(Have been so busy with unpacking my luggage and work but I'll try my best to finish updating my posts asap!!!!)
So yay good morning I managed to wake up a little earlier since we are heading out of Seoul today to Paju ☺
Was rlly excited bc I didn't have the chance to and I rlly wanna visit places out of Seoul! Anyway huge thanks to @angeltqx for the directions and recommendations, if it's not for her the trip to Paju definitely wouldn't happen 🤘😭
sad bc I gotta bring my bulky backpack out meh
Took bus 2200 from Hapjeong Station, Exit 1! There were a lot of people queuing and they have markings on the floor indicating where the queue!
The bus ride took about 50 minutes to 1 hour, can't guarantee the exact amount of time because there was a huge jam that day ;-(
This gets a little confusing because was supposed to stop at the English Village but the bus stop name on the bus stop itself is called ChangeUp Campus! But on the bus itself it's called English village... super weird but just a point to note!!
Would recommend visiting English Village first bc it's the furthest away. The next few places are either walkable or taking the same bus in the opposite direction.
Anyway here I am and I was worried I got lost I immediately texted Angel and asked if I was at the right place, rlly an angel for helping me 💖😣
Map of the place! Anyway after stopping at the bus stop, got to cross opposite to get to the campus :-)
THE CAMPUS IS SO PRETTY........ omfg this totally gave me gfriend's rough vibes and I'm pretty sure it was filmed here. But so gorgeous I love it.
by the way fun fact: I was the ONLY tourist there. Wtf it scared me a little yet I rlly liked it because I could whip out my tripod, finally LOL!!!! but there were teachers bringing kids around for excursion. Super cute!!!
The whole campus is rlly pretty. I'm in awe 💘😍
let's see which pictures will end up on insta...
I can also conclude that I'm such a bad photographer of myself lol bye
this was hilarious djffjdkd my face showed it all if I was setting a timer to take a photo and when i turned back SOMEONE WAS WAITING FOR ME TO FINISH TAKING IT NEKFKDKDKD EMBARRASSING
I think my tripod spoiled a little bc it can't seem to stand straight hence some photos are like... slanted lololol
So so so peaceful and pretty. Omg love it that I was the only one there omg.
haha the petals were dropping but when I take there isn't any LOL
there were shops too but I was on budget so only look see look see
don't know what I'm taking rlly LOL
Omg totally forgot that they filmed PD101 here!!!! And they're currently filming PD X 101 TOO!!!! Omg wait for my post I got more to share about pdx101
oh the car u see in this pic... they're the filming team if I'm not wrong bc I saw them keeping a camera that they left overnight!!! Quite cool
gotta snap a pic
not open to public but there's the huge famous logo on the floor haha
With that said... I'll prolly watch pdx101... I didn't rlly watch real time for s1 and 2 mainly bc I hate survival shows lol but I do catch up with them once in a while hahaha but maybe!! I'll just watch it this time 🤧 got my picks too I have 2 mains hehe
every aspect of this place is beautiful.
this feels so love story-ish 😂😂😂😂
tf is this even HAHAHAHA
Omg I was being ambitious initially, wanted to sit on the parapet but wth when i set the timer and rushed up I realise it's too high up and I got scared KSFJDJFJDJFJSDJSJ
Next up was Hyeri Art Valley!! Just walk out of the village and turn right and walk straight!!! I forgot if we need to cross opposite... I think we need to but there's a signboard!
and theres like a map at every exit, and almost every intersection bc this place is too huge hahaha super useful tho!
this place is so pretty!! It's like all the galleries, cafes and stuffs are all here. Pretty artistic. But the only con is that is so huge so I was just walking to wherever is leading me hahahaha
it's quite quiet too, maybe because it's a weekday.
Running Man just filled their latest ep here!!!! And a lot of dramas film here too bc it's a really simple and aesthetically pretty place.
Popped by Cafe Between because I was feeling hungry.... and I found that they filmed Fight For My Way here!!!!!!! The first episode if I'm not wrong.
Super quiet cafe!!!!! And so nice to chill in.
Got a bagel with cheese (it's the cheapest in cafes but yet so good?!?!?!?!?!?! I love this combi) and ice sweet potato latte 😋 11k won total! Ah the sweat potato latte was so good. It took them longer to prepare my drink and the amount of effort they put in making the foam 😍 worth the wait hehe
Next up was Provence Village! Gotta take the bus in the opposite direction, which is the direction back to Hapjeong Station and stop at Sungdong Intersection.. which idk why I can't find it in the app again but it will be stated in the bus/bus stop itself! (I'm bad at directions I know I just stop based in intuition lol)
But anyway after reaching the entrance I felt so lost this ahjumma was like 'the provence is up there all the way in' THANK GOD
Just walk along the main road!!
It's a long walk... and my back was gonna break with the heavy things in it hahahaha
But eventually found it aaaaah
Omg... this place is another pretty place. And I felt like it was an 'out of nowhere' place bc the shops outside or along the main road were quite old and there were no signs of colours. Basically super dull HAHAHA
many shops and cafes here!!!! But I'm just here to look see look see as usual
It was a little crowded bc there were many tour groups 😬 abit scared to take out my tripod LOL
and there were still cherry blossoms too🌸
THIS WAS SO hard to take bc everyone was walking through this entrance haahhaahha
Love the vibes here!!! I stayed for an hour or so before leaving.
