Sights around Seoul

In view of it being a lazy Sunday, today’s post shall be a lazy photo gallery!

 

 

A replica of Rome’s Trevi Fountain at Lotte World.

Lotte World

 

 

Entrance to Lotte Department Store.

Lotte World

 

 

Entrance to Lotte World Theme Park. We didn’t go inside. Not enough time. Plus it looks kinda kiddish from the outside.

Lotte World

 

 

Giant Crocs!

Crocs

 

 

I’ve never liked Crocs but then I’ve never seen winter Crocs. I find them very appealing!

Winter Crocs

 

Winter Crocs

 

 

Premium market in Lotte Department Store.

Lotte Department Store

 

 

We went to this Japanese restaurant and there were two pretty blankets sitting on a table with a sign showing a drawing of said blankets and some Korean words. Cute but incomprehensible.

Blankets

 

 

A subway peddler with a rather professional setup. He was selling LED keychains and scarves.

Seoul subway peddler

 

 

Sweet potato plants and grass growing on the wall at the subway station. LOL.

Seoul subway plants

 

 

Closer look.

Seoul subway plants

 

 

Seven Springs, a salad and grill restaurant chain. Something like Sizzler but salad bar has more varieties of cooked food. Expensive, though. The dinner price of the salad bar is around KRW22,000 (S$25). Lunch price is KRW16,000. Same spread for both.

Seven Springs

 

 

Seven Springs

 

Seven Springs

 

Seven Springs

 

Seven Springs

 

Seven Springs

 

Seven Springs

 

Seven Springs

 

Seven Springs

 

Seven Springs

 

 

A crazy amusement park ride near the main Dongdaemun shopping area. Patrons sit around in a wheel, totally unstrapped, their only protection being the strength of their arms holding on to the rails behind them.

Disco Jump

 

The wheel spins on and off at the whim of the ride operator, who gives gleeful commentary nonstop. Sometimes, the wheel jiggles, sometimes it bounces up and down violently, trying to throw people off. And sometimes, it spins around so fast it makes you dizzy to look at it.

Disco Jump

 

Disco Jump

 

 

Pancakes at Honey Berrys Coffee, a pancakes and waffles cafe.

Pancakes

 

 

Cute toilets in the cafe.

Toilet

 

Toilet

 

 

Pyoung Hwa Clothing Market. Looks like a wholesale market. Freaking long building that stretches for, like, 200 metres, maybe more.

Didn’t see any clothes cos most of the shops were closed by the time I got there. Only one little strip was still open, comprising endless stores selling hats and scarves.

Pyoung Hwa Clothing Market

 

Pyoung Hwa Clothing Market

 

 

By the way, it was so cold last night when I was out (-6°C) my ears threatened to fall off before I pulled my hood over my head.

I also realised that my new fleece coat is causing crazy amounts of static electricity to build up in me constantly (cos it wasn’t so bad before I started wearing the coat).

I get painful zaps countless times a day. Even during moments when I think I’ve discharged the electricity, I get zapped right away again. For example, I get zapped as I open a toilet cubicle door to walk out. Two steps away, I get zapped when I touch the tap to turn the water on.

I get zapped when Kay so much as accidentally brushes his hand against my thumb. Then he thinks I’m discharged already so he leans over to give me a quick peck on my lips and I get zapped again. I tell him it’s like kissing a porcupine with its quills on attack mode.

It got so annoying I tried to avoid touching anything at all, but you just can’t avoid touching things as you move around the day. I got zapped reloading my subway card (the part where you slot money in). I got zapped beeping my subway card at the turnstile.

I get zapped all the freaking time and it’s painful and jarring every time.

I try using a key to discharge before I touch anything but it’s tiresome and stupid holding a key in my hand all day, plus the charges build up so quickly I would have to use it all the time, which is tiresome and stupid, so I just put up with the zapping.

But I must say that the fleece coat is really, really warm and comfortable.

Four more days till I’m free of the cold and the electric shocks.

I think I’ll miss this place again, though.

 

Sheylara at the subway