Korea Diary | Rainy Day Exploring (Day 2)

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What to do on a rainy day?

We were forewarned of Korea's summer monsoon season but of course as travelers we hoped it wouldn't rain on us at all. When we woke up to see rain outside our window, we had to do some last minute researching for indoor activities. Luckily Bestie C had the COEX Aquarium on her to-do list and off to Gangnam we went.

The surroundings felt surprisingly familiar once we got out of the subway closest to the aquarium. Tall buildings, chain cafes and shops, and tons of people in business suits bustling to and from their offices. It almost seemed like we were back home in New York City. Guess most financial/business areas have a similar feel.

COEX Aquarium is actually inside of COEX Mall, which (I think) is a big building that houses a variety of stores, restaurants, and event spaces. To say the least, the place is huge! Since it was only our second day in Korea, our goal was only to visit and not to buy. We spent a good chunk of our day slowly enjoying the aquarium. If you're still tired from traveling and need something to do at your own pace, museums and aquariums are a great option! Tickets were ₩22,000 when we went.
South Korea, COEX Mall, COEX Aquarium, Gangnam, Seoul
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South Korea, COEX Mall, COEX Aquarium, Gangnam, Seoul, traffic light aquarium
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South Korea, COEX Mall, COEX Aquarium, Gangnam, Seoul, sink aquarium
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South Korea, COEX Mall, COEX Aquarium, Gangnam, Seoul
South Korea, COEX Mall, COEX Aquarium, Gangnam, Seoul
South Korea, COEX Mall, COEX Aquarium, Gangnam, Seoul
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South Korea, COEX Mall, Banhaneun Bossam Bapsang, Gangnam, Seoul
South Korea, COEX Mall, Banhaneun Bossam Bapsang, Gangnam, Seoul
Bossam & Rice Set Meal @ Banhaneun Bossam&Bapsang - 반하는 보쌈& 밥상
I'm going to consider this dinner the first sit-down meal we had in Korea. Can't go wrong with a restaurant in a fancy mall right? This place had the longest lines out of all the eateries we saw. It must be good!  ₩9,000 got us meat, rice, lots of side dishes, and even soup. I don't remember this meal being bad or anything but it wasn't one of the most memorable meals I had while in Korea.

South Korea, Gangnam, Seoul
Something I've never seen before. But it is definitely an interesting concept.
I wonder how many people find this handy?


This series is so long overdue. But better late than never!...?
Get ready for the upcoming travel log/photo dump.

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