I've been wanting to go to Nami Island ever since my first trip to Seoul but with Shah's work schedule, time just never seemed to permit it  until my third time visiting the city, that is (finally!)Nami Island is technically not in Seoul but it is near enough for a day trip; a 50-minute train trip + a short 5-minute ferry ride were needed to get to the beautiful island.


    Spot the bunnies running! (Although you can only see the tushie of one of them...)
      A little regretful over not getting cutesy face mask for myself as it really helps in staying warmer, but it really is hard to slip one over my ears wearing the hijab...

      I really can't talk about Nami Island without mentioning the TV show "Winter Sonata", so a fun fact for my readers who have never heard of the show: the island was one of the main backdrops for the Korean hit drama, prompting the place to become extremely famous with both Korean visitors and foreign tourists alike.

      Also, another (sorta) fun fact: my family and I and probably half of Malaysia binge-watched it when it aired on a local TV channel during my secondary school years.
         
        "Apa khabar" is the equivalent of "Hello/How are you" in the Malaysian Language, although nowadays we really just say "Hello"

            It didn't snow on the day I visited but there was already a thin layer of snow on the ground which got me excited as I hadn't seen snow in years! Seeing icicles for the first time ever was truly the icing on the cake for me! 
            PS: Hoping that you caught my pun hew hew hew.


                I actually thought some of the more massive icy formations were sculpted (and some obviously were, like a miniature ice castle, a polar bear and a seal) but then I realised most were fluid that froze mid-movement — SO majorly cool. 

                It was also my first time seeing a frozen lake so understandably I was excited like a little child!
                  I'm an avid reader so my heart burst with happiness at the sight of the Picture Book Library for children, but even cooler are the pillar made of books glued together near the library and a colourful Instagrammabe wall made of books.
                  (Shoutout to the couple taking photos in front of the wall, otherwise Shah and I wouldn't have noticed it!)
                    Nami Island must get a lot of Muslim visitors from all around the world (mostly Malaysians, Indonesians and Singaporeans from what I saw) as they actually dedicated a spacey room for praying purposes  built on top of a halal Asian restaurant with cuisines from all around Asia, but of course Shah and I went with their Korean delicacies.

                    YUMMY.
                      All in all Shah and I had such a wonderful, well-spent day at Nami Island. If you ever visited Seoul and have an extra day of sight-seeing, definitely consider Nami Island as part of your itinerary!

                        THANK YOU for taking the time to check out all the pictures, I hope you enjoyed perusing through my photo diary 

                        Also: Have a read at my Nami Island outfit post: Layering Puffer Jacket + Houndstooth Checkered Coat


                        *photos taken with both my Samsung NX300 and iPhone 7 plus