Sunday, December 16, 2012

Winter Tour: Winter Wonderland!!

When travelers planning their trip to South Korea, one thing would appear on their mind which is "when is the best time to visit South Korea?" If they check in any blog or asking people who ever went to Korea or a native speaker, their answer would be "come over to South Korea on spring or autumn as you can see the spectacular scenery!"

However if you get a chance to plan your trip schedule, do not throw away an idea of coming to South Korea during winter. Spending your vacation during winter at South Korea can be the best ever moment compare to the other place. Yes, I agree its going to be extremely freezing as sometimes their temperature will going down to -20 in certain area! >0<

While planning your winter vacation at South Korea, you MUST bring a very thick winter coat in order to prevent you from froze! Whats in stored for you during your winter vacation at South Korea?? This is the second best random questions people asking.

During winter, there are a few activities that you can do at South Korea. One of the famous activities is skiing. At South Korea there are a few of Ski resorts and the most outstanding Ski resort is YongPyong Resort, which is situated at Gangwan-Do. For more information visit this page:

Apart from that, you also can enjoying ice skating around Seoul or outskirt of Seoul. Below are some of choice for ice skating activity:

(Choose the ice skating rink re-opens)

If you coming to South Korea during winter, you will also experience something different. During snowy period, usually Korean will use umbrella! If you go to other country, you will never see this!
Last but not least, like any other seasons, winter in South Korea definitely bring you a spectacular view and taking pictures is a MUST!!

p/s: Enjoy your winter vacation at South Korea!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Places: Seoul! City of Art!

Time flies so fast, even though my last trip to Korea was 6 months ago, I still remember every single thing while I am there. Thinking of those past memories makes me missing Seoul so much!! Travelling to South Korea is actually my first ever trips to overseas. I went to Singapore when I was a kid but I didn't count it as I went there with my parent and I don't have to prepare every single things, all I know was when I opened my eyes I reached Singapore.

However my trip to Korea is different, where I have
to plan everything from accommodation, attraction places to visit, schedules, how to get Halal food (as I am a Muslim), transportation mode, financial and lots more. Even though it was hard at the beginning but at the end I am satisfied with it and now I am looking forward for my next trip to Seoul again. :D This time it's going to be more challenging as I will going solo! ^^

Anyway for travelers who plan to visit Korea, there is one place that you guys
MUST stop by. It's the City of Art. I knew it's sound cheesy as every country have their own city of art but for Seoul, their city of art is INSA-DONG. If you looking for a souvenir to bring back home, Insa-dong is the best place for it!^^  In this street, there is a mall that gathered small art kiosks under one roof. The name of it is Ssamgil, in here you can see a lot of cute art pieces either modern art or traditional art.

Besides that, along way of this street, you can see a
row of shops selling souvenirs at  a cheap price compare to other flea market or other place. Most of the time this place were full with crowds especially during weekend. If you stop by here make sure to buy Korean Chopstick, a pack of chopstick (a pair of chopstick) normally will include with their unique spoon. It only cost you around 1000 won!

Insa-dong also famous with Art Gallery, and a place for Korean traditional cuisine. Street food is also available here!! Give a try for those mouth watering hotteok! Really miss it!! Not only that, don't miss a chance too see a group of local prepared Korean cuisine in a funny way!! (sadly I forgot what was it name)
:( If you get a chance to mingle around here makes sure to enter those small path too,those small path usually hide the best place for Korean traditional cuisine! My Korean friend told me that ^_^ and don't worry as far as I'm concerned South Korea is one of most safest country to travel either on your own or with groups!

p/s: Enjoy your trip to South Korea guys!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Korean Food: Bong eo bbang

Have you ever heard about Bong eo bbang?? Wonder what is it? Bong eo bbang is one of  popular Korean street food. Yes I agree that they have a lot of street food however some of this street food only available in certain seasons. Bong eo bbang is one of it, this street food only available during winter season. Bong eo bbang is a leavened bread baked, filled with read beans and in the shape of carp. It is crispy outside yet melt-in-your-mouth inside. It is a savory and mouth watering snack! For those who would like to try it at home you can visit this site for the recipe:

Bong Eo Bbang Recipe

P/s: For those who plan to visit South Korea, trying their street food is a MUST! Have fun!! If anyone go to Suwon, look for it over there! ^_^

Friday, November 30, 2012

Places: Welcome to Everland! A magical World of adventures and excitement!!

During weekend most of Korean love to enjoy or spent their time at theme park.The most biggest and famous theme park at South Korea is Everland, where it was located at Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. Everland is operated by Samsung Everland which is one of subsidiary of Samsung group.

