The Big 3!
It was a Sunday, so first: Church!
On the third day, we ate, we biked, and we
conquered got lost!
My personal rule of thumb when traveling: ALWAYS GO FOR THE ICONS FIRST.
“I want Taiwan!”
That’s exactly what I said when major things I had planned this year, all suddenly took a different turn.
Here we are getting locked on to love at the N Seoul Tower.
Like the DMZ, we also weren’t able to visit Everland in our first trip to Korea. But it seems, we really do get a happy ever after in the end.
Wasn’t able to go to the Korea Demilitarized Zone on our first visit to South Korea, and so we made sure to make it happen this time.
You might have seen some of the stunning, romantic scenery on this island in your favorite Korean dramas, and I never thought I’d actually get to go there in my lifetime.
I mentioned in my Korea 2015 article that Korea was never really a country I wanted to visit. But my first time there changed everything. Unexpectedly, in less than a year, I was back. Indeed, things really are sweeter the second time around.
From far away, you can smell this street food cooking. It’s unmistakably the Beondegi. Beondegi is a very popular street food in Korea. The brown one on the right corner of the photo, and yes, they’re boiled silkworm larvae!
Another kind of food I tried in Korea was the Soondae.
I tried another kind of street food which I always see on stands everywhere. It then had become one of my favorite Korean street food. The Odeng (fish cake).
I’m the type of person who doesn’t fear trying out food that’s alien to me, especially the quirky kinds.
Many of the ladies in our group wanted to go cosmetics shopping. Perfect timing because there was a cosmetics exhibit going on.
A newly-built city on 600 hectares of reclaimed land, Songdo is aesthetically very similar to Singapore and our Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Replicas of architectural hallmarks, including New York City’s Central Park and Venice’s waterways, are in incorporated.
I loved this place right here! It was like Santa Monica pier all over again!
After Sudoguksan, we proceeded to Incheon Chinatown for lunch.
Part of the mission of our trip was to immerse ourselves in Korean culture. So we went to this museum in Incheon, situated on top of a hill — Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living.