Day 6, May 21 (Monday)
The second last day of our Korea trip started in a very Ahjumma fashion – a trip to the fish market. But it was not just any fish market but the largest in Seoul.
The smell of fish was so strong that it was the first thing that greeted us when we disembarked on that particular train stop.
It was really humongous and sold a huge variety of live and swimming seafood. Octopuses can be seen slithering from a cramped aquarium to another, and there were the occasional splashes from fishes escaping their fate.
The creatures on the white tray are the unfortunate prey we chose for our brunch. God bless their soul, they were delicious.
The beauty of the place is that once you have chosen your meal, the fishmonger will direct you to an adjacent eatery which will prepare your meal according to your liking, including syabu-syabu style:
The next ahjumma thing we did that day was shopping at LotteMart.
I came to believe that LotteMart had shoppers in a spell to purchase and purchase in bulk. They are so sure you will do just that by providing huge boxes where you are pack your shopping yourself and send them back home in a plane. Or in our case, a taxi. Real thoughtful.
We finally became our youthful and fashionable self late evening with a trip to the Gingko tree lined streets of Sinshadong. Sinshadong was touted to be the place where the young and trendy hang out, and the place didn’t disappoint, with beautiful coffee houses, boutique shops, people and cars.
The street was just busting with colours and characters that I can’t resist snapping away. The coffee shops were really standouts. There were just so many of them, each with their own style and feel. How I wish I can just sit and let the atmosphere seep in the as my coffee steep in their dainty cup everyday!