I was stressed the week before and during Holy Week so I did something crazy: I booked a flight bound to Seoul, the land of Kim Bok Joo, the next day! Okay, it wasn’t all that crazy. It’s just crazy for my pockets. I was crashing a Korean spring trip of my friends (who booked their tickets last year btw). Not having time to regret my decision, I had to go home straightaway and pack my bags!
I LOVE convenience stores in Korea! I especially love these kimbaps
I couldn’t sleep during the flight, so I drew Kol Michaelson!!!
Finding my way to my guesthouse.
Cherry Blossom Royal Family
My friends were going to Nami Island and considering I’ve been there three times already, I passed and decided my trip to visit all the filming locations of the latest Korean drama that I fell in love with: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. Exploring the city alone was no problem but the fact that no one was there to take my picture made me second guess my decision. All’s good. *tears*
Here are some of the best Kim Bok Joo filming spots that I found. Enjoy!
Last August, a friend from Canada returned to the Philippines for a vacation. Her hometown was Davao so like any good impulsive friend, I, along with friends from college, booked a flight and flew to the south again. This was my third trip to Davao and my barkada have already been there at least once, so we decided to just make the trip as relaxing as possible. (Our young professional bodies were VERY tired!) In our own terms, we wanted to make it a “Lola Trip.” No offense meant to grandmas, of course. We love y’all! Well, things didn’t turn out as planned.
This is a very late post but I have to say that this has been one of the most amazing travels ever! EVER! Amiciness Goes on a VL featured Oriental Mindoro last January, which was short and sweet, but my trip to Surigao set the bar high for my travels throughout this year. I’ve been hearing about Surigao since I was in grade school but I never really knew what it looked like. Too bad, none of my teachers told me it was paradise. I should have gone there sooner. I want to go back! Take me back!
GUYAM ISLAND PANORAMA!!
There’s always a rainbow at the end of the waterfall. WHAT?! HAHA
IT’S SO HARD TO SWIM. 😀
Fish Feeding in Enchanted River
🎶Is it too late now to say Surigao?🎶
My friends and I booked a promo flight bound to Butuan City because the flight to Surigao City is way more expensive. Can you believe that this was my first flight for 2016 (and only flight as of August)? I was excited (since I filed a three-day vacation leave for this) but I didn’t know what to expect. I was just really looking forward to dive in the Hinatuan Enchanted River but this part of the south offered more than that. Surigao completely blew me away. I wanted the trip to go on forever, and ever, and ever.
Watch the new episode of amiciness goes on a vl after the jump. 📹
Hey! hey! It’s officially summer and hopefully, it’ll last until May! YEY! But before you go on a VL, drive to the beach and leave the comforts of your home, it’s important to check if you’ve packed everything. Traveling light does not help because you end up overthinking what to put in your small backpack just for it to be under or equal 7 kg. I know. It’s really hard. I always end with a trolley bag, no matter how hard I try. #always
To help you with deciding on what to bring on your vacay, here are five of my fave summer must-haves. Bon voyage!
Hi Amiciness readers! Since I won a GoPro, thanks to Sponge Cola, (read full story here), from now on, I’ll be documenting my travels in videos and under the “segment,” Amiciness Goes on a VL. For those who are not in the corporate world, VL means “Vacation Leave.” For my first stop, I didn’t technically file and use a single VL. I had only spent a short weekend in Oriental Mindoro (not the side of Puerto Galera).Thanks to my friend/officemate, KC! We traveled to her hometown in Gloria. Gloria was celebrating the Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus that coming Monday (Feb 15). It’s my first time to experience a piyesta (or as I call it, pista) in the province so I was very excited.
Watch the video of my Oriental Mindoro trip after the jump.