day trip from seoul to the Lavender Festival in Goseong, Korea Vlog my life in korea
Good morning from noisy noisy Seoul. I am at the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, the east Seoul bus terminal, and I'm just waiting for Kaila. We are going to head across the country to lavender fields, a farm that I have wanted to go to for a very long time so I'm very excited. This is literally the only day of 'not rain' in the foreseeable future so we're gonna try and thread the needle, hopefully. It's beautiful, it looks beautiful out here in Seoul so yes it's basically like we're traveling to the south of France but it's only gonna take us a two and a half hour bus ride. So yeah I'm gonna go find Kaila, we don't have our tickets yet but I don't
feel like it's gonna sell out. But yeah I will update you, I will see you in Gangwondo. Greetings from Wontong. We have 10 minutes, a10 minute break, so we're just gonna look at
corn apparently. ~*countryside*~ oh there's a [market]! Easy peasy, here we go! If it's windy I apologize but we have made it here in one piece and now we're gonna go in and everything's purple, even the road! We got our ice cream and then it turned into Disneyland because people needed to take pictures with us. Ice cream has been had. It tastes like lavender - I almost have vanilla - hint of lavender to it. Yummy.
But we couldn't get good pictures of it - oh, what? oh he's just yelling - we couldn't get good pictures of it because I took a picture for a couple and then she was like 'oh I'll take a picture for you guys' and so we sat there and then as we're sitting there, these other people are like 'ooh foreigners let's take pictures with them' so we had to do like Disneyland style photos. You're Ariel, who am I? Who has short brown hair? Oh Rapunzel when she cuts it off. When she like becomes sassy and free, on brand. But yeah so we had melty ice cream but
it was delicious and we haven't even walked around the place yet so we're excited but we're gonna get drank first? Oh my god this guy has a really big camera lens and he's really serious about the photos. He's screaming. He's screaming. Okay so we'll update you as we walk around to the farm Wow beautiful, wait that is so not the angle. Hold on. Oh sure, I just want people to know that this sky is not photoshopped. Look at it - show some of those ones No it really is that blue. Look at that! Oh it's up all the way.
~*totally unedited*~ Go Korea. Yeah blue and purple, stunning! You look like such a fairy I swear. To the farm! To the farm? To the farm! To the farm! I love tea pots like this. Oh look at the co- for coffee! Oh no I'm making Kaila buy one too. I think I'm gonna do it. So about four years ago, my mom and I went to the Garden of the Morning Calm and got this like energy oil thing and she loved it and when she ran out she's been searching for it for literally years and so I just found one that I think is the same mix of essential oils so we're really hoping. We'll find out when I go home next month but it smells amazing and this entire place smells amazing but it's a little overwhelming so we're gonna head out~ My tattoo is so faded. I don't know if you can even -
There she is! Golden poppy meet golden poppy! Twinning~ I can't even like properly capture how many bees there are. I'm just loving this 'teamwork makes the dream work' kind of thing. Everyone needs an instagram husband.
So we spent a little over two hours there, the only problem is that they don't have any proper food so we are high on life, and our energy boosting essential oils, and ice cream, and now we need actual food. So we're gonna actually try to take a taxi to the beach and get some noodles I think. And yeah so this was lovely, this was six bucks. Well worth it. Very cute. I want to live here. Bye. So we had the cutest taxi driver in the world. Hyunhee was her name. And now we're at the beach and we're gonna get makguksu and that's all. We're so hungry that I can't speak so let's go.
There's all these fish! Wow there's a dog! Oh my god it has everything you could ever want! Hi! Nevermind. I'm interested in the sugar. She's gone nervous now. She said we could use chopsticks well and now I'm flubbing. It's because the noodles are so heavy. Do you wanna do you want an apron? Oh can you do that? Yes two please! Thank you!!! She's so cute. She is cute. We've been getting a lot of nice old ladies today. So good.
Bye cutie! Hello from Seoul Coffee. We literally had to ask the taxi driver where the terminal was even though he dropped us off right in front of it because it just doesn't look like it belongs here. But we're getting on the bus and we're going home and I will update you when I reach. Thank you for joining us! Bye! Hello! So I made it back from Goseong in one piece. So Kaila and I went out on a little adventure
and round trip, the bus from Dong Seoul, you'll leave from the eastern - why can I? I always get east and west mixed up in both languages but for some reason Korean is extra hard. Dong is east. So you're leaving from the east Seoul bus station and my air conditioner is very loud I apologize. Round trip that cost 42,000 won - it's 21 each way. And then the taxi to the place was a less than 10, so if you're splitting it with someone it's fine. And then everything in the gift shop,
which you'd think after living in Korea for this long I'd be used to it, but in America what people do is if it's a tourist spot, those items in a gift shop or even just like food nearby will be much more expensive because they know that they can charge that and they'll probably get it, but in Korea that's rarely the case. So everything in the gift shop and stuff was totally reasonable, if not alarmingly cheap. So it was just really chill. Everyone there was having a lovely quiet time. People were taking pictures of each other, people were asking for help taking
group photos, it was just like lovely and chill and even though it was more crowded than I expected because we went on a weekday, the space was large enough that it didn't feel crowded. I think if you're looking maybe for a seat like to sit down and eat your ice cream then it felt a little crowded but other than that, walking around I didn't feel in any way that it was too busy. And then after that we took a lovely little taxi ride. Our taxi driver was so cute, she called me because I used Kakao Taxi and she called me ahead of time to be like 'just letting you know, I'm on my way' and I'm like yes, I can see that on the app. But she called to say hey and she picks us up
and she's like hey girls, gives us water bottles, she's asking us like what we're doing here and she just kept calling us cool and then we went to this tiny little random town and we wanted those noodles but they were closed for a little bit and the people running that, they were so nice kept checking on us like it was just so chill and oh and then we when we got to the bus terminal, as you saw, the terminal did not look - it's, it doesn't have as much of a presence as the bigger city terminals might have. It was just kind of next to a cafe and the ticket booth is actually connected to the convenience store and so the little young part-time girl who was working at the convenience store was also selling the bus tickets and I didn't realize that so I saw that the ticket window was, no one was there, so I was kind of looking around and this old man saw me and he was like 'you got a knock!' and so I knocked and no one came and he was like 'knock harder!' and so I did but it was just like very nice that people were clearly looking out for each other and so welcoming and so just calm. I love Gangwondo a lot. So if you are looking to do that next summer because I believe it's only until the end of June, I highly recommend it. It was so nice and calm and wonderful and the ice cream was delicious. So anyway, thank you for joining me. That was - it was nice to get out of Seoul and I have a couple other trips that were going on very soon that I'm excited to take you on. and
yeah that was, that was all. That was a lovely day and I hope you guys are getting out on little summer adventures or if you are in the southern hemisphere lovely winter adventures. So anyway yeah I will see you guys next time. I don't think you can guess where we're going next, but if you want to try you certainly can. It is south is all I'm going to tell you. South of Seoul. Goseong is right up, right up next to the north Korean border so we're going further south then Goseong for sure. So anyway yeah I'm
going to leave you here and I hope that was a nice little dose of summer flowers for you and yeah I will join you on our next trip which is just as green, just as flower-filled. See you then, bye!