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I booked a ticket bound for Korea 3 months ahead of time. I was still fortunate to land on a promo fare but it wasn't that cheap as planned. Make sure to book your flights ahead and plot your annual leave ahead of time too. My sister has been assigned in Korea for 9 months and we planned to be together there before she flies back to US. It was supposed to be a free and easy trip with her, free lodging at her place and all. However, a month before my scheduled flight there were some changes it turns out that I needed to find a place to stay and be on my own for 5 days. First 5 days of my trip comprises only me and my backpack while the other remaining 5 days will be tag along with my sister. I considered it as another adventure, my second unplanned solo trip in the Soul of Asia in a country named Korea. Let's go!


South Korea 10 days Itinerary (Winter Season)
Budget: 800,000 won / 1000 SGD / 800 USD  ( Solo Trip)

Transportation T-Money Card and Top-up: 30,000 won- 60,000 won / 40 SGD-70 SGD 
Food: 90,000 won - 140,000 won /110 SGD - 170 SGD (10,000-16,000 won/ 12 SGD -20 SGD each day for 9 days)
Emergency Money: 400,000 won / 500 SGD 

Guesthouse Balance: (Paid Online Reservation Deposit)
Boa: 38,000 won / 40 SGD
Yehu: 30,000 won / 32 SGD
James Blue: 40,000 won / 44 SGD (Paid on Arrival)
Total Accommodation Balance: 110,000 won / 120 SGD

DIY Tours:
ITX ticket at the station to Gapyeong Station. Ticket fare: 8,000 won (2 way) / 10 SGD
Gapyeong Tour Bus: 5,000 won / 7 SGD
Namiseom Zip Wire: 38,000 won / 40 SGD (including entrance and return ferry)
Bike Rental: 5,000 (30 - 1 hour) / 7 SGD - 14 SGD (up to two hours)
Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak entrance fee:  2,000 won 
Manjanggul Cave entrance fee: 2,000 won 
Seoraksan National Park: 4,000 won
Changeongong Palace entrance fee: 2,000 won
DMZ tour: 40,000-50,000 won

Brief Summary: Nov 29 - Dec 5 (5 Solo days) Dec 5-9 with my Sister
Nov 29 Departure Changi Terminal 2 to Seoul Incheon International Terminal 1
Nov 29 Arrival Check in Boa Guesthouse (3d2n seoul then bound to jeju island)
Nov 30 Nami Island 
Dec, 1 Check in Yeha Guesthouse, Visit: Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak and Manjanggul Cave 
Dec 2 Halla Mountain
3 Afternoon Flight back to Seoul, Bus bound for Sokcho, Check in James Blue Guesthouse 
4 Seoraksan Park: Heundeulbawi Rock and Ulsanbawi peak
5 Seoraksan Park, Afternoon Bus back to City
6,7,8,9 Together with my Sister
6 Bukchon Hanok Village, Changeongong Palace and Seoul Tower
7 Suwon: Hwaseong Fortress
8 DMZ Tour
Dec 9 Back to SG. Seoul Incheon International Terminal A to Changi Terminal 2


Day 1 
Nov 29 (Sunday) Scoot Flight from Singapore to Korea
Changi Terminal 2 to Seoul Incheon International Terminal 1

Seoul Incheon International Terminal 1 to BoA Travel House
Exit 4 at Hongik Univ. Station/Hongdae Station.(Airport Railroad, line2) 

Check in: BoA Travel House
Address: 510-14, Changcheon-dong Seodaemun-guSeoul 120-836 Korea (Sinchonno 1-gil 15) Tel 02.323.6255
3 days 2 nights: 48,000 won / 50 SGD
Deposit :10,000 won 
Balance pay on arrival:38,000 won

Nearby Attraction: Street Art Exhibition and Weekly Sunday Bazaars Exit 5, Hongik University Station, Subway Line No.2 , Night Market


Day 2  
Nov 30 (Monday) Nami Island : What to do in Nami Island

How to get there: Seoul to Gapyeong
Two options: Yongsan or Cheongyangni Station Station 
Travel time: 45 minutes
Book ticket online: http://www.letskorail.com/ebizbf/EbizBfTicketSearch.do , but for me I just went there and bought a ticket.

Two options to Nami Island : Zip Wire or take the Ferry. 

