Started out "early" Saturday morning heading for the train station. I say "early" because we were supposed to leave BY 9, but this certain man that I live with has trouble waking up early on the weekends haha! At the train station we ran into some other Americans who had just arrived in Korea and had no idea how to get to Seoul. They kind of attached themselves to us like leeches, unfortunately. See... these two people asked if I could tell them how to get to Seoul. Well... Yes, I can tell you how to get there, but where are you going in Seoul? That makes a huge difference! I made the same mistake the first time we ventured to Seoul; you think there's going to be ONE place to go, but Seoul is huge and there are hundreds of places to go. So, I asked where they were trying to go, and they told me N Seoul Tower [insert wailing emoji here]. I told them that's where we were going (mistake) and explained how to get there. They asked if they could follow us there, and I said sure... THINKING they would you know, venture off on their own once we got there. NOPE! I really shouldn't sound so mean about it, but when you go on an adventure with your husband, you really don't want to have to be a tour guide for two randos. Feel me?
The train ride was the most unpleasant two hours we've ever experienced on public transit! JAM PACKED with people, no open seats, and it was hot hot hot from so many people, the heater, and wearing winter clothing. I really miss my car and being able to drive places on my own! (See you soon, cute little Focus. See you soon.) Anyway. We finally made it to Myeongdong Station and quickly went from sweating our butts off, to freezing our butts off! We super overestimated what the temperature was going to be in Seoul.
From the station, I led our little group to the cable cars that took us up Namsan Mountain to N Seoul Tower. Originally, Drew and I had planned to climb the mountain to the top. However, with our two tag-a-longs... we were sort of forced to take the cable cars up to the top. I'm still a little bitter about that part, but whatever. We bought ONE WAY cable car tickets; if I couldn't climb up, I was certainly climbing down, and headed up the mountain.
Once at the top of the mountain, we made it to the base of N Seoul Tower and the Love Locks!
We're down to about 10 weeks until we leave Korea and head back to the US! So incredibly excited to come home and see everyone! It won't be long!