Time to head back to Seoul! I got a map from the english village before that and the main map of Paju from this ahjussi at Provence Village. Lol and it was a full length Korean conversation I swear I threw my face away laaaa just right at the moment when he complimented my Korea was good, I couldn't understand his next qn LOL
But I was just looking at the huge Paju map and he was explaining to me about DMZ and he was rlly nice!!! So cute. Thankful to meet nice people along the way.
to my single buddies, boyfriends are available in stores now 🤧🤧🤧🤧
The bus stopped at Hapjeong so I went to look for another stationery shop called Recorder!! Exit 7. I think I took like 10 minutes to find this shop LOL
It makes me wonder why shops are located on like higher levels :ooo which is not rlly easy to locate
The store was huge and I was quite expectant!!!!!!
They rlly sell a lot of stuffs and bring in other brands too... but :-((( The things are too cutesy which isn't exactly my kind of style haha so I only picked a few postcards and left!!!! It's sad bc I was expectant but izzzzz ok hehe
Honestly I was like on budget right (but ya still can go cafes died) this was on my cafe list and I told myself, alright it's ok maybe we can skip this. BUT I SAW THIS ON MY WAY TO RECORDER.... it's fate
Beforegray!!! It's a cafe-bar so it turns into a bar at night. That's why the cafe is slightly dark lit but it's still cosy at the same time!!!
I had to adjust the table and flowers just for this 😂😂 ordered an ice apple tea! It's either 6.5k or 7k won I can't remember 😐 but omg this was so????? GOOD?????? Like it was rlly refreshing esp since the weather was getting hot.
ok actually their cafe prices not v cheap also haha but still!!!! Their cafes are so pretty, rlly a pity to skip them.
Then I headed down to DMC via bus for Idol Radio again!!! And guess who I saw..
PD X 101 BOYS WTFFFFF
ok this is quite funny: my friend insta dmed me told me they're having a public blue carpet at CGV but like I alr intended to visit idol radio to see ilhoon one last time before I leave so I told her I would skip it
Then on my way to mbc suddenly a WHOLE group of boys in uniforms came out from the cj building??? Then I'm like wait a minute.
ISNT THIS PD X 101 BOYS bc they were in makeup and uniforms lololol
But you know what was so awkward. Was that on the other side there were only like 5 fans??? And I was on this side so the boys had to walk towards my direction to head to the bus
AND I KEPT HAVING EYE CONTACT WITH ALL OF THEM I GOT SO OVERWHELMED
Like wtf it was a huge 20-30 boys
sorry ah I rlly cannot HAHAHAHA I STARTED TO PANIC INTERNALLY AND AVOIDED EYE CONTACT
Somemore idk all of the 101 boys and my picks weren't there haha sed
So I only got a pic of their backs 😂😂
ok yay down at idol radio!!
it was a rookie group this time THANK GOODNESS and like... from what I saw that day there were not a lot of people
I thought I would end up sitting behind because these dudes were lying on the seats
BUT THANKFULLY THEY LEFT
SO THIS WAS MY VIEW!@ finally sitting comfortably unlike last week which I had to squeeze a seat with someone l m a o
prep myself with all the food from convenience store aka my favourite 😋😋 HAHAHAHA bc I was there at like 6... omg camp for 3 hours.. JUST FOR ILHOON....
Omg but the triangular kimbaps!!!!! THE KIMBAPS!!! I took the crab preserved in soy sauce/spam egg fried rice AND BOTH ARE SO GOOD.... which i couldn't find afterwards 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
he's out!!! yeah with that ugly green hair....... i think the colour would be ok if he had cut his hair lol
rip he look like vampire
but he was super cute???? that night????? :-(
he was so smiley. maybe bc he saw more fans hahahaha
and i got a lot more pics too he he he
WHY ALWAYS BLUR WHENEVER HE SAW ME
but he like damn gila that night also LOLOLOLOL
during the break he kept pointing to himself so we thought he was talking about his hair then he was like 'nonono!!! take pics of me coolly ok?!?!?!?!?!?'
so cheeky la that night
someone throw me off the cliff now
he damn weird LOL brought put the mini lion (which fans said it was from she's gone mv) and started petting it LOLOLOLOL
he was one big adorable fluff :'((
Ok videos time!!!! I compiled my videos for the night and it was 9 mins long LOL but i just wanna show a few!!!
when the fans kept asking him to dance to rollercoaster HAHAHAHA BUT SIANNN MY CAM WENT OUT OF FOCUS HALFWAY ZZZZZ
him acting damn cool lololol
such a cute soft bub..... after the show ended (and bc of this song too lololol) I STARTED TEARING ON MY WAY BACK WTF FFJDKFKDKFKSKDK insane and gila this girl but i cannot help it 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢
because of this next video hahahahaahhaha
basically i was just filming him all the way during the show then he suddenly stood up and stared at my direction for such a long time??? Then im like ok hold up. I put down my camera (thats why it got shaky midway) and he was still looking, i looked at him and waved brightly and he did the same too ;;;;
hahahaha i showed HX this and she said he recognized me but i highly doubt it.. i actually was carrying a paper (with 정 일 훈 written on it) so maybe thats why?? And J insisted it was def me ;;
maybe its me??? maybe its not but doesnt matter. Like i said having to see my favourites being happy makes me the happiest!!!! I rlly enjoyed seeing Ilhoon at Idol Radio and im glad i made the decision to go down twice ;;;
Really missed him a lot and i hope i will get to see you soon bb ;;;; its been too long ;; 💙
Loots of the day
3 postcards that i got from Recorder (1-1.3k each)!!!!!
and i received the store's stickers too!!!!
Last night in Korea and it was really fulfilling, at least for me. 💙❤
#dayretravels #cheytravels #cheyfangirls #dayretravel #paju #seoul #korea
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019
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