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Our itinerary for South Korea

SK WATERMARK

I’m making this quick post for now but I will be sharing more in the future. I just want to keep posting stuff as I promised I would do once I come back from my trip. This is a mixture of the things we did and planned on doing. It’s kinda messy because our plans kept changing due to time constraints and other stuff we weren’t able to foresee. Technically, it was a 10 day trip but 2 of those days were spent in transit from my hometown to the capital so I’m not counting those two lol.

  • Day 1
    • Iloilo to Manila
    • Arrive Manila at 11:00, flight to Korea at 5:00 (was delayed by an hour)
  • Day 2
    • Arrived at Korea
    • Buy TMoney card and recharge at the airport (for the night bus and transportation around SK)
    • Check in at Gonggan Guesthouse early in the morning
    • Start the day late, look for Global ATM to withdraw cash
    • Look for SK telecom to claim Wifi Egg
    • Visit:
      • Cheonggyecheon stream
      • Han river
      • Bosingak Pavilion (didn’t have plans to visit this but it was very near the stream so why not? lol)
      • Myeongdong
      • Namdaemun
  • Day 3
    • Visit Namsangol Hanok Village
    • Go to Gapyeong
      • Nami Island
      • Petite France
      • Garden of the Morning Calm
      • (We were only able to go to Nami Island one since we ran out of time and we took the regular bus whose trips are infrequent compared with the Gapyeong tour bus)
    • Namdaemun Gate
    • Shop and eat street food at Namdaemun Market
  • Day 4
    • Go to Gimpo International Airport for flight with Tway Airlines to Jeju Island
    • Check in before 12:00pm
    • Arrive in Jeju at 3:15pm
    • Check in at Minjoonggak Guesthouse at Seogwipo
    • Visit:
      • Geolmae ecopark
      • Cheonjiyeon Waterfall
      • Seogwipo Harbor
    • Dinner at Arang Joeul Food Street (look for restaurant serving Jeju Black Pork)
  • Day 5
    • Catch early bus to Seongpanak
    • Climb Hallasan via Seongpanak trail
    • Back to hostel
    • Go to Osulloc Tea plantation
      • visit tea museum
      • buy stuff/ eat green tea stuff
  • Day 6
    • Flight to Busan via JejuAir at 10:45am
    • Arrive at Gimhae International airport (Busan) at 11:45am
    • Check in at Yusun (You are my sunshine) Guesthouse
    • Visit:
      • Haeundae Beach
      • Haeundae Market
      • Eat some local cuisine (didn’t try it but raw fish was recommended)
      • Samnak Riverside park (near hostel)
      • Nakdonggang River (near hostel)
  • Day 7
    • Go to Gupo train station
    • Take Mugunghwa train from Busan to Seoul
    • Arrive in Seoul at around 4pm
    • Check in at Come On Guesthouse
    • Shopping and dinner at Myeongdong
    • Have Soju at a pojangmacha place in Jongno
  • Day 8
    • Go to Gapyeong
    • Purchase Gapyeong Bus Tour ticket
    • Visit:
      • Petite France
      • Garden of the Morning Calm
    • Buy stuff and eat street food at Namdaemun Market
    • Buy pasalubong (souvenirs) at LOTTE Mart in Seoul Station
  • Day 9
    • Gyeongbokgung Palace (closed on Tuesdays)
    • Chandeokgung Palace (closed on Mondays)
    • Seoul National Museum (very close to Gyeongbokgung Palace)
    • Haneul Park
    • Flight to Manila at 2:00, checked in earlier
  • Day 10
    • Arrived in Manila at 6:45 am (flight was delayed)
    • Flight to Iloilo at 7:50; arrived in Iloilo at 9:35

More details about our trip and tips when traveling around South Korea soon. Til next time!

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