#SicaInSeoul: My Seoulscapade Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Dreams do really come true, and I’m lucky blessed to have ticked off my top travel destination – Seoul, South Korea. Although my #Seoulscapade happened five months ago, I couldn’t miss sharing the experience with those who are dying to come and see the Land of the Morning Calm.

It was in November 2015 when I bought my plane ticket(s) from MNL to ICN and vice-versa. Thanks to the ever popular seat sale of AirAsia, I got the two-way ticket for only P6,500. Seven months later, I went to the Korean Embassy in Taguig to secure a visa. Then on July 04 at 7:15 in the morning, I boarded the plane bound to Incheon International Airport. Let me tell you the rest of the story through these photos:

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

I took the bus to my AirBnB to have a closer glimpse on what this famous country looks like.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Skyscrapers are my thing. <3

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

If you’re looking for a place to stay while you’re in Seoul, I suggest you check David Kim’s AirBnB rooms. He’s a nice guy! The room I got was beyond what I have expected because I only paid for P780 ($17) a night.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

It was quite small yet enough for me and my luggage. Besides, I got a private bathroom which was pretty nice, too! As for the location, it’s a two-minute walk from Chungmuro Station, which is next to Myeongdong via Seoul Metro Line 4. Chungmuro connects Seoul Metro Lines 3 and 4 so it was suuuuuuper convenient to travel via train.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Finally… Got to see Myeongdong after grabbing a quick lunch. I walked along this strip and didn’t mind the rain AT ALL.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

I was so kilig during my walkathon in Myeongdong. Unfortunately, the food trucks/stalls are still closed since it was just around 3 pm at that time.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Haaaaaaaah! Skinfood is one of my go-to brands when it comes to skincare. Oh yeah, face mask sheets are being sold here in bulk. The best thing about shopping in Myeongdong is that, you really don’t have to buy to get a freebie. Just walk by each store and the salesperson will hand you a face mask sheet for free.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

There are a thousand Etude Houses in Myeongdong alone!

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Please take me back…

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

I had to take a photo of LaPalette because it reminded me of the Jung sisters.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Face mask sheets everywhere! Can you spot Song Joong Ki?

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

I used to be madly in love with Lee Min Ho.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Gwang Soo oppa! In South Korea, it’s normal for guys to model beauty brands. Their skincare game is strong!

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

I wonder what 2PM is up to these days.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Take your pick!

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Despite the rain (UGH), I got to walk around National Hangeul Museum. This place helped me relax.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Just so you guys know, I know how to read and write Hangeul. Prior to the Great K-Pop Invasion, I was already studying Hangeul so that when I visit Seoul, it would be easy for me to converse with the locals.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

The Hanguel characters are so beautiful!

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

A bow is a sign of respect.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

The children’s museum is full of colors and quirky shapes!

A date to remember.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

There’s also a Pagoda Garden in the vicinity of the National Hangeul Museum.

My trusty slip ons were with me throughout the rainy journey in Seoul. Hihi <3

The Statue of Brothers is a Choi Young Jeep sculpture featuring two brothers meeting again during the Korean War. The elder brother was a South Korean soldier while the younger one a North Korean soldier.

I met a Thai family who asked me to take a photo of them. In return, they offered to take mine. 🙂 PILIPINAS represent!

South Korea’s rich culture can be seen through the displays in every museum I stepped in.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

I used to see these costumes in Korean period dramas.

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Hey there, Dongdaemun Design Plaza! The building is definitely breathtaking, and I couldn’t help myself but stare at it for as long as I wanted to.

Even though I woke a bit late, I still got the chance to see the Changing of the Guards at Gyeongbokgung Palace.

What a majestic sight!

Intricate details

Can I live here? Please…

If I were a princess, I’d stay here at Changdeokgung Palace.

Met a fellow Filipina along the way so we went to have lunch together.

While waiting for the free Hanbok booth in front of Deoksugung Palace, there were protests going on. South Korea’s policemen are #DADDYGOALS. 🙂

Me and my new friend from the palace.

Princess for a day!

It was super duper quiet in Bukchon Hanok Village.

You’ll need A LOT OF PATIENCE when walking along the streets here.

Idol Land! Char!


Time to go to N Seoul Tower!

Messy hair don’t care as long as I’m on top of the world!

Okaaaaaaayyyy…I saw this on EXO Showtime. There were a gazillion locks at Namsan Tower!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT WAS SEVEN FREAKING PM WHEN WE WENT HERE?

Seoulscapade, Seoul Travel Diary

Got so lazy taking photos! You may check my Instagram for I have posted some photos from my Seoulscapade because they were easier to upload there. 🙂 ‘Til my next trip!

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