Believe it or not, it’s my 6th time in Korea! I think with how frequent I go there, I can be considered 1/16th Korean now, don’t you agree? hahaha! :) But kidding aside, even with how much I’ve been there, I’m still not sick of the country that I don’t mind going again and again :) I believe I’ve gone to every important, blog worthy spot there is and with that, I’m finally writing the ultimate guide to Seoul!
Planning a week long trip to Seoul can be tricky especially with how much things there is to do there, with how much there is to see and how much food there is to eat! All thanks to RAKSO TRAVEL, they helped me with every single thing. From getting my Korean visa (got a multiple entry one!), booking my flight & accommodations, bus rides, making restaurant reservations, my itinerary and even purchasing my ticket entries to attractions :) With just one email, they did everything for me! I just told them that on this trip of mine to Seoul, I wanted to get a taste of everything. Ofcourse, I wanted to share with you my experience so that on your next vacation spending your hard earned money, you get to see all there is to see :)
I took a PHILIPPINE AIRLINES flight from Manila to Incheon Airport. It was a smooth and comfortable one like always! :) Who else loves to go early so they can get a bowl of their world famous Arroz Caldo? *Raises hand*
Our first stop was Nami Island. This is my second visit and the first one was during Spring so it was nice to see how it looked like during summer. To tell you honestly, I’m not a big fan of the summer in general and even a place as magical as Nami Island cannot change that :( haha I wish my next trip here would be during the winter or autumn! I saw in Koreanovela promos how beautiful it is here during that time! But nonetheless, no matter what season you go, make sure this is part of your itinerary!
Next stop is PyeongChang. This might sound familiar for you guys because this is the place we went to last January for our first snowfall experience and Vern even visited this during her trip to Korea there with Samsung a few years back :) This time, I went here during the summer. Which again is pretty different because this is a ski resort! It made me miss the snow though and excited for next year’s trip back here!! :)
This has got to be my favorite among all the places we went to this time and my first time, too! Mount Seorak is a sight to see and I can’t believe I finally got to see it in person! For those who love to do outdoor activities, this place is perfect for you but if you don’t like climbing mountains, don’t fret! There’s a cable car that will bring you up and make you see what place has to offer without all the sweat :) It’s extra cold up there too!
Here I am with Ms Liza :)
Magical right? :)
Next stop was Everland! It’s the prettiest theme park I’ve ever been to and I love how it has attractions perfect for kids, teens and adults! :) It’s decorations is always over the top in a very good way. This is also the place where the steepest rollercoaster in Asia is and I almost cried riding that!! hahaha :) So fun though and I always love adrenaline! This is the place to go to if you want to have fun yet still go home with nice photos :)
That’s the steepest rollercoaster right there!
Their newest attraction is Panda World! In here are two Pandas from China who are just the CUTEST EVER! They’re so chill that one was just literally sleeping and the other just kept eating and chewing. I thought the other one was literally dead already that I waited a good 15 minutes for him to move but to my dismay, it didn’t one bit. I guess sobrang sarap lang nang tulog niya! Maybe he was dreaming of a forest filled with unlimited bamboo :P
In here, we even got the chance to dress up in traditional Korean costumes :) Don’t we look all so adorable? :)
Can I now pass as a Korean? :P
What’s a trip to Korea without eating Samyeopsal? This for me is a good enough reason to visit the country! :P
If you’re curious and been wanting to try making Kimchi, Rakso can arrange that for you as well :) It’s such a long and tedious process but fun nonetheless!
Our last stop was Gyeongbok Palace. It’s also my first time here and I love that we got to see a Korean treasure that was made way way back. Korea is one of the countries that gives so much importance into preserving their culture and they spend so much time and money just to make sure that their palaces are always in the most pristine shape :) This is one of the many to see but after going to the major ones in Seoul on my previous trips, it was nice to see this! Not only do you get to see this but old Korean houses as well :)
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