Namiseom Zip Wire 940 meter long
Ziplining from Gapyeong Wharf to Nami Island for 38,000 won/47 SGD (including entrance and return ferry)
Closed every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
Opening Hours: 9:00 - 19:00

Ferry Route: from Gapyeong Wharf or  Namiseom Dock to Namiseom Island. 
Round-trip fare (including entrance fee to the island: 10,000 won
Ferry Schedule: 07:30-09:00 (30min intervals) 09:00-18:00 (10-20min intervals) 18:00-21:40 (30min intervals)
Travel time: 5-6 min

Bike 5,000 won -10,000 won (30 minutes-1 hour)


Day 3 
Dec 1 (Tuesday) Flight bound to Jeju Island
Check Out BoA Travel House
Hongik University Station to Gimpo Airport
How to get there: Take  AREX(Airport Express train) Light Blue Line to Gimpo International Airport (2 stations, 4 minutes).
Flight: (H0DQE) Jeju Air 
Ticket price: 51,200 won/66 SGD

Gimpo Airport to Yeha Guesthouse
Check in: Yeha Guesthouse (Estimated Arrival: 9 am)
Address : 9, Samo-gil, Jeju-si Jeju Special Self-Governing Province South Korea, 690-812 Tel. 070-4012-0084/064-724-5506
3 days 2 nights for 38,000 won
Deposit: 8,000 won 
Balance pay on arrival 30,000 won
(Toiletries Small towel, hair drier, tissue Shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper provided).

Yeha Guesthouse is 3 minutes away from Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal. Check Bus number routes: http://jejuhomestay.blogspot.sg/2014/06/how-to-access-jeju-tour-spots-by-public.html

Manjanggul Cave to Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak  (Travel time: 1 hour)

(Nearby: Bijarim Forest, Jeju Stone Park, Sangumburi Crater, Jeolmul Natural Recreation Forest, Eco Land Theme Park, Saryeoni Forest Path, Gyorae Natural Recreation Forest).


Day 4 
East Entrance: Seongpanak 9:14 am
How to get there: From Jeju City Bus Terminal Take No.781 at Jeju intercity bus terminal to 5.16 road or 1100 road, an intercity bus bound for Seongpanak. Get off at the entrance Seongpanak.
Travel Time: 30 minutess
Bus Operation:  6:00-21:30 , Interval between buses : 10 ~ 20min
Bus Fare: 1,700 won
(Two trail entrances: Eorimok (take bus 1100, last bus 3:00p) and Seongpanak (take bus 5.16, last bus 9:30p))

Cross the road from the Hallasan Office or Parkling lot and wait for the bus at that bus stop. I was there before 4pm and I was able to catch the Bus 782 right away, which goes straight to Jeju Terminal. 

Entrance information for different trail route: http://www.thesouthkoreatravelguide.com/hiking/hallasan_national_park.html


Day 5 
Dec 3 (Thursday) Flight back to Seoul then to the Eastern Part of Korea
Gimpo Airport  to Express Bus Terminal to Sokcho City

Check out Yeha Guesthouse
Jeju(CJU)-Seoul(GMP)2015-12-03(Th) 12:20 ~ 13:30
Flight Back to Gimpo Airport to Mount Seoraksan Sokcho, Gangwon-do.
Arrival: 13:30 in Gimpo Airport 

There are daily express buses running from Express Bus Terminal in Seoul to Sokcho City roughly every 30 minutes.
OR 
Go to Dong Seoul bus terminal which is located near Gangbyeon Subway Station, Line 2, Green. 
Travel Time: 3-4 hours
Estimate Arrival in Sokcho 8 pm

1 Night : 20,000 won
Address : Kang-won do Sok-cho si Dong-myung dong 466-36. Tel : +82 10-5365-4591
Tel : +82 10-5365-4591


Day 6

Mount Seoraksan - Outer Seoraksan
Admission Fee: Adults 4,000 won

Cross the street from the bus terminal.Take local Sokcho bus number 7 or 7-1 to get to Seoraksan National Park. Alight at the last stop at Seorak-dong Sogongwon. Or From Sokcho Bus terminal take a cab to Mount Seorak (20-30 minutes).

Ulsanbawi Course
Route : Seoraksan Entrance - Heundeulbawi Rock - Ulsanbawi peak - Back down
Climb Duration : 4 hours 


Day 7

Hike or Take the Cable Car nearby the Sinheungsa Temple area
Cable car Adults (ages over 13) 8,500 won / Children (ages 4~13) 5,500 won
Operating Hours: From 2 hours before sunrise to 2 hours before sunset

Bus Back to Seoul  
Travel time: 3-4 hours
Avoid the weekends to avoid getting stuck in traffic.


