One of the things I really wanted to see while in Korea was the Cherry Blossoms. But since the weather is unpredictable I actually missed the trees at their peak, which was last weekend. But, we decided to go anyways to see what was happening there.
First, we stopped in Seoul because we need to catch the subway there. We walked around for a bit because it was really nice outside and we wanted to go to some stores.
I ended up buying a new digital camera finally! I got a Canon power shot SX270HS which is 12mp and has 20x optical zoom. I also lose my digital cameras but they were always the cheapest ones so I didn't care, but since i'm travelling more it makes sense to buy a good camera.
I also need a good pair of designer sunglasses! I tend to squint a lot in the summer and all the ones I had back home were scratched since they were cheap and didn't come with lenses.
After my little shopping distraction we left Gangnam for Yeouido Park where the Cherry Blossom festival is happening. When we got there, I was so sad to see there wasn't very many Cherry Blossoms left. But I did get some good shots.
We walked around the park for awhile. There is so many things to do here; rollerblading, biking, soccer, picnic, kite flying, etc. The park was filled with couples, families and friends doing various activities.
When we were done at Yeouido Park we went to a mall called IFC, which is an underground mall and also where the subway is. For dinner we went to a Mexican restaurant called "On the Border". It was delicious! This is the first time i've had food other than Korean, burgers or fried chicken and I will definitely be going back. It was pricey though. My meal was 18,000 won ($18 for rice, beans, 1 soft taco, 2 empanadas and 2 chicken flautas) and a margarita was 8,000 won ($8). Usually in Canada this meal would be probably $15-20 in total.
After dinner, we did some shopping and called it a night. I will be coming back to this mall, I love the stores they have. It's the typical store you would find in North America; Hollister, H&M, Guess, Mango, Zara, Armani Exchange, Aldo, etc. So perfect for foreigners missing home!
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