The great Seoul-Searching trip, Part 1

Here comes the overdue post about the great Seoul-Searching trip. One thing you have to understand is that the sister and I were the types of people who prefer to travel on their own, without a travel agency directing our every move. This preference (and the fact that we don’t want to spend money on…

Infinite Seoul!

A quick update on the great Seoul Searching trip. Zaza Guesthouse finally confirmed our reservation. But as part of their process, I have to email them thrice within the span of two weeks (between now and before date of departure) to inform them that yes, we are coming. It’s one of their requirements apparently to…

Looking for a place to stay (Day 50/Project 365)

I love going on trips because there’s nothing I love more than arranging itineraries, looking for places where we can stay and drawing a day to day budget for every trip. Yet, with less than three weeks to go before we go to Seoul, we have yet to find a place where we can stay….

How to apply for a visa to South Korea

As promised, I will share with you my experience in getting a South Korean visa. Honestly, I really didn’t expect to get it. I am not even going in the first place cos I missed my chance to get a promo fare ticket. For about four months, I did research for my sister who was…

Officially SEOUL Searching (Day 45/Project 365)

At first, I had no intention of joining my sister on this trip. In fact, in one of my posts here — I even mentioned that I am thinking of going on “this trip” yet still unsure. Firstly, I do not have the money to back up my “supposed” visa application. But after doing the…

If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be

Just when I thought I am not going due to too many reasons why not, something inside me snapped and said, “what the eff, you might as well try”. I know it’s hard to even try going to where I want to go, due to the pressing need to have a visa, that I don’t…

Book your get-away, here’s the list of Holidays

My dear fellow Pinoys, lest you are like me whose physical body might be present on the usual 8 to 5 grind but mind and soul is actually slumming it on the amazing streets of Tokyo (visa requirement be damned!) — Here’s the list of Holidays for 2012. Circle your planners, whip out your credit…

Let’s ROK!

I have the opportunity to go to this place with my sister come March. But, in order for me to do that — I have to buy my plane tickets AND apply for a visa cos this place requires a visa for Filipinos. Friends know me as someone who is no nonsense when it comes…

Ripped on Trip Advisor

Someone hates me…I think. You see I wrote a review about a recent strategic planning held in a hotel located in the hills of Antipolo. The review was far from stellar and is distinctly based on the experiences we were subjected to during the overnight stay. Like the many hotels I stayed in, I make…

My form of identification

You do know that my dream job is to be a travel writer. It’s not really a matter of earning a lot of money or even staying on posh hotels and eating a lot of those chi-chi food or meeting a lot of chi-chi people (on a related note, the word “chi-chi” makes me laugh….