Things to Do in Korea, Off the Beaten Track and Simply Fun Things to Try

Inspired by this recent discovery of another travel opportunity and my upcoming flight (from Manila to Busan, South Korea today!!!), allow me to indulge once again and blog this early about a few things that I've missed to do during my three visits (so far, fourth in a few hours hihi) and also what I would still want to do in my future Korea trips! I'm gonna tie this all up to what I'm looking forward to do in Busan in the next 6 days =) My head is swimming with everything Korea today with all the excitement and I believe my trip has already started in my mind.

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Fall in Nami Island

For those of you who don't know yet, I'm no stranger to South Korea. It has captured my heart in so many ways and most importantly, inspired me to be a travel blogger. My 2009 11-Day trip to Korea has been chronicled per day in this blog and my post A Guide to Seoul, A Life-Changing Trip is one of the most viewed in Guiltless Getaways. I might not have said this before but I purposely leave out other experiences so that I have more reasons to go back. I know I'll be back soon hehehe.  I'm just about to go there today, to Busan this time, and I'm already planning my next one through this haha.

Things I Would Gladly Repeat Doing in Korea
  • go back to the streets of Nandaemun and do some shopping until I drop
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  • go back to Hongdae for some Korean BBQ (chadol and samgyeupsal all I can!)
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  • go back to Nami Island for fall and stay there for a night or two
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  • go back to Everland and finally ride the wooden roller coaster (been there twice and no luck!)
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  • go back to Cheonggyecheon Stream and walk the whole stretch (look for the Wall of Wishes)
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  • go back to the Banpo Bridge with its rainbow musical fountain (and find an easier route)
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  • revisit the Namsan area and stay longer (the N Seoul Tower has a cool shop filled with travel items!)
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  • hangout in my most favorite airport in the world - ICN!
  • spend more time in Ssamziegil and other art spaces
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  • enjoy another theater performance (like the Nanta and the Drawing Show)
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  • eat tteokbokki in a pojongmacha (and drink a shot of soju)
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  • have some of those awesome and juicy strawberries in Korea!
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  • revisit nature (like the whole of Jeju Island) and do some light hiking
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  • revisit other palaces, UNESCO heritage sites and UNESCO global geoparks
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  • visit other provinces and cities in Korea
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From this point of the post, I will put the rest of the pictures when I've done the things in the list below =)

My Dream Things to Do in Korea
  • visit a Hallyu film location or meet a Hallyu star (Choi Ji-Woo, Bae Yong-Joon, Yoon Eun-hye, Lee Min Ho, Rain, Lee Da Hae and Gong Yoo please!)
  • learn more about KPOP and local bang (room) cultures
  • visit their many museums
  • take a trip to the DMZ (the boundary between North and South Korea)
  • try some budae jjigae (army base stew)
  • find some chewy sweet pumpkin pizza
  • meet a grandma diver and eat her fresh catch (cooked)
  • eat a royal meal or dine in an imperial family estate (like Min's Club)
  • visit Korea during winter and do some ice fishing and skiing
  • attend a Korean festival (like the Boryeong mud festival) or do some crazy fun things like attend these music festivals 
  • be in Busan in time for the PIFF (Busan International Film Festival) or during the Jeongwol Daeboreum Festival (bonfires by the beach!)
  • go camping with friends or have a picnic at a white sand beach (like in Jeongdo Island)
  • volunteer for an organic farm or vineyard
  • go piggyback with my loved one (Korean-style) on a field of flowers/plants a la Miss Flower Spring =)
  • go to the Andong Hanoe Village to see traditional Korea
  • visit these 22 photogenic destinations in Korea and take my picture there haha
  • be in Korea either on February 14 (Valentine's Day), March 14 (White Day), April 14 (Black Day) or May 14 (Kiss Day) with my partner
  • learn to sing three modern Korean love songs (the whole song)
  • learn conversational Korean (and probably rent a 24-hour study room) or to cook Korean in Korea (I'm a big fan of Seoul Eats and their culinary tours)
  • go on a blogging tour as a representative of the Philippines with the KTO (Korea Tourism Organization)
  • experience all major airlines to Korea and within Korea
  • go on a fun weekend road trip in Korea with Korean friends (influence of Koreanovelas haha)
Hoping to do these in Busan this week =) - *updated! I did these and many more =)


