korea vlog pt. 2 : BUSAN (+ seoul again, more shopping, lotte world, seeing TXT)
Hello again my friends it's Nina and welcome back to my Korea vlogs this is part 2 of my time in Korea so if you haven't seen the first part it'll be linked in the description otherwise. Let's just get started welcome to part 2. We. Ended part 1 when we just arrived in Busan the night before I woke up to a beautiful, sunrise and decided to go for a morning walk to enjoy the outdoors good morning. It, is currently. 9:30. Ish in the morning trying to film in public, but there's actually a lot of people so my mom is very tired and she wanted to sleep so I'm just going to do as I'm exploring today by myself in Busan, we are literally right next to the water this is really, pretty I don't really know where I'm going I don't have Wi-Fi I do at least have, navigation. And a map but I am going to go and explore Busan, now by, the way we stayed at the Park Hyatt and we really enjoyed our experience, outside you have quick access to the water and you can go for a nice walk to take in the scenery. One. Of my favorite things about the world, water. Kind of wish I brought sunglasses. But it's good to see the world through your actual eyes even, though I can't really open my eyes right now Wow. The Sun is powerful, into Sun I. Just. Ended up walking and, walking until I felt like turning back the beach was way too far so eventually I did turn back to get back to my mom who would be awake by then we stopped by the hotel's cafe to enjoy, a sweet potato cake a chocolate croissant, and iced Americanos, feels great. Next. We took a taxi for a short right over to Haeundae, beach which is a very popular beach where lots of Korean films had taken place the beach was absolutely. Stunning and the weather was so nice. The, water of clothes was so clear, like beautifully. Clear and it, was nice to see couples and families enjoying the time it was a very healing time and I definitely wanted to go to a beach at some point during my trip here. Also. We saw this really tiny puppy and I almost cried because it was so cute it reminded me of my dogs when they were younger the honors were kind enough to let us pet the puppy after our timeout we went back to the hotel to rest and I just caught up with some editing and work I had to get done once nighttime hit we went back out to experience, the nightlife in Busan we decided to go to Hill in Newmarket to shop around and eat seafood there were lots of stands of foods to eat and eventually you found stores to shop at as well there was the store called akka which had a lot of cute merchandise and I ended up getting a lot from here. We. Found a safest place because the people who work there basically, brought us in but the food was great it's literally called a seafood. Raw, fish house if, you like seafood there's, great seafood in Busan. We. Walked around more and saw this guy doing tricks and playing with fire this area next to the beach was very lively and we just wanted to have some fun here I also wanted to try this candy coated, strawberry, treats also known as tong hulu and we also got fresh watermelon juice we popped some balloons out of sand and we also on a cute little plush.
The. Juice is also good this, is also good if you come to Busan. We. Returned to the beach to watch the water at night and it was just nice to see everyone else having fun and making memories of their own and that was pretty much her night. Goodbye. Busan, we are leaving today we, had only two nights in Busan but nonetheless we, still did a lot and had a great time I have a special, love for the water as I grew up in the bay back in California all my life so Busan was honestly one of my favorite places during this trip and I can't wait to go back we, took a train back to Seoul but specifically, we were in Yongsan this time we checked into our hotel which, by the way was called novotel ambassador, seoul young son and i really recommend this hotel just because it's less than a five minute walk to Yongsan station and, as you'll see throughout this video transportation. Was so much easier during, this half of the trip because we were conveniently, near everything but anyway today we went to visit my mom's hometown we went to this place called smile, each one topokki that my mom basically grew up on and fun fact it actually influenced, the way that my mom makes the cookie, both have a slight sweetness so it was just cool to see how my, mom's childhood influenced, her life next, we went to her middle school and just explored there for a little while before coming to Korea I really knew little about my mom's childhood just because it was all in Korea so it was all new and kind of precious to me. Holland. Afterwards. We went to this duty free mall which is connected to young sensation and, we got our hair done at you know hair this was my first time ever getting, my hair professionally, done I just went to get a hair treatment a little trim and to add some life to my hair because it gets pretty flat I had a good experience here and the refreshments, were