Continuation of Mummy Audrey’s trip to Seoul, Korea with 3 kids and Ahjussi from 1st to 15th Sep 2016.
Links to the entire series HERE.
Day 0 – 31st August 2016
Time for our flight!
As mentioned earlier, the child meals for Korean Air were very easy to order and Baby Oppa definitely enjoyed his Hotdog Bun with Nuggets!
Day 1 – 1 September 2016
Arrival and exploration after check in!
(No stroller day. You won’t want to carry up the crazy flight of stairs at Namsan.)
Our usual route is to purchase yogurt and milk for the boys. Then get the boys settled into the seats near the nursery room so that we can change Meimei’s diapers, wash & sterilise her bottles used on the flight. Yes! They have sterilisers available in the nurseries at the airport! They are well maintained and clean! There is also a cubicle for nursing. A breastfeeding pillow is also available inside!
So we took the bus and there was a massive jam. A 50min ride became a 2-hour ride and our poor host actually stood at the bus stop to wait for us!
As mentioned in the earlier post, our apartment was in Myeongdong. Follow the instructions to reach On The Grill here and you will find it. We communicated with the host many times and indicated that our flight arrives early and that we would prefer to check in early if possible. If not possible, we hope to be able to at least drop off our luggage first. Thankfully, he was able to allow early check in for us and we settled in to have a late breakfast!
We let the kids rest while we continued to unpack and got ready their stuff in the apartment. We finally got our butts moving and headed out.
We were within walking distance from Namsan Tower and decided to head up. There is this special elevator that goes diagonally up the hill to save you a steep climb to the cable car centre!
Do note that there are other ways to head up (bus or taxi), but we found this experience most fun and happen to be convenient for us. The kids really enjoy the special elevator (we took it up and down several times)!
Pricing for the cable car up to N Seoul Tower
|Type||Individuals||Groups (over 30 people)|
|Adult return ticket||8,500 won||7,000 won|
|Adult one-way ticket||6,000 won||5,000 won|
|Children return ticket||5,500 won||4,500 won|
|Children’s one-way ticket||3,500 won||3,000 won|
We paid 28,000 won. It was free for Meimei.
Upon entering the plaza area, we were greeted with traditional performances! During our trip here in June, they had free Hanbok rental and you could wear a Hanbok and take photos with the guards in traditional costumes! Super cool! My parents and sis took the photos, I’ll share them here later if they allow.
Walk further in and you will see the Locks of Love.
We were hungry after all that walking, so we settled down for lunch.
While we were there, there were strong winds!
We then proceeded down from Namsan as the winds were really getting too strong and we were worried about the ride down the cable car. I have never asked what will happen if weather conditions stop the cable car, but I assumed that they will have bus services to bring us down if that really happens.
We crossed the road from the special elevator and headed into Myeongdong Street. Again, we got hungry and chanced on this place so we settled down to get a quick snack.
Anyways, the address for 충무김밥 Chungmu Gimbap is Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, 10, 19-gil OR 3-12, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea. There are 2 outlets within Myeongdong Street area.
We walked around Myeongdong Street. Did some shopping for my sister. I’m not a cosmetic or skincare crazy person. I just buy the basics like face wash and toner for myself only. My sister had a very specific list, thus we had to walk around to hunt for her.
After all the walking, plus the lack of sleep on the flight as I had to carry Meimei all the way (she hate the bassinet), we decided to head back to the apartment early to rest. Also because we had a full day at Everland the next day, thus we wanted the boys to sleep early.
I was quite shocked at how simple the pizza looked. But we were very happy with the taste. It was crispy and soft and the textures simply blended very well together. The boys didn’t even bother to ask for the capsicum to be picked out. They enjoyed the entire taste with the capsicum! This is the website for the pizza: http://www.imsilcheesepizza.com/.
Address for Imsil Pizza:
서울특별시 중구 남산동2가 16-3
16-3 Namsandong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Next up: Day 2 – Everland, Isaac Toast & On The Grill
Keep a lookout!
Mummy to Big Boy, Baby Oppa & Meimei
Note: Mummy Audrey runs her own online store, www.TLO.com.sg, while looking after her 3 kids ages 9yo, 5yo, and 1yo. Her business focuses on Korean baby products, thus she travels to Korea frequently to source for new and unique products to bring into Singapore.
Mummy Audrey and her children are available for product/service reviews as long as the products/services are not conflicting with her own products. Do contact her directly at audrey@TLO.com.sg if you are interested for her to review your product.