• 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,  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

    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…

  • 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,…

  • Seoulful Encounters 2017,  South Korea,  Travel

    Seoulful Encounters [Busan/Seoul 2017] – Arrival in Seoul and KTX to Busan

    In 2014, KORAIL began to offer KTX high-speed train connections from Incheon International Airport to Seoul, Daegu, Busan and other cities in Korea. However, the Incheon Airport KTX service has been suspended as of the end of March 2018. The main reason was that the demand was too low and ridership stayed far below necessary numbers.  This blog post was written when the KTX Incheon-Busan service was still available. Note that KTX Seoul-Busan is still open and very much available. I arrived in Seoul around 5 in the morning of April 17. It was still cold outside but the temperature inside Incheon International Airport was just right. I got a…

  • Seoul,  Seoulful Encounters 2017,  South Korea,  Travel

    Seoulful Encounters [Busan/Seoul 2017] – Family Fun Day at Everland thru Trazy.com

    Last April 24, my husband, 4 year old son, mom, dad, and I were able to visit Everland through the blogger sponsorship program of Trazy.com. It was such a great privilege to be sponsored to enjoy the world’s 4th biggest theme park – something that I have always wanted to experience along with my family. Trazy.com, a play with the words “travel” and “crazy”, is a one-stop travel booking site where you can easily find the latest, trendiest, and newest things to do in Korea at the best price – from travel activities, tours, performance and concert tickets, and even passes to beauty make-up experiences. Everything you need to know…

  • Seoul,  Seoulful Encounters 2017,  Travel

    Seoulful Encounters [Busan/Seoul 2017] – 10 Days in Busan and Seoul Spring Itinerary

    About a year or two ago, when we were talking about how we wanted to celebrate our respective 40th birthdays, my husband asked if I wanted to do a Europe tour, or visit the US again, or maybe throw a party. I said I just wanted a low-key celebration and a solo trip to Seoul to spend at least 2 weeks there and enjoy the place at my own sweet pace. Now, I finally just concluded my 10-day trip to Busan and Seoul. It’s the first time I traveled without my husband and son and while I frequently found myself being homesick and missing them during the first 6 days,…

  • Seoul,  Seoulful Encounters 2017,  South Korea,  Travel

    Seoulful Encounters [Busan/Seoul Trip 2017] – WILL MY PHONE WORK IN KOREA?

    I remember that way back in 2012, I could not get my phone to work in Seoul. Similarly in 2014, I could not activate my roaming nor get a SIM card to work but WiFi worked just fine. For this trip, I am faced with the dilemma of choosing between buying a SIM card with unlimited data or renting a WiFi egg. I have to be reachable at all times by my husband and preschooler who will follow me in Seoul during my last 4 days there. To help me choose which one to get, I should first ascertain whether our phones will work in Korea. My husband is currently…

  • Seoul,  South Korea,  Travel

    New Korean Visa Requirements for Filipinos

      I have updated my Getting a Korean Visa blog post to include the new Korean Visa requirements for Filipinos which took effect last March 1, 2015. The requirements are not exactly new but more like a clarification and/or an expansion of existing requirements. For those of you who are traveling to Seoul, please take note of these requirements and hop on to my blog post and comments section thereof to know more.

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