Summer! There’s no better way to beat the Manila heat than to retreat to the seas and chill by the beach. Lucky for us Filipinos, we have so many options when it comes to pretty beaches, thanks to our (now) 7,500 islands or so. A few weeks ago, my friends and I welcomed the heat wave and went on a 6-day trip where we visited the bewitching island of Siquijor, swam with the whale sharks in Oslob, and marvelled at the wonderful marine life in Moalboal.
When I started looking for accommodation options for our South Korea winter trip, I knew it had to be in Hongdae. We stayed in the same area during our first visit last October 2014, and we fell in love with the youthful vibe and tireless energy of the place.
Winter trip on a budget? It’s possible!
Ivan and I love a lot of things about Korea: their food, fashion, tv shows/movies (from mushy koreanovelas to tear-jerking movies to funny reality shows), technology, train system, weather… the list goes on. In fact, we love Korea so much, that we flew there last Valentine’s Day for the second time in less than 2 years.