Hello! I finally had time to write about our Seoul trip in its entirety here. As a part of my “Surviving” posts, (first was Indochina) I’m sharing with you guys this South Korean itinerary including cost estimates. I’ll try to be as detailed as I can telling you how to survive Seoul under P22,000, all in!Read more "Surviving 5 Days In Seoul Under P22,000"
Before traveling to Korea, I did my research on the other places that most people (at least the people in my circle) don’t usually go to (pa-hipster yuck). Then I stumbled upon this UNESCO Heritage site with an interesting backstory, the Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon City which is just an hour train ride from the […]Read more "Suwon Hwaseong Fortress"
Common Ground, a large pop-up store near Konkuk University is one of my favorite places in Seoul. Opened April of 2015, the multi-culture complex houses several fashion and food brands by South Korean start-ups including social enterprises, but what’s interesting about it is its architectural form — it’s a huge shopping center made of 200 shipping containers!Read more "Common Ground & Dongdaemun Design Plaza"
Almost everyone I know who has been to South Korea had their photos taken along Nami Island’s picturesque Metasequoia footpath, making it the most cliched destination in the country (at least for me). Nonetheless, I believe visiting the country is not complete without a sidetrip to this beautiful half-moon shaped island just a little north of Seoul.Read more "Nami Island & Petite France"
Nestled between the palaces of Gyeongbok and Changdeok, Bukchon Hanok is a 600-year old traditional Korean village with more than a million visitors every year and a reflection of the capital’s urban history.Read more "Bukchon Hanok Village"
In the middle of all the craziness that is Seoul lies the Gyeongbokgung Palace, a reminder of the dynasty that once ruled the entire Korean peninsula for five hundred years.Read more "Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, and the Secret Garden"
One thing most people remember about South Korea is shopping; Busan has the largest department store in the world while shopping districts are the hottest places to visit in downtown Seoul. For my birthday this year, I decided to go to the South Korean capital and of course, what’s a trip to one of the most […]Read more "Downtown Seoul"