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Thursday, October 13, 2022

K-Drama and more, The Family's Korean Adventure Part 1

 K-Drama! Skincare all-you-want! Say... Kimchiiii!

Yes mga ka -Gfootsteps, Korea, sarang-hamnida! That was the lastest international flight we had when the border opens for tourists like us just recently. We went there last September 29, 2022 and stayed for five days. We went on a group tour as our Korean Tour Partner offered a no-visa entry when you fly "Fly Gangwon".

Don't get me wrong, a no-visa entry requirements are the same as that when you apply for a visa going to South Korea; however; those required documents need to be carried with as the immigration officers may or may not be asking for those.

Sadly, out of 26 group tour participants; only 11 of us were granted to fly to Korea. The rest were offloaded. I suggest, APPLY FOR KOREAN VISA instead. Please remember, when you get offloaded, your payment cannot be refunded. It is better to play safe than sorry in the end. It is indeed enticing to fly to south korea with no visa needed; only, if you are sure you will not get offloaded; otherwise, play safe my fellowmen :)

Upon arrival at Yangyang International Airport, we were greeted by our "uber-reliable", Korean Tourguide, James. We headed to an area for COVID-19 RTPCR testing. and went on our Day-1 itinerary. Yes, not a minute wasted. 

Our First stop, Mt. Seorak and Naksansa Temple. This tour requires long walk on a scourching heat. The weather when we arrive South Korea was on opposites: very cold at night and very dry and hot on daytime. 

The Cable car ride was exciting and the mountains are great! Did you know that Mountains cover 70% of Korea? Thanks to James for this info. This means really long and uphill walk for our many tours :)

Sumptuous lunch was served after the Mt. Seorak National Park adventure. The tour we availed covers all meals. It is usally variety of samgyupsal and hotpot. My husband and my sons loved the food! 

Next stop was BTS Bustop at Jumunjin Beach. 

Our Tourguide, James

Inspired by this picture: #ctto

We also went to Yangyang Lighthouses with weird mushroom shape, or our imaginations are just playing on us ;)

We were exhausted when we arrived our hotel. We stayed overnight in one of the good hotels in Gangwon.

To be continued:

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