Monday, July 3, 2017

Korea Spring Trip 2016 (Day 3)

Friday, 15 April '16

Woke up late today at 10am. lol, actually during my trip here, I always woke up or got out late except the one where I need to catch either plane or train (to Jeju, Busan and Gapyeong). Hahah. In my defense, I usually stay until late at night searching things to do, places to see, food to eat, and directions (eventhough I already made an itinerary before, but yeah) Today I did both, like woke up late and got out late, I kinda regret it, I spent too much time at Hostel, that means less time for the sightseeing. I only got out from the Hostel at 1.30pm :')

1st Stop: G-Stay
Nearest Subway Station: Namyeong Line 1 Exit 1, walk 1 minute

* (15 mintues/4stations/KRW1,250)
Hongik Univ. Station ----> Namyeong Station

We went straight to G-Stay near Namyeong Subway Station to drop off our luggages, because tomorrow we're going to Busan for 2 days then to Jeju, and it's such a hassle to drag your luggages everywhere, luckily our next lodging in Seoul, G-Stay, allow us to store our luggages there.

2nd Stop: Cheonggyecheon (청계천)
Nearest Subway Station: Gwanghwamun Line 5 Exit 5
* (18 mintues/5stations/KRW1,250) 
Namyeong Station ----> Gwanghwamun Station

From Namyeong we then went to Gwanghwamun Station to see Cheonggyecheon. We only saw small part of it, cause the stream is sooooo long, so we decided to go back and went to Gwanghwamun Square. At the Square, we saw the Statue of Admiral Yi Sun Shin and King Sejong the Great, we also tried the traditional Korean clothing (Hanbok) for free. ;) The stall is located behind the Statue of Admiral Yi Sun Shin.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Korea Spring Trip 2016 (Day 2)

14 April'16

Second day! We woke up at 9, went upstairs for breakfast, never stayed at Hostel/Guesthouse before, but I think their breakfast spread was good for a hostel. They got bread, egg, cheese, ham, jams, condiments, 4 different kinds of cereals, milk, juices, coffee, tea, fruits, soup and yoghurt drink.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Korea Spring Trip 2016 (Day 1) + Useful Apps

Thursday, 13 April '16

First day in Korea! So excited! HAHA. Actually, I've already written a Korea itinerary back in 2013 but just got the chance to go there in 2016 >< I was so into Kpop back then and also their food, culture and language. I forgot when, but one day I found this website that teach you Korean language called TTMIK or Talk To Me In Korean, they teach you from the beginning (how to read and write Hangeul) and if you want to learn further they have LOTS of lessons available. It has been 2 years since I last learned the language and as far as I remember I've only read their Level 1 and Level 2, and I've already forgot most of it now (T_T). But if you are planning to go alone without a tour in Korea, then I recommend you to learn how to read Hangeul, especially if you want to get around by bus or train, it is really useful :)

There are several applications that I downloaded prior to my trip,

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Korea Spring Trip 2016 Itinerary (15D14N)

It has been 2 weeks since I came back from my trip to Korea, yet.. still feel excited about it :p

There are a lot of ups and downs during the trip. Got lost a few times, got out at a wrong stops and stations many times, but I still think it is worth it to roam the country independently rather than join a tour. Of course there are a few times during the trip that I think I should just join a tour, especially when I was completely lost and couldn't figure out how to read the map. But, eventually we could reach our destination and learnt from it.

Soo.. Here's my recap about my 15 days trip in Korea :)

Okay, not really 15 days, since my flight arrived at 10.30pm on the 13th and the flight home was at 00.30am on the 27th. So, technically only had 14 days >< For detailed review, will post it later :)

13-16 April: Seoul
16-18 April: Busan
18-20 April: Jeju
20-26 April: Seoul

And I did book all the accommodations, flights and train in advance.
Cute Gingerbread Man