Biyernes, Pebrero 24, 2017

4Days 4 Nights Winter in South Korea Itinerary



Creating an itinerary for your trip is never easy. With all the sites and sights to see, it’s confusing to choose the places to prioritize and the spots to visit if you still have extra time.

Before going on my trip to Korea, I spent a whole lot of time researching about the must-see places to visit there. Thank God for blogs! I really learned a lot of tips and tricks while reading them.

So, I’d like to give it forward by also sharing my 4 Days and 4 Nights Winter Itinerary in South Korea.


January 27, 2017 / FRIDAY

5:40 PM               Departure from Mactan International Airport
11:30 PM             Arrival at Incheon International Airport
12:00 AM             Meet-up with Mr. Kim (Driver of our rented Van)
1:30 AM               Checked-in at our AirBnb Apartment at KCC Parktown
2:00 AM               Rest



January 28, 2017 / SATURDAY

9:00 AM               Left the apartment to go to Anguk Station
9:30 AM               Arrived at Anguk Station
                             Ate Brunch at Paris Croissant
11:00 AM             Changdeokgung Palace
12:00 PM             Changgyeonggung Palace
1:00 PM               Explore the streets of Yulgok-ro
                             Eat Street Food
3:30 PM               National Palace Museum of Korea
                            Gyeongbokgung Palace
5:00 PM               Gwanghwamun Plaza
6:00 PM               Dinner at Dongdaemun
8:00 PM               Dongdaemun Design Plaza
10:00 PM             Bound for Seoul Station
10:30 PM             Rest Time


Sneek Peak of my Day 1 in South Korea.
Led Roses at Dongdaemun Design Plaza

January 29, 2017 / SUNDAY

11:00 AM             Left the apartment bound for Nami Island
2:00 PM                Arrived at Gapyeong Station
                                Lunch
2:30 PM                Left Gapyeong Station for Nami Island
3:00 PM                Arrived at Nami Island
5:30 PM                Left Nami Island for Petite France (Closed Road due to Heavy Snow)
                                Went Directly to Gapyeong Station
6:00 PM                Left Gapyeong for Myeongdong
7:40 PM                Arrived at Myeongdong Station
8:00 PM                Nansam Cable Car
8:15 PM                NanSam Tower

9:30 PM                Myeongdong Station
                                Dinner

11:00 PM             Arrived at the Apartment
                                Rest

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Sneek Peak of Nami Island


Nansam Tower
N Seoul Tower


January 30, 2017 / MONDAY

12:00 PM             Left the Apartment for Everland

3:00 PM                Arrived at Everland

8:30 PM                Left Everland

11:00 PM             Arrived at Seoul Station

11:15 PM             Late Dinner at Itaewon



January 31, 2017 / TUESDAY

9:30 AM               Left for Myeongdong
                                Shopping
                                Lunch
                                Shopping

4:00 PM                Lotte Mart Seoul Station
                                Shopping

7:30 PM                Left for Airport

9:30 PM                Boarding

10:05 PM             Left for Cebu

Aubrey & Veronica in Myeongdong Shopping District

Veronica in Myeongdong Shopping District


There you go! Hope this helps!

Although you should know that this was not our original travel itinerary.  We haven’t been to some of the places that we originally planned to visit and visited some places that were not part of our itinerary. Also, there were times when we were just too tired and too cold to continue our strolling.  We are also short in time as we start our day late and spend most of the time taking photos (yes, even in train stations and places we just happen to pass by because everything/everywhere is photo-worthy).


I’ll create a blog post for my expenses for the four days that I have stayed in Korea. Stay tuned!


XOXO,

Kate
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Martes, Pebrero 21, 2017

KCC Mall of Gensan Celebrates International Women's Month with Fashion Blogger Laureen Uy


Catch top Fashion/Travel Blogger Laureen Uy as she graces KCC Mall of Gensan's celebration of International Women's Month on March 04, 2017, Saturday at the KCC Mall of Gensan Atrium.

The event aims to inspire aspiring fashionistas and bloggers to pursue their passion for fashion and writing. There will be a Q&A portion during the event where Laureen Uy will be answering some juicy and frequently asked questions about how she started blogging, when she realized she had a passion for fashion and more. So make sure that you will be there fellow Fashionistas!

