South Korea: My journey down south, a backstory

Traveling alone in a foreign country, with only a level 1 knowledge of their language, was more difficult than I ever thought. I did not put into consideration the lack of English (or even romanized) signs, much less English speaking people. But this adventure opened my eyes to a whole new side of South Korea, and helped me get to know this small country a little better.

1AM thoughts

Traveling to South Korea was a high school dream, one that I realized while re-watching Princess Hours for the nth time through a borrowed DVD. Coming from a very practical family - who rarely went out of the realms of Cavite and Batangas, or spent on anything beyond what was really necessary - traveling was... Continue Reading →

Things to do in Seoul at Night

While there are tons of things to do around Seoul during the day, it is always the nights that I look forward to – beautiful, magical, and ironically in this busy city, peaceful. Everything slows down as the lights color the night and drown your mind with bliss.

Biking along Han Gang… And finding our way to Seoul Forest

It was really a pity we didn't get to spend as much time as we wanted in Seoul Forest. At that time I badly wished we didn't lose all that time getting lost. One day I hope I could come back with a mat, a basket full of food, and a good book. I wish one day I could return to Seoul and spend a whole day doing nothing, not feeling the need to hurry, because I have a lot of time. I would need a full month for that kind of 'vacation.' One day.

A Day in Chuncheon

Day trip from Seoul? Nami Island is almost always the answer. It is indeed beautiful, an iconic filming site for many dramas and movies, and is often crowded with tourists. But do you know that getting off the train just a few stations from Gapyeong (the gateway to Nami) would bring you to a whole... Continue Reading →

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