Hello everyone! ☺️
Today I’m going to share to all of you about my last days in Korea. I didn’t take that many pictures during my last days in Seoul, but I’ll try my best to elaborate..
As far as I remember, early in the morning, me and Silvia flew back to Seoul from Jeju Island, and then both of us decided to go separate ways for that day. Silvia wanted to go to Gangnam area to do some luxury shopping, meanwhile I wanted to go to the Naminara Island.
Instead of going to Naminara Island, I stayed in the hostel and talked with Mr. Seung Beom Kim for a little bit. *he’s the owner of the hostel that I stayed* At first I asked him about how to reach Naminara Island from the hostel. He explained it to me very patiently and I could tell that he’s one of those detail oriented men, with a passion of travelling too.
I think he explained it very well but, all of a sudden I don’t really want to go to Naminara anymore. First of all, as much as I wanted to visit the island, I honestly don’t feel comfortable going alone, it’s quite a journey to get there, what if I got lost? Second of all, I really enjoyed talking to Mr. Kim. I don’t think I can have a better chance to talk to a local that can speak english very well than at that moment chatting with him, so I started to ask him some things about the local and cultural stuff.
After some lengthy chat, he offered me to grab some food with him. I’m honestly super excited to go and eat like a local, so I said, “YES!” He took me to eat Chicken Soup in a small shop where he knows the owner by name. We went on by bus, that was the first time for me, and the chicken soup was really delicious! He shout the meal for me, it was really kind of him.
We continue on exchanging stories about both of our cultures while eating dinner, and lastly, he asked the owner of the chicken shop to give us a bottle of Soju. I never had Soju before in my entire life, so that’s also a first! It was a really nice evening spent with Mr. Kim. I didn’t regret not going to Naminara island because creating friendship and memories like that was more precious to me.
Naminara Island can wait, it won’t go anywhere, hehe…
Later that night, I took a stroll around the city, heading to Cheonggyeongcheon Stream. It’s a beautiful stream, quite hyped at night, filled with a lot of young people and also young couple. I wish we had one like this back in Surabaya, a good place to chill out!
I continued walking, and I visited Korean Tourism Organization’s Office. There’s nothing there, lmao.
While I was continuing my stroll, I saw these guys were rapping on a small stage. There was quite a swarm of fans in front of them, but I had no idea who they are.
I kept on strolling through the busy night in Seoul. I visited Hongdae where all the youngsters like to hang and have fun at. There were a bunch of young guys there who were initially trying to pick me up, but since they couldn’t speak english very well, we became stran