• GSM2020 & Honorary Reports,  Korea Travel Guide,  Sights and Attractions

    The Under the Sea Experience at the Lotte World Aquarium

    I got the chance to visit and have the under the sea experience at the Lotte World Aquarium which is the world’s largest ecology tank. So keep on reading for the guides and tips before visiting the Lotte World Aquarium. As a Global Seoul Mate, we were given a mission every month and our July’s mission was the collaboration of GSM and Songpa. We have three mandatory missions for July and that we visited the Songpa Tourist Center and get our free tickets (for Seoul Sky Lotte World or Lotte World Aquarium) and gifts. Due to bad weather, I chose the Lotte World Aquarium ticket.  I would love to visit…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Korean Drama Filming Sites,  Sights and Attractions

    Olympic Park Travel Guide and Stamp Tour

    Here’s an exciting Olympic Park Travel guide and stamp tour for you to enjoy. This park is a combination of leisure, nature, and culture of Seoul. Olympic Park is one of the wide-spaces open parks in Seoul where you can enjoy leisure and culture at the same time.  This park was created in the memory of 86 Asian Games and the 88 Seoul Olympics which the abilities and potential of Korean people have known in the whole world. It’s also one of the parks that is easy to reach inside the city since it’s near Jamsil and Lotte World Tower. This park also has the nine spots where you do…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Sights and Attractions

    Hongje Yuyeon: The Art Road of Light in Seoul

    Hongje Yuyeon in Yujin Sangga of Seoul was once an abandoned place but due to Seoul’s government creativeness, it became the art road of light in the city. A friend of mine saw this very amazing lights inside a tunnel and asked me if I wanted to go and check it out. Since it’s very interesting to me I said “Okay, let’s check it out”. I am not familiar with the place so I did some research about the story of this tunnel. Upon researching, I saw from the Seoul Government’s twitter account that this place was abandoned 50 years ago. This underground was part of the first residential and…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Sights and Attractions

    Summer Picnic at Seoul Iris Garden

    Another way to spend the summer in Seoul is to do a summer picnic at Seoul Iris Garden. Do you know where is this place? Let’s check out this post. It’s my first time to visit the Seoul Iris Garden. It’s a garden located right away at Dobongsan Station. It operates from 5:00 in the morning till 10:00 in the evening. It looks like a special botanical garden field with irises, that’s why it was called Seoul Iris Garden. Irises are one of the four most beautiful flowers in the world. The Seoul Iris Garden (서울창포원) has an area of about 50,000 square meters and consists of 12 themes. Of…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Life in Korea,  Sights and Attractions

    Summer Day Out at Suseongdong Valley

    Thinking how to enjoy the hot season in Seoul? Why not try a lovely summer day out at Suseongdong Valley at the foot of Inwang Mountain near Gyeongbukgung? If you are looking for a quiet place and closest to nature but won’t make you tired to death, Suseongdong Valley is the one for you. This is the shortest and easy path that I’ve visited Seoul. Suseongdong Valley (수선동계곡) having a path of 0.5 kilometers is can be found at the base of Inwangsan or Inwang Mountain. A beautiful and significant site in Seoul. The historical valley has been rediscovered during the demolition of the Ogin Sibeom Apartment in 2008. It…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Life in Korea,  Restaurants & Themed Cafes,  Sights and Attractions

    Seoul Summer Escape at Uidong Valley

    Seoul is truly packed with nature and you don’t need to travel too far to escape summer, Uidong Valley is near to check out and visit this hot season. We all know that Seoul is surrounded by mountains and if there’s a mountain valleys are present too. And the city has a lot of hidden valleys that offer clean and cool flowing water. Today, I visited Uidong Valley (우이동계곡), the valley located between Bukhansan Mountain and Dobongsan Mountain. According to the Korea Tourism Organization, the valley was called “Uidong” because of the two peaks of Bukhansan Mountain,  the Baegundae (highest peak), and Insubong  ( the main attraction for hikers/ climbers),…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Life in Korea,  Sights and Attractions

    6 Ways to Enjoy Summer Vacation in Korea

    Honestly, I am not a summer person but staying here in Korea for a long time I discover that there are so many ways to enjoy summer vacation. So this is the time that I’m sharing with you these ideas on what to do and how to stay cool in summer in Korea.   I’ve been here for 4 years and my first year here was very bad as I felt like I’m going to die. They kept on asking me that I’d grown up in a tropical country and why I can’t stand the summer in Seoul. So let’s check out the difference. The weather in Seoul during the summer…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Korean Drama Filming Sites,  Palaces, Museums & Folk Villages,  Sights and Attractions

