We were scheduled to go to Nami Island today but we after checking with the tourist information the night before, we found out that we had to book our bus tickets in advance, which we have not done so. Therefore, we were up early to check out the bus and hoping that they have 2 empty seats for us. Walking through the streets looking for breakfast. It was really cold at -2 degrees. We got the bus / ferry tickets to Nami Island! Finally arrived and waited for our ferry.The place was covered in snow and it was such a pretty sight. As we walked on further and further, we realised that there were lesser and lesser people around. We were not sure if its because they could not be bothered to walk on, or whether it would be too crazy to walk on in this freezing temperature. However the beautiful view seemed to be endless and we were curious to see how beautiful the view would be at the other side of the island. When we arrived here, we could see the half frozen lake. It was too spectacular. We had to pause for a while to take photos and admire the magical view. Even the bare trees looked so gorgeous with the mountain and lake in the background. The lake looks like its mirroring the mountain. We were too awed by the beauty that was right in front of our eyes. We took some time to enjoy the view, I somehow forgot how cold it was when I tried to capture as many photos as possible. All the walking was worth it! We were too in love with the view that we wanted to capture as any photos as possible with both of us inside so we had to be creative! I was also trying to mentally capture the image into my mind. I have never seen anything so beautiful.
Gangchon Rail Park
Day 3: Gangchon Rail Park, and some shoppingSome of the palaces are closed on Mondays, so we did a bit of a day trip outside Seoul today. Gangchon Rail Park is about 2hours outside Seoul by the Seoul Metro. Looooong metro ride but really worth it, in my opinion!You cycle on a cart on an old train track between 2 unused railway stations, and admire the gorgeous scenery along the way. The rail park is one of a few in the country but is famous because the uber popular reality South Korean TV show Running Man filmed there. The distance between the two stations is quite long, so to make things easier, the 2nd half of the journey is by a slow train. The carts are two-seaters or four-seaters.It wasn't that strenuous a ride as parts of the railway track was slightly inclined downhill, and the rest of the track was pretty flat. We passed through some tunnels which were decorated and had music playing as you cycle through them. Super fun experience!!The rail park is called Gangchon Rail Park, but to get here, you get off at Gimyujeon Station, not Gangchon Station. The park is right outside the train station.