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32 Things to Add to your South Korea Bucket List

(Featured Image of Changdeokgung Palace from flickr.)

 It has been almost two years since I first set foot on a foreign land and I’m so fortunate to have visited and “staycationed” in South Korea for four long months. I was sent there as a part of the exchange student program of my college but of course I did a lot of travelling across SoKor as well. I was able to visit its top four biggest cities– Seoul, Incheon, Busan, and Daegu plus a couple of provinces including Jeju Island. The time I visited was also a blessing in disguise because it was Autumn transitioning to Winter season hence the first snow experience too!

Really, there were a lot of “first times,” that I am able to strike off a number of items from my bucket list in no time. Some just came in right in the moment when I do not expect them that’s why I’m really grateful of everyone who helped me made South Korea 2013 possible. Now, let me help you add some ideas to your South Korea bucket list by sharing you this list of things to do in the Land of Morning Calm.

Seoul

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Namsan Tower (N Seoul Tower), Seoul City, South Korea

  • Drink, party, and club hop with Koreans and foreigners at Hongdae.
  • Shop and try not to make impulsive purchases at the trendiest and most premiere shopping destination in Korea, Myeongdong.
  • Climb by feet or by cable car to the highest point in Seoul, Namsan Tower.
  • Latch a lock at Love Padlock affixed at the Namsan Tower.
  • Learn a bit of Korea’s history by visiting a Korean traditional village, Bukchon Village.
  • Step foot on at least one of the Five Grand Palaces namely Gyeongbokgung, Deoksugung, Changgyeonggung, Gyeonghuigung, and Changdeokgung. (Source)
  • Get awed by the majestic buildings at Gangnam District.

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Adventures, Korea

Before I Leave: My Regular Go To Place in Gumi, South Korea

It really sounds cliche (and it is also cliche to start a paragraph like this, hence cliche-ception lol) when we say that time flies so fast. But it really does. Here I am, inching closer to my flight date going back home to the Philippines. Before doing so, I wanted to take a last glimpse of the near escapes that I have been going to here in Gumi, South Korea.

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The two nearest city centers to my university (Kumoh National Institute of Technology) would most probably be Okgye-dong and Kumi-yok. Continue Reading

Feature, Food, Korea

Why don’t you ‘steak’ with me?: Outback Steakhouse

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Finally, I was able to devour on a good piece of meat (not taking anything away from the good old samgyeopsal and chadeolbagi) here in Korea! I have been eyeing to eat at Outback Steakhouse the past few days and today I was able to do it! Lol.

It never fails. The sirloin was cooked to a perfect medium temperature. I’m not even exagerrating but every bite of the meat feels like a melting butter in your mouth. You know it’s good quality meat because it’s not tough to chew in.

Likewise, with this 500 g steak comes with an unlimited wheat bread, soup of the day, juice of your choice, and tea or coffee (after meal) for a pretty good deal. I would totally love to go back here before going home.