great. What's, hot. They, straighten my hair just to see what it looks like it's not permanent. Day. One with my new hair we today. We went to the express, bus terminal shopping. Center to get food and go shopping this is a pretty popular place to shop and it's another recommendation for, me it gets pretty packed but anywhere in Seoul is pretty packed to be honest but first we went to get some food I got Chi Kok Tsui Wai my mom got some kind of Dingman. There. Was also an art box here which is a popular stationery store with shops literally, everywhere there was so much stationery, and my heart was happy I got a lot of stuff that I'll show you in a haul I wish I caught more stuff and here are the underground stores where there's so much to look through there was also a book store that had a music, section and I got a lot of CDs too. Many for me to talk about afterwards. At night we went to the Han River to enjoy the night sky and scenery. Walking. By the river. The. Moon was out and the sky in real life was beautifully, purple. The. Sky is so, much prettier in real life, but, aleksel, night we, ended the night looking for snacks and drinks at convenience, stores before going back to our hotel some cooking buff or triangle, kimbap was definitely, our Savior during this trip. The. Next day we gave ourselves a day of relaxation by, going to a Korean spa or a gingiva, we got mooning in here and I have this habit of cutting the noodles to pipe sized pieces just because once I nearly choked on the noodles be careful eating these noodles they're very chewy but it's also very good Here I am with a little towel hats Korean, spas always have lots of food snacks, drinks, and treats available as, well as spa services, of course here I am enjoying a nice coffee while relaxing at a spa room it's just a nicely warm and quiet room that people can chill and sleep in later on we had roasted eggs and, more food they, also had little karaoke, rooms.
I. Hope. You enjoyed my mom and I singing while I flew my arms around after, we had some fun we went to the bass house to get body scrubs and wash off and that was basically our day at the spa I feel, like a new person I. Give it a 10 out of 10 more, like a 9 out of 10 because the Besson's could have been cleaner but it was still a good experience the next day was pretty chill too we just went to get food and go shopping again we got to a Korean porridge from a popular, shoe chain and this restaurant was located conveniently in, Yongsan station so, we ended up having lots of Chuuk for the remainder of this trip which I wasn't mad about because, I love to it's my comfort food. We. Went shopping where I actually got some stuff instead of just looking around and then we treated ourselves to boba I. Was. Wearing the pants that I just bought that day and they're probably the best jeans that I own now after that we just went back to our hotel to relax I continued working on a video and then we ended the night with room service to, get that hotel experience. Today. I went to the station early in the morning because I was meeting my friend Alison again to have a day with her at Exxon dong which is this popular, and pretty neighbourhood with some of the cutest, and prettiest shops and cafes I've actually ever, seen. Yeah. We. Went to a brat cafe called maltose cheap and it had really good, bread the bread comes steamed and it was honestly amazing bread. Y'all. The café's here are no joke and the shopping was also great I picked up a few things here as well but I had to limit myself because, I didn't have much more room for stuff in my luggage after a while we went to get drinks at cafe oh yeah good. Alison. Got a green grape aid and I got a passion fruit strawberry, aid which was actually really good but the passion fruit seats just surprised me. Then. Alison tested out the wide angle lens on my phone we made our way over to Hongdae and did more exploring, we found this cute little stationery, shop called condemned home and looked around. We. Return to objects again and this time I actually bought some stuff that again I will show you in another video. Today. Was basically, a stationary, day because we also went, to art box and home day there was so much, washi tape and my heart was exploding, I got lots of tapes then we went to Kakao friends just, to look around. And. That was a cute little day out at window. Oh look. Chuck again I honestly, can eat too every day I love it that much hello, oh my god why am i why are my art I can't even speak why are my eyes burning. Right now it looks like I'm crying but I'm not anyway I changed, back to my, pajamas, just because need to be comfortable right now I am taking some time to reply, to emails, and actually. Get, myself together a little bit my eyes really hurt I, replied, to a couple, emails and now, I'm just doing a little bit of research I'm also going to try to plan out my last few days here in Korea so yeah I will just see you in the next clip today it's supposed to be a very cold, day, so I have my puffy, jacket on and then I just have a turtleneck, and somewhat out I, feel.