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  • spa-all-I-can in a jjimjilbang - *update - I was out by the 2nd hour! haha. 
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  • go to an ancient hot spring area (like the Dongnae Hot Springs) - *update - no time
  • go to a summer destination (like Busan's famous beaches) - *update - I fell in love with the bridge at night in Gwanganli beach =)
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  • sleep in a cozy ondol room (yey! homestay in Korea!) and make new Korean friends - *update - BEST HOST EVER!!! Kamsamnida, Eunni! You made this trip super special =) I shall visit you again =) Anyone going to Busan must stay at her place! I super duper recommend it =)
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  • order delivery from a Korean fried chicken joint - *update! We were hungry when we arrived from the night flight and we were dead tired to look for a restaurant. This was the solution! haha Yumminess!
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  • splurge in seafood and eat in a Taejongdae clam tent or by the beach - *update - got to Taejongdae but had to go back early so I missed the clam tent
  • go to an ancient temple (like seaside Yonggunsa temple) - *update! took my breath away =)
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  • shop at Centum City (one of the largest shopping centers in the world!) - *update - oh, I shopped for food alright, see those gadgets?! they buzz when the food is ready =) Spa Land after haha.
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  • shop at underground markets - *update! time not enough to walk them all... haha
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  • watch a live baseball game in a stadium - *update - There was a game and I traded the live one for the yummiest galbi dinner with our gracious homestay host! I watched this instead at the Gimhae airport while waiting for my flight home =) Watching it on TV has its perks (zoomed in and you don't have to reserve for tickets)! 
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  • visit a cave bar and restaurant - *update - completely forgot about this..
  • go to Korea's largest seafood market - *update - ...and watch friends eat wiggling raw octupus hehe
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  • eat LOTS of Korean food - *update - ahem, this is just LUNCH! ahahaha.
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I hope you had fun reading my post! The list gets longer after my every trip to Korea. Haha. If you're a first-timer in Seoul, I suggest you draw things from my Seoul and nearby areas posts to make your DIY trip and do some more research online to personalize your trip =)

Happy travels!

178 comments:

  1. wala ka masyadong gagawin sa korea sa lagay na yan :-)..have a safe trip.

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    1. hi veta! thank you! super safe there =)

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  2. Wow! I feel Jealous haha. All the Places you gone is sure an Eye candy for me. Really hoping I can too go there If destiny permits ;)

    -kany vic perez

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    1. hi vic! keep on joining contests or plan a trip now! =)

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  3. i would like to try korean bbq on haongdae :)

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    1. so many to choose from in hongdae! and so near the metro exit!

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  4. i love theatre! would love to try that!

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    1. yes, you should! it's very unique and hilarious. even foreigners can understand the nanta and the drawing show!

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  5. Hmmm, such a long list:) I'm sure you'll enjoy there! If I get a chance to go to South Korea, I'd definitely want to visit JEJU ISLAND and eat Jun Pyo's favorite street food, plus eat lots of lettuce wrap, chug on some soju, try to spot KOREAN STARS (hahaha)like Song Il Gok :)

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    1. i've been on the lookout for some stars haha. no luck yet! korea is so big!

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  6. i want to visit the palaces, UNESCO heritage sites and UNESCO global geoparks

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    1. me too!!! some sites include tombs that look like hills!

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  7. haven't been in south but i would love to spend their winter season and check out their cool century old palace and national museum.

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  8. mountain hiking if i will go there..

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    1. i envy you! i just climbed a mountain in busan and my feet nearly gave in haha. it was a very nice experience though =)

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    1. i think some families gather around november to make kimchi for the year =)

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  10. I'd like to try the wooden roller coaster and of course shopping! Enjoy! :)

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    1. i want to try the wooden roller coaster too! so far the lines were tooooo long =( they have express passes though!

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  11. How about a nice walk in Odongdo... with trees on ur side and ur feeling lost in nowhere.. :)

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    1. should definitely add this!!!! thank you for the tip!