Day 8 
Dec 6 (Sunday) Bukchon Hanok Village, Changeongong Palace and Seoul Tower

Check in: 24 Guesthouse Myeongdong


Anguk Station:
a. Bukchon Hanok Village
Address: 62-1 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

b. Changeongong Palace (near police station)
Address: 185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea


Dongdaemun Market 
Directions: Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 4) Exit 1 or 14 or Dongdaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 1 & 4) Exit 8, walk 5 minutes to the market. 

Namsan Cable Car to Seoul Tower
Address: 83, Sopa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Myeongdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 3. 


Day 9
Dec 7 (Monday) Suwon: Folk Village and Hwaseong Fortress


Day 10
Dec 8 (Tuesday) DMZ Tour

Day 11
Dec 9 Back to SG. Seoul Incheon International Terminal A to Changi Terminal 2


Here's an MRT Map of Seoul for your reference.
What to do in South Korea


Day 1

The moment I arrived in the airport everyone was running, i thought maybe they needed to catch another flight. Later on I realized they were actually trying to get in first to the train which transfer us to the airport immigration lobby. When I arrived in the lobby oh my the queue was long, that's when I fully understand the chaos of being first on the train. I just waited patiently showed my passport with the attached visa and that was it I was legally allowed to enter Korea. Even thou I travel a lot yet when it comes to the immigration area I still get the nerves of running away, of being impatient and the possibility of being question. I hate that feeling. Once I was out from that mayhem I immediately navigate the airport and looked for the information counter. 

Purchase the T-money card at 7'11 or G25 for 4,000 won. Stores are located on both sides of the airport lobby. Top up at least 30,000 won. Take the Elevator and proceed to Basement 1. Follow the sign that leads to KTX Trains. I arrived in the evening so I made sure to be out from the airport to catch the train before it closes down, and to give me some time to navigate my guesthouse. 


Seoul Incheon International Terminal 1 to BoA Travel House


How to get there: 
By AREX(Airport Express train) : Take the subway, Airport Railroad and get off at Hongik Univ. Station/Hongdae Station. Travel time: 47minutes /4,050won
1. Exit 4 at Hongik Univ. Station/Hongdae Station.(Airport Railroad, line2) 
2. Go straight towards "K2" store. Cross at the crosswalk in front of LG Electronics Inc. Keep walking around 30M for GS25 convenience store.
3. Cross at the crosswalk in front of LG Electronics Inc. 
4. Keep walking around 30M for GS25 convenience store.
5. Turn left at Bizeun(빚은, rice-cake shop, The Premium Riceteria) 
6. Once you spotted a small uphill road Then, you'll see BoA travel house on your left. Check In : 14:00~24:00, Check Out : Until 11:00 a.m.

Check in: BoA Travel House
3 days 2 nights: 48,000 won / 50 SGD
Deposit :10,000 won 
Balance pay on arrival:38,000 won
Free Light Breakfast



Day 2


I woke up quiet late the next day to recover from the tiring flight the previous night. My plan that day was to have a relaxing day in Nami Island, I wanted this trip to be as relaxing as possible. From my guesthouse the nearest train station that leads to Gapyeong station is in Yongsan Mrt Station. 

SEOUL TO NAMI ISLAND
How to get there: Seoul to Gapyeong
Two options: Yongsan or Cheongyangni Station Station , then take the ITX train. 

I choose Yongsan Mrt Station as its closer to my guesthouse. 
1. Boa Travel House From Hongik Univ. Station (Green Line and Light Green Line), Take the Light Green Line to Gyeongui-Jungang Line all the way to Yongsan Station (3 Stations) Travel time: 9 minutes. 
2. In Yongsan Station  (Seoul Subway Line 1) ,buy ITX-Cheongchun tickets at the train ticket station to Gapyeong Station. Ticket fare: 4,000 won
Travel time: 45 minutes

In order to purchase ITX train ticket you need to get out from the Mrt station and proceed to the nearest ITX machine located nearby the station entrance. Afterwards, you don't need to tap in back, proceed to the train officer in the corner or the Ajhussi and show your ticket, he will let you in then find your way to the ITX railway platform. Keep your eye for the ITX train sign its a bit confusing because the Korail Train or the normal train is around the area as well. The ITX trains is a 2 storey vehicle and has more comfortable seats, it precisely comes on time according to the ticket purchased in the ITX machine. Both trains uses the same railroad so be attentive to where you hop into and make sure to check the platform if you are at the right car number, these details  is found on the right side of the ticket, the digits there will show you car and seat number. 


