Seoul, South Korea — Another most awaited flower festival on the month of May is the Rose Festival. Red, pink, yellow, white and orange are some of the common colors of this thorny yet beautiful blossoms. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr, A Tour … Continue reading Stop and Smell the Roses
Seoul, South Korea — Gwangjang market (광장시장) is known as the first traditional market in Korea and popular among locals and tourists. It offers Korean snacks and street food one could think of, such as soondae, tteokbokki, odeng, mandu, jokbal, etc. on its ground floor and various choices of fabrics and linens which are situated on the second floor. … Continue reading Lunch at Gwangjang Market
South Korea — Bingsu (빙수 / shaved ice) is a common snack in Korea, especially during summer season. This is the equivalent of halo-halo in the Philippines. The difference between them is that bingsu could be just with anything, from red beans to coffee to cheese or green tea. There are plenty of cafes across the … Continue reading Sulbing Dessert Cafe
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Seoul, South Korea — Danny and I were driving around Gangnam, and I suddenly recalled that we were supposed to go to Banana Tree when my family came for a visit. My sister included this in her itinerary. But, due to a limited time, we weren't able to do so. Although when we were at Grand … Continue reading Banana Tree in Sinsa-dong
Seoul, South Korea — It has been a while since my last restaurant review. So here goes another one. After a tiring morning exercise at Bears Town Ski Resort, Danny and I headed to Dongdaemun to meet up with his aunt. We strolled around Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) for the nth time hoping to find … Continue reading Burgers at Battery Park
Seoul, South Korea — On the fourth day of our family trip, Danny and I brought them to Gyeongbokgung or Gyeongbok Palace (경복궁), the biggest among 5 of the palaces in Seoul. In English, Gyeongbokgung (Hanja: 景福宮) means The Palace of Shining Happiness. Another name they call it is The Northern Palace due to its locality. Moreover, it is one of … Continue reading A Stroll Through Joseon Era
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South Korea — I'm not over Christmas yet. This will be the last, promise. lol Downtown Seoul offered decorative Christmas lights at City Hall and along Cheonggyecheon for everyone to see. They also opened an ice skating rink at Seoul Plaza, right in front of the library since December 17, 2015 until February 9, 2016. Rates … Continue reading Christmas 2015
Seoul, South Korea — Hooray! It's 2016. How was your Christmas holiday, by the way? I hope it was festive and fabulous. Danny and I had a terrific time despite our simplified merry makings and Christmas eve dinner. We didn't have the fabled white Christmas but, we experienced a Christmas-y spirit in a Korean way. I … Continue reading Christmas Trains at Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel