두 번째 날 – Day 2 – Exploring Metro line on Foot

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)

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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 😦

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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