On April 10, 2017, we flew to Seoul, Korea via JinAir and it took us 5 hours on our flight going to Incheon International Airport. At exactly 6:15 am we arrived at Incheon International Airport and the first thing we did was to rent a pocket WiFi at the airport. Second, we bought our limousine bus ticket going to Myeongdong District, where we booked our hotel.
It took us 1hour bus ride going to Myeongdong District and from the bus station, we walked going to 24Guesthouse for us to leave our luggage. We were very fortunate that the person-in-charge allowed us to check in early and used our room immediately, so we have the time to refresh ourselves, took a bath and change our outfit to start our day.
For our Day 1 here in Seoul, Korea, we don’t have an itinerary we just simply walked around the Myeongdong District and visit nearby tourist spots.
1. Seoul City Hall – located at 110 Sejong-daero, Taepyeongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea. While walking around the area, we accidentally passed by this modern artistic building that made up of glasses.
2. Cheonggyecheon Stream – located at Cheonggyecheon-ro, Sangwangsimni-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It’s a 10.9-kilometer-long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul. It is a nice place to have a short walk and photo perfect for Instagram and Facebook post. Love it!
3. Gyeongbokgung Palace – 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
At the main gate of the palace, we just witnessed the Changing of Guards Ceremony.
After the ceremony, we left and to go to Meokshidona to have our brunch.
4. Meokshidona – 66-5 Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
I highly recommended this place because of their famous Tteokbokki and the taste was so good and delicious.
5. Insa-dong PR Center (인사동홍보관), Located at 19 Insadong 11-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, were in I tried the hanbok (traditional costumes).
So that’s it! We just simply take our time for our first day and embrace the cold spring weather.