted down which stop you are getting down, when going back time, you wait at the same spot for the shuttle bus.

need some walk before we reach at the entrance, finally!

after purchase the tickets, once inside, you can see a lot stalls selling souvenier and toys, it is something like Hong Kong Disney.

some view of Everland, they are still having Christmas deco, i think because it is still winter.

We reached at Everland around noon time, we are all so hungry, went to this restaurant for our lunch.

other two set of kids meal and me and hub had fried rice and it come with free soup. Look how many bowls of soup we took. :P

we took the cable car to Zoo Topia.

first animal that greet us was the polar bear!!

my boys said, we want to take a picture with the tiger ( at the back)

took picture with white tiger ( at the back)

cute doggies and skunks!

sea lion

we are on time for the sea lion show. Quite interesting, it has story line, but the show was in Korean, we don't understand, but we still laugh and my boys enjoy too.

After the show, we went to the most exciting part!

Snow buster!!!!!! When my boys saw this, they can't wait anymore, carry the float they run up on the escalator and can't wait to slide down!!!

I try very hard to catch up with them, they forgot about me, sliding down, without waiting for me. That show how excited they are!

it's a long way to go up, lucky got escalator. They go round and round and rounds!!

finally the daddy join them, they go more round, and i walked around and look see look see.

i catch some show while the boys were playing with the snow buster with their daddy.

we queue this to ride safari bus for almost 1 hour!!! Long long queue, i don't know why i find safari no more interesting this time compare to 6 years ago on my first visit. It looks like having less animals this time, a bit disappoint.

white tigers..

ligers = lion + tiger.

we stop at this point for quite sometime, watching the bears greet us and the driver was feeding the bears some food.

after safari, we walked around and and saw this bunny mascot, my boys took some picture with the bunny.

hub company the boys go to this haunted house? I am not joining them, it said the house will turn 360 degree and everything will be upside down? After reading the note outside i told hub i will not join them, i wait for them outside. While we are at Everland, the weather was quite warm, i already had some headache, i don't want to get another giddy from this haunted house. According to my boys, it is very interesting, they are very excited and keep tell me what they saw inside.

roller-coaster. Look at it, i already sweat and freeze.

Zoo-topia space tour, i went in with the boys. It something like motion master in Genting Highland, but this is with 4D!!! It look so real and give me some fright!

sky is getting dark, and it is actually only 6pm!!

we miss out this place!! We only saw it when we took the cable car. When my last time here, this place still not ready, still under construction. It is a nice place for photo shooting during night.

took some pictures before we left Everland and it's getting cold again at night.

waiting for the bus. First round it is too many people, hub is queuing and we three sit and wait. We feel hungry, and munch on pop corn.

there is sign at the bus station so we queue according to the bus we took.

finally our bus arrived after 15-20 minutes wait.

reached Gangnam, we decide to eat here instead of going to else. We walked two rounds only decide what to eat. Too many to choose and most are almost the same, cannot decide which one to go in, end up we are having Japanese food.

we are at this small and cozy Japanese restaurant for dinner. Lucky the waitress at the restaurant can speak mandarin, so solve the problem on ordering our food.

Remember on the first day, we arrived early, and they don't have ready room for us? They told us, they are going to change our room on the next day, just ask us to pack the bags and leave it in the room and they will change and move our bags to our new room. When we back to the hotel, i go to reception and collect our new room key/card, and look this is our new room. It look so comfy and the bed is big enough for 4 of us. They got heat toilet seat with all the control buttons, mini bar you can even find facial mask on it!! Of course that will be chargeable .

our new room, and the most exciting part is...................................

we got our own coffee machine in the room!!!!!! We entitle to have two coffee pellet per day.

My cup of espresso!! Smell so good but i am not a black coffee lover, but i still finish it, smell too good to resists!!

That is my day 2....continue will be my day 3, Nanta show...


Small Kucing said...

This is way too cool. Fun. Coffee making machine in the room. Wow...syok.

suituapui said...

Ya...been waiting for your update. all looks like so much fun. And you guys sure know how to get around. I wouldn't be able to do that - all worried and stressed out about getting lost. Always depended on guided tours - of course, not so exciting lor! And holidays - best when kids still small - such joy watching them having so much fun!

Isaac Tan said...

Nice! i just love to see the pictures. I've had the chance to visit korea twice and i would say,i love the culture, and the environment there! Lots of different things to see and enjoy!

reanaclaire said...

So much to see when going by your own, right? Nanta show I did go.. but didnt really like it.. too noisy and loud..

javapot said...

snowbuster looks really fun!!! am amazed how u got around so easily!!!

jacss said...

haha...i also got excited with the snow buster :D
hope these beautiful memories stayed with the boys as much as they could as they grow... wonderful !!

Yvonne said...

Such a long and exciting day for the boys. You look tired towards the end of the day. A good espresso is nice :)

Yee Ling said...

Enjoy ur post...very informative. Can refer back if we plan to visit a day.

Annie Q said...

smallkucing: Yea, for coffee lover, this is a good news to have own coffee making machine in the room.

STP: Ya, so back dated on my post!! With kids, if can better travel on our own instead of join tour, join tour, time rushing and tight itinerary. Lucky my hub is good with direction and good in reading map, so i can just concentrate on my two boys. Let them enjoy first, before their school work start heavy.

Isaac Tan: Yea, i love their culture and their environment. That make me go back for the third time!

reanaclaire: free and easy can see a lot things, but when like going to Everland those place, we need to travel by our own instead of there is tour bus waiting in front of the entrance, make our life easier. That is the only plus point. :)
Oh, you don't like Nanta show? I enjoy it so much, i don't mind to go again, even my two boys like it so much too!

javapot: ya, snowbuster very fun. I remember when my first time there to play snowbuster, the route is longer and got a corner to turn and it was quite fast and quite scary. Get a map and get enough info, it quite easy to get around.

jacss: You can try that when you go to Korea, it was quite fun. Prefer during winter with more snow, it slide faster! ahhahahhahaha
I quite amaze with my boys memories, they still can tell me what they do in Hong Kong and what they see in Hong Kong. Some people said, don't bring the kids travel when they are too young, they don't know anything, but actually they remember a lot.

Yvonne: Ya, with two boys, walked whole day, and the weather on that day was quite warm in day time and wearing thick clothes. End of the day, i was dead tired. :(

Yee Ling: Thanks! Note it down, can as a record for myself and also an information to share with others.

Bananazą®‡ said...

Wow wow wow love the snowbuster I would sure to do dozen times..nice bunny maskots perfect match with your cardigan.

prince n princess mum said...

I was in Everland few years ago, Halloween time period...... But following tour is rushing... Didn't really explore Everland like you did.......

Ann said...

Long post but very informational. When finish the post forgot what I want to comment. :)

Just remembered the Linger! :)

Mummy to QiQi said...

Annie, this place seems even more fun compare to a disneyland. Bet entrance is expensive too?