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Travel Diary: Seoul, Korea II

This is my fifth and last Korea travel diary. Sad, right? But I think I’ve pretty much shared with you guys my entire experience in Korea! We still had a full day tour before going to the airport at 6pm.

We went to Design Market and toured around the studio where the TV series “You Who Came From The Star” was shot. Yes, for those of you guys who are koreanovela addicts- you’ll love this post! I recently watched the series because of Camille and I am so into it. Now I sleep at 4am or 5am because I can’t stop watching it.

The props they used when Do Min Jun was in his Joseon Dynasty.

The carriage that was used when he saved the girl who was about to die. Okay, for those of you who haven’t watched it yet, I’m not ruining it- this is actually the start of the story! Haha. I really recommend you guys to watch it! I still get kilig just thinking of the series.

The shoes they they wore during the ancient days.

They had an area there where tons of cameras will go off at the same time and it creates a video with 3D effect (ala Matrix-style). I have a copy of the video but for some reason I can only view it online. It’s so amazing!

We were able to try “Tuho” too. It’s a traditional korean game that requires you to throw sticks into a large canister.

Here we go! Touring inside Do Min Jun’s room first. This is his bedroom. Wow! I wish he was actually there so I can hug him!! He’s so cute!

Do Min Jun’s living room.

His secret library where he keeps all his ancient books, paintings and diaries.

Cheong Song I’s room. Oh, how I wish my room looked this comfortable.

Her walk in closet that all girls must want to have.

I really enjoyed seeing the huge studio and I’m sure you guys would love seeing it in person too. Also, if you haven’t watched “You Who Came From The Star” yet, you have to watch it! HAVE TO.

We had lunch at N Table near Design Market in Dongdaemun and it was my first time trying shabu-shabu in Seoul. The taste is so healthy and delicious! It was buffet style so you can be the one to choose everything you want to eat.

What’s amazing is that aside from the food buffet area, they also have unlimited drinks, including beers, wine and champagne. Cool, right?

Last stop before rushing to the airport: N Seoul Tower, also called the Namsan Tower. It marks the highest point in Seoul.

I guess Koreans love to vandalise too. Haha.

Spotted the a sketch of the characters of “You Who Came From The Star” outside N Seoul Tower. That’s Do Min Jun and Cheong Song I!

Was lucky to see a show that was happening outside N Seoul Tower. We lacked time so I wasn’t able to see the entire program.

When we got to the top of the tower, I was out of words when I saw this magnificent urban view. It looks so busy and wonderful!

Each window says how far you are from a certain country. I’m 2,625.7km away from Manila.

You can also buy souvenirs too.

Been wanting to visit the Namsan Tower since my first trip to Korea and I’m so happy it happened. These amazing lock padlock trees are so nice to look at. It’s just like the one in Paris- write you and your loved one’s name and put it there.

That’s the end of my travel diary! Thank you again AirAsia and Korean Tourism Manila for inviting me to trip trip. I had so much fun. Now that you know where to go in Korea now, GET A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO SOUTH KOREA VIA AIRAISA! If this got you interested, please wait for my blog giveaway post about it tomorrow. BMS.

This is my fifth and last Korea travel diary. Sad, right? But I think I’ve pretty much shared with you guys my entire experience in Korea! We still had a full day tour before going to the airport at 6pm. We went to Design Market and toured around the studio where the TV series “You Who Came From The Star” was shot.

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43 Comments

  1. Jecelle
    3 years ago

    tHANKS ATE LAU FOR POSTING THIS 😉 hOW I WISH I COULD ALSO GO TO KOREA. OH KOREA, WHEN WILL I GOING TO SEE YOU ?

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Next event ko? 😀

      Reply
  2. Laureen
    3 years ago

    Great pictures!I love your top.Oh KOREA,such a wonderful place!

    Xoxo http://celinebuyjp.com

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      It is!!! I love this place!

      Reply
  3. Judylyn
    3 years ago

    hi laureen. it is my first time to leave a comment on your blog. heheheh. and i just want to let you know how much i adore every single post that you have here. 🙂 i know someday, i can be a good blogger. thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Aww thanks for leaving a comment judylyn!

      Reply
  4. JECELLE
    3 years ago

    THANKS FOR SHARING THIS TO US ATE LAU 😉 hOW I WISH I COULD ALSO GO TO KOREA. OH KOREA, WHEN WILL I GONNA SEE YOU?

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Join the contest 😉

      Reply
  5. Charleane morales
    3 years ago

    Yan po yung telenovela na kakatapos lang sa gma. Sobrang cute nung dalawang bida at sobrang ganda at nakakakilig talaga ang love story 🙂

    Reply
  6. Charleane morales
    3 years ago

    My love from the star yung title Po nyan sa channel 7 🙂

    Reply
  7. Angelique Xerra Iso
    3 years ago

    @LiqInWonderland

    I love doo min joon! I totally enjoyed this post. But I think there’s more to Korea that photos can’t capture. The best way to experience it is to actually be there. 🙂

    Reply
  8. Gabi Barbará
    3 years ago

    Seoul looks amazing!! Cool 3D area! I love the picture with the “Manila 2,625.7km”. Super cute pic!

    xoxo,
    Gabi Barbará
    Barbaridades!

