Seoulful Encounters [SEOUL 2017] – From Incheon Airport to Seoul / Myeongdong

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Most foreign tourists enter South Korea through Incheon International Airport. There’s another international airport in South Korea, Gimpo International Airport, but it only serves visitors from Shanghai, China, and Tokyo, Japan. Gimpo is more popular for local or domestic flights like those going to Jeju or Busan.

For purposes of this post, I will only tackle the modes of transferring from Incheon Airport to Seoul, more specifically to Myeongdong which will be my base in Seoul for the second leg of my trip. I will come up with another entry about transferring to Busan from Incheon Airport including transferring to Seoul from Busan.

In the meantime, as is similar with my other posts about South Korea, I will try to be as comprehensive as possible so please bear with me if this is going to be another long post.

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Seoulful Encounters [Seoul 2017] – SIM CARD, POCKET WIFI, PREPAID WIFI, OR FREE WIFI IN SOUTH KOREA

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Nowadays, it has become almost an indispensable part of any travel to stay connected. This is not just to remain reachable by people back home but also to be able to be contacted by your tour-mates especially when traveling in a group. It appears that renting a pocket WiFi is the most economical and convenient option  when traveling in a group because it can be used by up to 5 people sometimes and then you get to share the cost. But what if your group splits up because you have different areas to visit? In my case, I will be going ahead and then my family will just follow. Then, is a pocket WiFi  still the best option? Should we get separate WiFi eggs or separate SIM cards instead?

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Seoulful Encounters [Seoul Trip 2017] – WILL MY PHONE WORK IN KOREA?

I remember that way back in 2012, I could not get my phone to work in Seoul. Similarly in 2014, I could not activate my roaming nor get a SIM card to work but WiFi worked just fine. For this trip, I am faced with the dilemma of choosing between buying a SIM card with unlimited data or renting a WiFi egg. I have to be reachable at all times by my husband and preschooler who will follow me in Seoul during my last 4 days there. To help me choose which one to get, I should first ascertain whether our phones will work in Korea. My husband is currently using an iPhone 6+ while I am using LG G5 and an old iPhone 4.

TO LEARN MORE, CONTINUE AFTER THE JUMP.

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Korean Visa For Filipinos 2017

Hello, hello! What’s up dear readers and friends? I know it’s been a while since my last post and that I promised to be active in this blog but I still can’t seem to keep that promise. Do know though that I am still around, this blog is among my plans, and that I will continue to keep in touch through blog posts no matter how sporadic they may seem 🙂

In case you’re wondering about what’s keeping me busy, well, I have been occupied by life at home which pretty much revolves around my preschooler as well as some work related to my business. The first quarter is also that time of the year when we celebrate so many occasions — wedding anniversary in January, my son’s birthday in February, and our birthdays (mine and husband’s) in March. That translates to left and right parties at home.

And speaking of birthdays, I just celebrated my 40th but I personally did not choose to have a huge party. I opted for a quiet, peaceful, laid-back, low-key celebration in exchange for something that I have always wanted to do. Can you make a wild guess? 🙂 About 2-3 years ago, when my hubby and I were planning for our respective 40th birthdays, we shared what we have always wanted to do. He was asking if I wanted to tour Europe or maybe go back to the United States. But there’s just one thing that I wanted to do for my 40th and that is to return to and spend some time in Korea.

So there, in exchange for a huge blowout for family and friends, I will be going to Korea this April and I will spend 10 days there — the first 6 days without my husband and preschooler (gosh, just writing about it now is already making me miss them!), and then they will join me in the last 4 days. And that leads me to this post. Whew, what a long intro!

I realized that the most visited and most active post in this blog is the GETTING A KOREAN VISA entry that I first posted in 2012 and updated in 2014. And that needs serious updating; hence, this post. I have chronicled my adventures in my Seoul Series 2012 and Heart and Seoul 2014. I am still thinking about a name for my 2017 adventures but this blog entry is the first in that series. So, without any further blurb, let’s get down to business.

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HOW TO GET A KOREAN VISA, CONTINUE AFTER THE JUMP.

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What Pinoy Lawyers Love

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We created a Facebook group called “What Pinoy Lawyers Love” as a platform for Pinoy lawyers to connect and share hobbies and interests with each other. We envision the group to be a virtual place where Pinoy lawyers can find their balance after a stressful day at work. We also hope to make it into an active environment for swapping talents, buying/selling stuff exclusive to members, organizing events, or sharing job/career opportunities with fellow Pinoy lawyers. So we’re shouting out to all Pinoy lawyers out there. Come join us at http://www.facebook.com/groups/PINOYLAWYERS