So to continue our day from the last post!
We met up with our long lost buddies Liz and Nara at Sinchon station! It’s been ages since we’ve seen them… Hello Kitty Nerd party, I think??
We headed straight on over to CM Box for lunch, which is home of the AMAZING SCOOP CHEESE PIZZA THING. The pizza is in a little pan and it’s mostly cheese and other ingredients on top of a super thing crust )kind of like a flour tortilla?). We got a Camembert cheese pizza, and a sweet potato pizza. DELISH. We also split a plate of creamy seafood pasta and carbonara pasta, too… DROOL.
More on the day after the jump!
After lunch, we took the train to the Hongik University area, where there were tons of people crowding the bunch of cute stores lined up nearby. The area is rife with cafes, bars, and karaoke for the student nightlife scene, and lots of clubs, too, apparently. We ventured over to the Free Market area, where artists had little tables selling their stuff.
Will and I headed back to our hotel for a bit after this to relax our old tired feet in our swank room. Breaks during heavy-walking vacations: They are super important, yo. Will power napped while I played around on the internet and read more of our Seoul guide book.
After a good rest, we regrouped and met up with Liz and Nara again for dinner, this time in Sillim, which is where they both live. Their town is really awesome and full of cool things like totally kickass food, random dudes doing karate chops on tiles in order to win giant stuffed bears (WHAT?) and boozin. All these things. They are important.
I’m dumb for not taking photos of our drinks and food, but we got a giant PITCHER of grape soju.. and extra bottle of soju to throw into it to make it stronger…cheese corn, and a plate of kimchi pancake (I think). Nothing like eating and drinking after a couple of hours of eating and drinking. WINNERS.
After this, I was convinced I needed to test my might on one of those arcade machines where you punch a bag so it can tell you how “strong” you are. Kudos to Liz for reminding me I promised I would do it, and fronting the 500won for my public embarrassment. I am no sure why a photo of this does not exist, but I’m not complaining.
After this… we… went to another bar. I’m not sure what is wrong with us, but apparently 2 eating/drinking establishments were not enough to contain our awesome. I think it’s because Korea is full of establishments with signs that look like this:
We seriously had a really great time hanging out with Liz and Nara and are happy they were around on Sunday to show us around and take us to fun places for dinner! Hooray for Sunday drinking (the following day was a national holiday so they had off work and were able to hang out late, yippie!).
I think we finished up at the last bar round 1am and took a taxi back to our hotel that night. It was so unbelievably cheap, I was convinced I had received some sort of discount when it came time to pay. Approximately $17 bucks for a ride that was about 20 minutes AFTER the prices were increased after the train system stops at night. COOL.
So that’s the end of our first official day in Seoul! Super awesome! Don’t worry, we get a little more cultural after this.
END DAY 1!
Check out more photos from this day on my Flickr set!