A #SEOULgood experience: The top tourist spots in Korea that you can visit in 5 days!

It’s no secret that Filipinos are obsessed with Korean culture.  Everyone’s been going crazy after the best of Korean pop culture, food, fashion, and more – and we just can’t get enough.

So, friends and all my avid readers, let me share with you our 5-day autumn-winter wonderland with complete itinerary, tips and cost breakdown to help you plan your own trip to Korea soon.

Tip: DIY your own application so you don’t need to pay for any agency fee and plan your itinerary.

(BTW, Thank you so much, Erika Shallaine Yu for making our itinerary. You the best!)

We flew via Cebu Pacific Air and arrived at Incheon Internation Airport at 10:45pm (Philippines is 1 hour behind). Traveled via train going to our Hotel guesthouse in Yeonnam-dong, Seoul, South Korea.

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Space Torra, Yeonnam-dong, Seoul, South Korea

Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, heating and free WiFi. A daily breakfast is provided. Room rate for 5 days: 260,600 won

Tip: Buy a T-Money card. If you plan to be in South Korea for couple of days or more and need to take the subway or bus often, a T-money card would be advantageous in terms of savings. If you are flying into Incheon airport, you can grab a card at a convenience store just after arrivals.

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Price: 8000 won , T-Money Load 50000 won

What can you do in Korea when you only have 5 days? Here you go!

DAY 1: Nami Island, Petite France

Travel to Nami:

Admission fee:  8000 won

 

Walk: Space Torra to Hongik University (8 mins)
Train:[Gyeongui Jungang Line] Hongik Univ. Station to Mangu Station (15 stops)
Train: [Gyoengchun Line] Mangu Station to Gapyeong Station (12 stops)
Bus: Gapyeong City Tour Bus (Course A) to Nami Island Station (6000 won)
Walk: Nami Island Station to Gapyeong Wharf (2 mins)
Ferry: Gapyeong Wharf to Nami Island
Travel to Petite Fance:

Admission Fee: 8000 won

Right after exploring the picturesque Nami Island. We ride a taxi going to Petite France. (Forgot the cost of this cab ride. sorry.)

DAY 2: Everland, Gangnam District

Travel to Everland:

Admission Fee: 54,000 WON

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Walk: Space Torra to Hongik University
Train: [Line 2] Hongik Univ. Station to Wangsimni Station (11 stops)
Train: [Bundang Line] Wangsimni Station to Giheung Station (25 stops)
Train: [EverLine] Giheung Station to Everland Station (Exit 3) (13 stops)
Shuttle Bus: Everland Station to Everland

Travel to Gangnam District:

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Shuttle Bus: Everland to Everland Station
Train: [EverLine] Everland Station to Giheung Station (13 stops)
Train: [Bundang Line] Giheung Station to Jeongja Station (7 stops)
Train: [Shinbundang Line] Jeongja Station to Gangnam Station (6 stops)

DAY 3: Bukchon Hanok Village, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Secret Garden, Deoksugung Palace, N Seoul Tower, Myeondong District

Travel to Hanok Village

Walk: Space Torra to Hongik University
Train: Hongik Univ. Station to Euljiro 3-ga Station (6 stops)
Train: [Line 2] Euljiro 3-ga Station to Anguk Station (Exit 1 or 2) (1 stop)
Walk: Anguk Station to Bukchon Hanok Village (10 mins)

Travel to Gyeongbokgung Palace 

Integrated Palace Ticket: 10,000 won (This ticket is all in one package)

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Walk: Bukchon Hanok Village to Gyeongbokgung Station (10 mins)

Travel Deoksugung Palace

Walk: City Hall Station to Deoksugung Palace (10 mins)

Travel to Secret Garden

Travel to N Seoul Tower

Observatory tower Fee: 10000 won

 

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Observatory: N Seoul Tower by night

Gyeongbokgung Palace to N Seoul Tower
Walk: Gyeongbokgung Palace to Gyeongbokgung Station (11 mins)
Train: [Line 3] Gyeongbokgung Station to Chungmuro Station (Exit 2) (4 stops)
Bus: Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 02
Daehan Cinema – N Seoul Tower (6 stops)

We ride a Cable Car going down from N Seoul Tower.
Adult Ticket One-Way: 6,000 won

Travel to Myeondong: 

Bus: Namsan Circular Shuttle Bus No. 05
Namsan – Myeong-dong (6 stops)

Shopping! and Food Trip time!

DAY 4: Haneul Park, Ewha Womans University

Travel to Haneul Park

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ENTRANCE IS FREE!

So if are around the the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Follow the big road and turn left to cross the street at the 4-way intersection. You’ll see the Haneul Park signage at the parking lot.

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There is a shuttle bus station that you can use to the top. We buy a ticket from the ticket counter which costs KRW 3,000 for round trip. Alternatively, you can take the zig-zag stairway, which precisely 291 stairs to finally arrive at Haneul Park.

Travel to Ewha Womans University

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Train: [Line 6] World Cup Stadium Station to Hapjeong Station (3 stops)
Train: [Line 2] Hapjeong Station to Ewha Womans University (3 stops)

DAY 5: Flying back to PH

Travel to Airport

Shout out to these gorge girls who are with me on this trip! Thank you Mother Krishka Lorenz Ramos & ‘Pachuchay’ Erika Shallaine Yu for making our adventure really special!

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Korean Fashion Inspired Look

I’ve been obsessing over Korean Fashion recently and I know some of you know why! I was hooked by watching K-Dramas and fall in love with their unique fashion statement and here I am now, hoarding some loosey, baggy clothes. Here’s my Sunday look yesterday!

Let this Korean Street Style be all the summer fashion inspiration you need! 

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Photos: H. Mendoza

Hair by: Shia Hair Salon

Top: H&M

Eyeglasses: Sunnies Studios

Pants: Zara

Mandals: SEWD

 

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Tinted Sunnies Are Back for Summer 2017! Here’s How To Nail This Trend!

The retro sunnies has been receiving a serious comeback!

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So, here’s my pick!

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Tinted Aviator

Classic and cool, this aviator sunglasses are a style that is still very much in fashion!

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Photos : H. Mendoza Photography

Sunnies: Ray Ban

Top: Giordano Orange Stripe TShirt

Watch: Timex

Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low top Cherry Tomato

 

 

BEAUTY BLOG: Wake-up, Make-up, Easy Loose Waves

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Wake-up, Make-up

This season is the time to change your makeup routine. Let’s face it some days are way to hot to wear a lot of cosmetics. Worry no more in applying tons of foundation. Here are some cosmetics to avoid makeup meltdown and achieved the looking fresh-faced and ready to soak up the sun. BB Cream or CC cream these are lightweight makeup coverage that will give you more natural outcome. Define-a-lash Volume mascara to get some definition to your eyelashes. Lipstick must be in Marsala shade to get statement lips which is the new trend this year.

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Easy Loose Waves

When it comes to hair styling, my goals are: Low maintenance and acceptable-looking. So, what i did on her hair was messy loose waves as the hair trend this year. Goodbye forced waves hair and Hello Loose waves hair!

Here are the details use to achieved this loose waves. 38mm curling tong (clipless the better and easy to use)and hair spray to hold the waves.)

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Featuring Ralphe Roxette Austria. Blogger Model. Follow her on Instagram as @iamralpheroxette to see more of her blog.

Photo by Heintje Mendoza. For Bookings and Updates of his work follow his on Instagram as @henkems. Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/heintjephoto 

heintje x yookii x ralphe 

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