Tag: Seoul

Travelogue: Seoul and Jeju (South Korea), Oct 2018

Travelogue: Seoul and Jeju (South Korea), Oct 2018

I was having my nails painted one week before the Korea trip. “Jeju 好像会有海啸,” the manicurist told me that Jeju might have Tsunami. She had checked the weather forecast and was planning to change her travel plans. That was one of the many things that…

14 Places to visit in Seoul (Autumn)

14 Places to visit in Seoul (Autumn)

Thankfully, our flight from Jeju to Gimpo airport was uneventful, unlike our flight from Singapore to Jeju. It was almost evening by the time we settled in our accommodation at Ever8 Residence (serviced apartments). So we had Nene Chicken for dinner and slept early for…

What to Eat in Seoul, South Korea? | 15 Food Choices

What to Eat in Seoul, South Korea? | 15 Food Choices

We spent a whole week in Seoul, and that meant lots of time to try out different restaurants! Click and jump to your preferred restaurant: MiGaBon 味加本 (Porridge) Bon-Juk (Porridge) Myeongdong Kyoja (Noodles and Dumplings) Tosokchon Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup) Jinwonjo Dak Hanmari (Chicken Soup)…

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Village and Tongin Market in a Day

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Village and Tongin Market in a Day

Out of the ample choices of palaces, hanbok villages, and traditional markets in Seoul, we shortlisted one of each “type” to visit. We covered them all in one day. Jump to your preferred attractions: Of Palaces in Seoul Gyeongbokgung Palace (Other attractions in and around…

Review of Shinchon Ever8 Serviced Residence

Review of Shinchon Ever8 Serviced Residence

To prepare meals for our toddler, we needed an accommodation with kitchen. Better still, if it’s at a convenient location. It was a tough search before we found Shinchon Ever8 Serviced Residence (www.ever8.co.kr) that best met our criteria. Location Ever8 Serviced Residence (“Ever8”) is in…

Nami Island for Children

Nami Island for Children

This is my fourth and final post about Nami Island! Can’t believe I wrote so much about a tiny island. I wanted to specifically dedicate one post for children, because of how child friendly Nami Island is. It was designated the 14th UNICEF Child-Friendly Park…

What to Eat at Nami Island, Seoul

What to Eat at Nami Island, Seoul

The rain poured the moment we stepped foot on Nami Island. Light drizzle was still fine for us, but the sky had other plans. We needed a shelter soon. We were hungry too – didn’t have breakfast. Without any research, we didn’t know what to…

Overview: Things to Do in Nami Island, Autumn (Day trip from Seoul)

Overview: Things to Do in Nami Island, Autumn (Day trip from Seoul)

“You must go to Nami Island! It’s beautiful in Autumn,” my sister in law recommended. Snippets of memory came to mind. A pair of lovers walked down a frosty white lane and slow music played in the background. It must be magical walking down the…

Gangchon Rail Bike Review (Autumn)

Gangchon Rail Bike Review (Autumn)

Read my post “About Gangchon Rail Park” for information on how to get there and how to get the tickets. “Should we try out the rail bike?” I asked my husband, “It’s quite near to Nami Island.” “Yes, it looks like an interesting and unique…

Nursing Rooms in Seoul and Jeju, Korea

Nursing Rooms in Seoul and Jeju, Korea

“Where can I feed my nursing toddler?” That was the question pressing on my heart before our trip to Seoul. Jeju is easy because I can just latch her in the car we rented for our 4D3N trip. I searched online and found very little…

Perfume Making in Seoul, Korea [Sponsored by Trazy]

Perfume Making in Seoul, Korea [Sponsored by Trazy]

Eat Ginseng Chicken in Korea, yummy. Ride a rail bike, fun. Visit Nami Island, beautiful. Make your own perfume in Seoul, that’s exotic. Well, at least it’s not common among tourists to Seoul. I was looking through Trazy.com for things to do in Korea and this…

Hair Salon in Seoul for Foreigners: English Speaking [Sponsored by Trazy]

Hair Salon in Seoul for Foreigners: English Speaking [Sponsored by Trazy]

When overseas, I like visiting hair salons to try out the local trends. Did it in Hong Kong but ended up with an epic fail boy’s cut. Also did it in Taiwan and cringed at the frizzy limp perm, and on hindsight I think the…