Trish Travels: Korea! Namsan Tower and Myeongdong

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAReady to pass out but there’s still so much more to see!
Note that the first two Korea entries including this one were all taken on the SAME DAY.
We practically combed through the itinerary like a boss and felt so accomplished by the end of it.
Which also resulted in my knees giving up and I literally could not even stand up to shower, I AM NOT KIDDING THEY WERE THAT SORE.
My sister and I had to go to the convenience store nearby our hotel and since I didn’t know what “Muscle patches” were in Korea, we sorta had to mime it to him and say dumb things like, “muscle..patcheu..pain..stick..knees…”
BUT MIRACULOUSLY THE CASHIER DUDE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT!

Myeongdong

(명동)

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For most of our meal times during non-tour hours, Myeongdong was our hood.
It is 10 minutes away from our hotel and with the help of the map and our amazing (not) map skills, we managed to memorize the route on the first night!
For most of our nights, we would head out to Myeongdong to eat street food, do some shopping and you know, just bumping into some really cute Thai celebrities aka Both and New Year.
That definitely made my night for that day!
I mean to heck with my weak knees, I got to see Both and New Year, man!
It was pretty late when we saw them I think around 11pm?
Most of the street stalls were closing and my sister and I were just roaming around looking for some things to buy and my sister saw them and she went like, “oh! ohh! OHHH!!!” and I’m like WHO IS IT WHO IS IT and I saw the two of them walking so I shouted Both’s name first (I don’t know why but I feel like shouting New Year was too weird…not that Both is less weirder, but you know what I mean) and I had to shout it twice because he had this face like “Did someone call me?”.
THEY ARE THE SWEETEST EVER!!!
Sorry I’m trying not to fan girl now but Both was really genuinely nice. He asked where I’m from, why are we in Korea, how long are we staying blah blah and in turn I told them I am big fan and I followed them both in Instagram. I asked if I could take a picture and they gladly agreed!
New Year was not as well versed in English compared to Both but my sister said that the entire time I was talking New Year was just staring at me.
FLIPS ALL THE TABLES IN THE WORLD.
I knew they were in Korea but it never crossed my mind that I would meet them, ever.
Both of their skin are really really good up close (although I saw a bit of make up, probably BB cream who knows) but other than that, they are tall in real life and they are mega gorgeous I can’t even.
If you guys are curious, yes they are a famous celebrity couple from Thailand (:

N Seoul Tower 

(N 서울타워)

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 Other than the tower’s locks of love, I didn’t find Namsan or N Seoul Tower particularly “romantic”.
So I don’t really get the notion that this place is usually more for the couples to go on dates. Probably because my sister and I went here during the day?
It’s probably different and more beautiful at night, who knows!
So yes, more stairs as usual.
If it’s not obvious, my sister is actually terrified of heights to she was pretty scared during the entire cable ride.
It was really funny because the entire time her hands were sweating and her grip on me was iron grip! Hahah!
So yeah, we bought some pretty neat stuff at the souvenir store in N Seoul Tower like postcards, passport holders and fridge magnets.
We couldn’t resist getting hurricane potatoes either, so snacking we did.
Aaron was nice enough to take pictures for us so thanks oppa!

So the past three blog entries was DAY 1 OF OUR TOUR, can you believe it?!
ALL THAT IN A DAY!
We didn’t even feel like anything was rushed because we were driven around privately in a car.
Feel like an idol, really. Aaron is really awesome, he would even open the door for us and he was also our photographer for the day because guess what, he took photography for awhile!
Talk about a multipurpose tour guide!

You’ll see more pictures of him in the next post!
Guess where we headed on Day 2? KPOP PLACES YO!
Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!
Love, Trish <3