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Zoe Raymond|Fitness & Yoga|Beauty & Fashion

Seoul 2016/ Day 2

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Day 2 started around 11am for us. I slept for almost 11 hours, Zonia clocked 12!
Breakfast was usually fruits and milk. It was the strawberries we got the night before and Zonia's favorite banana milk!

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Prettiest baby breaths!!
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Myeongdong by day!
We took a train to Anguk Station to explore Samcheongdong! It is my 4th time to Seoul but never to Samcheongdong! I've been missing out!  photo DSC00882.jpg
The place was filled with people, a lot of trendy shops like red eye and before we shopped more, we needed fuel. Lunch was at Mukshidonna Tteokbokki Restaurant! Another highly recommended place to dine at in Seoul! There is another outlet in Myeongdong.
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The place was packed! We waited for about 15 minutes for a table. Thankful for Zonia who loves korean culture, cuisine, language so she helped us with the orders throughout the trip. She also knew exactly what to order!
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We ordered the seafood platter. The platter itself comes with ham, sausages, kimchi. The seafood option came with mussels and we added 1 serving of noodles and 1 serving of rice. The noodles were served together with the platter and when you finish, call the service staff and they will take the pan to the kitchen. They will bring it back with rice! I think they use the remaining sauce from the initial pan to cook the rice!
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Mukshidonna Tteokbokki Restaurant
Address: Samcheongdong, Jongno-gu, Anguk-dong, 17-18
서울특별시 종로구, 안국동, 17-18
Nearest Station: Anguk Station (Line 3), Exit 1
Directions: Turn right after taking Exit 1 (towards Olive Young). At the end of the street, take right to the street next to Pungmoon Girls’ School. Go straight up the street and before CU (convenience store) at the entrance of the small alley.
Opening hours: 11:00 - 20:30

After the super satisfying meal, we went for some shopping! Redeye didn't have the size of the shoes that Zonia wanted and while waiting for her... I ended up buying a hat! But for only 10,000 won! Yay! First buy of the trip for myself!
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Pictures at this very pretty flower shop!
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4500 won chocolate and vanilla soft serve
Walked on and just had to walk into this Tak Girl shop! Super catchy and pretty, I left the shop with another 2 caps at 10,000 won each! Sudden love for pink caps this trip after my pink Adidas one!
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New caps!!
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Cutest Redeye shop with huge mickey and minnie plushies for photo taking!
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We carried on to explore Bukchon Hanok Village! Mommy loves the old houses there!
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How pretty is this?
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Guess my posing genes are from Daddy haha!
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Zonia's 1000 won churros!
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My third time to Gyeongbokgung but the first time I didn't have the pay the 3000 won entrance fee because it was children's day and there was free entrance for everybody yay!
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First family shot yay! Loving my new camera, Sony 6000, so handy and the lens we bought was super good- have my favorite bokeh hehe! 
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There was also a ceremony performance when we were there. Moved on to check out the rest of the palace!
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Gyeongbokgung Palace
Address: 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Nearest Station: Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3), Exit 5
Operating Hours 
November-February 09:00-17:00
March-May 09:00-18:00
June-August 09:00-18:30
September-October 09:00-18:00

*Closed on Tuesdays
* Last admission: 1 hr before closing

Entrance Fees:
Adults (ages 19-64): 3,000 won / Groups (10 people or more): 2,400 won
Children (ages 7-18): 1,500 won / Group (10 people or more): 1,200 won

Continued on to Dongdaemun cause there was a lantern festival. The roads were closed for the festival. Didn't excite us a lot so we continued to do some light shopping. We were on the section 1 of Dongdaemun which was a little more boring. To cover Dongdaemun again!

Selfies with Zonia!
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Headed back to Myeongdong for Yoogane! We went to the one which is on Level 2. They actually allow us to order just 3 servings of chicken instead of the 1 per pax policy! The other outlet probably the main one which is on Level 1 doesn't allow.
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We ordered 3 servings of chicken, 1 rice, 1 noodles and 1 serving of cheese! We overordered again with a seafood pancake which is good!

Yoogane Chicken Galbi 유가네 닭갈비
Myeongdong Main Address: 3-1 Myeongdong 2(i)-ga
Opening Hours: 1045 to 0000

Myeongdong Branch Address 66-6 Chungmuro 2(i)-ga
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 0100

Dear reader, because of the language barrier in Korea, it was a challenge to get the exact names and addresses of all the places I ate at! I will try to pen down the directions best to my ability. Hopefully, it is sufficient and useful for you to navigate there! 

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