On our last full day in Seoul, we spent the first half of our day on an unintentional hike. We wanted to go to the Cheonggyecheon stream, but the taxi driver somehow misunderstood us and dropped us off at the wrong location. Using both google translate and google map, we were directed and redirected and after over an hour of walking without any signs of the stream in sight, we decided to give up.
By then, it was already well passed 1pm and we were famished. We took a taxi to a Korean BBQ restaurant that claims to attract even the most high profile celebrities, but when we got there, it was so empty we almost thought they were closed.
The verdict? We’ve had better Korean BBQ in L.A.
For the rest of the afternoon, we mostly hung out at Insadong, a district in Seoul that’s known for it’s cultural shops, modern galleries, and tea shops. It turned out to be one of my favorite parts of our trip.
While strolling around Insadong, we stumbled across an art and craft area, which offered a variety of hands-on art and craft projects such as jewelry making, clay sculpting, etc. Bridgette decided to do an art decorating project. She purchased a small, purse-size mirror and used different beads and materials to dress it up. You can see more on her Youtube video here.
Our last dinner in Seoul was….ofcourse……FRIED CHICKEN! 🙂
Our flight back to Hong Kong was in the late afternoon on the following day so we packed up in the morning and headed to one final destination in Seoul….which happened to be the most highly anticipated destination for me. The Hello Kitty Cafe!!
Since we went as soon as the cafe opened, we pretty much got the whole place to ourselves. I probably spent the first 30 minutes just walking around taking photos while ooohing and aaaahing over every little detail.
I’m so grateful that we made this trip happen, as I loved getting to spend time with my Uncle James along with my parents and Bridgette. Honestly, it’s not easy to travel with both elderlies and kids, but fortunately none of us really had much expectations for the trip. We really just wanted to spend some quality time together and that’s exactly what we did. Nobody even complained about spending 2 hours in an entirely pink cafe with me. Now that’s love! 🙂