Like Cyber-shot, I'm sharp, focussed and ready to zoom Tokyo!
Since my memories fade too fast, Cyber-shot ensures they last! Always on my side, I could hardly be in a solo journey and I can't picture life without it.
Only in Japan, a harmonious celebration of the traditions and futuristic cities that we thought only in science fiction movies exist! Honoring their past and embracing their future, it has somehow managed to remain, essentially and unforgettably, Japan.
Post with pictures and words ahead.
Temple shopping day.
Sorry but this palace, supposedly the most grand and the must visit palace in lonely planet was actually..............................boring :X
i know, i am supposed to appreciate the beauty and history of it all but i cant! the sun was scorching hot that day and everywhere you walk, you see the same building. Maybe cus we were short of a tour guide but to follow a tour means to be stuck in there for 1hr30mins. NO WAY! but okay, seeing is already enough. and the leaflet gives relatively sufficient information for you to look around inside the palace. Super huge palace i must say. Imagine to walk like from your house to the MRT station when you want to go get a cup of water in the kitchen? i think i will dehydrate first. but then again, if you live in the palace, i supposed you dont have to do it on your own. Then think of yourself as the servant.
Entrance to the Prison museum. This was so much more interesting than the palace.
There they showed how the prisoners of war spent his/her life inside the cell. Truly disturbing on how one human can treat another human. They put mannequins there to show the gruesome activities happening in the prison. There was also an exhibit of the place where prisoners were hung to death. And this tree just outside the execution ground, where the prisoners were said to spend their last moments before the execution and how the tree has never grown any taller even though it was planted years ago. creepy but amazing.
That is what i call history. not some empty palace? :x
after a day of loong and tiring walk, we went back to what we do best again, shopping.
At some supermarket.
And then we saw Macs'. I had to have it. SHRIMP BURGER!
Later on we found ARTBOX and we spent like close to an hour in it. ARTBOX is FREAKING CHEAP.
I just realised today that a note book of can cost $5.90 here in Singapore while there, its only like a dollar? wtf.
Then after shopping a lot, we decided to call it a day.
well, not really. Cant remember what happened exactly, but i think we went back and came out again to go to the casino at Hilton hotel just around the corner from our hostel.
Buys of the day. notebooks. plenty.
Lotte world day n NAMSAN tower.
Went back to the same shop we had our first korean meal. English translated menu provided by the thoughtful koreans.
Agnes' omelett rice.
YL's beef stew with rice.
MY cheese bibimbap in hot stone pot. LOVE IT BIG TIME. its heavenly. im hungry right now.
Off to lotte world!
at lotte world. This is supposedly where the stairway to heaven filmed. The carousel where the girlfriend will go meet the boyfriend. but we didnt go in to the themepark, though the plan initially was to go. We decided not to spend the money plus it was like half day gone by the time we reach cus there was unforseen circumstances aka shopping places along the way .
the skating rink and the themepark we never entered.
Then we had this street snack at this food stall in the shopping mall. those kind you get at basement of bugis junction sort of thing. so you can buy what you want and then stand there to eat. Koreans are really friendly people. At first, this couple told us in english how much it cost while seeing us having difficulty interpreting. and then the stall keeper, gave us like one more extra for free. We were really full by then. but it was only courtesy to eat it all up. but it was good.
still, we never say 'no' to krisy kreme.
Then off to Seoul/ NAMSAN tower we go!
it was a tedious journey there. we walked so damn far only to find out that that place was actually near our hostel.
the thing behind is not the Seoul tower FYI. this is just the place where couples come and lock their locks together. hm, we were convinced it was some stupid business gimmick. making money out of nothing. smart much.
"neh! i saw our hostel!"
we were quite excited at first, walking around, checking out the magnificent views, and then our enthusiasm died down. We just sat down and talked nonsense and decided, it was time to go.
Dinner was junk food that night. and mine was cheese ramyeon. not that nice. we went home early that night, cus the next day we had to wake up at like 6am = sgp time 5am for the DMZ tour.
buys of the day of course.
to be continued. :)