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#JCSINSEOUL DAY 7: PETITE FRANCE AND NAMI ISLAND

Hello world! Today I'll be blogging about two very popular attractions in Seoul: Petite France and Nami Island. Many of you have asked me, through email, for a guide to go to these two places, so I will try to include as much details as possible!! :D 


First of all, Petite France and Nami Island are actually linked on the same line via the Gapyeong Tour Bus. So you can actually visit these 2 places in 1 day!! 

From Gangnam station to Cheongpyeong station (the nearest station to Petite France) 
Direction [By subway] Depart from Gangnam station, take Line 2 towards Konkuk University, line change at Konkuk University, take Line 7 towards Sangbong station, line change again at Sangbong station and take the Gyeongchun Line towards Cheongpyeong station.

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Cheongpyeong Station 

THEN... 

From Cheongpyeong station to Petite France 
Direction [By the Gapyeong Tour Bus]
Fare: 6000 won/person [2-way tickets]
The bus ticket can be bought from the bus driver on the spot.

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With this bus ticket, you can actually board the Gapyeong Tour Bus and go to any destination listed in the shuttle bus route! 

Below is the shuttle bus route:


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PETITE FRANCE 
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It took us about half an hour to get to Petite France from Cheongpyeong station!
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Mandatory tourist shot with mummy!
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The entrance fees to Petite France is 8,000 won (which is about RM28)!

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The weather behaved like a frying pan, which kinda sucked. :( 
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Antiques from Europe!
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For those who have watched this drama, you would probably be very familiar with Petite France!

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P1070802THIS VIEW TOOK MY BREATH AWAY! 

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Look ma, I have wings! 
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This is the Orgel House, where you can feast your eyes on an array of music boxes collected from the European countries.
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Bye, on my way to become Cinderella lolol. *cues Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo song*


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Mr. Clown, you lonely? I'm with you.

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Oh hello, little prince! 
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When we finally decided that we were done touring around in Petite France, we left and took the Gapyeong shuttle bus to Nami Island!

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NAMI ISLAND

Anyway, the Gapyeong shuttle bus DOES NOT drive you directly to Nami Island, it will drop you at a station where you can buy your ferry tickets to Nami Island.

So there are several ways that you can go to Nami Island from the station:

By ferry (just a 5-minute ride): 4000 won/person 
By zipwire: 38,000 won/person 

Well, since the zipwire option is so costly, we went for the first option instead.

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Upon arrival, you will be greeted by rows and rows of luscious greens. It almost literally feels like you are embraced by the warm hands of nature.

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It's definitely a great spot for photo-shooting too, so be sure to get your camera fully-charged!
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Alright, I am going to tell you guys my unpleasant experience in Nami Island.

When I was happily taking photos around, suddenly a freaking bee-like-creature flew by and IT FREAKING STUNG ME!!! When it flew near me, I could literally hear its scary buzz, so I hauled ass!!! The moment I got stung by the creature, I was like: Oh shit, I got stung by a bee, oh shit!! It really hurt and for a while I thought I was going to die.

Okay I didn't really think I was gonna die.

I have never got stung in my life, so in the spur of the moment all I did was panic lolol. To be honest, I felt so dejected after that and all I wanted was to just leave the place.

Then, Joanne brought me to an information centre to ask for help and luckily there was a Korean girl, who can converse in Mandarin, to assist us!!

I was told that it's very common to run into insects around Nami Island, and luckily I wasn't actually stung by a bee (some other insect instead), otherwise the situation would not be the same. Then the girl helped to apply some ointment to relieve the pain and the swelling.

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SO MY ADVICE FOR YOU IS: 

Apply a bee repellent to keep the bees/insects away!!! 

I don't know why it chose to sting me...I did nothing to harm it/its family. T__T 
But, personally, I am very prone to mosquito bites and it seems like the mosquitoes love me more than anyone else. I'm not sure if this is why the "bee" stung me instead of anyone else? 

Anyway, the incident did ruin my mood a bit, but we still tried to walk into the park again because there was still so much more to explore...you know, once bitten stung, twice shy. I was really afraid that the insect would come and attack me again and I freaked out every time I heard the buzz coming near me. Each buzz registered by my ears really did get translated to a background music cued for a psychopath's murder scene. T_T 

We then quickly took a few pictures before we left lolol.

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This is me trying to fake a smile for the camera after the incident. I didn't want to waste all my time there without taking any nice photos!!
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My BFF attempted to piggyback me when I've gained so much weight after having all the good food in Korea.
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Love you to the moon and back!

So that's all for this post!! Hope you enjoyed!!  

Don't forget to watch my vlog about Petite France and Nami Island!

ME AND MY PUMA SHOES




Just in case you haven't already noticed, there's a new video on my Youtube channel!! 


It's been a while since I last filmed a "lookbook" video. I've always wanted to film more lookbooks but I couldn't find a nice place / background to film. T_T 

I always imagine myself living in U.K, I mean, the streets and buildings are super nice and artistic. It's like every corner and every little alley is so photogenic and hipster. And the weather is also perfect for filming (most of the time).

If you guys have any place recommendations for filming in KL, please let me know! 

Anyway, back to the video, it was actually a collab between PUMA. 

I've been collaborating with them since a year ago and I must say, I feel very grateful and honoured to be able to work with this brand. Every time I visit their showroom, I get super excited, because I get to see the latest collections and be one of the first fews to get my feet on them. 


One of my favourite designs have got to be Puma Eskiva (Low-cut), I am sure you can see me wearing it very often in my Instagram pictures. I even wore them to my Tokyo trip this March because they are so comfortable and stylish at the same time. 






Kylie in Puma Suede 
I also love the Puma Suede, yup, the classic babies. Now I own about 3 pairs of them and I find them very versatile to mix-and-match with. I just love how they emanate a "hipster" vibe...if you know what I mean. 

I also love, love, love Puma's sneaker wedges. I'm usually not a fan of sneakers with heels because they tend to hurt my feet after a long day. I used to own a pair of sneaker wedges from asos but they hurt af. I bought some from Taobao as well last time and I have never worn them more than twice.

BUT, honestly, Puma's sneaker wedges are the most comfortable sneaker wedges that I have ever worn. I am not sure what technology they have infused into the design of the shoes, but yup, they are comfortable af. And they make you look chio and taller, so why not?! 

I also own 2 pairs of sports shoes from Puma (like the kind that you can really wear to the gym and do your intense cardio exercises). Again, nothing feels more comfortable than wearing a pair of sports shoes. They are super lightweight and they are really made for running.

THIS IS ON MY WISHLIST. It's sold out everywhere, even on Puma's official website. T_T
WANT!!

Ok. I swear my intention of this blog post was just to inform you guys that I have a new video on my Youtube channel. But I just don't know why I got so excited to share with y'all my Puma shoes collection as I write hahahaha! Anyway, do leave me a comment and tell me which Puma sneakers are your favourite!


DON'T FORGET TO WATCH OUR LOOKBOOK VIDEO HAHA! 
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