Day 4: Everland and Kimchi
Today was all about being a child again. We got to scream and giggle with other kids, and got to play masak-masak. That's right, we went to a theme park - Everland! Lotte World was closed at the time, but I was quite happy with Everland as it was well rounded.
Everland has its fair share of roller coasters and scary rides, but it also includes a water park and a zoo. The zoo safari was the highlight of our trip. The only problem was the very very long queues. Of the 6 major rides in Everland, we only had time to queue for 2. Since our guide insisted that we all must go for the safari, we weren't disappointed. We all got on a bus-like vehicle and got really close to the lions and tigers and bears. We were even fortunate enough to see a pair mating *grin*
|This is how close our bus was to the lions|
|Some even more fortunate ones got a lion on their car|
|If Bollywood heads to a safari, this is what would happen behind a tree|
|You can't help but feel happy here|
|Yook Gae Jang, 7000 Won|
|One last wish before we headed off to Seoul|
|Each of us were given a cooking station|
|Having too much fun squashing the cabbage|
|Ta-Dah! My finished product|
|Being any tourist spot, we could all don a hanbok for free|
|The ginseng chicken soup served with noodles. Shouldn't there be glutinous rice in there?|
|Well there you go, the rice is inside the chicken too.|
The ride took us about 1 hour to get there, having to switch trains once. But it was well worth the journey, the night views of the river was simply breathtaking. What also took our breaths away, was the fact that the last train was leaving at 11:30pm! We rushed to snap a few pictures and ran all the way back to the subway to catch the ride back. On hindsight, I would have stayed longer and taken a taxi back instead.
|Night view of the Cheonggyecheon river at City Hall subway exit|
|This is HH trying to blend in with the locals - NOT! We were just begging to be mugged kakaka.|
If you have missed the rest of this series:
2007 Company Trip to Korea: Part 1 - Planning
2007 Company Trip to Korea: Part 2 - Off to Korea
2007 Company Trip to Korea: Part 3 - From Mountain To Sea
2007 Company Trip to Korea: Part 5 (final) - Hi Seoul!