Last day to submit photos for the Modest Muhaajaba Giveaway is on 31st May 2013. Winner will be announced 2nd June 2013. All the best & thank you for your patience!!xx
Monday, 20 May 2013
Sunday, 12 May 2013
OOTD : yellow sweater : Forever21 | white top : Cotton On | bracelet : H&M | bag : Clarks | ombre skirt : Covershop
I think it's safe to say that day 4 was literally shopping day! We started off the day by heading to the Lotte Duty Free Shopping Centre. It's just like any other mall which includes a variety of products except it was a little smaller and the levels were seperated by types of products. Designer handbags, jewelry, shoes were at the 11th floor(if I can remember correctly) and makeup stuff on the 10th or 9th (I think!) On the ground floor there was a supermarket selling all kinds of fruits, desserts and local favorites. The price range was quite expensive but that's just because they sell only high quality goods. Imagine a durian there costs 79900 won! Thats about RM 230++ !
|Le hubs trying some kimchi|
After the Lotte mall we went to 4 other 'shopping' places(Ginseng, Amethyst, WS Cosmetic & Hoganbo). If you're thinking of joining a travel package make sure you tell your agent to skip these places if possible because to me it's not worth wasting the time there(coz in the end, none of us bought anything there really, too expensive). Unless, ofcourse you realy plan to buy Korean Amethyst, unfamiliar makeup brand stuff or ginseng in Korea.
For lunch we ate at a Korean Indian Restaurant in Iteawon before heading to the Iteawon Mosque. Warning! The mosque is located high on top of a steep hill, and being pregnant, I almost felt like I wouldn't make it to the top since it was so steep and exhausting to climb up the hill(the streets are very narrow, hence visitors cannot be brought up to the mosque in big busses) But the Mosque was beautiful masyaAllah, so it was definitely worth the climb!:)
|Le husband having a chat with Tabligh jemaah from Indonesia.|
Finally, we reached our last destination for the day in Namdeamun. For those of you who like to shop, don't be fooled by your tourist guide. They will tell you not to buy souvenirs here because they're made in China. They will bring you to a different place in Incheon near the airport where they claim the goods to be 'higher quality' since they are made in Korea. But truth is, I bought a lot of stuff from both places and found that the quality is the same and the souvenirs are both made in China(only a selected few in the Incheon are truly korean made) So it is advised if you want to spend on souvenirs, the best place to spurlge is here in Namdeamun Street since the price range is much much cheaper.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Please be informed that due to overwhelming requests, submission of photos for my GIVEAWAY has been extended until further notice. I want to give the oppurtunity for everyone to participate, so keep those photos coming in girls!:) I will keep you updated on the final date of submission, so watch this space & thank you for your patience!xx
Thursday, 18 April 2013
After having breakfast, we transfered to Yangpyeong and went for a rail bike ride. The rail bike is a 4-seat vehicle that moves on rails by foot pedaling(obviously). Since I was pregnant, my husband insisted I let him do all the pedaling. In the end I tried pedaling anyway and the thing moved even with the slightest pedaling, pffft. Tipah tertipu rupanya. haha.
The rail bike looks kinda lame I know, but trust me, totally fun when you ride it with the right people!:) Plus we got to see more of South Korea's country side and even the friendly Koreans who waved at us as we passed by.
After about an hour at the rail bike station, we went to the DIY Kimchi place in Icheon(forgive me, I really don't remember the name of this place) and made some Kimchi(well, kind of). To be completely honest all the ingredients were there already, we just happen to squeeze everything into the cabbage. Our Kimchi instructor was funny though, reminded me of that runningman guy, Jea Suk or whatever his name is. I don't really fancy the taste of Kimchi since I feel that our local sambal is so much tastier, but apparently koreans love it because according to them, not only does it taste good, but it is also very healthy food that they take everyday, apart from Ginseng.
Just opposite the Kimchi place, we had the oppurtunity of wearing the Korean traditional garments. I wore the Hanbok(dress) + Jokduri(headgear) while hubby wore the Gwanbok + Tanggeon. If you look at the traditional attire of any country around the world, you'll find that most of them are very modest. Makes you wonder why not many cultures wear any of the (slightly modified) traditional garments in everyday life like how the Arabs still wear their Abayas/Burqa/niqab or the Malays who still wear their Baju Kurung.
Across the street from the Kimchi & tradional wear place, was the Seasonal Fruits Farm where we did some strawberry picking( really reminds me of the days back in uk) The strawberries in Malaysia are not as sweet or as tasty as the ones in korea/uk so my mom bought a whole big box of korean strawberries to bring back to Malaysia but most of it was finished before we even reached Malaysia.
Last location on our itinerary for day 3 was the massive themepark, Everland. Everland is almost similar to Paris Disneyland except I don't think they have a parade like they have in Disneyland. Other than that I think the place was beautiful, fairy-tale-like and fun!(despite the fact that I didn't get to ride any roller coasters since I'm pregnant. I loooooooooove extreme adrenelin-rush-rides/activities!!!)
Sky Cruise, the only 'roller coaster' I got to ride. z z Z Z z z z...
It was quite romanctic though:p got some cuddling and gedik time with the hubs, teheee
Having my cinderella moment right there.
We tried some Bulgogi for dinner at a halal Korean-Indian restaurant. Sadly it wasn't really my cup of tea because the meat gravy was kind of sweet (I dunno, maybe they didn't cook it right or I just had no idea how it's supposed to taste like, lol). Not a good combination for me but I ate it anyways since I was freakinnn hungry. We even bought some Turkish kebabs along the way back because we meat-lovers just have to have our meat cooked right. After dinner we checked into our last hotel, Manu Hotel and I instantly fell asleep due to extreme exhaustion. It was definitely a nice 3rd day though!:)
*face of exhaustion*