Family Vacation: A Week in South Korea for Php 60,000 ( 1,200 USD)

Last year, we were able to finally mark this country off our bucket list. We went to South Korea for a week-long vacation: staying 3 days in Jeju and the remaining 4 days in Seoul, and spending around Php 60,000 ($1,200) all in (good for 2 adults and 1 child). Here’s how we did it:

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Ansan Starlight Village’s Light Festival

garden-of-light-2A day before we left Seoul, we decided to have a quick side trip to Ansan Star Village which is located in Gyeonggi-do Province. It is an hour and a half subway ride from the city and best visited when night falls. This attraction features many of Van Gogh’s masterpieces which you can marvel at during the day as well as plenty of photo zones for your selfies and family pictures. Continue reading

Date Night at Kandle Café

It’s the love month once again! And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, most of us are probably looking for a place for a perfect date night. On that note, let me recommend you a place we recently discovered: Kandle Café

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Sunday Dinner at Balkan Makati

After a visit to husband’s paternal grandmother yesterday, we dropped by Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati to see the much talked about Festival of Lights where lights on trees dance and sparkle with music. Watching the lights with all that crowd made us feel exhausted and famished so we went to find a nice place to eat. Continue reading

Teseum Seoul: A Day with Teddy Bears

The Teddy Bear Museum – or Teseum – is a must visit attraction in Jeju. If you’ve seen the Korean drama Goong (Princess Hours), some scenes were filmed here. However, due to time constraints during our tour in Jeju, we decided to skip this museum. Luckily, we found out that there is Teseum in Seoul so we paid a visit. Continue reading

Myeongdong Kyoja: Home of Kalguksu and Korean Dumplings

Perhaps one of the things one shouldn’t miss when in Myeongdong (except shopping, of course) is dining at Myeongdong Kyoja. Continue reading

Airbnb Accommodation in Seoul: A Review

Traveling with a child is never easy. One of the challenges that go along with it is finding a comfortable accommodation while making sure that its cost does not hurt our budget. Before, when I look for affordable lodgings, I immediately search thru hostels or backpacking inns but now, Airbnb has given additional options. Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Unboxing

Last August 2, Samsung has introduced yet another addition to their flagship smartphones – the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. We badly wanted one after seeing the announcement video but it wouldn’t be available in the Philippines until August 20. By some stroke of luck, however, we were able to get our hands on it earlier than the release date and we’re so excited! Continue reading

Gyeongbokgung Palace Walk: Royalty for a day

Hello! I just dyed my hair with the lightest color I have ever dared to use (which I will post about some other time), as a celebration of me turning 30. Aaand while waiting for my hair dye to settle, I’m continuing our #theabellastraveltoSouthKorea. Continue reading

Butterfly Wings

Sharing a song from little K’s music class which I find very beautiful. Happy Humpday everyone!

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