• South Korea,  Travel

    Extraordinary Jeju Island

    Jeju Island is arguably the most beautiful place in Korea. It’s not called the “island of the gods” for nothing. Jeju Island was created entirely from volcanic eruptions that happened some 2 million years ago and is considered as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The island contains the natural World Heritage Site Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes. It’s the largest island and is a preferred holiday destination in Korea. It has gorgeous beaches and lush countryside, the hiking routes are well-mapped and have clear signages, there is an efficient bus system that connects the whole island, food is great, hotels and resorts offer top-notch service for…

  • Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel

    The Ultimate K-drama Filming Location Tours

    Have you ever wanted to do a K-pop or K-drama tour but don’t know where to start? I always get that feeling because there’s just a lot of places that I wanted to go to but things can get pretty overwhelming especially when I’m having an information overload from everything I read or see online. When that happens, I always end up not visiting anything at all. You can do DIY drama tours and there’s plenty of resources online. But if you want to do it the easy and efficient way, like me, then read on. For K-drama location tours, I find that the best tour provider is Trazy. They…

  • Seoul,  Seoulful Encounters 2017,  South Korea,  Travel

    SEOULFUL ENCOUNTERS [BUSAN/SEOUL 2017] HANGING OUT AT EWHA WOMANS UNIVERSITY

    First off, in case you’re wondering, yeah, that’s the correct spelling: Ewha WOMANS University. I also wondered about that years ago but my Korean friend corrected me and said it’s really spelled that way. Ewha Womans University was Korea’s first educational institute for women. It was founded way back in 1886 by an American missionary and to date, the university has 15 graduate schools, 11 colleges with 67 departments, and several research institutes. The Ewha Campus Complex is the largest underground campus in Korea. It has a library, bookstore, gym, cafes, movie theater, and on the first floor, there are lecture rooms and an eco-park. Last spring, I was able…

  • Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel,  Where to Stay in Seoul

    Where to Stay in Seoul: SAMCHEONG-DONG / BUKCHON

    This is the second location for my Where to Stay in Seoul series. The first location I wrote about was Myeongdong and you can read it here. As most of you know, Myeongdong is the ideal place for tourists specially those who are into shopping and street food. And even if that’s not your thing, it is still a good location to be at because if you have nothing to do in the evening, you can just cross over to the shopping streets and find yourself entertained by how busy that area is. Now moving on to this post, you may ask “Where is Samcheong-dong?” or “What’s there to see…

  • Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel

    Learn Something New: 13 Short Classes To Take When In Korea

    At this age where there is so much pressure to include so many things in an itinerary if only for the sake of the gram, we tend to forget to take pause and enjoy a place or experience, and really understand their significance. Sometimes, we say that we have experienced something just by doing a selfie or spending an hour of photo shoot at a certain place, but is that really what is meant by experiencing that place? We have different purposes for traveling and even different takes on how we should design our itineraries but I think we have a common goal as to why we travel. We travel…

  • Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel,  Where to Stay in Seoul

    Where to Stay in Seoul: MYEONGDONG

    I’ve been getting a lot of questions about where to stay in Seoul. The thing is, there are many districts and neighborhoods in Seoul and each has its own charm. There is no single best place to stay at because there are many good options out there and the answer to the question really depends upon where you will stay, what you will do in Seoul, and how much is your budget. I am going to do a series on this topic but I will only cover, in the meantime, the areas of Myeongdong, Samcheongdong, Hongdae, and Gangnam in Seoul, and Nampo and Seomyeon in Busan. And my series will…

  • Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel

    Korean Winter Specials

    In cooperation with Trazy, Korea’s #1 online travel resource, I’m sharing with you their top Korean Winter Specials! The list is a combination of their best-sellers and newly launched packages that you are sure to enjoy. I have compiled their best of the best for your easy reference and the best part of it all: DISCOUNTS! Think of the best discounted travel activities in Korea, curated by real Koreans, based in Korea. Can’t get any better than that! Ski Resort Only Here’s the list of the popular ski tours that cater to various needs of ski tourists to Korea. The popular Vivaldi Park is especially loved by young people and…

  • General Food Yadas,  Random Thoughts

    Goodbye, 2017. Hello, 2018!

    Oh how I welcomed you with enthusiasm and hope, 2017. But you made it too challenging for me that I frequently found myself feeling lacking in so many respects, doubting, and making awkward attempts at getting back on track. I will probably get scolded for sounding like someone who doesn’t know how to count her blessings but nope. I am grateful for my blessings but I just needed to let any negativity off my chest first. I just wanted to say, 2017, you threw so many failures and trials my way that I wanted you to end so quickly. But you also showered me with non-material blessings and taught me…

  • Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel

    5 Things To Do Before 2018 in Korea

    Merry Christmas, friends and dear readers! I hope that lovely, happy times decorated your holiday season, and that the merry spirit of Christmas will be with you all days of the coming year and forever. There are just a few days left before we bid goodbye to 2017 and if ever you are bound to Korea to welcome the new year, this post will come in very handy. Trazy has lined up some exciting deals for you that will make your holidays in Korea more exciting. For those of you new to Trazy, it’s a one-stop shop for all your travel needs to Korea from discounted deals on tours, activities,…

  • Seoul,  Travel

    Top 10 Things To Do In Korea During Winter

    It’s officially winter in Korea and yet I have backlog posts from way back spring! */shakes head* I’ve been terribly busy the last few months with some consultancy work, the French fries business, and the bakery. Also, I am currently in the process of fixing some loose ends before the launch of my online travel service company which is focused on travels to South Korea. That’s something to look forward to especially for my readers who have been following me to get updates about Korea. Going back to winter, it’s pretty cold now with the dropping temperature in South Korea but the cold weather is something that should excite you,…

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