Beyond Seoul: Everland Resort

Uncovering Eden - Everland South Korea

Second to the last day — the dreadful counting of our departure starts. I put my coloured socks on and tied my white shoes. We stepped outside the cold and walked to the nearest station here in Incheon. We take a train to Gangnam and ride a bus directly routed to Everland Resort. Today, I’m feeling a little exhausted though I’m still amped to experience their very own spin of Disneyland.

After an hour, we arrived at Korea’s number 1 theme park. It stretches as far as my eyes could see. I hear a voice over that go on and on about welcoming guests. We line up together with other tourists to get our tickets. I get handed a flyer of G-Dragon’s upcoming concert. However, I can’t come for two reasons — money and our impending departure.

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My friends are decided to line up for the T-Express but I wanted to see more of the place first so I separated myself from the group and walked around the theme park.

I first get inside a bird sanctuary and tried feeding them. It’s such a cool experience to have birds fly onto your palms and eat the seeds you have for them. Afterwards, I join a group of locals to the safari where we rode a bus that drove us around. Seeing lions, tigers and bears up close, in their natural habitat is by far the best experience I’ve had here. It was a totally new experience. Initially, I thought I was not going to enjoy it, but hearing the crowd cheer and seeing animals so close, you could almost touch them, changed everything.

Uncovering Eden - Everland Resort South Korea Uncovering Eden - Everland Resort South Korea Uncovering Eden - Everland Resort South Korea Loving this European-inspired houses.

Uncovering Eden - Everland Resort South Korea One of the most liberating things I have done. EVER!

Uncovering Eden - Everland Resort South Korea Breathtaking colors right?

Uncovering Eden - Everland Resort South Korea T-Express, I will come back for you!

Uncovering Eden - Everland Resort South Korea Props to this bear for having some mad balling skills.

Uncovering Eden - Everland Resort South Korea I wish I could make him my pet but you how would that end.

Uncovering Eden - Everland Resort South KoreaMy spirit animal.

Uncovering Eden - Everland Resort South KoreaIsn’t this Red Panda so adorable?

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I meet up with my friends again and tried a ride collectively as a group. We get inside this house where we need to sit on revolving chairs and shoot red dots located everywhere using our laser guns. It’s quite nauseating but  I’m more focused with the thrills of getting to shoot random things .

Once the very tiring game has ended, we pursued to a walkathon in search of a cheap meal. I think the cold made us feel hungry (almost every hour).

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It’s already dusk when we decided to leave Everland Resort. The lights are just starting to light up as we walk our way out of the park. Mix of purple skies and faint yellow lights cross my eyes. They are dancing to a certain rhythm that only them and the winds know.  I can’t even dare to close my eyes and skip one moment because this single scene made Everland memorable.

We brave the cold night walking along Gangnam District before going back to our loft to retire. This day is tiring but I could not keep my mind off tomorrow’s adventure. I have a day left to enjoy this country that has been so warm despite it’s freezing weather.