3. Have fun in the snow.
We’ve all dreamed of a white Christmas at some point in our lives (blame our tropical country for making it impossible!). So here’s your chance and go skiing! Pyeongchang, the venue for the next Winter Olympics, has quite a number of ski resorts. It might be a lot harder than it looks like in movies, but it’s definitely still worth the try!
If you’re not the adventurous type, though, check out the Seoul Plaza Skating Rink instead. Elsa and Olaf made the cold look so appealing, but try to prepare a bit because the cold might just bother you anyway.
2. Try not to be a picky eater.
We’ve had our taste of bibimbap or Korean barbecue in Manila, but a few days with these vegetable dishes might become a problem to picky eaters, especially carnivores. Every meal is accompanied by kimchi and a lot of other vegetable dishes, though, and it would be a waste not to taste them. Some chopstick skills would be great, too. A little research would also be helpful because of the language barrier, especially when ordering street food.
There was a time when the cold made us go into this noodle house. We pointed at a picture of a bowl of noodles on the menu and they served us cold noodles! This fear shouldn’t stop you from trying their exotic food, though. Even if you don’t have the heart for live baby octopi, there are plenty of other choices. I love how tender the meat is in their hotpot! Down it with a bottle of soju for a better feel of the cuisine.
I wasn’t able to try it, but maybe you know how this “ugly hot dog” tastes like. Tell me about it, will you? 🙂
1. Do not miss the highlights.
Do not miss all of the things that Korea is famous for.
Try the Everland T-Express wooden roller coaster, and find out why it’s considered as one of the scariest rides in Asia.
Meet a polar bear, go on a safari with really fat lions (maybe I was just used to the ones in Manila Zoo), and watch bears doing tricks!
Get your fix of the 32 cm ice cream in Myeongdong. It amused me that it didn’t want to melt, haha!
Visit that amazing Trick Eye Museum in the Namsan Tower.
Or you know, just stroll around and chill in a coffee shop. Seoul offers a very different culture and climate compared to the Philippines and is therefore a good travel experience. It would be such a waste if you let unnecessary hassles get in the way, so plan ahead and keep these tips in mind when in Korea.
Have a happy trip! Got other tips? Comment away so we can help our fellow travelers make the best out of their visit to Korea!
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