Because of the 3-day pass we bought, we had to leave Busan for Seoul. ‘Check-out’ was at 11am, so early in the morning, we rushed back to Bujeon Market for breakfast and to buy the almond nuts that the hub wanted but couldn’t decided whether to buy on Day 1. Lol.
Ate at another stall this time. I had kimbap (김밥) again while the hub had odeng (오뎅) and kalguksu (칼국수). It’s handmade knife noodles by the way. Total price came up to KRW7,300 (SGD9.13).
Train to Seoul
Note that you have to go to the counter again to purchase your ticket to Seoul. Just show them the 3-day card. (So don’t throw it away after the first day!) Dabao-ed a rainbow cake to eat on the train. Just because it looked so pretty. KRW3,500 (SGD4.38) worth of normal cake and cream. 😀
Our Seoul AirBnb was this. Slightly better than the one in Busan, I think. She can speak English and sent us pretty clear directions on how to get to her place. It was about 5-10 minutes away from Seoul Station. Very convenient! She also provided (on rental FOC) T-Money cards and a WIFI egg. Yay to connection! The room itself was…ok lor. Want cheap cannot complain LOL.
Chungmuro Pet Street
It’s really hard to find pet shops in Korea, so even though there were negative reviews about this place, we headed out to there. Directions: Chungmuro Station (Line 3 or 4, Exit 1 or 8). I read a blog saying it doesn’t matter which exit you come out from because there are pet shops on both sides of the street. However, I recommend Exit 8.
We came out from Exit 1 and I think there was only 1 vet clinic on that street. Crossing the road, there were a couple more pet shops (that sell pet treats and accessories) and a few more selling only pets. The treats were rather expensive and didn’t look very healthy, so I didn’t get any from there. There was also this “World Pet 21” building. Which, I believe, was empty except for the Paris Baguette in front. So disappointing! 😦
Since it was so freezing cold, we stopped for street food! Hotdog bun and kimbap (김밥) again! The very nice lady also gave us odeng (오뎅) broth, which was different and much much nicer than all those I’ve tried so far. ❤
Last stop for the day! My favorite place! I think I’m becoming more and more auntie lol. It’s similar to our Giant supermarket but look at their veggie section! Look so fresh and healthy and yummy!
And I also found out that their soju is cheaper than beer. And coke. I think it was barely SGD2 per bottle! From that day onward I started having half to one full bottle of soju every single night. It helped make me warm and fall asleep easier. I checked the price in Singapore and it was some 4-5 times higher! If there’s one thing I miss about Korea, it’s the cheap soju. The pomegranate one. 😦
Our shopping! We bought toothpaste because I bought this toothpaste dispenser from Qoo10 some time ago, which was made in Korea. So it could only fit Korean toothpastes. LOL! Plus lots of pepero to distribute. And the huge red dates! The ones at NTUC is so tiny and pathetic lol.
Dropped the stuff and went to the fried chicken place nearby. It was recommended by the AirBnb owner. We got the garlic chicken and a 3,000cc beer to share. There were some fried rice cakes (떡볶이) too. I thought the sauce was pretty nice. Even though it wasn’t the kind of fried chicken I was always craving for.
Headed back to rest cos we had an early day for Day 4!