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
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
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
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.
Here’s a list of the 10 best-rated hotels that offer rooms for as low as USD60 (PHP 3000) per night, according to TripAdvisor users (as of Jan 2017). The rates displayed may vary depending on the room type and travel dates, so it’s still best to double check the current
Seoul has three unofficial tourist districts because of the high concentration of budget lodging options: Jongno, Myeongdong, and Hongdae. Which is the best? Well, I hate answering with “It depends,” but I have to say, “It depends.” Haha.
In 2012, I traveled solo for the first time in my life. I still remember how scared I was before the trip. With only a small backpack, a Neil Gaiman book, a thousand dollars, and a will to get out of my comfort zone, I boarded the plane to Bangkok.
It only takes one quick look to see that Seoul is one giant shopping mall. Outside its grand palaces and hanok villages and in between cafes (and mind you, there are countless of them), fashion shops tempt passersby with its endless barrage of apparel, accessories, and souvenirs. While you can