August 19, 2015

Changdeokgung Palace (Steal the Style goes to Korea: Day 1)


 Last December, I went to Seoul, Korea to celebrate my 18th birthday! Instead of celebrating it traditionally I decided to  use the money to travel where I can learn new things and meet different people and SoKor was the best place I had in mind. I went to Korea with my mom, we had loads of fun just us two but hopefully I could bring all my family on my next travels. Anyhoo, this is my first time going out of the country. I was the one that organized everything. Starting from getting a visa, booking a ticket, and scheduling of our 5 days itinerary. I spent a lot of my time researching, reading blogs and asking some of my friends who went to Korea before. I think its not bad for a first time traveler like me.

 I just have to post this breathtaking sunset *O*
 Hello Korea from above! The moment that the pilot told us to look outside I got really excited! It feels so unreal. Since I was a kid, I've been wanting to visit Seoul. And that wish came true ♥

When we went outside of the airport I didn't expect the weather to be that cold hahaha. I was wearing layer and layer of clothes but I still chill on the inside. Perks of a girl living from a tropical country. It's also my first time to experience winter. "Ala-Elsa ang peg"


On our first day we went to Changdeokgung Palace and Huwon (Changdeokgung Palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbukgung Palace in 1405. It was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. )

It's mandatory to visit this palace! You can really feel that you're in a koreanovela. 









 Look how intricate the details are








Mamita!


You can also avail the guided Secret Garden tour for 1 and half hour. They also have tour guides who speak fluent english for foreign visitors so we can understand everything. You can also ask questions she's really kind and very well accommodating. For more info about the entrance fee and how to get there you can go here











Learned a lot of new things on my first day. I have this thing for history and the people from the past, maybe because I'm an old soul myself. The tour brought me to another place, another era, how I wish there's a time machine so I could go and see the past myself and understand so much better about all the things right now.  Anyways, I hope you like this post and if you  plan on going to South Korea don't hesitate to ask me questions. I'm willing to help and share the knowledge that I know.

Day 1 continuation will be posted soon!