Long layovers were never a problem in Singapore Changi Airport. Named as the Best Airport in the world for fifth year in a row, you will never run out of things to do.
Feb and I, we prefer slow travel. As we only travel once a year, we make sure to stay in one place for a long time, we believe it’s the best way to experience the world. My favorite part of it are the lazy days, we usually allocate a day or two from our itinerary for mindless-walking and coffee-sipping-while-people-watching. Seoul is perfect for this kind of set-up because of their countless streets that are dedicated for coffee shops. I highly recommend Sinsadong’s Garosu-Gil Road.
I need beautiful places; my soul craves them as my lungs oxygen. We fell for Seoul on the first whisk of autumn air from the airport, we fell harder on the first sight of fallen yellow ginkgo leaves on the pavements, we fell even more while walking inside secret garden, but men, when we set-foot on the Namsan hiking trail, we were a goner.
There are places that are so touristy you would think twice to include in your itinerary. You might think that the place would lose its charm because of overcrowding. And there are places that you would still include in your itinerary even though it’s jam-packed with people. Places that is too important to miss just because of the crowd. Gyeongbokgung Palace is one of those places. It left us with deep impression we had to go back for a second look.
In traveling, there will always be a couple of hits and misses. You’ll unexpectedly find yourselves alone sitting in a quaint café because the one on your list is too crowded and loving it, a strike on your ‘hit-o-meter’. You’re standing on the bus stop for 20 minutes then you suddenly craved for coffee; you decided to run to the closest coffee shop to get your fix, you missed your bus but you had your coffee.
Being able to experience fall season in South Korea twice was such a blessing we will forever be thankful for. Changdeokgung Palace, being the first place we’ve visited on our initial vacation in Seoul, was the first place that comes to mind when I hear the word autumn.
They said when you decide to travel you’re already halfway there. If you are planning a trip to Seoul, this travel guide is perfect for you. We’ve already been to South Korea twice, consecutive autumns of 2016 and 2017. Beautiful, beautiful country. Yes, we will definitely return if there’s another chance. The preparation of our first travel time took a lot more time and effort than the second. The research robbed me couple of months worth of my lunchbreaks. I’ve read blogs after blogs for recommendations of places to go and
Traveling to South Korea requires a tourist visa. For Filipinos residing in the UAE, getting a South Korean Tourist Visa from Dubai is actually a piece of cake. Just complete the set of documents they require and below tips might help.