One of the places I visited during my 8 days in Jeju + Seoul was the Gangchon Rail Park.
Back in 2017, during my free and easy trip to Korea, I was interested in visiting the Rail Park in conjunction with the Nami Island and Little Petite France. However, after much consideration, I ended up for the day tour with the picking of strawberries instead. I was happy that I am able to experience the Rail Park together with my parents this time.
As a beauty product junkie, I have countless makeup/skin care at home but I would always succumb to temptation in buying more. I tend to buy Korean Brands so Myeongdong turns out to be a paradise for a junkie like me. Korean beauty product brands such as Innisfree, Etude House, The Face Shop, Laneige, Nature Republic were found along the streets, with staff standing right outside the store drawing customers in.
Apart from the beauty products, there are also clothing stores and numerous shoe outlets (such as Adidas, Nike, ABC Mart, Lesmore) found in Myeongdong so for men out there accompanying their special half to Myeongdong; fret not.
Read on why I think Myeongdong is amazing for me and if time permits, I will post my holy grails from the trip~
I chanced upon a good friend of my decked in Hanbok during her trip to Korea earlier on of the year and since I am going to Korea too and would love to try on the traditional costume, I asked her for the place where she rented the hanbok.
I googled the shop thereafter as well as browse through their Instagram. They have a wide range of Hanbok and have multi-lingual staff. Additionally, the store is located near the vicinity both Gyeongbokgung and Bukchon Hanok Village, where you can take artistic shots in the Hanbok.
The website of Oneday Hanbok states that it would be recommended to make a reservation with them, which I did for an 11 am slot.
Back to reality after spending a week in South Korea. Even though it’s my 2nd visit to Korea, I have decided to focus mainly on Seoul again for a few reasons:
I am not confident that my limited knowledge in Korea language will allow me to survive places such as Jeju and Busan.
As my older sister and I are traveling as a duo, getting a private car in Jeju Island can be costly.
There are still places of interest in Seoul that I have yet to explore.
One major difference to this trip compared to my first virgin trip in 2015 is the season. Back in 2015, I visited Korea at the end of May, where it’s summer thus the weather is humid and warm. This time round, we visited the place at the start of April, where its the start of the Spring Season, and we wish to see the pretty cherry blossoms.
Mentioned in one of my previous post about itinerary planning, I completed my 2017 Korea itinerary via Travefy, which have a couple of functions that makes planning for travel so much fun.
Will be sharing the different places that I had been to along the way (and will be including some photos or places from my 2015 trip) but for now, here are some pre-departure tips and plans that I have done prior to flying.