    Places to Visit Around Seoul City Hall Area

    Did you know that around the Seoul City Hall area you can discover and visit so many places by walking only? Check out this article for more details.  It’s been a habit of me that whenever I go outside and roam around I prefer to go to a certain place and from there I start to do a walking tour course. That’s the reason why I discovered so many places by means of walking only. This blog will be about the places you can visit around the Seoul City Hall. The City Hall is located in the center of Seoul where you can see the present, past, and future of…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Life in Korea

    10 Must-To-Know Tips When Living for 1 Month in Seoul

    Living in Seoul for a month is exciting, making your list of what to buy and things you want to do. Of course you are also planning where to stay and where to go for a month. But before that, I want to share with you the 10 must-to-know tips when living for 1 month in Seoul. 1. Accommodation Accommodation is the most important thing you should check before coming to Seoul. Instead of staying in a hotel, I highly recommend guesthouses, hostel, or Airbnb. Because they are less cheaper than hotels plus they provide free breakfasts. Aside from that, you should also consider a few things when choosing your…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Random Musings & Reviews,  Sights and Attractions

    Where did I travel from the past years?

    Today’s blog challenge is about where I traveled. I haven’t been outside Korea for 4 years and I’m just been traveling around Korea from the past years. Sad for me but I know, others will say they envy me because I’m living here and can travel anywhere here. But… When it comes to traveling I envy my friends who’s been to other countries. Honestly, I have never been anywhere outside the country when I was in the Philippines and going to Korea was the first one. So this article will only about the places  I’ve traveled around in this country. Though I live here, I have never been to many…

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    Korea Travel Guide,  Sights and Attractions

    5 Ways to Enjoy Winter in South Korea

    Winter might be cold but the winter season will not be complete without enjoying it. Here are the 5 ways to enjoy winter in South Korea.  Not all people love the cold season especially here in Korea. The weather during winter is dry, cold and windy. Even though there’s an available heater or hot water it is still hard to take a bath or even take a shower. The cold weather will make you lazy and will make you stay in bed all day. But do you know that to fight the cold weather you need to go outside? You can put on your winter jackets, gloves and winter shoes…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Palaces, Museums & Folk Villages,  Sights and Attractions

    A Guide to The War Memorial of Korea

    Visiting Korea and wanna know the place where the Philippines once became part of Korea’s history? Here’s a guide to the “The War Memorial of Korea”. A Guide to The War Memorial of Korea The War Memorial of Korea or 전쟁기념관 is the world’s largest memorial. Located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul and established on June 10, 1994.  This is for the commemoration of the noble sacrifices of the patriotic martyrs by the War Memorial Service Korea Society. The museum exhibits and preserves the materials that signify the Korean War. The war memorial reveals the history of the Korean war from 1950 to 1953. Housing almost 33,000 artifacts which includes war vessels,…

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    Korea Travel Guide,  Sights and Attractions

    Seoul City Wall: A Living Memory of Seoul’s History

    Have you ever heard of the Seoul City Wall? The wall that serves as the living memory of Seoul’s history and the most precious wall in the world. If not yet, let’s find out here, chingudeul! What is the Seoul City Wall? The Seoul City Wall is the oldest and largest wall in the world measuring 18,627 meters long, 5 and 8meters high.  The wall follows the four main mountains surrounding the city of Seoul, Baegak (Bugaksan), Naksan (Naktasan), Namsan (Mongmyeoksan) and Inwangsan. The founder of the Joseon Dynasty, King Taejo, built the royal palace, Jongmyo Shrine, and Sajikdan Altar in Seoul to relocate the capital of the kingdom to…

  • Korea Travel Guide,  Sights and Attractions

    Starfield COEX Mall’s Byeolmadang Library

    Starfield COEX Mall’s Byeolmadang Library is one of the libraries in Korea which has been the grand attraction to every tourist and even locals of Korea. Have you been here? If not, check out this post for more information on how to go and what to do in this place. Starfield COEX Mall’s Byeolmadang Library What is the Starfield Library? Starfield Library or Byeolmadang Library (별마당 도서관) is one of the gigantic libraries in Korea which has a 2,800-square-meter space.  Located at Starfield COEX Mall in Gangnam, Seoul.  An open public place where anyone can enjoy reading, sit down, and take a break. This library has a 13-meter giant bookshelf with…