Some countries change your life even before you set foot in it. One lazy day at the university, I was chillin’ with friends at the lobby of our college building when the College Secretary approached us. “I’m looking for volunteers,” she said. Apparently, exchange students from Korea had arrived way
This South Korea Visa Guide is for tourists planning to apply in Cebu. If you wish to apply in Manila instead, visit this post: How to Apply for a South Korea Visa in Manila. Applying for a South Korean visa in Cebu is not that different from that in Manila.
We’ve been receiving a lot of messages asking us for a copy of the South Korean Visa application form. Looks like the visa pages of the website of the South Korean Embassy in Manila have been down for a couple of weeks now. Either that or they moved to another
Spending the holidays abroad with the family has become much more attainable now because more and more airlines, especially low-cost carriers, offer promo fares to patient bargain-hunters. Bolstered by the continuing popularity of K-Pop and K-Dramas, the Korean cultural wave or “Hallyu” has been contributing largely to Seoul being a
With affordable airfare popping up left and right, travel has become a more realistic goal for many. Some have the privilege to travel for work, others relish traveling with friends, and a good number of adventure junkies crave solo backpacking. But being raised in a family-oriented culture, I often think
This post is for Philippine passport holders who plan to visit as tourists. When we were invited to speak at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul in early 2016, our excitement quickly morphed into worry when we realized Filipinos are required to get a visa to enter Turkey. It wouldn’t
Here’s a sample itinerary for a 5-day, 4-night tour in Seoul. This assumes the following: You are a group of two. You will be staying in a twin room at Fully Hong Hostel. You will be using a T-Money card (T-Card) when taking public transportation. Your meal allowance is limited
We know South Korea is one of the most popular destinations among Filipinos because there’s not a day that goes by without us receiving questions about getting a Korea visa. Hence, we decided to put up this post. Note that we’re NOT employed by or affiliated with the Korean Embassy
Most of our readers who have never been to South Korea mistakenly think that Seoul is an expensive destination. And when we ask them why they make that assumption, many of them point to Seoul’s reputation as a futuristic metropolis and the glossiness of the K-pop culture. Some even bundle
It started with a drama series. Like most of us, I learned about Nami Island when it was used as a setting for Winter Sonata, a Korean drama that became a phenomenal hit in many Asian countries, adding more fuel to the already unstoppable Korean wave that took the world
There are three modes of transportation available: train, bus, and taxi. Taxis will be much more expensive let’s not discuss that.