Friday, June 17, 2016

South Korea: Seoul: Itinerary, Chasing the Snow



Sharing our itinerary last 2014 as our fifth visit in South Korea, fourth inbound in Incheon.  More of about chasing the snow (since it’s a bit late visit on Feb/March). Although, we did not plan to visit a ski resort. And experiencing k-drama sites until 2014.

Accommodation: Where to stay in Seoul?
K-pop Residence II in Myeongdong

Food Review

Itinerary: Places to go, Things to see, What to do in Seoul?
Thursday
Arrival in Incheon.  Rushing at Seoul Station to catch the last transfer for Myeongdong Station

Friday
Breakfast at Droptop (not the actual branch for You Came from the Stars, When a Man Falls in Love)
Yakhyeon Church for Love Letter and Prime Minister (of Yoona)
Culture Station Seoul (Former Seoul Station) for Reply series
Mango Six (same branch for The Heirs)
Everland for snow buster/winter ledge

Saturday
De Chocolate Café (not the actual branch for Winter that Wind Blows of Zo in Sung)
Jade Garden (still for Winter that Wind Blows and Love Rain)
Petite France (for You Came from the Stars, it was a day after the episode that was taken in the site)

Sunday
Stroll until Myeongdong


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

South Korea: Itinerary for Jeju & Seoul v2


Route: MNL-INCHEON-JEJU-SEOUL-MNL
Although there are Jeju Air flights, there is still no straight flight from Manila to Jeju (2014-2016).
Sharing the following path mostly dedicated to k-dramas until before Nov 2011.

Monday, June 13, 2016

2016 June: Philippines: Antipolo: Pinto Art Museum

This place was visited by Ces and Daphne weeks ago and decided to might as well visit the place.

Too bad that when we have visited the place, they had a power outage, no lights on the paintings and fans were not working.  Refrain from visiting during the mid-day since there were only few shaded area. Bring a cap or a hat if you want to stay cool headed.

"Pinto", as it's name, is a gateway to arts and culture of us Filipinos!  Although the building architecture looks like Greece (or what we known as #Urk from Descendants of the Sun), these stores a lot of great works and paintings of local artists.  






Sunday, June 5, 2016

2016 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Itinerary & Tips




Travel Date: May 15 – 19, 2016 [click here for Fukuoka: Spring Itinerary (2017 May)]

Accommodation: Where to stay in Fukuoka?
Hotel Ascent Fukuoka ホテルアセント福岡
3-3-14 Tenjin Chuo-ku, Chuo, Fukuoka, Japan 810-0001
中央区天神3-3-14, 中央区, 福岡, 日本 810-0001
Phone:+81 92-711-1300
http://www.hotel-ascent.com/fukuoka/
Hotel Review


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Itinerary: Places to go, Things to see, What to do in Fukuoka?

2016 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Nanzoin Temple

Nanzo-in Temple (南蔵院) is a Shingon sect Buddhist temple in Sasaguri, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. It notable for its bronze statue of a reclining Buddha. - [Reference]






Thursday, June 2, 2016

2016 May: Japan: Fukuoka: Kyushu National Museum

Kyushu National Museum
4 Chome-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture 818-0118, Japan
Open: 9:30 - 17:00; Closed: Mondays
http://www.kyuhaku.com/




2016 May: Japan: Kyushu: Fukuoka: Dazaifu Shinto Shrine

Dazaifu Tenman-gū (太宰府天満宮) Shinto Shrine
4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu-city, Fukuoka, 818-0195, Japan
Open: 6:00 to 19:00, 6:00 to 20:00 (June to August), 6:30 to 19:00 (winter)
Fees: Free
Website: http://www.dazaifutenmangu.or.jp/en


Dazaifu station is just 2 subway lines away from Hakata, around 40 mins subway travel.  Upon exit, you'll find directions on the floor, maps, and street guides.

Enjoy the old Japanese street (this is closed to vehicles) with lots of restaurant to select from.  Don't miss to take a photo on the uniquely designed Starbucks cafe.  Buy out ceramics and other souvenir on this street.