Sunday, December 2, 2012

Seoul Searching in Korea 1

Pasensya naman at tamad akong mag blog ngayon at kung ano ano ang kinakareer ko sa bhuay. Pasko na pala at disyembre na. Uuwi na naman ako sa pasko at magpapamigay ng dolyar! Chos. tuwing pasko nalang ako ay nauuwi pero ngayon mag titipid na pala este wala nmn talaga ako ipapamigaya lol! 3 weeks na naman ako pero ang plano ko ngayon tumambay lang sa munting tahanan namin para iwas gastos. Kumusta naman ako? ! Sabi ng nanay ko, lagi ko daw sabi wala akong pera pero abot ang trip, at aking nilanaw naman ito sa akin nanay, sabi ko, di nmn sa walang pera pera sakto lang. SAKTO lang. hehehehe.

Eniwey, balik tayu sa kwentong Korea. Napunta kze ako ng Korea dahil sa company para maging katulong, alam na! Pinoy nga eh wala silang pagpipiliian na pwedeng utusan kaya naman wala ako magagawa. Tumanggi na talaga akong sumama kze ayoko ko na maging julalay pero ayun kakakulit at pilit chhos! sumama na akels!

Kaya eto kwento ko, umattend ako ng gala dinner para sa amin company event, at ang aming tema ay Korean Traditional Culture, at ayan eto ang isinuot ko. Binili ko yan, pero sympre pinabyaran ko sa company. hahaha! kaya if like mo hiramin eh sabihin mo lang at ipapahiram ko sayu bago ko itech ibenta.



at naku, wala ako dalang camera kze ako photographer habang naglilibot. so dala ko lang ang mahiwagang company camera at ang aking cellphone so makikihiram nalang ako ng litrato pero ako ang kumuha nyan inperness. Eto kwento


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best time to visit eh autumn, namangha nga ako as in


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via
http://www.tommyooi.com/seoul-attractions/
Gyeongbokgung Palace arguably the most beautiful and remains the grandest of all five palaces is also called “Northern Palace” because it is the furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeongheegung (Western Palace).
The name of the palace, Gyeongbokgung, translates in English as “Palace of Shining Happiness.” The premises were destroyed by fire at the time of Japanese occupation from 1592-1598. However, all of the palace’s 7,700 rooms were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong.
The National Palace Museum of Korea is located south of Heungnyemun Gate, and the National Folk Museum is located east within Hyangwonjeong.

Admission Fees

Adults (ages 19-64) 3,000 won / Group 2,400 won (10 or more people)
Youths (ages 7-18) 1,500 won / Group 1,200 won (10 or more people)
Age 6 and under – FREE.

Opening Hours

March to October 09:00-18:00 / November to February 09:00-17:00.
Closed on Tuesday

Getting there

By Subway
Exit 5 – Gyeongbokgung Station Line 3
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General Information and Tips
 • VISA IS REQUIRED FOR PHILIPPINE PASSPORT HOLDERS. You need to apply for a visa before you leave the Philippines• Korean Embassy in Manila official website: http://embassy_philippines.mofat.go....main/index.jsp

 • If you are a Philippine Passport Holder residing in another country other than the Philippines, check with the Korean Embassy of your location regarding the requirements and how long can they issue the visa.

 • You can apply for your visa at least 2 weeks before your trip

• Visa fee is gratis (FREE) for single entry

• A single entry visa is valid for 90 days upon issuance and is good for 59 days stay or less in South Korea

• Jeju is VISA FREE

• They use 220v but the socket is different, so it is best to buy an adaptor (a universal adaptor from CD-R King is less than Php250)

• Standard cost of Living is much higher than the Philippines so expect everything to be more expensive

• Do not be worried or scared of the Immigration Officers, nothing to fear if you don’t have plans of being a TNT (sabi rin sa HK thread ) Better prepare your itinerary/booking confirmation from your hotel and return tickets, just in case the IO asks for it

• Signs are written in Korean and in English

• Expect long walks and steep climbs (especially in some Subway lines), so wear comfortable shoes

• Do not be afraid to get lost, Korea Tourism Organization Tourist Information Centers are located close to top tourist destinations. You can also get here free maps, leaflets, and other promotional materials supply a variety of information on tourist attractions, accommodations, food and more. TIC staff members stand at the ready to provide guests with individualized information and consultation services in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.






Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Exploring South Korea: Autumn Experience

Currently in South Korea, i can't go out anymore as it is damn cold. So as i write this, im just watching the korean drama and decided to post some photos! Partial photos I've visited, nami island. Today is my 10th day exploring this gorgeous place.

Spell absent, it took so long for me to update my blog. Currently pre-occupied with heaps of things. I couldn't even visit other blogs anymore. I've been missing it anyway. I had 3 days travelling solo from my 11 das and i enjoyed every minute of it. A bit sad though as nobody can't take photos of myself but the feeling of able to reflect on whatever things happened for the past years, it made my solo trip complete. I can say that I am ready to conquer other challengs and opportunities that will come my way.

I am such a blessed one. Thanks God!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bali, Indonesia Trip: Part 2 (Day 1)

As the whole day cannot be posted into one, I have separated it into 2 parts, these part 1 and part 2 tour were done only in 1 day. We maximized most of the day by starting from exactly at 8.00am until 7.00pm. Our agreed schedule from the driver is only 10 hours however due to our itinerary we have to extend 1 hour.

Van Rental: IDR 350,000 for 10 hours
Name:Nyoman Japa Astika
Contact No.: +6281 239 97709

The driver can speak english well and he will recommend those places that can add up to the itineraries we gave. And those he recommended were all worth  to visit.

Here is is his car.

Royal Temple of Mengwi (Pura Taman Ayun)
Entrance Fee: IDR 3,000

The Royal Temple of Mengwi is one of the most important temples in Bali. Built in 1634 by a King of the Mengwi dynasty, this impressive complex stands on an island in a river, its inner temple surrounded by a moat. Its Balinese name Pura Taman Ayun literally means ‘Garden Temple in the Water’.
http://www.viator.com/Bali-attractions/Royal-Temple-of-Mengwi-Pura-Taman-Ayun/d98-a2622

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We had lunch at a buffet restaurant with a view of the rice terraces. I forgot the name of the restaurant as I was supper hungry. I checked the time and it was already 1.30pm.

This is the breathtaking view while we were having lunch. I was carried away and realised I haven't drink any water since 8.00am.While we had our lunch, myy friend and I discussed how blessed we are. We were counting our blessings one by one from having the office leave, money to spend and opportunity given. Indeed, I can't think of any words aside from being grateful in this life. Thank you, Lord.

Buffet Cost: IDR 80,000
There are varieties of dishes to choose from- soup until dessert are served by the restaurant and of course the view that you have is already worth a penny. This is a must!

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Tanah Lot
Entrance Fee: IDR 10,000/person


Tanah Lot is one of the important directional temples in Bali. The temple is located on a rock just offshore. It is said to be the work of revered 15th century Hindu priest Nirartha and forms an important element of Balinese spirtualism and mythology.
This is an extremely popular tourist destination and the whole area is often very busy indeed, especially in the late afternoons, pre-sunset. The area between the car park (Rp 5,000 per vehicle) and the beach adjacent to the temple is a maze of souvenir shops selling just about every Balinese trinket imaginable.

Wikipedia

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On our way, we passed by at the Bali Coffee and Spice where there are free taste of coffee Bali has to offer.

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Here you go, one day was over.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bali, Indonesia Trip: Part 1 (Day 1)

We rented a van for a day to tour us around Bali. The driver was recommended by Chyng Reyes in her blog. Thank you, Chyng and  for your guide post as well!

By the way, these photos are all taken by me.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple- http://www.balistarisland.com/Bali-Interesting-Place/Beratan-Temple.htm

Entrance ticket - IDR 15,000/person
Ulun Danu Temple is a Balinese Hindu Temple located at Candi Kuning countryside, Baturiti sub district and Tabanan regency. The distance from Denpasar town is about 50 km north side the way from Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set at lakeside of Beratan with beautiful lake view and hills surround it. It is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere surround it and hills as a backdrop. We can find at north side of this temple is Pucak Sangkur mount, in the eastside there is Beratan Mount which also referred as Pucak Mangu or Pucak Pangelengan, in the south side there is Terate Bang Mount and in the Westside there is Tapak Mount and Watukaru Mount.
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Kecak Dance at Uluwatu
Entrance ticket - IDR 100,000/person

Kecak  is a form of Balinese dance and music drama, originated in the 1930s Bali and is performed primarily by men, although a few women's kecak groups exist as of 2006.
Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle of 150 or more performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting "cak" and throwing up their arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana where the monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. However, Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance.
Wikipedia

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