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      It’s so nice!!! All the windows are like that with different countries <3

      Reply
  9. lalaine abigail revilla
    3 years ago

    @lalainerevilla- thank you for posting this ate lau! everyone wants this trip but only one would win this.. I would be the happiest if I wIn this! I Just want to Travel and exploring around Korea..feels like it brings a new me when I’m back…

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  10. lalaine abigail revilla
    3 years ago

    @lalainerevilla- thank you for posting this ate lau! i Just want to travel and exploring around korea.. feels like it brings a new me when I’m back

    Reply
  11. kaye alid
    3 years ago

    love your travel diary! :))))) korea better wait for meeeeeee. haha

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Thanks!!! You should go!

      Reply
  12. Iza Fugen
    3 years ago

    WOW! Now I’m thinking about travelling to korea somedAY 🙂

    Reply
  13. Noreen c. ecoben
    3 years ago

    your posted pictures makes me dreaming that someday? i and my sister will be the subject of your captured views from korea. such an amazing place. thank you for making me happy (as always) every time you posted pictures from your adventures.

    Reply
  14. Lourine
    3 years ago

    Hope we can see the video too! Aaaah. Wanna have a library like that also!

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      I’ll try to upload it!

      Reply
  15. xaxa
    3 years ago

    I’m sooo inggit, i wish i could be there too, and at thesame time thriLled and surprised na Even though you look sosyal you love and watched koreanovelas pala . 🙂 have you read popped, popped too and popped three. that’s a summit booK. kayo ng mga blgger besties mo yung Naiimagine ko na characters dun. ahhhy! anyways, i soo love you ms. laureen.. more power!

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Thanks 😀

      Reply
  16. Kristian marquez
    3 years ago

    nice pictures! Anyway, what Is the name of that zara mandals you’re wearing? Can’t fInd it in any Zara branch.

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Oh no, forgot the name na- bought it a few months ago so maybe they have a new collection na..

      Reply
  17. Nini
    3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your trip to Korea! I’m excited to go there next year! You’re lucky you got to see the You Who Came From The Stars exhibit 🙁 anyway, would like to ask for your opinion on two things:
    (1) what footwear would you recommend for traveling? (i.e. what kind and what specific style/brand)
    (2) what camera do you use?

    Thank you!

    Reply
  18. jonalyn albarando
    3 years ago

    hi ate lauuuuuu :* thank you for posting some of your photos, during your korea tour, t’was really great looking at those nice photos 🙂 more that i want to visit korea. really love your blog mwahhh

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Thanks! Glad you liked the post!

      Reply
  19. marie mason
    3 years ago

    Thank you fir sharing your trip to korea! I’m excited to go there this coming dec.15 . Hopefully nakita k rin lahat ng napuntahan m especially namsan tower and studio tour.

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Worth seeing talaga!

      Reply
  20. Ethan nuguid
    2 years ago

    Though Visiting korea was not really part of my plans of the countries i really wanted to visit when i grew up, but now that i’ve seen your blog, i’m starTing to thinK that i was wrong not to include this country. As i can see from youR pictures, south korea Is really a beautiful country. TheIR culture is undeniably amazing and im also looking forward that when i grew up, i can see a greater south korea compared to what i’ve seen in yours. It was a pleasure looking at your photos and sharing with us your experiences there! Hoping to see more of your adventure soon!

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  21. Ethan nuguid
    2 years ago

    Though south korea was not reAlly part of my plans as one of the countries i wanted to visit when i grew up. But not I’m starting to think i was wrong not to include this country. South korea is really a beautiful place to visit and i’m looking forward to go to this country soon! Its a pleasure looking at your photos and thank you for sharing witH us your adventure! Looking forward for more!

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    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      It is! You should visit x

      Reply
  22. Gellie anne osabal
    2 years ago

    Amazing! especially the window that says how far you are from your destination.

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      I know right? Love this place!

      Reply
  23. Gellie anne osabal
    2 years ago

    AND OH, I AM A KOREANOVELA ADDICT SO I LOVE ALL ABOUT KOREA. AND THIS DRAMA “YOU WHO CAME FROM STARS” IS AMAZIIIIIIIIINNNNNG. WORTH WATCHING!

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      🙂

      Reply
  24. Gelou
    2 years ago

    oh how i wish i can go there. someday :))) enjoyed your pictures lau 🙂

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      2 years ago

      I love love love Korea! I wanna go back!

      Reply
  25. amz
    1 year ago

    i have been wanting to travel in korea but sad, the time won’t let me be.

    Reply
    1. Laureen Uy
      1 year ago

      In the future! 😉

      Reply
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    10 months ago

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