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:
I took the bus to my AirBnB to have a closer glimpse on what this famous country looks like.
Skyscrapers are my thing. <3
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.
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.
Finally… Got to see Myeongdong after grabbing a quick lunch. I walked along this strip and didn’t mind the rain AT ALL.
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.
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.
There are a thousand Etude Houses in Myeongdong alone!
Please take me back…
I had to take a photo of LaPalette because it reminded me of the Jung sisters.
Face mask sheets everywhere! Can you spot Song Joong Ki?
I used to be madly in love with Lee Min Ho.
Gwang Soo oppa! In South Korea, it’s normal for guys to model beauty brands. Their skincare game is strong!
I wonder what 2PM is up to these days.
Take your pick!
Despite the rain (UGH), I got to walk around National Hangeul Museum. This place helped me relax.
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.
The Hanguel characters are so beautiful!
A bow is a sign of respect.
The children’s museum is full of colors and quirky shapes!
A date to remember.
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.
I used to see these costumes in Korean period dramas.
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!
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?
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!