Thursday, April 19, 2012

Family Holiday @ Seoul 2012

Since now my boys are on primary school, we cannot let them skip school like what we did for last few years. Last month, during the one week school holidays, we went to Seoul, Korea again. You may ask what is so nice about Seoul, hmmm...i don't know, but i just love the place and actually this time we thought want to bring the kids to ski, but wrong timing, ski season was over. I think we have to save that for next time.

This round, we took Air Asia for the first time for our oversea trip. We are tired of transit flight, so we think take a direct flight, it will be easier and at least we all can sleep and rest in the flight. Honest opinion, i didn't sleep well, maybe the max just 1/2 hour and wake up on off, the seat was quite small and hard hard for me to fall sleep, can imagine the 6 hours + flight. My boys sleep through till it landed.

We arrived at Incheon International airport in the early morning at 5.30am! After got our baggage and we took the airport bus direct to our hotel.

This time we choose to stay at the Myeong Dong, a very happening area and a shopping district, it is very convenient for me to shop!! And don't need like previous year, after shop we have to carry the things all the way back to hotel.

while waiting for the bus, we took a picture. It was -5C on the day we arrived, lucky we bring enough clothes to keep us warm.

Ibis Seoul Hotel Myeong Dong

this is their reception on the 19th floor!!!

We were early, and the room is not ready. We store the baggage at the concierge counter, and we went out to hunt for some food and do some shopping ! No waste any time. hahahha

on the myeong dong street. This place getting crowd at night, the later the crowder!

this is the street stall we check out for our breakfast

noom noom noom on the sausages!!

After having our light breakfast and do some little shopping, we went back to hotel to freshen up ourself, and we go out again for our late lunch and another round shopping. This is our day 1 itinerary, nothing much, relax day and just shop around our hotel area.

You may wonder how come this time i didn't snap any hotel room picture, hmmmm..a bit disappoint, the room was rather small and it is really hard to fit four of us. With our three big baggage, we hardly got any space to walk around. We miss the hotel that we stayed last year, it was a bit not so convenient for shopping but the room is a lot more bigger and comfortable.

Opposite our hotel, it is the Lotte Department store, at first we thought we want to go to the food court there for late lunch, but apparently it is closed for some renovation or something. And to our surprise, at the entrance, actually it is the mini Star Avenue!!

i took a picture with my "yummy candy" hahha

and there are some famous artist and actress hand print

Since the food court was closed, we just went out on the street and find some restaurant to have our late lunch.

we settle with Japanese lunch..

after "re-charge" the "battery" in our tummy, we continue with our street shopping again.

check out the bag at this shop - OMBRE, the bags quality are good, soft cow leather, price all from RM300+ and above. :S:S

Then we came to this crocs shop, we went in and check out the Crocs shoe for the boys. Then we saw a sign saids, there was a cafe on the third floor, we thought we can sit down and have a rest and a cup of coffee, before we continue our shopping again. Not knowing that, actually this cafe is free for the customers, ok, i am not sure whether everyone can just walk in and drink or they only serve it to the crocs customers.

Anyway, when we walked up to the third floor, a very nice and unique design cafe appear in front of us, i like it very much!!

use the shoe as part of the deco, bright idea.

the sitting place, with a projector screen .

want to act like "tai tai" to enjoy my coffee and do some little manicure? Can you see there is nail polish on the table!!!

this is the cafe view, and did you spot the ipad on the table, it is free for customer to play!!

beverage area, coffee and soft drinks

not only adults got entertaiment, kids also got.

After rest enough, we get the shoe, paid and continue our shopping again.

before we leave, get the boys to pose for the camera . I love this picture.

This is on a normal day late afternoon, not so crowd, you should see my post on my last day on a weekend afternoon, that is scary on the crowd!

a unique buildling..

and a cute and unique statue in front of a building...

After we put the things back to our hotel room, then we are out again for the "Jump" show. Hmmmm..we are still prefer the Nanta Show compare to this Jump show, kind of a bit boring, but my boys quite enjoy it.

After the show, we walked back to our hotel, actually it was quite near, it was about 15 - 20 mins walk, but we walked the wrong way, and we walked almost one hour only reached our hotel. :(:( It was a cold and windy night, and we just settle fast food burger as our dinner.

This is all about our Day 1......


Kristie said...

lovely break! Korea is really nice... :-)

Wah u didn't sleep well on the plane still can straightaway start shopping!! haha

LittleLamb said...

so the crocs cafe food all free? and the nail polish too????? so min buy 1 pair lo???

eeee i so want to go korea now.

suituapui said...

Hmmmmm...and so cold, fell sick when you came back till now. Hope you're ok already...all ready to eat your heart out when you come back to Sibu.

Small Kucing said...

wah you all relly enjoy over there hahaha...

Love the Yummy candy shots

Annie Q said...

Kristie: Ya, i love their culture and love the place. That's why that make me go back so many times. hahahhaha.
Hmmmm...i didn't sleep well but manage to catch few hours sleep with wake up a few rounds. :S

LittleLamb: No food la, only drinks, hot coffee, tea, or soft drinks. I should think the nail polish is free, but i didn't use it. hahahhaha. We get each boy a pair of crocs. :)

Arthur: Actually i was not well since chinese new year, maybe not fully recover yet, then caught another cold in Korea, that make it worst. Now i am getting a lot better, but still taking medicine for another month. But before i go back to Sibu next month, i have to head to another place next week!! Arrrggg!!! A place that i never think i will go visit if not going with my company.

Small Kucing: hehehhehe..yes, i enjoy myself there and love the weather too. Yummy candy shots? Nice hor? hahah i like it too.

mNhL said...

Wah...the hotel's reception on such a high floor! And the rooms are below the 19th floor ?

Love Korea....nice place ya.

Mummy Moon said...

Looking at your pic make me so miss Myeong Dong street food!!

Annie Q said...

mNhL: Yes, the reception on the higher floor and also the coffee house, and the hotel rooms are all below 19th floor. I think it is a bit similar with the Legend Hotel in KL? I heard their reception also on higher floor.

Mummy Moon: hehhehehe...korea got a lot street food beside than myeong dong.

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