Monday, 20 October 2014

30 Aug 2014 - Ending the nite with another satisfying dinner at 재벌

Reached Seoul Station at about 4.18pm.
Decided to have an early dinner at

Yup. I went back to the eatery again becos I like the place and the food ^^
I ordered
 닭볶음탕 Spicy Chicken Stew (7000won) this time.
It was not as spicy as I have thought.
I think they added some sweet potatoes into the soup.
Well, I am no fan of sweet potatoes except for Sweet Potato Latte 고구마 라떼 ㅋㅋㅋ

30 Aug 2014 - My 3rd stop at Yeongdong Grape Festival ~ 축제장

I reached the 축제장 festive ground at around 12.30pm. 

Keeping the kids occupied ㅋㅋㅋ

A thoughtful way to make you spend more money LOL
There were many stalls but I did not check out each and every stall. 

You don't have to worry about getting hungry.
Hmmm...포도 김밥.
I wonder how it will look and taste like??
Okie, 포도 김밥 it shall be!
I was imagining they would stuff some grapes inside the kimbap ㅋㅋㅋ
No grapes LOL
But there was a tinge of purple and slight taste of grapes in my grape kimbap ㅋㅋㅋ
Hey, it tasted delicious!!
...and it looks good too ^^
A Korean woman asked me where I bought my kimbap ㅎㅎㅎ
Inside 영동체육관 Yeongdong Gymnasium.
Woww..I never know there are so many types of grapes!!

Apples, peaches and grapes.
This might not be pure grape juice but it tasted nice! Only 1000 won! Perfect drink for the hot weather! It tasted something like Ribena but nicer. Its time to go back to the train station. The shuttle bus arrived much earlier. It arrived at 1.10pm but did not leave until the designated time, 1.30pm.
Waiting for my 2pm ITX Saemaeul train back to Seoul.
안녕 영동!
Thanks for the fond memories ^^

Sunday, 19 October 2014

30 Aug 2014 - My 2nd stop at Yeongdong Grape Festival ~ 와인코리아

와인코리아 Wine Korea 
Reach here around 11.30am.
One of my favorite Korean drama ^^
I rewatched the drama in this trip since the channels were playing it over and over again.
It still got me glued to the TV though lol

You can have a warm wine footbath here at 5000 won.

Wine cellar?
This was probably the coolest place for this day trip...
There's a restaurant beside this wine cellar and a cafe outside selling pasta.
Nothing much in Wine Korea or have I missed out any places??
Okie, its time to move on to the next stop, 
축제장 Yeongdong Festive ground.
I managed to catch the shuttle bus at 12pm.
Yes. I paid another 200won for my bus fare.

30 Aug 2014 - My 1st stop at Yeongdong Grape Festival ~ Grapes Picking Experience Site

So empty??

First sight of grapes..
More grapes ㅋㅋㅋ
Everyone was busy picking grapes except me, who was busy taking pictures ㅋㅋㅋ
The caretakers must be thinking why is this person not picking grapes but only busy taking pictures! 
우와 ^^
Grapes & grape vines!!
So happy to see all these with my very own eyes!!
Yeap. It was my first time to experience this ㅎㅎㅎ

Feel like eating them ㅎㅎㅎ
There were plenty of grape skins on the ground and I wonder why...One of my classmates from the States told me that Koreans dun eat the grape skins and seeds(of course). The flesh of the grapes can be easily detached from the skin. For me, I felt Korean grapes smell like alchohol LOL

Its time to proceed to the next stop ^^
I walked back to the carpark to take the shuttle bus to the next stopWine Korea.
아줌마 told me to wait for the shuttle bus at this tentage.
These caught my attention while I waited for the shuttle bus.
Grape Juice!
If I did not remember wrongly, the 아줌마 told me 50 packs in a box and it cost 30,000won. I tried the sample and it was really really NICE!! Real pure grape juice!! However, to buy a box back to Seoul will be too much...too heavy....Anyway, I think I "loitered" around the grape juices for too long and 아줌마 offered to sell half the box ie 25 packs for 15,000 won. COOL!!!  I said, "좋아!!" without second thought ㅋㅋㅋ There was no expiry date printed on the individual packs as well as the box. I have also forgotten to ask 아줌마 for the expiry date. However, I managed to post back to my family before I fly back. Yes. All my family members love it ^^
Here comes my bus at 11.15am. 
I paid another 200 won for the bus fare.