• Heart and Seoul 2014,  Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel

    Heart and Seoul 2014 – N Seoul Tower via the Namsan Cable Car

    There are different ways to reach N Seoul Tower. Back in 2012 during my first time in Seoul, I went to N Seoul Tower via a regular taxi. We were dropped off at something that looked like a huge bus stop. From there, we painstakingly hiked up to the foot of the tower. Hiking for couch potatoes like me is a real struggle. I remember running out of breath by the time I had a view of the ticketing office. And even for those with regular exercise, hiking will still be a bit of an effort because the road is too steep. Imagine how amazed we were to see Korean…

  • Hong Kong,  Travel

    Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island

    Hong Kong is just less than two hours flight from Manila and is often visited by Filipinos for a quick getaway and in my case, some retail therapy. For the last four years, I think I managed to go to Hong Kong at least once a year (sometime in 2007/2008, I think I went there twice in less than 6 months!) and 2010 was no exception. I went to Hong Kong last December 26 and stayed there for four nights with my in-laws. As much as I wanted to turn into shopping mode again, I opted not to because I already had my shopping binge fixed just before Christmas. Instead, I made an itinerary…

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