Here Is the, outfits, very, simple, ok, now by this, day was more of a night day because we just had a chill afternoon, but we went out to do things that we could do at night we went to this Waffle House that was nearby that my mom used to go to when she was in high school. We. Had popping sue and some waffles that were good and comforting. Afterwards. We took the subway over towards chamcha to go to Lotte, world adventure this was on my bucket list for Korea so I was happy to go especially since, it's still fun to go at night. We. Ended the night with lots of Korean food and that was our fun little nights at Lotte world adventure on. This. Day I woke up at 5 a.m. gr ready to meet Allison again for a tour that she had planned I had to meet her and her friends at 7 a.m. in home dead but luckily I was five minutes away for the subway the tour was for Nami Island which is also the place where the Korean drama Winter Sonata was filmed it looked really pretty and pictures so I didn't want to miss out on this opportunity the, first stop was actually, to this place called petit France which is a little, theme park that is based on the book the little prince it was pretty and cute and it also had a great view. Eventually. We got near Nami Island and we took a quick five-minute ferry to get there. And so, began our time at Nami Island this place was absolutely. Stunning and the colors were so vibrant and unreal so enjoy this montage of scenery from Nami Island. We. Also got some fresh whole book which was great with cold weather. Nami. Island was so beautiful, to conclude this day enjoy some scenery from the bus ride back to home day. The. Next day I was tired so there's no footage except of me shopping for skincare and of me and my mom eating kimchi jjigae. Hey, okay, on to the next day the final day I feel, like at this point I just gave up on filming. With my vlogging, camera and just opted for my iPhone today, is our last day in Korea. Today we are just going to shop, a little bit and hopefully, for, me I'm going to go to come down to the COEX mall in hopes to see txt, I don't know how it's going to work it's a public, fan sign. Yes, let's do it so yes we just did, you guessed it eating a shopping yours Asian burger from Lotteria that is pretty popular in Korea I feel like we did a lot on this trip anyway so we just wanted to chill out and look around without a schedule we enjoyed some sweets at this little cafe called Lucy katsu afterwards, we eventually made our way to come them to the COEX mall so, we could try to see txt, so basically they were having a fan sign but in a public setting so people who didn't get into the fan sign could also at least still see them Allison told me about it so of course I had to go for my fellow moas here are some clips of txt that I filmed. It. Was a great time to end, the night before it closed we went to line friends and come them to pick up final gifts and things we wanted I got lots of cute bt 21 stuff there was also a great time. We. Were a little hungry so you look for food as I tried to absorb as much of this final night as I can, my mom randomly dragged us to this place that I will assume is a Sioux chief or some kind of bar because you had to show your ID to get in at first I was shocked because it really wasn't my crowd or my style but it was also still fun to hit these buttons assuming game basically, this place was called po Chuck picked on one which means pocha final round bus and periodically, you play games against every table and the winning table gets discounts, off their food we actually won one time and got a discount which I thought was fun I didn't know where we were until I went to look this place up as I was editing literally, a few days ago so believe me I didn't plan to go here but it was still I guess a fun special, experience, to have in Korea I feel like if you're of age and you have an ID then you might have fun here but so concluded, our final day our. Time in Korea came to an end and after a long three, weeks we finally headed to Incheon Airport again, the hotel we stayed at was so convenient, for getting around there was a literal, bus that took us straight from the hotel to the airport without us needing to do anything but pay for the bus it was very convenient and it helped a lot since we had a lot of luggage this video isn't sponsored but, I'd recommend this hotel because it just made getting around Seoul so much easier for us going. To the airport felt, kind of weird because it, didn't really feel like I was going home not to be cliche but, it did feel like I was leaving home I got so comfortable, and used to Korea that I actually felt weird and sad about going, because it felt like I lived here for the last three weeks so sometimes I felt a culture shock while I was there I also did manage to get used to Korea and feel comfortable there as well I learned a lot and did a lot and my time there was very valuable and I opened I got to experience a part of my culture that it used to be very distant and abstract, to me and I honestly did feel like a different person when I left it was a great three weeks in Korea and I am thankful that I got to experience it I really can't wait to go back for.
The Flight home since it was a night flight I actually slept through most of it except for times when we would eat so it did go by fast also, Korean air now had super and do these safety instructions, which was a nice end to the trip I hope that you guys enjoy this experience with me and thank you for watching these vlogs I will remember this trip forever but this concludes, my time in South Korea in 2019, I will see you in my next video, which will be of me back at home in California Thank You Korea for being so nice I hope to see you again soon let's bring it in for a hug even if you can't see me and I'll see you guys in my next video goodbye my friends.