Knowing that it was going to be our last day is probably what prodded us to wake up earlier than normal. We seoulmates didn’t wanna leave just yet! By noon, we were already up at the N Seoul Tower, which allows an overlooking view of the city.
We also discovered that it houses the highest post office in Korea, so our cheesey selves couldn’t help but send postcards to the men who were missed most during our trip.
I was also able to lock in our names along with the bunch of love-y padlocks attached onto that wall. Hopefully we’ll be able to find it someday when we go to Korea!
Next up on our itinerary was Gangnam, where we of course, planned to dance Gangnam Style with no shame around the city, but we were trying to catch our flight at 9PM so we ran out of time for that. Instead, we went back to Hongdae center and went shopping for clothes & souvenirs, which we couldn’t find in Myeongdong.
Back sore from all the walking throughtout the trip, we took a cab going home, packed our last-minute finds, and luckily, Simon was kind enough to drive us to the station. I really cannot recommend staying in Roi Guesthouse enough, because of how well we were taken care of during our stay!
There’s still a lot we haven’t seen- DMZ (the boarder between North & South Korea which we were afraid to go to because you’d have to sign a waiver saying that if you get shot, it’s not their fault), Everland amusement park, Gangnam (just for the hell of the song!), and their version of paradise, Jeju Island.
We are definitely coming back, and maybe with our boyfriends the next time around, due to the romantic feel of a few places. But whether you’re traveling with girl friends, or going solo, I can guarantee you a great time! Seoul is generally safe, the people are kind even if they speak little English, the food is great, and touring around is not much of a pain in the wallet!
Before going to Seoul, I always thought my budget wouldn’t be enough, based on the stories online. It turns out, I only spent less than half of my budget on accommodations, transportation (commute by subway), food & entrance to tourist spots. Here’s a chart with a rough estimate of our expenses, as requested by some friends who plan on visiting Seoul as well.
So this caps off my first chapter on this Travel Series blog! I hope you enjoyed reading, and that it would help people who intend to travel to Korea. Feel free to drop any questions or comments on my About page. Thanks for dropping by 🙂