Day 4 of 9
It’s obvious that I still have a ski hangover from yesterday’s trip because I’m too exhausted to get up. Apparently, I need to prepare and get ready for the concluding meeting with the marketing department. Around 9 o clock in the morning, we were picked up again by the company’s service and brought us to their board room.
0930 – 1130 Business Meeting
1130 – 1230 Lunch
1400– 1800 Travel to Seoul
1800 – 1900 Hotel Check-in
1900 – 2100 Dinner at Chicken Baengi
2100 – 2200 Hollys Coffee
The meeting run smoothly and then we headed to a Chinese restaurant for lunch. Everyone had a big bowl of spicy noodles full of veggies. Unlike the usual portion of orders here, this bowl is really huge. I even told them that in my country, this bowl is good for sharing.
After lunch, they accompanied us to Gwangju express bus terminal. Ms. Sonya bought us two premium class, one-way ticket bound for Seoul and ushered us to the departure area. We bid our goodbyes and she handed me a gift — a traditional tea set made of clay.
Off to Seoul
What I like about South Korea aside from its delicious food is their excellent transportation system. Getting around this country is never an issue, especially if you’re connected to the internet. The express bus that we experience is comfortable and spacious than most low-cost carrier plane and even with standard economy. We arrived at the Seoul express bus terminal in Gangnam around 6 in the evening and get a taxi to Songpagu. Taxis here has its own GPS and so finding the hotel where we booked is way to easy.
This is the funny part, I booked Hotel Cello in Agoda and so I didn’t know that it’s actually a love motel. Though motels in the Philippines usually gets a bad rap, brush off those impressions in South Korea and give it a try. Not for the conservative though and it’s geared up for those adventurous couples (like us lol). Plus, staying in a love motel might actually save you money.
After checking-in, we freshened up and went to Chicken Baengi. The pictures of menus at the facade is too tempting not to miss, plus this chicken house were filled with too many locals which is a positive sign for us. I notice that most Koreans love to eat fried chicken and they usually pair it with a mug of beer. As soon as we find seats, they served us a bowl of crisps chips, for us to munch on while we wait for our orders. We ordered a mix set of Original Fried Chicken and Spicy Garlic Chicken which by the way is awesome.
After dinner, we walked for a bit and find ourselves tempted to have a cup of warm coffee at the same coffee house we went to in Gwangju. A cup of hot macchiato amidst the chilly cold winter is comforting and relaxing in a way.
To sum it up, my first night in Seoul was a blast and I’m looking forward to few more great days here. Again, thanks for reading and always visit this site for more lovely travelogues.
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