I know I promised to update my blog everyday, but... my laptop decided to act like a complete barrel ... it keeps freezing on me, so that's why I didn't update it that much.
So what you all missed ~~ I survived my Jetlag, it was only the first day... though I couldn't really sleep today but I think it got something to do with the fact that we will leave Seoul today. I really love it here, so it's kinda hard to leave already >< even though we know that we will come back later.
The second day we went to the DMZ, it was really amazing and weird but also a bit scary. We drove off without our tour guide or tour group because no one from our tour group wanted to go there. It's really sad that it's not included in our tour though, I think it's something that is a part of Korea and that everyone should know the real history and state the countries are in.
We went with a tour company with mostly Japanese people and a few English people but also Dutch! people joined the tour. It was so weird to driive to the border and to see the fenses they used to keep the North Korean spies away, and there were so many soldiers everywhere...
Our first stop was a small temple and a train that has been shot multiple times... so many bullet holes they kinda scared me! There was also the train bride towards North Korea which is now unused.
The tour was quite hectic it was into the bus 30 minutes into the bus 20 minutes XD and even into the bus 10 minutes!! Haha, but it was ok for us, we could keep up with it, but some people seemed to complain about the short time we had to see places.
The next stop we made was the 3rd tunnel. I was kinda scared to go there because I dislike small spaces, but I regret nothng for gong inside that tunnel, it went right into North Korea, and was build by the North Korean's to attack Seoul. It's scary to think that they managed to build tunnels like that and that they all reached Seoul ... 4 of them! North Korea is so sneaky!
Inside the tunnel I was happy with my helmet because I bumped my head to the walls a lot! Making the Japanese people laugh at us XD because they were small enough to walk without the need to bend their backs or heads.
Our tour group was really tall so they had quite a good laugh!
Then the stop after that was the place where we could see Kaesong, I recognized the city because of the few tall buildings in the middle of it. It's really weird that they live so close but yet so far away from each other. We were allowed to take pics but only from a distance so Laura was asked by a Japanese people to make pics for them because she could look over the heads of the people at the balcony XD So cute hahaha
Then the stop after that was the last station in South Korea before driving into North Korea, it's a pretty big station build with future plans. They want to reunite North and South someday and then connect the train to Pyongyang and China to create a way to travel out of the country by train. I really liked that way of thinking!!
We ended our DMZ tour with Bulgogi, which tasted better then the ones we had the day before XD (Yes we eat Bulgogi everyday)
That evening we met with our tour group to eat somewhere in Seoul (yes more Bulgogi) and the people were very interested in our stories about the border. After that we decided that it was too early to sleep so we walked around Seoul a bit got lost and then found our hotel back after a nice 30/40 minute walk with 3 other tour group members ~~ It was a nice evening walk ~~ before calling it a day.
Then the 3rd day
It was a bus tour day, we went to Gyongbokgung Palace which was REALLY beautiful ~~ after that we went to Namsam Tower to watch the pretty skyline of Seoul ~~ I also found some nice ZE:A photocards there kekeke
We also visited a prison which was closed but ... yeah XD It was still kinda ... spooky to go there many Japanese and Koreans were brutally murdered there... and after that we visited the Fish Market which still makes me smell like a fishy x-x EW
Then when we were back at our hotel it was just 6pm so it was too early to call it a day ~~ but we had our evening free so we decided to travel by metro for the first time (which went pretty well actually) and go to SUKIRA ~~ where we saw Ryeowook and Sungmin only a few meters away from us. It wasn't so crowded so it was easy to take pics. Too bad Ryeowook is a troll and didn't let me take any pics x-x He kept hiding behind his PC screen
This was my blog for today, yes the last bit is fast because we have to go ~~ XD
I uploaded some pics at Facebook but it is really hard to take pics in this weather ... it's really sunny and bright and all the white stones are reflecting the sun so much x-x
Anyways ~~ time to leave!!