[Journey To The Land of Daehanminguk] Part 3 : Actually Departing There

Greetings, folks.

So, after prepping all the administrative stuff, all the itinerary, all that’s left is to depart!

We didn’t take the direct flight because it’s a bit costlier (but more on this part, I swear!), so we took Air Asia flights with transits to KL, with hopes we can stretch our leg between the long hour flights.

We took off from CGK around half past 6 PM and arrived around 12 AM in KL.

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Please pardon our tired faces.

We departed again to Incheon around 12:30 and arrived around 7.20 AM.

We were greeted by the early spring breeze, and this particular oppa.

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Rode a few escalators, and I was kind of astonished with this view:

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IMO, it was a lot like Kualanamu in Medan. But of course, it’s filled with Korean peeps. And I quote myself “it feels like I’m entering what I saw in TV / PC / Phone screens”.

It feels great to finally visit some other country. Especially with you, my dearest.

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Pardon our scruffy faces, we haven’t had a proper rest. Hehe

After taking some selfies and pics to our satisfaction, we took off to our lodging place by bus. We stayed at a place, by a walking distance to bus stations and train stations in Namdaemun. 

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This was the frontal view of our lodging. The weather was quite gloomy because it was raining in the afternoon.

My initial impressions about South Korea was:

  • Roads are wide, pedestrian crosswalks are well planned and the peeps there are very compliant.
  • Cars around there are mostly sedans, smaller hatchbacks, and SUVs. No LMPV whatsoever.
  • Bikes ranged from local matic scooter to larger imported bikes like supersports or American cruiser.
  • Peeps around here are quite conscious about foreigner and looks.

 

I guess that’s all I can write now. See you soon, folks!

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[Journey To The Land of Daehanminguk] Part 2 : Arranging the Itinerary

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Ah, didn’t see this draft! Thanks hon, but I’ll write it first :p
So, we secured our entry to the Republic of Korea. What’s next? Of course it’s the itinerary!

I believe in freedom. And I believe in you (r Korean language proficiency), my dear. That’s why we didn’t plan for following an established tour, but set our own itinerary instead. That way, we can fully accommodate our own needs there.

Yes dear, I got you

Let’s jump right in :

Since we only have two full days and a half day, I assure that we got to the mandatory places  in Seoul. That’s the first.

Second thing is we want to make sure that we can enjoy the signature Korean dish and give our hands a bunch of street food.

The third thing, and this is my kind of mission to start with, is hunting for Korean cosmetics and skin care (sorry babe, cannot help it).

The last but not least,

What babe?

Anyways, out of all tourism objects scattered around Seoul, we picked out what’s the most viable and feasible to visit and enjoy. I admit that I do want to go around some agency buildings just to catch some glimpse of Korean celebs around there. But as I checked two of my fave girl groups that they had no schedule or abroad schedule, visits around agency building is a no go. So… what else?

Medieval castles. Hype areas. Chill areas. That’s the places we want to go.

Palaces. Hongdae / Myeongdong. Hangang Park Dongdaemun Design Plaza. That’s what we had in mind.

Did we reach those places? Continues in the forthcoming posts. Stay tune. 

I forgot what to say hahahaa…

Anyway, here is Our final Itinerary : 

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[Journey To The Land of Daehanminguk] Part 1 : Obtaining the Four-Lettered Document in the Embassy of the Republic of Korea

 

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So….

In order to go out of your country, you need passport, right?

But here’s the catch: to enter one’s country, you don’t simply just waltz in like you usually do… but you need to get that particular four-lettered document: V to the I to the S to the A!

Read with me… VEEEE SSAAAAAA

As most of the people who like to travel know, getting a visa is quite an administrative job. And not everyone has that kind of thing. Me personally don’t like getting my hands on the administrative stuff. Not to mention that I’m very messy and not a very systematic person. 

Before we submit the required documents to the embassy, we googled what are the documents needed for submission.

Googled? Not only we googled, but we also hijack one of our friend’s soon to be wedded girlfriend who happen to work in a South Korean company, that ALSO happened to just recently visited South Korea, to obtain any single nitty gritty details about the Korea as a country and the Visa. Is it hard? Is it easy?
Well, to the day this blog was posted, we haven’t got our visas yet, but, finger’s crossed!

So, let’s just get down to business… what you need to prepare to get South Korea Visa?

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