Here's my once-in-a-lifestime photo opportunity with Prince Charles and Princess Diana bears. I'm not too fond of stuffed toys because my mom gave them away when we were little to avoid sneezing allergies, but (except for the human-sized ones), these bears are adorable!
We mustn't leave Korea without shopping in Myeong-dong right? Beauty shops left and right, it's like an amusement park for the makeaholics (totally made that one up)! They even give you free samples just to entice you to enter their stores and shop your
wallets hearts out. Sorry I don't have other pictures though. I was too busy shopping! LOL.
Too bad we only had a few hours to spend there before we were whisked off to our next stop. I did manage to buy a few bottles of nail polish, BB cream, facial masks and moisturizers!
And we even got ice cream before we left Myeong-dong! Our tour guide suggested we look for this specific ice cream vendor and we had to scour the alleys, following the trail of people with yay-high treats!
Next up was an uphill trek towards Seoul Tower and the Teddy Bear Museum. This will reveal the lack of exercise in my life. I think this was the toughest walk I've had in months. LOL
My legs were freezing half of the time in these leggings...but I love the print so much, I just had to wear them. Haha!
The view from the top of the road.
All the cuddly teddy bears you could ever want.
They set up these historical scenes where all the characters are teddy bears.
Look, they've even got Teddy K-Pop Stars!
Waiting for you at the end of the museum is a very famous guy I'm sure you already know. :p
Op-op-op-op Oppa Gangam Style!
A super-speed elevator whipped us up to the top of the Seoul Tower for a view of the city.
Too bad it was an overcast day. Still quite breathtaking though. :)
And here is the final parting shot with our tour guides before we boarded the airplane.
I loved Korea. My family and friends really had a great time with the food and the experience, especially being blessed with our super accommodating tour guides. I find that oftentimes, the attitude of the tour guide can make or break a trip. Having said that, I think Korea's definitely worth another visit! :D
The Belated Bloomer