Seoul was quiet fun, the people were actually nice. Most of them don't speak English but it was such a good point because of this I had a will to started learning about their language and cultures. Seoul is actually a beautiful city, i think Seoul is unique because the surface of this capital city is not all flat, it's more like hill type of surface so it would be 'up' and 'down' all over this city. Korean loves walking. In the morning, every corner of the street always filled with people and surely crowded. Some of them are just gonna walk from their house to their workplace, and some of them might just gonna take a walk and heading to public transportation such as bus or subway. The public transportation could be one best solution for you guys to reach some places in this beautiful city. It was my first time taking subway, and it was pretty useful for me to reach some places in Seoul. It doesn't actually required a lot of money. The subway station located almost real close from one to another so we don't need to worry about going to certain places as long as it still inside of Seoul. But if you have some destinations located outside of Seoul, you can reach them by riding KTX. KTX (Korea Train Express) is another public transportation that helps us to get to some places outside of Seoul. I don't really know the details because i have never been traveled by riding this express train before. I have never been going to somewhere really far away from Seoul, so when i go somewhere a little bit outside of Seoul mostly i went with family by riding a car. Alright then, from now on i will be trying to introduce you some cool places in Seoul, hope you enjoy this piece of scratch i wrote!
First place i wanna introduce you is Gangnam-Gu district. It located near my place, and you can easily reach that place by taking public transportation such as bus or subway. The subway station was real close also, you just need to walk across the street to reach the Gangnam-Gu district. The busiest time would be around afternoon about 5 pm till late night. The stores in Seoul are mostly closing about 9 to 10 pm, but there are so many Korean restaurants and some kind of night clubs all over this place that might be closed in the morning. At this street, we can see so many traditional Korean food such as ojingo and topoki (i am just spelled it out like how i pronounce it haha). Ojingo is simply fried squid with some kind of sauce. They used floor to fry the squid, so the texture more like crunchy. The other one is topoki, this is one of my favorite because the texture is quiet unique. It made of a dough from sago flour (CMIIW) and they cut them into pieces. Topoki served with the same sauce as ojingo i explained before. I don't know what the ingredients are but it must contains garlic. The food was great, but this place is also well known as the center of fashion. You can buy the up-to-date fashion items like t-shirts, jeans, shoes or even some kind of accessories. The price of those items are varies according to the item you gonna choose. The branded one must have a pretty expensive price, but if you only have a limited amount of money, you just gotta buy the Korean brands. The Korean brands was not really that bad, i think they have a pretty good quality and attractive design as well. I suggest you guys to buy those instead of the branded one, because i think you can still get the branded items everywhere (pfffttt...the foreigner way of thinking).
Still in the same district, we can see a huge building at the corner of this district. It called Kyobo
. This building is pretty huge and i thought that it was a mall in the first place. But it's actually the best stationary store in Korea. We do have some kind of stationary store in my country but it's not that big. Kyobo
have all kinds of papers, every size and cute designs of note book, all the writing tools, even they also sell electronic stuff such as printer, calculator and some gadgets. You guys can also find the CD store inside of this building. Not only musics, but also movies, and console games. Sometime they also have the trial version of the brand new games that available at the front of this CD store so you don't regret what you gonna buy. Kyobo
is not really crowded during the work-hour but it mostly busy on the weekend. This place will be another good choice for you guys if you planning to get to know about Korean literature, because they have every kind of Korean books and stuff like that.. (Korean comics too!)