The great Seoul-searching trip: Discovering Seoul and Ms. Congeniality

(my thoughts before I fell asleep on my earlier post) I have always been anti-social, and is happily comfortable with the few friends I managed to make in this lifetime. I don’t talk to strangers and would be glad to be happily left alone, without prying questions or people wanting to make “small talk”. In…

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…

My Week in Seoul in Photos (Days 67-71 of Project 365)

You do know that I have lots to tell you about Korea. How it was one of the best places I’ve been to.  Granted, Seoul and Busan are beautiful places with nary any trash in sight (lots of cigarette butts though) and wide roads and amazing sights.  But the best for me is discovering how…

The lock of love (Day 66 of Project 365)

I’ve added my contribution to the N Seoul Tower’s Locks of Love wall. Hoping that the lock will remain there for as long as it should be. Next time I go back, my lock will be one of the first things I will look for. I am also keeping the key, which I turn into…

First report from Busan!

Just saying a quick “hi!” from freezing Busan! It’s cold but the place is all good. The people are very kind and always smiling, especially the guy who helped us find our way to Busan station. Will post updates tomorrow when I take the KTX from Busan to Seoul. Until then, keep safe people!

Weekend photos (Day 60-61 of Project 365)

Day 60 Day 61 Still with last minute preparations for the great Seoul Searching trip happening this Wednesday. These pictures were taken Thursday and Friday while I was working non-stop. Thursday, on a last minute event that made me cry out of frustration and Friday–where I had to be stuck in a whole day meeting…

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….

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…

Taking chances/Unexplained Art (Day 34 and Day 35/Project 365)

Day 34 I am married to a very gifted dude who loves to draw and writes poetry and short stories. The thing is, this dude I married had a fascination with the world of knights and castles, of monsters and things we’d rather not understand. Just this evening, I caught him all hunched up on…