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  12. marissa rosario

    i really love exploring korea. bec i have never been there. and taste all their delicacies.. and check all their products

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    1. i remembered their fried silkworms in Busan when you said delicacies haha

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  13. I really had fun reading this post, I got so many ideas what are the things should I do in Korea. It's one of my dreams to visit this beautiful country, actually it's my sister & I dreams to visit. The first activity we are planning to do is visit the shot places of the koreanovela. I also want to go to Everland, I heard it looks like Disneyland & of course I love to go shopping. Thinking about this right now makes me more eager to visit Korea. :)

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    1. yey! if you're looking at the koreanovela places, i believe there's a tour available too in Seoul. go visit the korean tourism site (KTO) and there are free guides if you reserve and comply with the process. try homestay too!

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  14. Gurl, I'm envy you.I super like to go to Korea.I know someday I'll be go there. If you go to Busan you must visit Haeundae Beach.I'm a kpop lover talaa,as in! :) enjoy Korea!

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  15. i've never been in Korea and i hope to visit it someday..

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  16. your so lucky !!..i really envy you!!at such a young age you already independent i also wish to visit to korea too ..how i wish!!
    you have a long list of to Do list,i can't think of something but Korea is popularof having a quality skincare products, you want to go mall-hopping,with all cosmetics & fashion bling-bling for souvenirs, a must try.. :D

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    1. oh yes about cosmetics and bling-bling! there's the face shop, etude house, innis free, nature republic, missha. i like missha and buy lip crayons there for only 9800 won (~P300+)! =) i also like their earrings and you can buy bling-blings for around 1000-3000 won there =)

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  17. I dont know any activities I would do if ever I would be in Korea but Im going to make sure that if ever Im going there, I wont missed any fun activities! :)

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  18. OMG! korea is a very nice place.. I wanna go there too...:D

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  19. If I will go to Korea I want to see my favorite korean star Lee Min Ho, I also want to go these beautiful places -Cheonggyecheon Stream , Nami Island, Banpo Bridge, Jeju Island. Thanks for the wonderful photos and this blog post, Now I know more about Korea!

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  20. Hmm.. How about doing a trip in North Korea too? :)

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  21. i've not been there yet, but i suggest you to visit or grab the opportunity to have a studio tour on one of their famous T.V. network stations so you may meet their famous artist.

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    1. more chance to see movie stars!!! thanks for the tip!! =)

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  22. I think I will go to Korea to try their food and also to see PSY (Oppa Gangnam Style) in person..! :D

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  23. wow naman i envy you much gusto ko din kasi maka punta ng korea , sana balang araw matupad yun... matanong ko lang po ha mayaman ka ba? dami mo kasi out of the country trips eh. swerti mo naman. Pag naka punta ako sa korea una ko pupuntahan ang The Damyang Dynasty Country Club dun kasi nai-shot yung bahay ni Gu Jun Pyo sa BOF. Then i will next visit the Keimyung University in Daegu yan kasi ang Shinwa School ng BOF. Basta lahat ng na shootingan nila dadalawin ko. at kukuha ako ng maraming litrato... Sana maka punta ka din doon...

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    1. i save for travel and work to be able to travel =)

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  24. woah! lots of activities to finish, i dnt know any to add up to your list haha..maybe il just hope you a safe and happy trip to all the places you're going to visit, and may you fulfill all the things and activities you want to do in your travel to S.korea :) Godbless and enjoy!

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    1. hi mark! thank you for all your well wishes =) i wish you all the best too =)

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  25. I'd want to try a kimchi- kimbap diet and collect tons of spring blossoms to sleep on, and take a picture with :D

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    1. oh wow! kimchi-kimbap diet?! your plans sound so good!!!

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  26. I want to go to Korea! Super Awesome!!

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    1. go!!! you're right! it's super awesome!

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  27. lahat po ng activities gusto ko sana makapunta din ako ng korea:)

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  28. for me I dream some activities to do like visiting Korea during winter and do some ice fishing and skiing...
    (Your such a lucky girl, you had time , money and lot of funs.)

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    1. we only live once =) sometimes i win contests and most of the time all my hard-earned money goes to my travel fund instead of gadgets and shopping.

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  29. I'll eat every food they have! excluding the exotic foods! but if it looks yummy.. then game on! I'll go to their mall or divisoria like shopping center and buy a lot of cheap but cool items they have! I like the light hiking in jeju island. I want to go there too. :D

    Great Adventure!

