As usual, I woke up early again the next day (I got so used to waking up around 5AM because of work). After prepping up, I checked my friends and learned that Rey just woke up. 😑 Oh okay. So Mel and I chose to walk around the hostel again to explore stuff while waiting for Rey to prepare.
Since we have already explored the Cheonggyecheon Stream yesterday, we decided to go and check out the subway area. There were underpasses near the subway station containing lines of stores selling a lot of different stuff.
|the entrance to the stalls near the subway station|
There were lots of souvenirs for sale in the stalls. Because it was still early, some stores were still closed.
And so we waited for Rey at the subway station. Mel and I were already at the other side of the subway (already beeped our train cards) when Rey realized he forgot his T-money card at the hostel!😬We decided to proceed to ride the subway Seoul Forest, and Rey would just catch up with us.
|Here’s Rey frantically looking into his wallet for his train card.|
|We were getting lost when we took this picture.
But meh, the scenery was good so why not snap some photos first? 😆
When we finally realized that this route we took was leading us to nowhere, we decided to retrace our steps and go back to the subway station exit. We tried walking to the other side, and look what we found – we arrived at Understand Avenue!
Apparently this is a fairly new shopping complex. The shops are built with shipping containers, which gave the place a very unique look.
|awkward selfie at the entrance of Seoul Forest 😂|
As expected, the place was gorgeous! I wanted to hug the trees and thank them for being so beautiful. Autumn is now my favorite season. 💗
We just leisurely walked around and absorbed every inch of this wonderful scenery.
|I really liked the contrast of the view of the modern city buildings and the autumn trees in this park.|
We also saw this Butterfly Garden and we decided to go inside and explore. It was like we were in a zoo. There were lots of animals inside!
We also met this one cat that I think lives inside Seoul Forest. It was my first encounter with a Korean cat. 😻
For ₩1,000, the machine would vend out a cup filled with food for the deer.