Petite France, a quaint little town surrounded by mountains in Gapyeong which we got to visit whilst in Korea. It took more or less two hours to get there from Seoul and trust me when I say that the ride was nowhere near pleasant, but what we saw was definitely worth it. The first time I’ve seen this village was when I watched the Korean TV series “You Who Came from the Stars” starring Jun Ji-hyun and Kim Soo-hyun and “Running Man“, a Korean variety show. I won’t go into detail about the shows, but I thought the place looked really romantic and I believe that’s the reason they call it Little France. Continue reading “Petite France, Gapyeong”
When cheesiness strikes, you come up with the cheesiest title ever, so voila. Gardens with flowers tend to be pretty during the day time, but this particular one we went to was not your average garden. These LED roses light up at night and you’d be surprised as to how pretty they can be. We took a stroll one night after dinner, just outside Dongdaemun Plaza (DDP) to see them. Apparently, there are 25,500 of them and a lot of people go there to take pictures just because I’d say it’s obligatory. There are a lot of foodtrucks beside the DDP, so just in case you get hungry, you know where to go.
Contrary to my previous post, Common Ground, is a good representation of modernism in my opinion because it showcases the creativity of the person(s) who came up with this idea. Stores in Shipping Containers? That would’ve never entered my mind if I hadn’t seen this. And special thanks to Carlos for taking me to such a cool place. Wouldn’t have known about it if it weren’t for him. Continue reading “Seoul Adventure Part 4-2: & The New”
While the saying “Out with the old and in with the new” progresses in technological advancements and other aspects, it is not often the case for historical sites. Carlos and I stumbled upon The Gyeongbokgung Palace when we were near Bukchon Hanok Village the day before, so we let our curiosity get in the way and decided to check it out. After all, one can never be too dependent on books when it comes to wanting to learn about a city’s history. Continue reading “Seoul Adventure Part 4-1: The Old”
Carlos and I have had our fair share of seeing different towers and with that said, more often than not, we would climb up just to have an overview of the city. And Seoul was no different as we went there at night. The lights were very mesmerizing, of course, but the main reason we went there was because of the fact that couples could put love locks below the tower. Continue reading “Seoul Adventure Part 3-3: Love Locks at Namsan Seoul Tower”
If I were to describe my favourite weather, it’d be having the sun out, blue skies and the wind blowing in my face. I’ve always loved winter for some reason, but having been able to experience fall or the beginning of it in Seoul was amazing. We were able to dress up in long sleeved shirts, while still being able to show a bit of skin. Continue reading “Seoul Adventure Part 3-2: Sunny, Windy & Real Talk”
What I look forward to when travelling to a new city (or country) is the fact that things are bound to be different from what I’m used to. People say they get butterflies when they’re in love, but I get them whenever I’m in a new place. Continue reading “Seoul Adventure Part 3: The Hanbok Experience”
Carlos and I have never been the best planners ever when it comes to travelling and with that said, the next day was another blank page for us as we had nothing planned for the day. We’ve thought of places we wanted to go to of course, but we didn’t know where we to go first until we’d had breakfast at this ramyeon place. And it was only after we’ve had our fill of good local food and coffee that we decided to go to the theme park “Lotte World”.
Hi there! How’s it going? I hope things are going smoothly for you whichever part of the world you’re in. As for me, I’m still a bit hung up on our recent trip to Seoul: the capital city of South Korea. After all, it’s only been a week since Carlos and I got back. It’s one of the best trips we’ve (assuming he had the best time too) ever gone on as we had plenty of time, so we were pretty chill when we got there, hence, the title. Continue reading “Seoul Adventure Part 1: An Unplanned Plan”
Hello again and hope you’re having a blast this weekend! I just wanted to share a bit more of the things we did/see while in Portland only because I reread my post the last time and only gave a general idea of what the city was like. Therefore, in this post, I’ve decided to share with you more details of where we ate, shopped or roamed around in because it is a food and shopping haven after all which I’ve mentioned in my previous post. So without further ado, below are some of the places we went to.
Places Visited: The Daily Feast|Powell’s Books|Lardo|Blue Star Donuts|Portland Aerial Tram|Bamboo Sushi|Voodoo Doughnut
We mainly visited restaurants or bakeries as you can see from the list I made. Of course that does not include the shops we went to because there were just too many of them. Continue reading “Portland Part 2: Time Well Spent”