As promised, I’m going to share with you my 6D 5N trip to Seoul weeks ago. We spent Day 2 at Nami Island before visiting Petite France. If you missed my Day 1 of 6 post, click here.
I woke up around 9 AM to quickly have breakfast (bread + egg) in our hotel and to prep myself. Ate Emma asked me to search online how to get to Nami Island and Petite France, and if we can squeeze in another location after those two. As you can see, being busy women, we were unable to plan our strolling before we flew to Korea, hehe.
Korea4Expats.Com provides clear and complete instructions on how to get to Nami Island via train, bus, and taxi. However, we still got lost in the Dongdaemun subway since you have to walk a lot, go up and down a level or two.
We reached Gapyeong – last station – at around 12 PM, then took a taxi to bring us to the port. The water vessel (should I call it ship?) ride costs 10,000 KRW, but as foreigners, we paid only 8,000 KRW after presenting our passports.
After taking enough photos, we decided to take the ship back to the port. There were mini cafes where you can rest and just enjoy the view and the cool weather. The chicken sandwich I had (8,000 KRW) was enough to get me through lunch.
They also sell souvenirs, hand gloves, etc. We went inside a station for foreigners, where we asked some officials on uniform how to get to Petite France. Then, we took a taxi that costs less than 8,000 KRW for around half an hour ride.
Back to Gapyeong Station via cab again. We went to Myeongdong for the street foods, which served as our dinner. Also, Round 1 of our make-up shopping, hehe!
Expenses (Day 2 of 6)
Load for my T-Money – 20,000 KRW
Taxi (Gapyeong to Port) – 2,700 KRW (8,000/3 pax)
Ship ride to Nami – 8,000 KRW
Ship ride back to Port – FREE
Chicken Sandwich – 8,000 KRW
Taxi to Petite France – 2,700 KRW (8,000/3 pax)
Taxi to Gapyeong – 2,700 KRW (8,000/3 pax)
Train to Myeongdong – used T-Money for this (less than 3,000 KRW even if you get lost)
Street food in Myeongdong + Make-Up Shopping – 10,000 KRW
Taxi (Myeongdong to Hoehyeon) – 1,500 KRW (4,500/3 pax) = 55,600 KRW or 2,357 PHP
One highlight of my trip to Korea is going to Myeongdong to shop for beauty essentials. I called them essentials to justify the need for me to hoard some, haha! But kidding aside, cosmetics, masks, toner and facial washes are, indeed, unbelievably cheaper in Seoul!
Since my birthday is fast approaching and I thought I may only visit Korea once, I might as well make the most of it and get myself a piece of the brands expensive here in Manila.
In the photo, you’ll see the items I bought on our first night of shopping. For the second time, we went inside Urban Kiss and I got two more items: an eyeliner and lip tint.
Let me present you with the breakdown of how much I saved on these items:
I couldn’t find any price of Urban Doll Kiss Skinny Fixx Pen Liner, but isn’t the 2,889.55 PHP enough to make you believe it’s really CHEAPER in Seoul? Especially the sleeping pack and toner.
Stay tuned for my beauty reviews of these products!