About a year or two ago, when we were talking about how we wanted to celebrate our respective 40th birthdays, my husband asked if I wanted to do a Europe tour, or visit the US again, or maybe throw a party. I said I just wanted a low-key celebration and a solo trip to Seoul to spend at least 2 weeks there and enjoy the place at my own sweet pace.
Now, I finally just concluded my 10-day trip to Busan and Seoul. It’s the first time I traveled without my husband and son and while I frequently found myself being homesick and missing them during the first 6 days, I did enjoy the experience, learned a lot, and looked forward to the day that they will be joining me in Seoul. I honestly don’t think I can do this again. Maybe in the future, who knows? But right now, I have fully accepted that while there are many things that I wished I can do solo, it really is not as fun experiencing things without my family.
But before I proceed to show you a summary of the places I visited, let me share with you first the DISCOUNTED VOUCHERS that I purchased before traveling to Korea:
- 4G WiFi Egg Rental from Klook.com – I used this for my entire stay in Korea and I paid only around P132 Philippine pesos per day. What a steal!
- Flexible 2-Day KR Pass from Klook.com – This is for my transfer from Seoul to Busan and vice versa. You can actually get more discount if you’re booking for at least 2 persons because then you will be able to get the Adult Group Saver discounted rate!
- Everland Roundtrip Shuttle from Trazy.com – Under the blogger sponsorship program of Trazy, my whole family was sponsored to visit Everland and to go there, I purchased vouchers for roundtrip shuttle service from Myeongdong to Everland and back. This is so convenient and is a must-buy especially if you’re traveling with your parents and/or kids.
And with that, let me now share with you the places I visited during my spring visit to Busan and Seoul. I will be publishing separate and more detailed posts soon so please subscribe to my blog 🙂
It was raining the whole day when I arrived in Busan. Since it was raining and I was still tired from the flight and transfer from Seoul to Busan, I decided to just stay in Seomyeon and explore the underground shopping mall at the Seomyeon Station. The following day, the sun went out and it was a go signal for me to start exploring Busan. I visited the following:
It’s my third time in Seoul and I just wanted it to be a free-and-easy-anything-goes trip for me. I stayed in Myeongdong so my day is pretty much just Myeongdong and some random place I want to check out. Here are the places that I visited:
- Namdaemun Market
- Gwanghwamun Square
- Ewha Womans University
I also got the privilege to be part of the blogger sponsorship program of Trazy.com where I was sponsored to experience a day tour of Everland along with my family. It was the highlight of my Seoul trip because it’s something that I enjoyed with my family so my first post will be about Everland.
I am excited to share my experience with you. Please stay tuned for my upcoming posts. Annyeong!