Seoul Day 2: Gwangjang Market & Gangnam

Day 2. We started our our day with a delicious breakfast at the Gwangjang Market (광장시장). We got there around 10 am and might have arrived a little late because some of the stalls and shops were closed. Even so, many were open, so we got to sightsee the market for a bit. For a market, I think the place is very clean and organized. It felt very different than the markets I've been back home in Indonesia. We ate and tried a couple of different things and after we're done eating we just walked around the market. IMG_0469

IMG_0444 IMG_0467Bindaetteok (빈대떡)IMG_0409 IMG_0402 IMG_0415Pajeon (파전)IMG_0419 IMG_0425 Tteokbokki (떡볶이)IMG_0427 IMG_0428Jokbal (족발) - Pork's Feet // Gimbap (김밥)IMG_0430 Sundae (순대)IMG_0431 I tried it and it doesn't taste as bad as I thought. Very interesting taste and definitely taste better with the sauce/dip that the ajumma gave us. IMG_0437IMG_0432IMG_0439 IMG_0440 IMG_0447 IMG_0452 IMG_0455 IMG_0459 IMG_0462 IMG_0463 IMG_0464After we got our stomach full, we headed to the subway station to go to Gangnam. The subway station is quite different than the ones we've been to. And we got lost this time. I wasn't quite sure where we were, but we were definitely not at the place that we intended to visit. It was pretty funny because we wandered off to a fairly quite area. But, we made the best of it and just laughed it off. What is traveling without getting a little lost right?

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IMG_0509 IMG_0512IMG_0521On our way back to the subway station, we went through what probably the longest escalator we encountered yet in subway station. I'm amazed on how deep underground the subway system goes in Korea. IMG_0538Also, I saw this interesting advertisement. Not sure what it's for or what it means, but it looked intriguing.

IMG_0540After that, we arrived at the famous Garosu-Gil (가로수 길). We were sweating bullets from the hot sun and decided to make a quick pit stop at Caffe Bene for some cold treats.

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IMG_0573 IMG_0557IMG_0566The area is filled with restaurants, shops, cafes, studios, and galleries that are pretty upscale. So we just started strolling down the street and walked in to some of the shops that interest us.

IMG_0574 IMG_0585 IMG_0593 IMG_0605 IMG_0614 IMG_0615 IMG_0620 IMG_0622 We saw something that's totally unexpected: a couple of guys walking donkeys on the other side of the street. Seeing something new everyday here.IMG_0628 IMG_0632 IMG_0601After Garosu-gil, we headed to Apguejong (압구정), also known as the Rodeo Street. The area has a lot of foreign brand shops that are very familiar to us. We just took a quick look around the area since the brands we saw are available in the States.IMG_0650 IMG_0655Afterwards, we took two taxis to Gangnam because our feet kinda gave up on us from all the long walks in the past 7 hours.