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    1. sounds like a plan! they have such a thing as Jeju olle walks and trails =) you might want to check that out!

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  30. the day i commented in this post, di ko alam kasali pala sa mechanics ang pagkumento dito. I'm your regular reader kasi di nga lang nagkukumento:-)nagkataon naman na nag-comment ako, tapos comment ko ang layo sa question mo.

    kaya comment uli ako:-)
    "visit palaces, UNESCO heritage sites and UNESCO global geoparks"- gusto ko to.

    "volunteer for an organic farm or vineyard" like ko ito.

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    1. haha. natawa naman ako =) comment away. i really like where this post is going =) it keeps the conversation about korea fresh and more exciting in my mind =)

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    2. for the organic farms - there's an organization called WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) where you can volunteer all over the world! =) they might have in Korea as well!

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  31. I've always wanted to reach the land of Gangnam style. Any kind of fountain show captivates me in a way and the real deal Korean BBQ places are totally tempting.

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    1. you should go see the banpo bridge in seoul!!!

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  32. Wow! Koreaaaa! I want to go there soon. I want to start traveling the world very very soon. Just like you do Ms. Melody. Hee :)

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  33. I love kimchi but the rest of my family hates it! They ask me to go out pag kumakain ako nito or sila ang lumalabas ng dining room para di nila maamoy :-) Kung sakaling susuwertihin akong mapunta ng Korea (North or South), I'll try to learn the art of making kimchi. Marunong ka na ba? Post mo naman the recipe or kung hindi pa please learn how pag nasa Korea ka :-)

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    1. haha. have you tried cooking it?! masarap!!! my recipe: buy the jar you like in the supermarket then cook without oil hahaha. i recommend going to the kimchi museum in seoul inside the COEX mall. there are many many kinds of kimchi and they taste different. i'm liking the watery kimchi and the leek kimchi =) to make kimchi from scratch, go meet a Korean friend around November, raid their kimchi fridge (special refridgerator for kimchi) and go help cut chilis! they even make soy sauce out of it!

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  34. i want to go to korea, a beautiful country and i want to visit UNESCO heritage sites and UNESCO global geoparks

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  35. If given a chance to visit Korea, don't know which place I will first visit but I'm definitely sure that I would around Korea as much as I can =)

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    1. just put it all in a list and go with the flow =) you can print this page and my guide to seoul post! hehe.

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  36. If ever I will visit South Korea, I check their historical sites and the shooting locations of their epic dramas like Jang Geum, etc.

    I also want to visit Jeju Island since Korean dramas usually shoot there.

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    1. I believe they shot portions of Jang Geum in Jeju! There's like an open museum there with the structures like the old-style houses in tact.

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  37. woah! such a good place. I think it would be fun if you'll visit their museums and other old places for you to know korea more:)

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    1. yep! i think meeting koreans and forming friendships are also a great way to know korea more =)

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    2. *are also great ways to know korea more. sorry OC =)

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  38. No idea yet on where to go if ever I'm there at Korea but for sure I will tour myself on it.. :D

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    1. go to seoul and busan first! public transpo there are very convenient!

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  39. i'd love to eat korean foods and try them all.

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    1. that's a whole trip by itself! haha

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    2. oh i love reading the seoul eats blog and the korea taste site (tourism on food)

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  40. If I can visit South Korea I will have lots of pictures with the Korean big stars! That is my dream so I can collect them in my album.

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  41. ganda nmn ng korea,sana makapunta din ako.

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    1. i am told there is also a korean-style shabu-shabu (hotpot)!

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  44. i am a meat lover so i will go to korea i would choose to taste Hongdae's Korean BBQ :)

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    1. i just had pork neck BBQ style in Busan! tasted so good!!!

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  45. Gusto ko to...revisit the Namsan area and stay longer (the N Seoul Tower has a cool shop filled with travel items!)
    cool!

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    1. i just lost my ID neck pouch I bought there in 2009 =( It's a very good reason to go back, i saw it still this year =)

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  46. If ever i go to South Korea (and i really like to go) I would like to visit the places were they shoot most of the Korean series and movies they have shown here in the Philippines. I am more on site-seeing so i would love to go on each and every beautiful places in South Korea. :)

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  47. If I'll go to Korea, I'll probably have a rendezvous with other Filipinos there :) To know how its like to live there. And then when I get home, I'll write about my experiences there. They will be the best tourist guide you can get!

