UK 2016: Virgin Trains to Edinburgh

On our last week in the UK, my Aunt decided that we visit Scotland for an overnight stay in the city of Edinburgh.

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UK: Multiple Tourist Visa (With Invitation)


This time, I finally realized my dream of traveling to the United Kingdom. I’ve delayed this trip for a year, and finally here I am, writing about the requirements to get that one hurdle to setting foot in my travel destination topnotcher: the VISA.

For this trip, I will be traveling with my Mom, and we were invited and will be supported by my Aunt who is a British Citizen. You can get information online about the requirements when you do visit the country on your own. But since there’s only a few who write information about trips that are sponsored, here’s my contribution to that lot.

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SOUTH KOREA 2016: Jihachul, Guide to using the trains in Seoul

As part of my South Korea 2016 travel tips, this time, let’s talk about the transportation in Korea, particularly in Seoul.

I have been to Seoul 3 times, and the trains and subways are my best friends. To be honest, I haven’t mastered the art of riding the trains, nor do I know the difference between subway and train (I know in Japan there’s a difference, like on land or underneath it, or that in London they’re called Tube or Train, not subway because that’s a restaurant HAHA). In Manila, we only have Rail that goes on and under land. Anyway, Seoul pretty much have the best transportation system among the countries I’ve been at. Not that there are many, but a lot of people who have been to Seoul would probably say the same. Every nook and cranny of the city is accessible by train, if not, then by bus.

Warning: Huge picture size ahead.

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SOUTH KOREA 2016: Travel Tips

After finishing my travel diary for South Korea 2015, I’ll begin another series related to my spirit country. This time, South Korea 2016 will mostly be travel tips when travelling to Seoul. I hope this will be beneficial to those who will visit Korea – Seoul specifically – for the first time.

I read a lot about the places to visit in Seoul, and how to go to these places, but only a few cater to guidelines when you actually tour the city for the first time. Hence, this will be a master post of some of the tips I can share with you guys if you want to visit the city. I haven’t completely written out this series, so please check back if I have added anything new.

  1. Enjoy Mobile Korea
  2. Jihachul and Subways
  3. Credit Card or PHP
  4. Incheon Airport, pre-departure shopping
  5. Guesthouses
  6. Attending a Korean concert part 1 | part 2
  7. MyeongDong vs. HongDae vs EDae
  8. Coffee Shops and Fastfood
  9. Budget (maybe)

If you enjoyed this series, please let me know in the comments. If you have something you want to know please reach out and I will try to write about that.

P.S. I did not focus on touring this time because I mainly visited the city to watch a concert (two concerts, but of the same artist lol). I did visit a few places I haven’t been to before, but only to fill in the hours before the concert.



151023 How to go to Aiin’s World (on foot from Samsan Stadium)

Aiin’s World is located at 1, Gilju-ro, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do. You can get more details of the amusement park at Visit Korea’s official site.

enjoy aiins!

go follow her on IG!

Now, we got the original instructions to go to the place from this site, and various other sites. However, there’s not much detail on how to go there on foot from the Samsan Stadium Station.

Here’s how:

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Applying for South Korean Tourist Visa (Philippine Passport)

Since I got my second South Korean Tourist Visa, I will share with you guys my tips and experiences in applying, including the details of what we submitted.

passport final

The first time I applied was only for myself – hence, I only needed to prepare my documents.

The second time I applied, I’m applying for myself and my sister. Why for my sister? I will be the one to support her; hence I needed to prepare documents beyond what were required of me.

Since the instructions for submitting documents for an employee are already enumerated here, and countless pages have shared as well (my favourite being this site – not just for the dense information, but for the writing style as well), I will just share the requirements I submitted as an employee supporting a student, and share as well the documents my sister submitted. This will be for application done on August 13, 2015

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