so like how I’ve blogged about previously, just take the Subway to Gangbyeon and walk across to Dong-Seoul Bus Terminal and ask for a ticket to Gapyeong. Ga-Pyeong.

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the bus heads to Chuncheon so make sure you know where to get off. if I am not wrong you get out on the 2nd stop. it takes around an hour and a half.

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5,900won for one way. when you reach Gapyeong it is advisable to take a taxi which costs around 3,500won to Nami’s Ferry port. you can take a bus but it’s pretty complicating and I think the bus don’t come by that quickly. the Taxi stand is further in front of the Bus Terminal =D.

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funny because they call it IMMIGRATION. when they do not require our passport hahaha. and the ticket is called a Visa.

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MALAYSIA’S FLAG IN FRONT! wheeeeeeeeeeee. =3. suddenly got extra proud to be Malaysian haha.

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lettuce in a toilet bowl. mmhmm.

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the cost of a round trip is 8,000won. quite costly but at least there’s no extra entry fee’s.

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the romantic couple bicycle. always wanted to ride on it but I guess it’ll never happen =S. I can’t ride the bicycle.

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=D. I prefer Nami the last time I came here really. not sure if it’s because I like botak (bald) trees more, or because I like the dried leaves on the floor or maybe it is just too hot this season. but sometimes you can’t really pick. say, if you want to come here to shop you must come here in Spring or Summer. =S.

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some bird’s home it said =D.

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Singapore’s Merlion!

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the flat soju bottle bridge! apparently this is where the main characters of  Winter Sonata first kissed.

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my legs ain’t that slim and long really. this is an optical illusion.

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I was looking for hearts formed by leaves until I noticed it isn’t Autumn U______U. so stupid of me. but they replaced it with rocks!

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like a week + ago there was some Malaysian exhibition I think! on Langkawi. so the whole place is filled with Malaysia’s flag!

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anyways I wanna introduce you to this shop that sells lunch box.

I know, you must be thinking “what? lunch box?”

they are traditional lunch boxes. it’s pretty hard to find nowadays so if you’re in Nami might as well give it a try.

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don’t know where this leads but it’s pretty special since they have 3 layers of these curtains.

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this place sells Dosirak (doh-shi-rak, lunch box), Kimchi Jeon, Makgeolli, Patbingsu and Moksabal.

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MMMMMMM. Chilsung Cider is Korea’s version of Sprite.

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the lunchbox was really hot even with the gloves. I went with Martha, from USA, she was asking how is this traditional when it’s so hot and requires gloves. the answer is.. (though I am not completely sure, I heard it from someone too) when Korea was not developed like this, people were poor and mine workers would always wear gloves anyways, so they would put in Kimchi and an egg into the rice lunch box, burn it and then shake it before eating. it is gold and metal traditionally too!

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it was burnnnnnnnning hot.

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cheese and tuna dosirak! 6,000won. to be honest it isn’t actually worth the price based on their ingredients. but you should at least try it since it’s something different, and with a history to it. I heard it was 4,000won before. but oh well, even the subway costs more now =(.

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the entire menu!

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and the counter. I am pretty sure any other restaurants there would cost more than this shop so might as well visit this place =P.

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the direct translation would be.. ” the way to eat the lunchbox deliciously, wear the gloves on both hands and MAGU MAGU shake it~!”

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in case you can’t find the dosirak place, its behind a fountain and it looks like this……… next to some Chinese restaurant. it’s a LITTLE secluded.

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the banner for the dosirak place except it’s mostly in Korean =S. and they call dosirak “Kimchi Bento” hahahaha.

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see what I meant earlier by Malaysian flags EVERYWHERE? =D. but what’s with the green flag on the right D=.

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Gajah (elephant in Malay) batik-ish drawings. since Nami Island is like an artsy fartsy place I am pretty sure they had an art exhibition!

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elephants drawn in many ways.

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suddenly feeling so patriotic. MALAYSIA BOLEH! at least they made it to Nami Island!