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    1. very cool plan! no language barrier! i recently met one in Busan and I did get a lot from our conversations.

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  48. I've been dreaming to go to Korea. If ever I'm their the first thing i'm going to do is to go to their night market and buy so many cute stuff.

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    1. nice! you'll find lots of street food there too like my fav tteokpokki!

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  49. If I would go in Korea I'll bring my girlfriend at Banpo Bridge with its rainbow musical fountain, i think that's really romantic. i love to see her smile in that romantic view ^.^

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    1. very nice plan! remember to ride a taxi or take the bus. metro is too far.

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  50. nice... I envy you ms. melody :) i do hope makapunta din ako diyan someday... {^_^}

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  51. wow such a lovely place, i want to go to Nami Island to experience the fall... and i want to meet in person Lee Min Ho and Jung Il Woo hehe...hope it will happen..

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  52. wow you almost listed everything so I'm really thinking hard now what activity to suggest including "be in Busan in time for the PIFF (Busan International Film Festival), I really want to experience that since my good friend is also a film maker and he usually is invited to join the annual Film Fest, I think the best way to experience their culture is to watch some of their local films as well :)

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    1. oh yes! i heard there are like more than 200 films to show this year! we missed it by a few weeks this year! the BIFF is happening soon! chance to see some international and Korean stars too!!!

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  53. if ever i go to South Korea I would like to visit the places were they shoot most of the Korean movies they have shown here in the Philippines.and i d like to meet them...

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  54. I had to cancel my KR autumn trip last year :(, but i would love to dress up in hanbok, do the night food trips (as seen in Korean series), visit the Bear Museum (i super love Princess Hours), visit and explore Jeju Island. :)

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    1. stay longer in your next trip and make it all up =)

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    2. Hopefully, the planned Spring trip would push through! you're posts will surely come in handy! :)

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  55. Grabe, ang sarap naman ng buhay mo ms. Melody, sana makapunta din ako sa jeju island at lahat ng place na nabanggit mo.. Gusto ko mameet ang lie to me couple.. at makadate silang dalawa. ^^

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    1. living life to the fullest =) i found travel to be my passion. sabi nila diba, kung gusto, may paraan =)

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    1. i like missha!!! i think koreans go for sk-ii and lancome =)

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    2. i'm not sure if missha is korean but it's popular there.

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  57. I want to try their Korean dishes and experience their culture :D

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  58. galing lang ako sa seoul and busan pero sobrang bitin kasi puro shopping nalang partner ko hahaha

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    1. bitin talaga!!! pero masarap nga mag-shopping dun =)

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  59. Love everything here except the part with eating raw octopus *_&

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  60. Parang ang sarap ng Korean food, lalo na po yung Korean BBQ, hehehe, sa Korean telenovela pa nga lang parang ang sasarap ng mga food na pinapakita nila dun... Never tried a korean food yet... :)

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    1. you should try! meron here in manila =)

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  61. Gusto ko talaga ma-try yung mga Korean food lalo na yung mga street food nila na napapanood ko sa Koreanovela... Hahaha.. Di naman halatang adik ako sa Koreanovela talaga :D

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  62. I would love to try Nandaemun and go shopping! I'm quite a shopaholic type and a cheapskate as well.

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  63. Looks like you've really enjoyed Korea! I envy your priceless experience! I love to visit Nami Island during fall season. But meeting Korea big stars is a great bonus!!

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    1. i concur hahaha. dream kong makasalubong kahit isa sa list ko above hahaha.

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  64. i would really like to try lots of lots of korean foods

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  65. you should go get some autographs to some kpop stars ♥ ^^, Say HI! to Hyunah of 4minute for me ;)

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  66. I'm a Korean pop enthusiast and I'm actually planning to Korea next year, You actually listed my to do list. haha My top must-go destination would be Nami Island, I heard it's really a romantic place especially in Fall - Winter season. :)

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    1. u should go for an overnight stay at nami island ;)

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  67. Wow, Nandaemun Looks good. Im planning to go there, just planning and not actually this year haha. So great there indeed!

