In the morning, when we woke up, this is what we saw from our hotel room, all of Seoul was covered in snow.
Sean admiring the view.
Today was themepark day. The two famous themeparks in Seoul are Everland and Lotte World. I was told Everland is very nice but not as accessible. Lotte World is right above the Jamsil train station so it was off to Lotte World we went. Lotte World has an indoor section which was nice in winter. Jamsil station was about 15 stops from Hoehyeon, with one train change. Easy peasy.
We headed out after breakfast. Instead of walking properly, Sean kept stepping on and kicking snow.
The short but precariously slippery walk to Hoehyeon station.
Korean workers getting their morning snack and cuppa.
Jamsil is 15 stops from Hoehyeon and the total fare for 4 of us was 3850 won, or less than S$5!! Crazy cheap right?
And it's not some stinky clunker of a train. It was a very spacious, comfortable, uncrowded train.
There's an underground mall before getting into Lotte World. We took this picture cos there's a fairly new Krispy Kreme in Bangkok and the queue has been CRAZY!!
We've had Krispy Kremes in London and it really isn't a big deal, J.Co is much better.
Inside Lotte World.
The indoor section of Lotte World has a roller coaster, viking and other scary rides but we went mostly on the non-scary rides. This photo was taken from a 'hot-air balloon' that went around the themepark. The rides look a bit dusty and faded but given the low entrance fees, can lah. I think we paid less than S$50 each, maybe even less than S$40 cos there was some special discount given when we were there.
There's a skating rink in Lotte World but it's not within the themepark, it's on a lower floor. I'm not 100% sure but I think you'll need to get out of the themepark to get into the skating rink. And you're not allowed re-entry into the themepark.
Panaroma function on Brian's Sony camera.
This is the outdoor section of Lotte World. We headed out cos we were looking for a Korean restaurant there.
The restaurant we ate in is the one with the Asian-looking roof. Lunch was beef and leak soup with rice.
Tower of terror I think. And next to it...
...Gyro Drop...which looks super scary! We didn't explore the rest of Magic Island (that's the outdoor section of Lotte World) as it was too cold.
We headed back around tea-time, tired of the queueing...we are so NOT themepark people. We passed a river on the train ride back to the city, oooh, so coldddd.