After getting back to our Korean roots (aka- Blackhawk Village, mostly Americans) our kids realized that their 'dotchies' (a Korean game that no one really knows how to play) were RARE! They had ROUND dotchies and all the kids
are now playing with SQUARE dotchies.
So of course our kids have been dying to get to Toy Alley so they can buy some SQUARE dotchies. On Sunday morning the kids woke up, got dressed and brushed their teeth (without being ask I might add....miracles DO happen!) and we hit subway! Once we were in the subway we realized a few of us needed to visit the facilities.....however, we forgot about these:
Actually I think it was a mental block. I didn't want to remember these. But there is good news - there was toilet paper IN the stall, not on the wall outside the stall.
And I forgot about these:
Soap on a stick. Reminder to self: ALWAYS, ALWAYS remember to carry hand sanitizer.
After collecting ourselves we continued our journey. Toy alley is in the Dongdaemun area. You will find different ways to get there, but this is the way I like to go. Typically I hit 2 birds with 1 stone as 'the sock man' used to be at this exit too. I'm not sure if he is still here or not because my children were too busy in toy alley and then they were STARVING so the sock man will have to wait till next time to see my smiling face.
To get to Toy Alley: Take line 6 to Dongmyo Exit, #636 and then exit out of Exit 6.
Upon exiting the subway walk straight to the first alley, maybe 50 steps. You will see this store - this is a great stop for ice cream and drinks.
Turn right down this alley and you are on Toy Alley!
It took a few stores but in the end the kids found 'dotchies'!
We didn't hear another word from them for the rest of the day! And that makes it all worth it. :o)