Sunday, April 25, 2010


This weekend the sun was shining and I could not be happier to finally enjoy some spring weather. Saturday I went to Namdaemun Market. Namdaemun means "Great South Gate," this market has everything from clothes, headbands, food, toys, leather jackets to sunglasses. It was really fun, but I surprisingly did not buy anything. Natalie, Haley and I shared a deep fried hot dog, coated in potatoes. Interesting but not worth the calories or 1,500 won.

Namdaemun Market

My personal heaven

After, we went to Namsan Park to lay out in the sun. It was beautiful with fountains, cherry blossoms and tons of families picnicking and laying out in the sun. We relaxed in the grass with some hope of getting some color on our faces.

View from Namsan Park

Next, Haley and I went to Myeongdong. This is a shoppers paradise, covered with department stores, independent boutiques and stalls of items sold on the street. There's always a flood of people walking the streets. You could do some major damage here. This is where the Forever 21, H&M, Steve Madden and other name brand stores are. Forever 21, as cheap as it is at home, is double or even triple the price here. Definitely not worth it, considering the quality of clothes is so poor. Myeongdong is overwhelming at first but is a place where you can spend hours without even realizing it.


Out of everything I purchased this weekend, my cell phone charm was by far my favorite. Koreans love accessories. This includes cell phone charms. They are sold everywhere and pretty much everyone (no matter what age) has something dangling from their cell phone. I figured I would be just as obnoxious and buy one. Secretly, its my new favorite thing.

Hello Kitty (in a chicken costume), of course.

1 comment:

  1. OMG. i want all of those headbands. so jealous.