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BUDGET TRIP TO SEOUL - SUMMER (PERCUTIAN BUDGET KE SEOUL - MUSIM PANAS) : ARRIVAL AND DAY 1

Friday, October 17, 2014

This is a continuation of BUDGET TRIP TO SEOUL - SUMMER (PERCUTIAN BUDGET KE SEOUL - MUSIM PANAS) : PRE-TRIP

Assalamualaikum :)

Since our flight was quite early, we decided to spend the night at KLIA2. If you were there on 4th September, yes, we were the one s snoring by the escalator. -.-

It was my first long flight and it was the most tiring one. Remember Jaiden? (bukan nama sebenar). Thanks to him, we couldn't sleep at all! I know kids allowed to cry and throw tantrum, but if it is for 6 hours, boy, u pushed my button. T.T

Sleep deprived noona.

Jaiden, you're a cute kid. I sincerely hope that you'll grow well and please be good to your parents cause it is definitely not easy to raise you.

Once we arrived, we straight away went to the nearest convenience store to buy our T-Money.

This is T-Money. Similar to our Touch N Go but is more widely used than ours. If 99% of your transport includes train, please purchase the T-Money card. but if queuing for tickets is your kind of thing, you may skip this part. :D

Throughout our stay, I used close to 20,000 won (approx. RM60) for 6 days trip. 


Incheon Airport to Myeongdong
 AREX Commuter (Commuter because it's cheaper than AREX Express but faster than bus)
Incheon International Airport to Seoul Station
Seoul Station ---> Subway line 4 (blue line) to Myeongdong Station.
ETJ: 62 to 72 mins

Take Exit 3. Walk staight towards 7-eleven until u reach a diverged road in font of Pacific Hotel. Take the road on the left and walk straight until u see the hostel signboard and voila!

source: booking.com

I love the location of our hostel. It's in Myeongdong! Almost all tourist attractions are within walking distance such as Namsan Tower, heart of Myeongdong and Namdaemun market. plus there's a 24 hours convenience store nearby which we'd visited twice per day! Sometimes we had to check whether they changed their shift already cause we don't want the 'eh you again!' look.

A triple room cost us 432,000won (approx RM1,296) for 6 days 5 nights.

I'm shy. :*) In movies, the shadow of a female lead taking shower is super sexy and hot. In reality, hmmmm............. let's just say in the end, we'd agreed to shower as far as possible from the glass door.

No point it''s electronic if you don't know how to use them. everything is in hangul!

Advantages:
1. The location. super strategic as mentioned above. and, it is just by the road side. No need to climb any stairs.
2. The room is perfect for the 3 of us. not too big or not too small. just nice.

Disadvantages:
1. They will only clean the room if you ask for it.
2. Every time you leave the hostel, you need to return your keys. Every single time. T.T

At night, we went to Myeongdong. 

This is my first purchase,

BANANA MILK! I totally get why people love it so much. It's yummy!

I totally love this picture of me in Myeongdong. I don't fit in at all but who cares! hehe. I even use it for Jumitraf's cover page. 


Myeongdong is all about cosmetic products. and what's even weird, there's a lot of outlets from the same brand in Myeongdong itself. You'll be like, 'Eh, Missha again? I thought Missha was over there?'

but sorry all. I'm a loyal girl. :D

Cosmetic stores competition in Myeongdong is so fierce. It was more like Pasar Malam than a brand store itself. A lot of promoters will be standing in front of their store and yelling all the discounts they have to attract you to their store. 

After all the efforts to attract customers, their in-store services were quite bad. A lot of them can't even speak english. Well to be honest, it's no surprise but since I can understand Korean a bit, I don't mind broken english. The surprise is on how they respond to english speaking customer. If the word is too complicated such as 'pigmentation', they'll frown and ignore you straight away!

Even Skinfood staff! I tried to deny it but it was so obvious I am senseless if I ignored it. I'll do separate review for skinfood later but for now, remember don't shop for cosmetics in Myeongdong. Don't give profits to rude people.

As for the rest, I let pictures do the talking.



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