Korea is one of my favorite places in the whole world. It’s actually on top of my list. To summarize, Spring time was the first time I went there and I was on my “soul-searching” phase because my heart was deeply broken at that time. The second time I went there was during Winter, and to be honest I was pretty lost that time (in life) because I kept on failing in one exam that I need to accomplish but I’m still happy I got to spend my Christmas in Korea with my family and that gave me strength. This year’s Summer, I went there to celebrate because something good happened to me that opened up a new opportunity.
As you can see, Korea saw my worst and my best. For some its in the form of a human (might be a girlfriend or a boyfriend) but for me its a place, a place I call my second home.
This is how I spent my Christmas break in Korea:
Day 1: NAIA to Incheon Airport, Myeongdong, 89 Mansion
04:00 AM - NAIA Terminal 2 - Tax: Php 1,620 07:10 AM - Departure in Manila 12:10 AM - Arrival at Incheon Airport 02:00 PM - Check in at the hotel 03:30 PM - Hello Kitty Cafe 📍 28 Myeongdong 4-gil, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 🕒 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM 04:30 PM - Stroll around Myeongdong 📍 Myeongdong Station (the famous Isaac Toast, my favorite sandwich!) 07:00 PM - Cafe 89 Mansion 📍 Sinsa Station (Line 3), Exit 6 – 13 minutes away by walk from subway station 🕒 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM (closed during Mondays) CLICK HERE FOR MY LEE JONG SUK DETAILS!!! My brother and I got so tired, so we decided to book an Uber on our way home. (NOT ADVISABLE but the experience was great!!!)
Day 2: MBC, Starfield COEX, SMTown, K-Star Road
09:00 AM - MBC 📍 Digital Media City Station (Airport Railway Line) and walk about 10 minutes towards the destination. 📍 Digital Media City Station (Gyeongui Line), Exit 9 and walk about 10 minutes towards the destination. 🕒 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Last admission 4:00 PM) - CLICK HERE FOR MORE MBC EXPERIENCE!!! (this katsudon is to die for!) 01:00 PM - Starfield COEX 📍 513 Yeongdong-daero, Samseong 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 🕒 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM 03:00 PM - SMTown 📍 513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 🚇 Samseong Station, Exit 5 or 6 🕒 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM - CLICK HERE TO SEE MY SMTOWN EXPERIENCE!!! 07:00 PM - K-Star Road 🚇 Apgujeong Rodeo Station , Exit 2 - CLICK HERE TO SEE MY K-STAR ROAD BLOGPOST!!!
Day 3: Petite France, Nami Island, Garden of the Morning Calm
10:30 AM - Petite France - For a hassle free trip, CLICK HERE TO BOOK KTOURSTORY!!! (consists of Petite France, Nami Island and Garden of the Morning Calm) (WHUTTTTTTT!) 12:30 AM - Nami Island 05:00 PM - Garden of the Morning Calm
Day 4: Big Hit, BT21, Myeongdong, Hongdae
09:00 AM - BigHit 📍 Seoul Gangnam-gu, 5 30-gil, Hakdong-ro, Floor Yangjin Plaza 5F, South Korea 🚇 Hakdong Station, Exit 3 - CLICK HERE TO SEE MY BIGHIT EXPERIENCE!!! 11:00 AM - BT21 - CLICK HERE TO SEE MY BT21 INVASION!!! 01:00 PM - Myeongdong
07:00 PM - Hongdae
Day 5: Gyeongbokgung , Changing of Guard Ceremony, Namsan Hanok Village, Nseoul Tower – (Christmas Eve)
09:00 AM - Gyeongbokgung Palace 📍 161 Sajik-ro, Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul 🕒 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM - National Folk Museuem 02:00 PM - Changing of Guard Ceremony 03:00 PM - Namsan Hanok Village 📍 28 Toegye-ro 34-gil, Pil-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 🕒 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM (they even gave me a gift) 06:00 PM - NSeoul Tower 📍 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan 2(i)ga-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 🕒 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM 09:00 PM - Christmas Eve Dinner somewhere in Myeongdong (posing with unnie tour guide)
Day 6: Ewha, Jimjilbang, Red tent
10:00 AM - Ewha Womans University 📍 52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Bukahyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 01:00 PM - Jimjilbang 📍 49 Jungnim-ro, Jungnim-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 08:00 PM - Red tent
Day 7: Innisfree Cafe, Airport
09:00 AM - Innisfree Cafe in Myeongdong 01:00 PM - Incheon International Airport 04:00 PM - Flight back to MNL 😦