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I thought it was a temple. but it’s actually the entrance to the hotels in Nami Island.

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the fake persimmon tree haha.

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places to store Kimchi Pots! look more like the red indian’s home. D=.

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ahhh. the typical view of Nami. <3.

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unleashing the sampatness in me once again.

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for the Winter Sonata fans.

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what I call the “main” street. hahaha. Martha thinks it’s weird how I name it but I only called it the main street because this is the part where the movie was filmed at. the most beautiful part actually.

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there are a lot of these mysterious looking huts and houses which are really actually galleries.

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they believe that stacking up stones can bring luck.

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my luck in stacking up some stones. epic phail it fell T_T.

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the whole place is stacked with stones. it wasn’t even this epic 2 years ago when I was here.

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see what I meant by EPIC?

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you can find squirrels EVERYWHERE! =D. ostriches too!

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Martha and I! =D. had so much fun she’s really really friendly. hadn’t had so much fun in a while ^_^!

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DDONGCHIM!! it means poking the butthole hehehe.

there used to be a series of claywork of a mother feeding her kids and now it’s built THISSSSSSS huge.

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=D. spam. trying to look romantic wth.

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there’s a place right at the end of the road (of the “main street”) where you can ride jet ski and stuff. look pretty fun! but definitely not my cup of tea U_U.

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sampat take 2!

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with Martha again! I’m just typically tall =/.

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nakseo. it means scribbling. more like vandalising. hahaha. it’s like Korea’s culture to do it. they do it EVERYWHERE. in the toilet, benches, even in Baskin Robbins D=.

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my favourite Pinocchio since I was here 2 years ago! the cutest installation here IMO.

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map of Nami Island. so beautifully made. love the designers here. or whoever who made them U_U.

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don’t know what’s this but it resembles China so…

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THE CERAMIC GALLERY!! I got so excited as soon as I saw this. well, I do pottery. please come here earlier so you can…

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MAKE YOUR OWN PRODUCT! I guarantee you its fun. for about 8,000won.

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their ceramic bowls are made so pretty even though not balanced. perfection from imperfection! if you get what I mean D=.

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there’s a potters wheel but I don’t think we could throw here =S.

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fulamak 10,000won for one tiny ceramic handphone accessory. but it’s so cute. SO CUTEEEEEEEEEEE. worth it! U_U.

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when you melt the soju bottle……

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more ceramic goods. ALL SO CUTE AHHHHHHH!!

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snowman earrings! expensiveeeeeee D=.

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more snowman goods.


but it’s pretty weird how there’s a snowman in Summer ahhahaha.

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and coincidentally I bumped into my schoolmates! out of all days, all times, so many people, we met in a place 2 hours away from Seoul. now this is what I call coincidence!

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so prettily decorated though it’s just scribbles =D.

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was actually next to the the Namimaid (like the mermaid, just a naked lady by the shore. haha) but Martha thought it was nothing special so we just focused on mother nature! =3. speaking of which, I just noticed I hadn’t even finished my Nami blog post previously D=!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still have tonnes of pictures I’ve yet to upload from my trip 2 years ago!  but this post is complete don’t worry =D.

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even cuter snowmans! I shall wait till the snow comes and I shall make something similar RAWR!!!

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Da Feng
Da Feng
11 years ago

Malaysia Boleh!

Sook kuan
Sook kuan
11 years ago

I like your shoes! =D

11 years ago

Hi jamie!! I had so much fun with you also. I just got back in the states and i miss korea already T.T i miss the food!! Yummy~

11 years ago

I dont know ur blog’s problem or my pc’s problem, a lot of unrelated pics.

10 years ago

Hi Jamie,

My name is Angela, I been reading your blog been a while, however my first time leaving you a message. I’m planning my trip during August and I would like to ask you for advice, which are the better day to visit Nami Island, other then avoiding Tuesday which you mentioned in your blog?

Thank You.

10 years ago

Hello, why should Tuesday be avoided?