I wasn't really sure if I was at the right platform for the ITX train yet the signs pointed me to the same direction for the Korail trains. It turns out that I just need to wait for my scheduled time and board the ITX train. I didn't know that the Korail and ITX train shares the same railway and station. Good thing I came across with this  lovely Korean couple where in the guy was friendly enough and seemed to know a little bit of English, so he tried to explain to me to just wait for my train, he even go the extra mile to ask passersby if I was at the right platform. He asked me to wait and he went to the train officers office to get some real information, when he came back he gave me an assurance that I was on the right track and I don't need to transfer to any other platform. When I boarded the train surprisingly the couple also took the same train but to a different train stop. We laughed and I said my deep gratitude with all flying colors. He even gave me my first ever Korean roasted eggs, it was delicious and was even more fulfilling due to his kind gesture. Aside from that there was two Ajhussi who tried to helped me too, they pointed the number on my ticket and the screen which was in Hanggul to tell me that its not my train and just wait. I'm really amazed with their friendly approached, they were open and was kind enough to help a lost tourist. I'm starting to love Korea. Saying thank you in their language also made a big difference, keep in mind to say Hello for "Annyeong Haseyo" and Thank you for "kamsahamnida." 


Once I arrived in Gapyeong Station, I went out and proceed to the tourist information center located outside the station nearby the bus stop. It's advisable to purchase the bus tour ticket especially if you don't have your own vehicle besides the fare is already for the whole and you can hop in and out from the bus to go to other places in the island. I took the bus and alighted at the Namiseom Zip Wire which is also alongside the Namiseom Dock if you intend to take the ferry. 

Take the Gapyeong Tour Bus in the bus stop: 5,000 won, purchased the ticket once you board the bus. 
Tour Bus Schedule: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (hourly interval)

or normal BUS
From Gapyeong Station or Gapyeong Bus Terminal, take Bus 33-5 to the Namiseom Dock. 
or WALK
From Gapyeong train station to Nami Island Entrance for 20 minutes. 
or TAXI 
From Gapyeong Intercity Bus Terminal or Gapyeong Station, take a taxi to Gapyeong Wharf or Namiseom parking lot. 
Taxi fare: 3,000 won
Travel time: 5-10 minutes 

Two options to Nami Island : Zip Wire or take the Ferry. 
Namiseom Zip Wire 940 meter long
Ziplining from Gapyeong Wharf to Nami Island for 38,000 won/47 SGD (including entrance fee and return ferry)
Closed every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
Opening Hours: 9:00 - 19:00

Ferry Route: from Gapyeong Wharf or  Namiseom Dock to Namiseom Island. 
Round-trip fare (including entrance fee to the island: 10,000 won
Ferry Schedule: 07:30-09:00 (30min intervals), 09:00-18:00 (10-20min intervals) and 18:00-21:40 (30min intervals)
Travel time: 5-6 minutes

Bike 5,000 won - 10,000 won (30 minutes-1 hour)


I wanted to experience a thrilling adventure going to the island so I choose the Namiseom Zip Wire that goes straight to Nami Island. It's fast,safe and an exciting way to reach the island, my backpack was placed in front of me and I zipline all the way down. I leisurely walk around when I got there, taking my time and taking it all in. The place was beautiful with towering trees lined perfectly parallel to each other. Some of the trees has started to embrace the winter season, leaves were falling and the ground was cushion with crispy,brown leaves. I sat in a bench, took out my camera and started goofing around with myself.  


In the afternoon I rented out a bike, I cycle here and there, I even made it as my tripod in taking pictures of the beautiful scenery and with my jump shots. In other words, the bike became my partner. Nami Island is actually famous for lovers, couples flock here in numbers to have their pictures taken. The island was made more popular because of a Korean series with an Endless Love Season-themed entitled "Winter Sonata." Looking back I've never really thought about visiting the island thou it was a perfect place for couples to stroll around and have some relaxing day together. But I was already in Korea and Nami Island is one place that should be visited in this beautiful country. 

