Continuing from the morning trip to the mountains!
Following lunch, my friend texted me if I wanted to meet her at Hak Dong Station at 7:30PM, which from where I am, have to take a bus and transfer twice on the metro. Since I have a lot of time in my hands, I decided to walk to the next nearest station, which in turn resulted in me walking down part of metro line 7 by foot.
The walk was quite nice since there’s minimum traffic and people (it was the suburbs of Seoul after all)
I did get distracted fairly quickly and ended up at a coffee shop along the way called Coffee Mama. Compared to the bigger chains, this one is fairly cheap. Excuse the finger 😦
Continuing along, I found another traditional market! I think there is a traditional market in every suburb .. now that I think about it. It is mainly for local people buying food for their daily necessity.
Continuing along … There is a lot of Ediya Coffee in Seoul …
The nice thing is that there are lots of public washrooms in Korea … unlike in Vancouver. Like this community center in Junggok, which also has a rooftop garden.
I finally walked towards the Children’s Park area that my friend was telling me about. I thought it was a playground with a park but there seems to be a lot to see and quite big. There are also animals too, I heard. However, it was a bit dark by the time I got there and there wasn’t a lot of light… so this attraction would be best explored another time …
Night arrived. I was fast reaching at least 15000 steps that day. I found out there is a Chinese eating street in Seoul near Konkuk University .. but it is fairly quiet …
I reached Hangang or Han River. I switched to another street and walked on the Yanghwa Bridge (양화대교). Getting to the bridge, I had to walk through a few sites without much light. I think the area fixes cars, so there are lots of maintenance and car parts everywhere. I was only able to get to the bridge because I saw someone walk down from a set of stairs, otherwise, I wouldn’t have known where the entrance was.
There seems to be a lot of cars driving over the bridge, and a lot of headlights flashing into my eyes. I walked on the left side but if you walk on the other side, you can see the Namsan Tower in its bright lights on top of the hill.
I met up with my friend and had a nice grilled meat at a popular spot near the Hak Dong station.
The place was a bit noisy, so we went to a coffee shop to talk some more.
To end the night off, we went to a massage, which would be like the third massage for me in a month but this was a sports massage and I felt like the lady doesn’t use as much strength as they do in South East Asia but the nerves they hit … those really hurt. It was called Body and Foot and astonishingly, it opens from 10AM to 3 AM!!!
.. and that was the end of day 2.