South Korea, May 2013; Part 1

Back in 2010, I told my friend we should save up and go to south Korea 2 years after our graduation (2012).   Though a year over due, we finally went to Korea (:

I have to admit, our trip wasn't really well planned, we had a few arguments on where to go and how to go to places and it didn't help that the 3 of us were pms-ing at during the travel. wahaha. but all in all i am glad we went on this trip together. 

The initial plan was to go to Korea in April (early spring), but due to some unforeseen circumstances  we decided to go in may (end of spring). 

my mom and brother somehow managed to brainwash me into buying backpacks -_-" they're even more expensive than the luggage that i had intended to buy (bajet macam pergi backpacking selalu kan)

We arrived at incheon at 0820. After getting our bags, we decided to look for a prayer room. After almost an hour of trying to search for the prayer room, it turns out that the multi-religion prayer room is actually located at the departure hall T.T

Near the entrance of AREX, i saw a sign board that says 'prayer room'. when we went in area, there were two rooms in it. 1 for Christians to pray and the other were meant for Buddhist. Since there weren't many people that pass through that area, we decided to pray there. 

From incheon, we took arex to gimpo airport as we were going to jeju via air busan (air busan doesnt fly from incheon to jeju). as we had a few hours to kill, we had left our bags in the locker @ gimpo station and decided to go to hongdae.

 CAn't find your way? don't worry, most places in seoul will have this tourist information counter(?)

 hongdae = honggik + daehakgyo (university)
main bantai masuk. there were having a festival of some sort. students buka stalls jual barang, people playing games etc. i must say, hongdae students are very nicely dressed.

at first we wanted to visit ewha too, but since we had gotten lost a couple of times, we had to forgo ewha.

From gimpo to jeju

Here in Malaysia, you have to check in at least an hour before and the last boarding time is half an hour before the flight takes of. Welll in korea, the boarding time is 15 minutes before the plane takes of and the last boarding is 5 minutes before take off. the amazing thing, everything was on schedule @.@ amazing.

Budget breakdown; Day 1

LCCT-Incheon (air asia): RM1000.00
T-money: ₩2500
Incheon-Gimpo (arex): ₩3550
Gimpo-Honggik: ₩1150
Yeti Indian restaurant: ₩34000 (meal set for 3 people)
Locker: ₩3000
Taxi airport-yeha: ₩3600
Yeha guest house terminal, dorm for 4: ₩88000 for 4 nights
Banana milk: ₩1200

note: it has been ages since i had last written an essay or article. I've realised that my writing skills is now equivalent to an elementary school child. heck, even my 8-year old nephew constructs better sentences than i do. T.T ah, must practice more.

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