Today’s agenda: Lotte World w/ a side of shopping :) ….okay I added the shopping part but shhhhh ;)
Orginally we planned on going to Everland (another theme park) , but due to the horrible rainy season right now in Korea, so we are going to Lotte World (has an indoor and outdoor park). If you have been to Six Flags in America then you probably won’t find this place that interesting because the rides are definitely not as dramatic or extreme. Although they are mild, they are still pretty enjoyable! So try to avoid constant comparison and you will have a good time. My friends and I started outside because the weather was holding up! Some rides we went on were the Bungee Drop, The Atlantis, and a Balloon Ride around the whole inside.
Then we headed inside after some stomach dropping.. After riding some outside and inside rides, we bought some snacks! The one on the left was like an ice cream sandwich with pastry as the bread and a sweet cream and ice cream filling. Then the ones on the right were wraps made with marinated beef or chicken, pickled vegetables, lettuce, and a savory sauce = winner!!
After some more mingling, we decided to go shop. Oh I forgot to mention, Lotte Department is connected to Lotte World Amusement Park. So, we went browsing around. how cute right!? Then, we went to look at clothing. I found an awesome dress and Hyunjeong gave the okay! I went to buy it and the lady said my card was declined! Talk about your classic television shoppaholic who spends too much money… GRrrr I asked her to try it again and she said it declined. I wanted to jump into a huge basket of cupcakes and hide. Thank goodness Hyunjeong was a super nice friend and brushed it off as if it was nothing! She paid for the dress and I promised to pay her back when we go back to the dorms. It was strange that it was declined because I have bought food maybe 30 minutes prior! :( My shopping trip ended as fast as it started! haha We found a swim suit for Hyunjeong because she wakes up 3 times a week at 5:30 am to go swim. How cool and dedicated is this awesome girl!? & she is single ;) hehe I hope she doesn’t read this post :X haha Then we ended the day with a refreshing treat.Green tea Bingsu! Different, but still tasty.
I think I was a little too obsessed with Bingsu during my trip. To my defense though, it was over 95 degree Fahrenheit and 100% humid almost the whole time I was there…okay maybe not that great of an excuse, but it was too good to pass up!
To Do: Try and make your own Bingsu:
Ingredients: shaved ice, a scoop of ice cream or splash of any kid of milk ( coconut/almond/soy/cow), chopped fruit (my favorites: watermelon, melon, strawberries, blueberries, any kind of berry, and peach), or you could do a cookies and cream (ice cream, crushed cookies, and shaved ice) then add frosted flakes!
Jennifer J Kim