08/18/2012 @ 경복궁 [Gyeongbokgung]
Saturday was great. 안나 [Anna] and I went out to 경복궁 [Gyeongbokgung] in the afternoon. She is from 부산 [Busan] and had never been there. We walked around, talked history and took a whole bunch of pictures. After the palace, we made our way over to the folk museum where we saw a demonstration of an old traditional style of Korean fighting. By this time, we were really hungry, so we went to my favorite 칼국수 [Kalgugsu] restaurant in 삼청동 [Samcheong-dong]. On top of all that, we walked out to 인사동 [Insadong] and hit some balls in the batting cages. Successful day!
( 안나's photo )
( 안나's photo )
How to get to Gyeongbokgung - 경복궁:
Gyeongbokgung Station [경복궁역] (Seoul Subway Line 3) - Exit 5
When you walk out of the exit, you are right next to the Palace Museum, but if you look to your right, the palace is right there.
How to get to Samcheong-dong - 삼청동:
Anguk Station [안국역] (Seoul Subway Line 3) - Exit 1
Exit 1 actually leaves the station via a building. When you exit out onto the street, turn right. Walk for about 1 minute, and you will reach a right turn; you will notice that you are walking down a street with walls on both sides. The first five minutes on this street are pretty dull; you will be walking in a school zone. In total, you should follow this street for about 10-15 minutes until it Ts off. This is Samcheong-ro. Even though it's a bit of a walk, before you get to Samcheong-ro, you will walk past about a hundred cafes, restaurants and boutiques.
How to get to Insa-dong - 인사동:
Anguk Station [안국역] (Seoul Subway Line 3) - Exit 6
Exit the station and turn right down the immediate street. This is Insa-dong.
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