Saturday, October 10, 2015
It's impossible to continue riding our bikes unless we had our dinner first. We learned that a nearby subway station was around the block when I noticed this familiar signage.
Yup...we decided to have our dinner at Gimgane.
We simply parked our bikes right in front of the restaurant.
Mom ordered seafood fried rice. Hmmmm looked so.yummy.!!!
"Can I have some, Mom?"
As for me, veggie gimbab was more than enough to satisfy my hunger!!!
Freya ordered 잔치국수 janchiguksu...
Which took.....a dear of time to.prepare.
As for Eyra, she didn't even budge...she prefered Udong....her favorite dish....anywhere.
Yup...she started digging in...as it arrived on the table.
Ok....eat a lot...and let's get back home by subway!!
The afternoon atmosphere with the sunset as the backdrop of our biking tour.
Freya got her feet numb after biking for about an hour!!!ㅋㅋㅋ
As always....my wife asks me to take at least a pic of her being alone...^^
My bike....at one spot where we took a time off to cool off. The stream....looked clean enough.
Nothing to see actually. ...but the idea of being there....gave us enough reason to...why not....might as well....enjoy what's there to see!
After...2~hour bike ride....we decided to stop...and got out of the bike lane and befan venturing.out....
...to find some dinner. But, in order to di tjat...we got to cross the bridge...
Long enough.....enough to make Freya become even more hungrier
ㅋㅋㅋ yup...she called it a quit!!!
She's hungry...too hungry...and tired to.continue biking!
It's a great early autumn afternoon with moderate temperature and wind....bearable enough for the kids to stroll....along the creek biking.
We stopped at several spots just to loosen up our legs and butts^^ Eyra and Freya took turn pedaling their bikes.!
But...as any other siblings may do....they were arguing over trivial stuffs...like what's the best grip on handlebar would be.^^
Stopped at some spots where we could just enjoy the scenery and di nothing but.....admiring the surroundings.
And....with different types of bikes for each of us....we began our holiday....cycling along the Jungrangcheon.....^^
We're biking along Jungrangcheon or Jubgrang creek that flows onto the Han River. It's around 4 pm and boy...the wind's blowing so hard.....
Yet...the weather's warm enough to take a bike...cruising along the creek. I happened to take some pics....
Cherishing the natural beauties that may see trivial. ...but...it's all there is.
I love the fact that we could bike along the river through the designated bike lane across Seoul. Simply loved it.
On weekends and holidays, bikes are allowed to be brought along via Seoul subways. Today...after biking along the river, we decided to go home by subway.
Which means that we got to bring along our bikes into the subways. Yup...it's Friday...but it happened to be a national holiday celebrating Hangeul Day.
So...four of us took the first compartment where bikes are allowed to be brought in.
It's not jammed packed. ..thankfully. so we had enough space to put our bikes.
And....then..the most challenging part was carrying our bikes up.and down the stairs. Gee.......we're not supposed to take elevator and escalators!!
But....we got to.pull our bikes up.and down via a specially designed bike track.
Still...it's a struggle for me....since I got to manage all bikes.....since not all stations are equipped with bike-friendly facilities.
Thank God....we decided to take subways...otherwise...we'd. ..
We bumped into a vendor selling 화배기 hwabaegi....or what I used to eat back home in Indonesia: bolang baling!
Wow....didn't expect this at all. 2 for 1,000 won...that's great!
♡♡♡oh...we could ride our bikes through the alleys of the market! This is alley market or 골목시장.
And...that's what tempted us to go inside.
We encountered lots of stuffs...for sure.
...impressed by its cleanliness.
Opps..we stopped right in front of underwear shop!!!
Was....eye shopping. ...
....strolling along the lanes....
...until.we decided to give it a second round...
For our next visit.