Just a few days ago, me and my kids flew to KOREA the 2nd time around. First time we went there was June 2016, summer time and we loved it! So i told them “balik tayo yung winter naman para may snow!”. it’s just a wishful thought that time not realizing that we will be going there again. It was my daughter’s 18th birthday and she doesnt want to have a grand party. Tinanong ko sya, actually made her choose between a party, japan or korea. In my mind I know what her answer will be and my hunch is right, she chose none other than KOREA.
it just so happen that her birthday falls on the first week of winter time in korea december 6, fortunately a sale in cebupacific made our trip covered. For 10 days it gave us ample time to enjoy the country and its many tourist attractions.
I know some of you reading this is planning a trip or already on its way as of this writing. Let me share with you some of the places that we went in our 10 days itinerary. I hope my DIY tour will help you in your journey to this lovely place.
DAY 0 ARRIVAL
bukchon hanok village
cheong wa dae (blue house of korea)
NAMI PACKAGE TOUR
includes shuttle bus
Garden of morning calm
leeminho’s house in LOBT
winter coat hunting in dongdaemun market
DDP (dongdaemun design plaza)
myeondong street food
LOBT/GOBLIN filming location – shinsegae dept store
Fangirling at the following artist centers
JYP, FNC, SM entertainment
SEOUL station where we chance upon PARK BO GUM in
MBC world tour at digital media city
trip to BUSAN via KTX train with flexi 2 day pass
City tour on hop on hop off bus
haedong yonggunsa temple
Fisheries Science Museum
Gamcheon cultural village
Songdo cable car
back to seoul
myeongdong for our last minute shopping
seoul to incheon via AREX
TOTAL EXPENSES 127k for 3 persons or Php42k each
inclusive of airfare, food, transpo, city tour, package tour, miscellaneous, pasalubong, anik-anik, etc. etc. etc… The cost can be trimmed down or increased depending on how thrifty or extravagant you are on your trip. As for me, I can say its in the middle. Not too extravagant nor too frugal.