Our first ever #FollowDearPostmanTo travel post! Credits all to the expiring-soon Asia Miles and sudden impulse that made this trip happen. For us (especially Z), a 7-days-getaway is probably one hardest thing to fit into our schedules. But after all these years, it finally happened. So now, SEOUL!
We were told that Seoul would be freezing cold (we've been anticipating some snow). The weather forecast also told us that it was going to rain (can't be worse). But! Thank God the overall trip turned out sunny and warm! Perfect for photoshootings. Thank you, Seoul.
You may have travelled with your boyfie for many times now, but that’s in fact our first proper trip. Departure from the airport no longer felt sad, but actually magical. Anyways I will keep it short now, #FollowDearPostmanTo Seoul Part I here you go!
Me and Z are no packed-travel-schedule people so we basically only marked some must-go spots down and decided where to go the night before. We’ve stayed in two different places for our trip (one from AirBnB and the Solaria Hotel, both near to Myeong Dong), 3nights each. Living in Myeong Dong turned out to be a good idea (5min to Euljiro-3-ga station, on the main Green Line 2, which links to all key locations).
Day 1: Hong Kong Airport - Settling in - Dinner
Seoul has real good night food markets. Love how you can get late night snacks so easily. Fishcakes!! Sorry diet, cheat day’s a must.
Our first apartment via Airbnb
Address: Jongno-gu (5min from Eujiro-3-ga station)
Day 2: Dongdaemun Design Plaza
This architecture by Zaha Hadid is simply amazing, perfectly showcasing the harmony between curves and spaces. That’s a piece of artwork. We were so lucky to perk it with a blue sky too.
Brunch at MACHOS (Mexican)
Dongdaemun Design Plaza
Exit at Dongdaemun Cultural Market station
Day 3: Common Ground - Sinsa Dong
Take a look at Korea local brands at Common Ground. The building is quite a combo of rawness and K-pop.
Breakfast at Coco Bruni
Exit at Konkuk University Station
Famous rainbow cake
Taste average, but a lil too big even for sharing.
Moving on to Sinsa Dong, a place full of shops and delicate cafes. Quite a nice place to chill at.
Vaness Flowers Cafe
Address: 강남구 논현동 59-6
Have always wanted to visit this place. It's a florist/cafe. Quite small but we enjoyed the vibes in there.
We have taken an average of 1000photos per day. And trust me, that’s only a tiny part of our album. Follow DearPostman for our upcoming Seoul trip part II for our hotel, the university area and more more cafes! Stay tuned.
And, one kind reminder, make sure you learn some Korean just to keep them in hand. Not many Koreans understand English.