Everland can be divided into five attractions which includes Global Fair, American Adventure, Magic Land, European Adventure, and Zootopia. For more Everland information, please visit their site:              

  Everland Resort              

As South Korea is a four seasons country, Everland also change according to four seasons. They also add up Halloween as one of their theme. For the time being, I only went there once. I went to Everland on Spring, so the whole of Everland were covered up with flowers! I really love the flower scent and its ambiance ^_^. I saw one of my favorite flowers for the first time over there! If only I could bring back those Tulips!!! ^^~

However, during my visit I am not feeling well. Due to fever I couldn't enjoy any games, end up just sit on the bench and took a lot of photos!! My two travel mates enjoy those games. For those who plan to visit Everland, you guys should ride on T-Express. Everland T-Express is the 6th longest wooden coaster in the world at 5838 feet!! I guess if I'm riding this that day, I might get a heart attack!! hahah 

p/s: Anyway, Everland is one of must visit attraction if you plan to visit South Korea. This theme park is for everybody, bring your kids, parent, friends, partner to enjoy it together. :D

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I'm in Love with Yiruma!

I believe every one of us have our own tendency in choosing music to hear off. Since I was a kid, whenever I was given a music instrument I always choose piano or keyboard (kids version) rather than guitar, violin, clarinet or any other musical instrument. However I never attend any professional musical classes.

Some people says whenever we choose music instrument it will show what kind of person we are but I am not sure whether its true or not. People says if you choose Piano, it means you were quietly person, if you choose xylophone it shows that you kind of often irritable and hyperactive person.

Even if it was true, I am not really keen on that secret revealing all I care is I fall in love with those music notes (even though I didn't know how to read it) ^^~~ I love to hear any piano melody especially when I get stressful, for me piano melody is one of my therapy. Recently I found out about Yiruma, a South Korean pianist. I felt in love at the first sight when I heard his music! People always get wrong information about him,as his name is Yiruma; he always mistakenly known as Japanese.

These days I hear his music all the time and it makes me calm and focus on my works. Out of hundreds of his pieces my favorite is Kiss the rain. My friend telling me, this melody seems a sad melody, why would you love this?? Well sorry mate I don't have any answer for that, I just love his music! haha..

P/S: I didn't own this music or videos. Just Enjoy!^^

Credit to the artist: Yiruma 
Video Credit: xXYuNPoOXx

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Special Event : 11/11 Pepero Day!

Have you guys heard about Pepero Day?? Wonder what is Pepero Day? Pepero Day is one of a kind celebration that will be held every 11/11 in South Korea. This celebration was start on 1994 around Busan. 11/11 was chosen as it resembles of four sticks of Pepero. During this celebration normally people will exchanging boxes of Pepero Sticks, other candies or romantic gifts with their close or loves one. For teenagers exchanging Pepero is some kind of symbolic of wishing a person who received Pepero sticks will grow as tall as slender just like the Pepero.

However in some other countries they believe whenever we saw
11/11 (these numbers) in any other forms means someone miss us!

Anyway Pepero is one of my favorite of all time!^^~~ Till then Happy Pepero Day to all!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Unknown: Get influence by K-Drama??

Winter Sonata is the first K-drama I've been watch and it still listing as number one in my K-Drama list. Since that, I kept watching K-Drama whenever I got a chance. From two become three and the list still goes on! Sometimes people asking me what is the best about K-Drama compared to others? For those whom not watching K-Drama, it's not that easy to explain to them.

Whenever I tried to explain to them, they will telling me this "Ahhhh, first thing must be the actors looks that captured your heart isn't it?" Well it's true, this can be include in my reasons but my main reason for becoming K-Drama fans is I like the way they showing their family values, friendship relations and so on.

However  a lots of people always get a wrong perception when it comes to romance scene, most of Korean drama showing that Korean guy is the most romantic person on earth! Let me being honest with you guys, for me dealing with Korean man is the most unbelievable experience. I knew lots of people may disagree with my statement but its my own experienced. Don't get me wrong, I am not a racist person and Yes I agree that some of them were romantic but some of them were not, perhaps I meet a wrong person ^^~ Hahah! After all, I still learnt a lot from him. ^^~Thanks for let me learning such  priceless experience! Daebak!

p/s: Those experience is priceless! Be it good or bad.ㅋㅋㅋ

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Winter Sonata

These days K-Wave is almost everywhere. Wherever we go we can see this K-Wave influence even though we were not in Seoul. I still remember how I start to know about South Korea. It was about 10 years ago, where one of their most hit drama aired in my country. The catchy name of Winter Sonata bring luck to them. This drama not only promote South Korea as generally but it also promote the place for the drama scene, their culture, Korean cuisine and lots more.

Naminara Republic or Nami Island is a top priority of must go destination if you visit South Korea. I've been there and when I see the place for the drama scene, it's feel like I was in that drama even though I went there on spring! ^^~ People telling me if you want to feel exactly like in that drama scene you should come during Winter. I wish I can visit Nami Island again in the future with someone that I love.

Apart from the drama scene place, there are other attractions at Nami Island. They have butterfly park, and lots more. However as a main attraction, you can see the big board of Winter Sonata actor and actress and their gallery, don't miss a chance to snap a picture at these main attraction!