Ooh la la. I’m finally writing about Day 2 in Korea… is anyone still interested to read about my Korea trip? Don’t care… I’ll still write it. 😛
Since our trip is supposed to be very relaxed, we woke up around 9am and I sent Mr Goh to the restaurant opposite the hotel to buy breakfast back. He got really yummy food back: abalone porridge and cold noodles. I especially liked the cold noodles, a little sourish and savory at the same time.
Then we got the reception to help us call a taxi, thinking that we will do the same arrangement as the previous day, but the reception offered us an even better idea: 80,000 won from noon to 5pm, with an English speaking taxi driver cum guide. We told him where are the places we wanted to visit and he planned the route for us.
So first stop was Mini World. I think Koreans are fascinated by such sights, there is another theme park with similar displays. The park was fun, with me telling Mr Goh “oh I wanna go there for my next trip” at almost every sight I see. And while the iconic displays of the world were shrunk down to mini size, the Yakult bottle was upsized. Very cute.
We then went off to the Chocolate Museum. Not quite what we expected as it was very quiet and there wasn’t much activity going on. But it was interesting to see how chocolate has evolved and spread over the world. There were also some interesting facts! Something strange was that a free drink was included in the entry fee, and the guy asked us what drink would we like. However when we asked what do they have, he answered “only black coffee”. Not sure why he asked us though, and I thought they should include chocolate drinks as well, since it is a chocolate museum after all.
Having browsed through the museum at our own pace, and bought a box of pralines (just because it felt right to try their chocolate), we proceeded to the Spirited Garden, which is actually a bonsai garden. *cue non-stop yawning* Mr Goh and I had a great laugh about visiting this place because we both do not know how to appreciate bonsai and that place is huge. So since we have already paid to enter, we forced ourselves to walk through and pretend to appreciate the green plants.
Our last stop before returning to the hotel was the Jeju Mysterious Road and another theme park that has an ice sculpture area, and also optical illusions. Though we had just visited the Trick Art museum the day before, we still enjoyed this museum thoroughly. There were some very funny ‘pictures’!
We ended the day by treating ourselves to a meal of BBQ-ed black pork and soju. The plate of salad on the left was super delicious, might have reordered it twice! However, I enjoyed the beef better though… the pork was too tough for my liking, and I only managed one shot of soju before I called it quits. Mr Goh doesn’t like to waste, so he forced himself to finish half a bottle of soju… and we both tumbled into bed that night, without taking a shower. =X So, we’ve decided there will not be alcohol at our wedding dinner! Pls BYO. HAHAHAHAHA.