Annyeong! This is the bff here. I will be writing a guest entry for Paula because
she is super overwhelmed by the 5-months-overdued Korea travelogue that she now has to complete before our Japan trip she invited me to (LOL). And since I am a bigger fan of Infinite’s Dongwoo than her (but Hoya is still my bias. #yadongOTPftw), I shall help her share about our experience at Infinite Dongwoo’s family restaurant, which is located pretty far from Seoul – it is all the way at Gyeonggi-do already and it will probably take about 1.5 hours to get there from Seoul. However, as we were visiting Nami Island that day, we made it a point to make a detour to the restaurant since we were already travelling to that area.
인창쭈꾸미 Inchang Jjukkumi (Dongwoo’s family restaurant)
Address: 경기도 구리시 인창동 671-1
Take the subway Jungang Line to Guri Station. Get out of the station from Exit 3, turn right and walk straight. You should see a 119 station (aka a rescue centre, Korea’s equivalent of SCDF) on your left as you reach the first junction. Next, you need to get diagonally across the junction, so you can cross towards the 119, turn right and cross again. Walk straight down again and turn left at the next (small) road you see and then turn right at the end of the road. The restaurant is along the shops on your right (the last one if I recall correctly).
Ta-da! Here’s how the front of the restaurant looks like. Just look out for Infinite and Dongwoo’s faces on the shop front!
As expected, the restaurant is filled with Dongwoo and Infinite’s posters, photos, fanarts, fangifts and many more!
Are they selling octopus or Dongwoo? kekeke.
Day 6 Itinerary
Started 2015 with extremely good weather in Seoul that day. Headed to Garosugil 가로수길 in search of the dessert tart café after breakfast at TP.
Take the metro to Sinsa Station and exit at Exit No. 8. Walk three blocks down then turn left onto Garosu-gil.
Upon entering Garosu-gil, you can feel that this part of Seoul is very upstate. Tons of luxe brands stand-alone stores line the two pavements leading down and everyone is fashionably dressed, probably on their way to eat brunch/café-hop. We actually chanced upon a Boy London store on our way to the café and since there was a 20% sale storewide, the girls went in to have a look.
I was so upset because all the designs I wanted ran out of my size so I left empty handed together with Stella. The rest of them emerged with their loots after much decision (it’s a 2 storey store by the way) and then we headed down to search for the dessert tart café.
Continuing from the previous post, the group of us went to the SMTOWN area which is outside of Coex Mall. You can see the big SMTOWN sign when you exit from the metro station. Just go up the escalator and it is pretty self-explanatory.
Our first stop was the SUM store which is a
moneysucking store selling all SMTOWN related merchandise. Be very prepared to spend a ton of money here if you are a huge fan of idol groups from SMTOWN.
Hello Donghae oppa!! *waves*
Everything you can think of, it is available here. From clothing, stickers, stationery sets, mugs and even paper bags with SMTOWN related wordings are available. We kinda had to control ourselves by not grabbing everything off the shelves.