Oh, there's more!

Do you want to meet and greet Laureen Uy?

Here's how:

1. Post your best OOTD and tag @KCCFashion along with a hashtag #KCCFashionxLaureenUy and #KCCWomensMonth2017
2. Tag 3 or more friends on the comment section below!
3. And don't forget to Like and share our page, @KCCFashion.

Be sure to follow all the steps for a valid entry. 
20 Winners will be selected based on their creativity and effort .
We'll be announcing winners on March 2, 2017.
Geez! I'm so excited for this!
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Lunes, Pebrero 20, 2017

Korea Trip 2017: The Arrival

Around May last year, I chanced upon a Cebu Pacific Promo Fare on Facebook with January - March 2017 travel date and tried my luck booking via their very busy website. One of my BFFs, Rose, and I have always planned to travel abroad together and I thought this would be a really, really great time to do it (kasi Hello Promo Do! ^_^).

I had three options: Hongkong, Bangkok(Thailand) or Incheon (Korea). Rose has already been to HK so that is out of the picture. I wanted to go to Thailand but Korea seems to be a better choice. Since we are planning to go around January, it would be winter time by then and it will be great to experience snowfall.

So Korea it is!             

I was able to book our tickets for only Php 6,000+ Round Trip each (Cebu-Incheon, Incheon-Cebu). My sister, Veron, and our other friend, Aubrey, also joined us for the trip.

As early as May 2016, we were already very excited and looking forward for this trip. We processed our VISA around December (will write a separate How-To post) and got approved! 

By second week of January, I was already able to book our studio-type apartment via AirBnB. It is located just 300 meters away from Seoul Station and Lotte Outlet. More info about our apartment will soon be posted on a separate blog post.

Our flight for Korea was on January 27, 2017, at 3:40PM. However, our flight was delayed and we were able to depart at around 5:40PM.  

While waiting for our flight bound for Korea.

With my sister Veronica. Agnas na besh! Hahaha

Seoul, KR at 1200 altitude

We arrived in Incheon International Airport at around 11:30PM. Good thing I had requested our host to book us an airport pickup and our friendly driver, Mr. Kim, was already waiting for us when we got out of the Arrival Area. My friends went to the money changer to change their USD into KRW while me and my sister went to a convenience shop to buy T-Money. 


The obligatory Airport Photo
 


How long did we stay in Korea? 4 days! And we had this much luggage. Lol

Incheon International Airport was nice although we weren't able to explore it more. It was already very late when we arrived and Mr. Kim had been waiting for almost 3 hours now so it would be inconsiderate if we make him wait a little longer.

We exited the Airport terminal and we were welcomed with iced, cold breeze. Mr. Kim then briefed us that it snowed yesterday and that the temperature as of that moment was -4 degrees. It was so cold that my hands are actually shaking!

The Incheon International Airport was an hour-ride away from where we were staying. During the ride, I couldn't help but notice how beautiful the Korean cityscape is.  They have awesome bridges with amazing lights. They have smooth roads. I love it! 

Finally, we arrived at our apartment building and Mr. Kim helped us get in our elevator. Our room was located at the 12th Floor and was really cozy.

A sneakpeek of our apartment near Seoul Station

The apartment is located near convenience stores and we decided to buy our dinner/midnight snack there before hitting the sack.


Stay tuned for my next blog posts. I'll be sharing with you guys our 4 day Itinerary and Budget and a Daily Summary of our Korean Adventures.




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Hello! It's Me (Again)!

For the past couple of years, I've started several blogs. Unfortunately, I was not able to update it as often as I want to. So, I'm trying my luck (and discipline) once again with this new blog, QueenSizedGalsPH. 

QueenSizedGalsPH is a lifestyle blog about my (mis)adventures featuring the latest fashion, beauty hacks, food porn and travel hacks. 

This blog will also occasionally feature Plus-Size beauties, giving us a sneak peek into their lives and how they embrace their curves. 

QueenSizedGalsPH is all about SELF-LOVE, SELF-ACCEPTANCE and BODY POSITIVITY in all shapes and sizes.

Let's just spread LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!



XOXO,

Kate
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