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  68. wow, parang lahat na po nagawa niyo na hehe.. sana makapunta din ako diyan.. hmmm siguro ako po masaya na kung makita ko yung Jeju Island ng Koreanovela na My Girl at si Lee Dong Wook at Lee Dae Hae hehe.. :)

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  69. 1. Go to Jeju Island (i always hear this from korenanovelas)
    2. Korean Demilitarized Zone - i want to see the 38th parallel
    3. Songnisan National Park - i read its the most beautiful hiking spot there, i just love hiking
    4. im intrigued with the appa Gangnam thing so i might include that as well, a picture with appa Gangnam lol

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  70. you did everything I think! haha.. did you shop in myeongdong!? super cheap!

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    1. mas gusto ko sa nandaemun last time hahaha.

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  71. i really envy you... been wanting to travel like you do in Korea. what to do in Korea ? splurge yourself with everything you can do and know about there. and take a tour at JEJU ISland... very serene place in korea i think. dream job ko yung ginagawa mo. get to travel anywhere and explore the country. sana ako din. travel blogger is the best job! more power!

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    1. hi khayedee! it is the best job for me and i have to discipline myself to write more often hahaha ;) go reach for your dreams! =)

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  72. kainggit nman.. :( halos lhat ng pinuntahan mo yan ang mga gusto kong pntahan :) promise ko s sarili ko na mag iipon ako pra makpnta kmi jan ng hubby ko.. :) wla n kong ibang gusto pntahan kundi ang seoul at jeju..

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  73. I envy you, I wanted to go there so badly!!! btw I'm a K-pop enthusiast - a fan of Super Junior :)

    If ever I had a chance to visit Korea I would definitely:

    visit Itaewon, Namdaemun Market, Kona Beans (a shop owned by SJ mom's), Lotte World, etc...
    Try Korean Cuisines (Kimchi,Bibimbab,Bulgogi,tteokbokki)
    ride the Seoul City Tour Bus ;)


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  74. I would love to try all korean foods and the places where all best korean movies and soap opera took place. Especially Jeju island.

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  75. Sana makapunta din ako sa Everland.. gusto ko din makasakay sa wooden roller coaster..

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  76. I really really really want to go to Korea because it is the ultimate dream of a KDrama and KPOP fan girl like me... go there and stalk Korean celebs like my life depended on it! HAHA. But seriously, if I go to Korea, first on my list would be to visit palaces, UNESCO heritage sites and UNESCO global geoparks because I love historical dramas and I'd want to be see the filming sites for myself and experience the beauty of Joseon! Fighting Korea!

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  77. I guess I would try mountain biking there someday... want toe at their exotic foods.. :D

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  78. ..gusto ko pasyalan yung shooting location ng mga Korean dramas...

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  79. I would love to try the wooden rollercoaster in everland and Visit Jeju island, all romantic scenes of Koreanovelas happen there :)

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  80. I would love to go hiking to see the fall colors Seoraksan in best and have a soak in a Korean Sauna.

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  81. I've never been to Korea but I heard they have this very relaxing Seaside Church (or temple) which is very soothing both Physically and spiritually specially to someone who loves the beach like me.

    And talking about the sea, I believe they also have a unique kind of fish called Jigalchi or Jagalchi. We don't have it here in the Philippines so having a bite of it might be one great experience. :)

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  82. wow.... great adventure...
    hope someday i'll be like yours...
    i love beautiful places.... great job..happy travel

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  83. Eat Krean dishes, have a soak in korean sauna, go for hiking, and take pictures in Historical sights, places etc. That would be fun! :)

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  84. Since I'm a fan of the Korean Movie "Lie To Me", I would love to visit and see Jeju Island. I also want to see Nami Island and Nandaemun to go shopping shopping shopping and yes I wanted to know how "sake" taste like! :)

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  85. I would like to go in Cheonggyecheon Stream it's very beautiful at night. And the water in this park is very clean.

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  86. gusto ko rin makarating sa Korea, nice adventure. hehehe. nainggit. i wanna try also the korean dishes. yummy sarap kumain!

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  87. I want to visit the Jeju Island, lagi ko naririnig yun sa koreanovela e. and try the Hongdae Korean BBQ and want to try their streetfoods, tpos maghahanap ako ng mga KPOP dyan magpapapicture ako at autograph.. haha i love Korean thing..

