When in Korea, do like the Koreans, go to any jimjilbang and relax.
Went to Dragon Hill Spa & Resort! Entire entry taken w S3 because I didn't want to get caught. Didn't know if phototaking is allowed inside.
We were given keys, towels and a set of attire and had to take off our shoes to put them in lockers.
They have different levels for men and women and also a place where both genders can gather together. More pictures of the place later.
So I took the lift up (they have separate lift areas for the different genders) and this sight greeted me.
Each turn has many lockers for us to place our stuff.
This is also the changing area where I saw many ajummas walking around stark naked and I had to admit, it was a little shocking. But my reaction went from shocked to okay to normal.
It does feel a little weird though, but none of them seem to care... or they pretend not to hahaha.
Horny substance removal.... Yeah those bumps on faceeee luhh yknow.
Common area where there were a lot of rooms with different degrees of heat and also a cold room.
We chilled in the middle of the area and got some eggs/sikhye (some Korean rice beverage which tasted like barley) to share. And of course, playing games that had eggs knocking on our foreheads. I am super bad at games so... 真的很痛的 lehh!
Y'know we always watch Korean dramas then we see people doing their towels like these in jimjilbang? Nobody does that here lor lolol. This was taken in my hostel room.
In one of those rooms, nothing inside, just a lamp and you just lie down and perspire haha. If I didn't remember wrongly, you are supposed to like go to the lower temperature room first then subsequently go to the higher ones so that your body can get use to it or smth.
Escaped halfway because it was too hot and I think my phone probably couldn't take it too.
Favourite room! Best room to go after perspiring so much in the other rooms. But I don't think that is recommended lah, like drastic change to the body temperature. At 8-10 degrees celsius, it gets really cold after a while.
Some green tea air bath room which was good for resting? But awkward much because EVERYONE there has a partner to hug/cuddle. 此地不宜久留.
We all got out there after a while and then headed to the respective male/female sauna areas.
That was where everyone gets naked and soak in water of different degrees. No photos allowed of course, but there were many different pools with different functions. Like e.g. water that has what medicinal benefits like ginseng. Even had the recommended timing to soak in. There were hot saunas too like 61 degrees celsius wtheck. I opened the door and faster closed it.
It was a great experience I guess, I mean this is not something one'd get to experience in Singapore. And I don't know, but I think I can't stay in such place for too long? Like I started feeling light-headed after a while. And my friends said I looked really pale at the end. Hahaha.
Dragon Hill Spa & Resort
40, Hangang-daero 21na-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Nearest Station: Yongsan Station, Line 1
Go out from Exit 1. Walk out and turn right, spot the resort in the first picture!
Went to some casino after that because we had some free chips!
And this is my first time in a casino. Quite interesting lol even though this was a rather small one.
It's for foreigners only and passports of course, is required for entry.
Free food from the casino - Abalone Porridge. Just have to get the food coupons from dealers.
Seven Luck Casino
서울특별시 강남구 테헤란로87길 58 (삼성동)
Nearest Station: Seoul Station, Line 1 or 4
Had some duck meat BBQ during the last few days in Korea w Korean mates. It was something new, because it's always chicken or beef we are BBQ-ing.
Some chewy savoury pancake w kimchi fillings.
They really can drink... This is not even all of those they drank man.
110-522 서울 종로구 명륜동2가 205
Nearest Station: Hyehwa Station, Line 4
Two more entries till the end of my Korea travelogue (I think).
Till then, X