Hotel Maui in Seoul

I have always looked forward to travelling out of the country whenever it is possible and as of the moment, South Korea has been my most frequented travel destination for the past two years because I just love this country so much!

Whenever I travel, I make it a point to try new things so during my fourth visit to Seoul last November 2016, my friend and stayed at Hotel Maui which is one subway station away from Dongdaemun. Continue reading “Hotel Maui in Seoul”

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Zaza Backpackers Hostel in Seoul

On my first trip to Seoul, I booked my accommodation at Zaza Backpackers. I have a friend who is a loyal client of them. She gave positive feedback about them and she always stay here whenever she goes to Seoul. Since I am a solo traveler on a budget, her feedback made me feel at ease even if it was also my first time to stay in a dorm room. Continue reading “Zaza Backpackers Hostel in Seoul”

The 2nd Seoul Kimchi Festival

Kimchi is undeniably a staple in Korean cuisine because no meal is complete without it as it is one of the main side dish which identifies the uniqueness of Korean food among others. It was not love at first bite for me years ago when I got curious by how it tasted through the various Korean television dramas I have watched, but I have grown to love kimchi through the years. For me, eating my favorite gogi mandu (dumpling) and kimbap (seaweed rice roll) taste better with kimchi. Continue reading “The 2nd Seoul Kimchi Festival”

Seoul Lantern Festival 2015

It was my second time in Seoul and my first time touring my friends  in my happy place, the country which I would always want to go back to…South Korea. We were very fortunate that our travel dates coincided with the 2015 Seoul Lantern Festival so I took this as an opportunity to introduce to them one of the many colorful festivities which characterizes Korean culture. Continue reading “Seoul Lantern Festival 2015”

Hwang’s Eel Restaurant (황가네꼼장군)

After successfully touring the entertainment agencies of Cube, JYP, FNC, SM and YG as well as Jong Hyun’s Dessert Cafe, I decided to push my luck more and end my K-Pop fangirling day by having dinner at Hwang’s Eel Restaurant which is owned by the father of CNBLUE’s drummer Kang Min Hyuk. It was dark and quite late so I got lost a bit because I passed by it without even realizing. I was about to quit and just go back to our hostel in Myeongdong but as I traced my way from where I started, I found it! Yehey! Continue reading “Hwang’s Eel Restaurant (황가네꼼장군)”

K-Star Road in Gangnam

Psy’s song “Gangnam Style” had been a worldwide hit but this is not the reason why I went to Gangnam. Of course, Gangnam is known for its upscale fashion and it is a shopping haven for the trendsetters. World-famous brand labels line up the streets of Apgujeong-dong which will make the fashionistas’ heartbeat faster. Continue reading “K-Star Road in Gangnam”

Feeling Lucky: Visit Medical Korea New Members Event

Medical Tourism is being actively promoted to encourage foreigners to get their medical treatment in South Korea which includes cosmetic surgery and skin care, medical screening, traditional Korean medicine, wellness and other medical services.

A month ago, I posted about Visit Medical Korea New Members Event. I followed them on Facebook, shared the contest’s details on my SNS accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+) and signed up for membership.  I was not really expecting anything but after a few days, I received an email that I won the special prize JYJ autographed CD! I replied immediately and waited for the package to be sent to me. Waiting is such an agony especially when you are excited, right? Last Saturday I finally received it! Yehey!!!

The package comes with pamphlets of Visit Medical Korea
The package comes with pamphlets of Visit Medical Korea

JYJ is a South Korean pop group consisting of Jaejoong,Yuchun, and Junsu. I have listened to some of their songs as TVXQ because I have friends who are a big fan of them and I have watched the TV dramas and movies they were part of, mostly of Yuchun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Rooftop Prince, Missing You) and Jaejoong (SPY, Jackal is Coming). Continue reading “Feeling Lucky: Visit Medical Korea New Members Event”

Nami Island

There is something about going out of the city that is refreshing. I somehow enjoyed the long subway ride from Seoul to Gapyeong as I observed how my surroundings changed from buildings to landscape. I saw colorful flowers starting to cover the mountainside and I got excited about how Nami Island, one of the many famous tourist spots in South Korea, would look like during early spring.  Continue reading “Nami Island”

Bukchon Traditional Culture Center and Hanok Village

My interest about Korean drama has piqued my curiosity about Korean culture and history which in turn have a major influence in their architecture too. They featured their grand palaces and traditional villages in their historical dramas and even in modern-day TV drama, they continue to feature Hanok which are Korean traditional style houses. Continue reading “Bukchon Traditional Culture Center and Hanok Village”

Visit Medical Korea New Members Event

I came across this event while browsing through twitter and got relieved because there are still a few more days before the final day of this event on May 10, 2015. Hurry and sign up now! ^_^

Event Period: April 16, 2015 to May 10, 2015.

Who Can Join: Foreigners.

Winners Announcement: May 15, 2015.

How to Join:

1) Like Visit Medical Korea on Facebook.

2) Share the Visit Medical Korea New Members Event on your SNS (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

3) Sign up as New Member.

4) Leave a comment under Visit Medical Korea’s Event Board with the link of your SNS address where you shared this event. Reminder: You can write only one comment with one ID.

Good Luck! ^_^

Visit the following links for further details:

http://english.visitmedicalkorea.com/

https://www.facebook.com/visitmedicalkorea