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  88. I want to go to Gangnam District in Seoul, and love to dance there Oppa Gangnam Style! yahooooo!!

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  89. I want to go to Gangnam District in Seoul, and love to dance there Oppa Gangnam Style! yahooooo!!

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  90. Go to SBS tv station - the one that produces Koreanovelas

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  91. I'd go to Hongdae for some Korean BBQ, eat tteokbokki in a pojongmacha (and yes I've been meaning to try soju too), and not to forget the strawberries. :) Now it's pretty obvious I'm more of a foodie than a shopper. :)

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    1. haha "more of a foodie than a shopper" - me too!

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  92. Wow...Id like to experience po all in the list, so exciting! But most of all aside from the places is the FOOD, FOOD and more FOODS...:)

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  93. Im suggesting you visit some koreanovela location there ;P Well It sure be cool seeing you or maybe myself on those places :D

    Zyra Anne Perez

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  94. So good to live, So good to havesome cash to go places like that. So fascinating looking in every photos and words of experiences.

    Victoria jose

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  95. since i havent been to Korea, il go to Nandaemun for shopping and eat Korean BBQ in Hongdae =)

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  96. Have you tried wearing a Hanbok? If not. Then go try on one. You'll find it in Deoksugung Palace... and it's FOR FREE! :D

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    1. i did! Coincidentally at Deoksugung Palace for free haha. even got a free photo from a generous elder =) http://guiltlessgetaways.blogspot.com/2011/01/deoksugung-palace-doldam-gil-tteokbokki.html

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  97. hi! Honestly I have any idea kung ano pwedeng gawin sa korea,never been there. But some of my friends happen to live there now kaya they always recommend me to go to JEJU ISLAND daw :) I kinda knew that place lang dahil sa mga korean novelas, if I have the chance I'll definitely visit that place :) That would be awesome I'm sure :)

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    1. surely! go with your friends, they surely know a lot of local places and yummy food!!! ;)

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  98. Woooow! how I wish I could also go to korea, esp. on Jeju island or any island in korea. Island hopping! :)

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  99. Awww! I envy you, hubby and I is planning to go or vsit korea before the year ends.. this post is very helpful. Hoping we can visit all the places above..

    but definitely would visit Jeju Island hear and read a lot of good reviews about it :)

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    1. Nature lovers should definitely visit Jeju! =D

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  100. I would really want to see the wonders of Korea someday. By the way, there's a JimmJilbang massage in Lasema Spa in Makati.

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    1. Very, very nice to know! Will check it out =) Thank you!

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  101. Hi, my friends and I will be going to Korea on Jan 2013. Can you give me the details of your homestay? Address, phone number, rates, etc? Thanks!

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    1. Hi! Kindly check here if you like it: http://guiltlessgetaways.blogspot.com/2012/11/homestay-in-busan-korea.html then keep in touch via the contact form =)

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  102. wow! I also want to experience DMZ! Is a DIY trip possible? parang puro tour package meron dun eh :(

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    1. Hi Milet. I'm not exactly sure but it will probably be better if you know a local if you're doing a DIY DMZ tour. You don't want to cross any rules set up by the government since DMZ is a serious and active outpost. I would personally go with a tour for convenience and safety.

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  103. Nasa korea ka pa rin ba? Actually i'm a fan of Yoon Eun Hye too, i'm a member of her International FanClub, and some of the members are planning to visit Korea on Oct, and birthday din kase ni Yoon Eun Hye nun (Oct 3) , some of my korean friends who are also a member of YEH's korean fanclub are taking us to meet and greet YEH on her birthday. If nandyan ka pa sa Korea, pwede kang sumama sa amin, last time, year 2012 and 2013 we visited the location film of I Miss You (2012) and Marry Him If You Dare (2013) we met her and she is sooooooo kind and pretty and humble and pag nakita mo sya parang syang nag gloglow, in short para syang ANGEL and im not exaggerating, we also met Park Yoochun and Jung Yonghwa. This year we are going to visit her new cafe 'The Jacob's Ladder' and her fashion store '84 over e'. I hope you could come with us :)

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Hi. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I'd love to hear from you =)