SOUTH KOREA 2015 Day 4: MyeongDong Cathedral, Gyeongbukgeong, Gwanghamun Square, Cheonggyecheon, Bukchon Hanok Village, Samcheondong, Dongdaemun Design Plaza

I’m starting to see my titles are always a mouthful.

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I was so thankful that we didn’t walk too much in our K-Pop adventure. Day 4 was the real all about walking.

Holy Eucharist

Holy Eucharist

We started off with attending the English Mass at Myeongdong Cathedral. Go to the main street of Myeongdong shopping center, then go uphill. The cathedral is to your right.

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live performance after the Mass

After the mass, we had our brunch at Odarijip. The man in the pictures, presumably the owner, is probably a huge fanboy! He has a lot of pictures with the biggest stars like TVXQ! Back in the day; and Park Sihoon, Jang Geunsuk and many more!

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Odarijip is located near the huge SPAO store. It’s on the 2nd or 3rd level of a building. I forgot what store was on the street level, but it’s on the same side as Adidas. The ahjusshi there was the nicest among all restaurants we ate at. He was trying to speak in English to us and we were talking back to him in broken Korean. But he was really nice!

After MyeongDong, we found our way to Gyeongbukgoong Palace. and we barely made it to the changing of guards. Tee-hee.

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I think from Gyeongbukgoong Palace, you can exit at the National Museum to find your way near Bukchon. I am not sure about this, but I saw the same exit when we were making our way to the Hanok village from Anguk Station. Can anybody confirm this?

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Anyway, after looking at the performances from the National Museum, we made our way back to the Palace, and exited in front of Gwanghamun Square.

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Lee Soon Sin staring right at yah!

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If anyone remembers, the Sewol Ferry tragedy happened last year. At the Gwanghamun Square was where the family’s victims held their rallies and other related activities over the past year. When we visited, there were stalls that showed the high school pictures of the victims. Apparently, there are still 9 people missing to this date. I had goosebumps while passing by the stalls as it was really, really sad to see these calls for the victims to return to their families.

From Gwanghamun Square, you can walk a little bit more to reach the beginning of the Cheonggyecheon stream. Day6 also had a quick performance here for the promotional video of 2PM.

Sister making her wish, same spot I did in 2013

Sister making her wish, same spot I did in 2013

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After making a wish at the stream, we used the Gwanghamun Square Station exit five, and from there made our way to Anguk Station for the Bukchon Hanok Village.

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The goal this time was to take pictures from some of the view points of the Hanok Village. And then use the stair alley to go to SamcheonDong. I am not sure if we used the correct stair alleys, maybe not, but we did end up at SamcheonDong.

That sort of bistro/coffee shop in the street alley

That sort of bistro/coffee shop in the street alley

I wanted to visit this street because of the Autumn foliage, but alas, we were too early for the peak of Autumn. On the flip side, we did get the Hotteok here and the sikhae!

Sister trying to get us hotteok and sikhae. She's better than me at Korean

Sister trying to get us hotteok and sikhae. She’s better than me at Korean

Tired from all the walking that we did all day, we still managed to get to Dongdaemun Design Plaza! BAP will be holding their comeback showcase at one of the halls and we felt it would be epic to just be in the place. Plus, DDP is home to Seoul’s Fashion Week, and midnight shopping!

space ship!

space ship!

Just two more days, and we’ll be leaving Seoul! My sister vowed to tie herself somewhere or something, just so I won’t take her back home. Tee-hee.

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