Being alone wasn't that bad, I got to see the island at my own pace, find my own chill out spot and some peace of mind with nature. I spent the whole day in Nami Island mesmerize with its beauty so I didn't manage to check out the other places besides The Garden of the Morning Calm was still not open until Dec 5 during my visit. Manage your time wisely, hop in the tourist shuttle bus and check out other attractions like: Petite France and The Garden of the Morning Calm.


I went back to Seoul to my guesthouse and had my first official Korean Bibimbap Meal at this small restaurant located just a few metres away from Boa Travel house. Nothing beats the authentic taste, where else would you find the best tasting Bibimbap in the whole world? well only in Korea. I tried the best bibimbap ever at Jeju Island , I'll tell you more about in this post here: Jeju Island Trip 



Day 6-7: Mount Seoraksan, Sokcho, South Korea
Seoul City Tour



The first five days of my trip in South Korea was just with me myself and I, but this around for the following five more days I'll be spending it with my sister. We didn't really planned everything but things work out well with our city tour. The day we meet in the city was also the day we went looking for our accommodation. It was freezing, with my luggage hanging along with me as we stroll around in Myeongdong station searching for a place to stay. Check in 24 Guesthouse Myeongdong. I can't recall how much we paid for the room with our own toilet and with breakfast as well but I know for sure they gave us further discount for our whole stay there. Our city tours starts the next day. 


Day 8 
Dec 6 (Sunday) Bukchon Hanok Village, Changeongong Palace and Seoul Tower

For shopping visit Dongdaemun Market 
Directions: Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 4) Exit 1 or 14 or Dongdaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 1 & 4) Exit 8, walk 5 minutes to the market. 
Exit 1 Naksan Trail and Park
Exit 4 Toys, Stationaries
Exit 7 & 8 Used Books, Pet Market, Cheonggye Stream
Exit 9 Restaurants, Clothing, Pyeonghwa Market
Section 1 - Retail Shops 
Section 2 - Wholesale Shops 
Sporting Goods.Near Dongdaemun Market is Dongdaemun Stadium. There is a variety of sporting goods shops around the stadium.

We visited quiet early in the morning for Dongdaemun Market which is more advisable to be at in the evening. There were just a few shops so we decided to head to Anguk Station. There are two significant places we've visited there and each is just walking distance away from each other. It's in the same train line and a few stations away from Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station. 



Anguk Station: Seoul Subway Line 3
a. Traditional Korean Houses in Bukchon Hanok Village
Address: 62-1 Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
How to get there: Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.- Go straight for about 300m to arrive at Bukchon Hanok Village.



b. Changeongong Palace (near police station)
Address: 185 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Korean Palace Tour Service 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30(November – January, 16:00)
Admission: Adults (ages 25-64): Individual 1,000 won / Group (over 10): 800 won, Lunch time: Free Entrance Fee
How get there: Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 3. Walk straight from the exit (east) along Yulgok-ro for about 1 km. Turn left (north) onto Changgyeonggung-ro. Walk about 300 m to find the palace entrance on the left.
Try their Traditional Dress for 3,000 won. 


Samgyeopsal Lunch in Myeongdong 

After seeing the palace we went back to Myeongdong Station and had our delicious Samgyeopsal mealA popular Korean dish that is a must-try when you're in Korea. The meal comprises of slices of pork belly meat and is cooked on a grill at the table. You can eat the meat alone or pair it up with your lettuce and wrap the meat along with your preference of sauce, kimchi and even mushrooms. 



Shopping at Myeongdong

I bought these cute socks as souvenirs for my family and friends. 11 pieces for 10,000 won. Practical choice as each socks will cost less than a dollar.



We were already in Myengdong might as well visit the famous Seoul Tower. The queue for the cable car was ridiculous, we waited for almost an hour for our turn. It's better to avoid the weekend, this is one reason why I prefer the mountains or any nature adventure trips because not everyone wants to put the effort to go this places. 


Sent a Postcard from the highest post office in the world
Namsan Cable Car to Seoul Tower
Address: 83, Sopa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Myeongdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 3. Go south along Toegye-ro 18-gil street to the Pacific Hotel and turn left. Walk along Toegye-ro 20 gil street until you see the Ministop. Turn right to walk along Toegye-ro 20-na-gil street. At the end of the street, you will see the stairway to the cable car. Approximately 10 minutes walking distance from subway
By Taxi: Standard taxi fare from Myeongdong to cable cars

Seoul Tower
Seoul, Yongsan-Gu, Yongsan-dong 2, Mountains 1-3, Telephone: +82 2-3455-9277


Closest subway stop: Myeongdong Station (명동역), Line 4, Exit 3, then take Namsan shuttle bus No. 2, which runs every 15 minutes


Try the Spicy Chicken and Beer Combo
I'm not really that interested about infrastructure but when it comes to food I'm all smiles. Koreans have this chicken and beer obsession. They said its the perfect match made from heaven. After we made our way down from the cable car we passed by this store selling fried chickens, there were no more seats available so we decided to have it in our guesthouse and bought 2 cans of Korean Beer. Now I know what they mean. They really know how to cook their friend chickens. Truly and definitely a perfect match for a beer most especially with the sweater weather .


