Thursday, June 12, 2014

Day 1- South Korea Journey안녕하세요- annyeonghaseyo Day 1- Korea

Dear readers,

As promised I'm going to share my Korea trip. This year I joined CS travel tour group and it's pretty good.

And finally I managed to visit the K-pop town my very first time :) It is always on top of my travel list.. And the weather is awesome. Our tour guide in South Korea is Sammy Oppa- who is very attentive guide and patient with us. I'm glad that our tour members are all nice and courteous throughout the entire trip. We patiently wait for one another and respect each other like a family. I also met several nice and amazing girl friends! And of course I spent great quality time with my family members especially my sister who I only meet her once every year.

On my very first day, we went to Petit France

It is located around 10 km along the lakeside road from Cheongpyeong Dam :)

Petite France, a French cultural village set in the Korean countryside- It is showed inside the drama "My Secret Garden", "You who came from the stars" :)  In case you do not remember the scene, when Cheong Song Yi became not popular and need to act in a movie as side actress, she fall asleep inside the scene place- Petite France and none of the crew members realized that she fall asleep inside the scene room. And when she woke up, she was alone and Do Ming Jun appears and kiss her!

 In fact, Petite France serves as both a French cultural village and a youth training facility (Goseong Youth Training Center), and it consists of 16 French-style buildings where visitors can sty and experience French food, clothing, and household culture (arts/caricature). 

See the poster :)

DO Manager

so many art pieces!

I'm Kim Joo Won from My Secret Garden
I'm  Cheon Song-yi
Parents in Petit France
Me standing at the place where Do Ming Jun kisses Cheong Song Yi.
Acting as Audrey Herburn!
My mum as cinderella :)
Such a cute cottage

Artist playing music

so many cute cafe

Me as Aufrey Hepburn

Me as Kim Joo Woon from Secret gatden, the famous blue jacket 

me and sister

Later we went to the Nami Island, the famous place for lovers to date. I wish I can come here one day with Baby J. And the flowers are vast,with freshly cut green grass. And I love the entire atmosphere there :) It's clean, the air is fresh..

It is a relaxing area full of coffee shops, fresh air, gardens, unesco site :)

Me and my parents

Yeah on the ferry.

Fountain with mum

Sister & Mum

X'mas Tree built with glasses

Lamps that look like white balloons

Me with the Winter Sonata Doll

The teddy bear behind Trees

The place is super sweet and it is full with couples.. I even wrote something cute on trees :)


Saranghe oma

wishing my BFF happy birthday- It's May 9 US time


2014 CUTE


I would definitely come back here again in Autumn. It will be super nice with all the yellow leaves :)

It is somewhat difficult to travel in Korea- some don't understand English.

Here is some basic informaiton Seoul to Nami island :

From Gapyeong Bus Terminal or Gapyeong Station, take a taxi to Namiseom parking lot. (Travel time: 10-15 min)
Take the ferry from Namiseom Dock to Namiseom Island. (Travel time: 5-6 min)

Shuttle Bus (From Seoul to Namiseom Island)
* Bus Stop 
1) Insa-dong (Jonggak Station, Subway Line 1, Exit 3): Next to Tapgol Park
2) Jamsil Station (Subway Line 2, Exit 4): In front of Lotte Mart

* Shuttle Bus Schedule: 
Insa-dong, Jamsil Station → Namiseom Island: 09:30 
Namiseom Island → Insa-dong, Jamsil Station: 16:00 
※ Advanced reservation required (Inquiries +82-2-753-1247)
※ More info about the shuttle bus on this page.

(Information from Visit Korea)

Admission Fees

Adults : 10,000 won

Youths, Seniors (over 70) 

People with disabilities: 8,000 won (ID required) 

Children (ages 3-13) : 4,000 won 

Visitors arriving after 18:00 (Dec-Mar), after 19:00 (Apr-Nov): 4,000 won

Round-trip ferry fare ; tax included.

I would say this is a must visit attraction when you visit Korea. The scenery is breathtaking and it's worth your time.

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