EDIT: Updated March 2018
Since I began traveling mid-budget, I rarely stay at hotels. I’ve never stayed in a hotel in Seoul. But I loved staying at guesthouses.
Guesthouses, generally, gives you a feeling of community, like a home away from home – but not quite (depending on your perspective of home, I dare say). To begin with, I’ve stayed at three different guesthouses whenever I’m in town. This is because I still want to explore staying at different parts of town and find out which is the best neighborhood for me.
For this post, I’ll discuss each guesthouse based on the following criteria: proximity to nearest subway station, proximity to Airport Limousine Bus stop, breakfast, reception, toilet/bath, space, price, facility, night life, and shopping. These are the ten points I look at when choosing a hostel or guesthouse in general. This can be your starting point in choosing your guesthouse in Seoul. Or even in other cities.
To make comparing objective, I’ll give one (1) point if it’s positive, and zero (0) if it’s negative, and point five (0.5) if there’s both positive and negative, based on my experience. I will also give explanation as necessary.
So let’s get right down to each of them.
2018 marked the year of my third driver’s license renewal, and this year I decided to do it at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) branch in Robinson’s Lipa. The branch aims to ease the number of people crowding the regional branch in Concepcion.
This branch is actually pretty small, and only caters to application for Student Permit, and renewal of Driver’s and Conductor’s license.
For this post, I’ll be talking about the process and throw some tips to make your renewal easier, and probably faster.
I am writing this post as supplement to my original post on Applying for South Korea Tourist Visa.
I helped another friend get hers but the most important thing here really is submitting the complete requirements. When you have the complete requirements on hand, you don’t really have a lot to worry about. My write-up will be more about what you have to prepare before flying out.
Another reason I am writing this supplement is because my sister also applied for her visa for the first time.
She graduated from university last May, literally marched her graduation in June. She got her first job in June as well.
Since she is already employed by the time she made her application (October 2017), her profile and requirements must be that of an employee.
You can check the complete list of requirements on the Korean Embassy in the Philippines website (site is dead at the moment, will edit once they go live again).
Also, this is a long-ass post without pictures. This had been sitting in my drafts for who knows how long, I had to publish it to get this blog moving again. Also yey for my first post for 2018!
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This is not part of my Seoul Travel Tips series, but I wanted to write it anyway. 🙂
When I went to Seoul solo last year, I made sure I have at least one new tourist place I visit that’s convenient and memorable.
Edinburgh is a beautiful city, in a gothic kind of way.
When I was younger, I loved the dark beauty of goth culture, but used it without justice.
Anyway, this post will not be about that but will be about a tour you can do in the city proper of Edinburgh.
We reached Scotland from England via Virgin Trains. Here is a graphical comparison of why it is much advisable to use fast trains to the heart of Scotland rather than fly to the northern UK territory.
On our last week in the UK, my Aunt decided that we visit Scotland for an overnight stay in the city of Edinburgh.
Here’s another entry for my South Korea tips for the beginner mid-budget traveler! Hopefully, this can help you in that first ever adventure to Seoul!