Day 9
Dec 7 (Monday) Suwon Trip

We took the train early in the morning to Suwon Station to meet my sister's friend. Visited the Korean Folk Village and learned something about Korea's traditional life and culture. I was surprised to see "Queen Seondeok" human size poster inside the village, my family back in Philippines got addicted to this Korean drama series. What a coincidence that I saw a familiar face in Korea which I truly admired. I snapped a picture of it and sent it to my mum which really got her jumping for joy.


Sunset at Hwaseong Fortress
After an enriching tour about Korea we went to Hwaseong Fortress, the wall surrounding the centre of Suwon which is the provincial capital of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. It's amazing to see this fortress as it encircles the city, with all the buildings and car it seemed not to fit its long time location. 



Wonderful Conversation + Korean Steamboat Buffet
I ate a lot with this meal yet it didn't feel heavy in my stomach, I'm guessing it's because of the weather. My sister's friend was kind enough to feed our wanderlust tummy. She's a permanent resident in Korea, married and has two kids. Life is quiet simple in Suwon, away from the bustling noise of city life. I just meet her but I've sensed a strong connection of friendship which made it hard to say goodbye at the end of day. Some people were meant to pass by in our lives, take it as a cherished experience and that is why I love traveling. Meeting wonderful people along the way makes you want to travel more.


Day 10
Dec 8 (Tuesday) Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

The next day was our DMZ Tour which we booked with our guesthouse for 45,000 won. It's the line across the peninsula separating the North Korea and South Korea. We went inside one of the tunnels, 3rd tunnel, which goes all the way to the boundary. The North Korean's dug this hole in order to infiltrate South Korea.


Try out the Country's Coffee Madness and the delicious Ice Shaving Dessert
Coffee shops is everywhere in South Korea. It's a perfect treat for the cold weather. I also heard about their ice shaving desserts ,looking for it was a piece of cake as well. The fine ice melts in your mouth which is creamy and sweet. It's one of my favorite desserts now!




Day 11
Dec 9 Back to Singapore. Seoul Incheon International Terminal A to Changi Terminal 2

All Meat Samgyeopsal Buffet before going straight to the airport. 


Goodbye Korea = Ahnyeonghi Gyeseyo Korea
Thank you = Kamsahamnida for the Wonderful Memories

Have fun and be safe ^__^


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Itinerary Reminders:

1. Flight Details
Make sure to write down your booking reference number, be at the airport two hours before your flight and allocate time for your travel to the airport.

2. Accommodation Details
Write down your hotel/motel/resort/bnb booking number. Contact your place to inform them around when you'll be arriving — it really does help.  Also, ask if your accommodation has any discounted activities.  You'd be surprised!

3a. Transportation
List possible times your bus/train/boat arrives and leaves so you don't miss an activity.  Always give yourself an extra 30-45 minutes in case you get lost, get stuck in traffic, or are looking for parking.  Better early than late.  Of utmost importance: check for the last trip and fares!  So you still have time and money to get back.

3b. Car Rentals
Take note of your pick-up address and time allotted.  Our last car rental told us to bring the car back by a certain time with a certain amount of gas.  Allot money for fuel and parking.

4. Budgeting
Set aside a minimum and maximum spending amount for: meals, transportation, entrance fees, activities, souvenirs and emergencies.  3 meals a day + snacks adds up quickly, so keep track!  As well as tips for restaurants and activities.

5. Activities
Call to confirm your booking(s) a day or so beforehand.  Set alarms and/or calendar reminders for things you plan to do (i.e- bungee-jumping, river-rafting, or even city / food tours).



Do you want more adventure?
If you still have one more day to spare why not go to Nami Island and check out the most romantic island in South Korea.


Where am I going next?
My next adventure is to hike one of South Korea's national park, Mount Seoraksan in Sokcho.


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