Giant Dak Galbi & Day Trip to Nami Island (Day 4)

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On Day 4 in South Korea, we decided to take a day trip to Nami Island, which is a famous touristy island a couple hours away from Seoul. Once we arrived, we had a dish called dak galbi. It was an alright day, but not my favorite.

00:24 Metro to Gapyeong Station – 2,250 Won ($1.90) – One of the things that truly amazing me about Seoul is that the public Metro / Subway is incredibly extensive. You can even travel for hours and get way out of the city, but still using the Seoul Metro. On this trip it literally took us about 2 full hours to arrive to Gapyeong Station. We made a couple transfers, but eventually made it, and had to take a quick taxi ride to Nami Pier.

1:48 Dak Galbi (닭갈비) – For lunch, before taking the boat across the Nami Island, we stopped at a restaurant near the pier to eat a Korean dish called Dak Galbi (닭갈비), which is chicken and cabbage with rice caked all cooked on a huge pan in front of you with lots of sweet chili paste. It was a lot of fun to eat and cook, but I’m not a huge fan of the sweet chili paste. I usually prefer the sour and spicy chili as opposed to the sweet chili paste. But still, it was a fun meal and dak galbi is a popular Korean food especially with the younger generation. Total price – 46,000 Won ($38.92) for 4

5:54 Nami Island (Namiseom Island 남이섬 종합휴양지) – 10,000 Won ($8.46) per person – After lunch we walked over to the Nami Island pier, bought out tickets, and then took the ferry boat to the island. Nami Island is mostly famous because it was featured on some Korean movies and tv shows, I think. Overall, it was very touristy, and it was just kind of like a nice park, but it was so busy. The best thing about visiting Nami Island for me was eating a skewer of grilled lamb with cumin, wow that was good.

For dinner, we just went into Lotte Supermarket and bought some groceries and ate at home in our apartment.


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