My first visit to Seoul.
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By Korean air, I flew to Seoul Incheon airport from Sapporo. Because of the flight schedule from Seoul to Paris, I had to stay there for a night. But it was my first time there and I had no idea how to spend my evening, but a TB member in Seoul gave me a message, suggesting me to show me around the city.
I arrived at the hotel a little late, because of the immigration full of people and also the heavy traffic in the city, but we could see each other in front of Namsan park hotel-small but reasonable priced hotel which is not so far from the center.
We first went to a famous restaurant in Myeongdong to eat "bibimbap". I have eaten it several times in Japan, but the one we had was really good with some small dishes-in Japan these dishes are not served together as far as I know.
And I also loved the iced prune juice served later.
After being full, we went to Namsan park to see the night view of the city. We took a local bus -Korean drivers were a bit rough and violent compared to Japanese safe drivers, but it was a lot of fun :P - and we reached the upper part of the mountain. ( You need to crimb a bit more on foot to the tower after getting off the bus. Tiring but a good exercise after eating Bibimbap !)
What you can see from there was far more beautiful than the pictures ! It was really gorgeous, and I'm sure Korean young people would go there for their dates ;-) What was more amazing were the locks by loving couples on the wire netting around the tower. How cute !!!
There also had an illumination show up there, ...it was OK at first, but the lights didn't change much so I got a bit bored theough.
There was a cafeteria up there, and we talked about our cultures, hobbies and ourselves...then it was time to go back to the hotel already.
After returning to the hotel, I took a shower-unbelievably small tub !- and went to bed around midnight. I really had a good time there, and I think I must go back there to explore the city again :))