DEPARTURE MANILA: We arrived at the airport early to avoid the traffic in manila. so while waiting for our friend Joan Nieva we had food at the lounge. I had a few drinks from the bar too. I had Irish Baileys and beer after our dinner. For dinner we had wanton soup and dimsum. When Joan arrived I had another round of dimsum.
Over all , food was great at the Cathay Pacific Lounge.The space was quite and Huge. There's a place to rest/sleep , space for dinning, mini bar space and for business men and women to place there laptops and work. they also had plugs beside the tables for charging.
The perks of flying Business Class. plus you can have a guest with you depending on the status of your miles. My partner Eric can bring another guest in coz he collects points on his Marco polo and qantas membership. Then off we go! See you again in a week manila!
Our Day 1 in Korea. Early Morning we arrived from the philippines. I was wearing my light colored jeans cropped top. See through long sleeves and undershirt topped with a leather jacket.paired with my nike pumps. Did not anticipate that it would be this freezing cold. I think it was about 7 to 8 degrees outside.
We rode the train going to the immigration and upon arriving, the line was long but... as what they say , patience is a virtue until we made it out.
While waiting for our other companion Mitzi another high school friend of eric we ended up having breakfast at the airport restaurant. I had rice and a sausage. it was good but I was starving so I forgot to take a photos :) since I did not eat my food on the plane coz I was so sleepy.😴
Finally arrived at the appartment . We stayed at the home of my partners highschool friends very lovely couple Alick and Cecille.Very nice appartment.The place was very cozy. Thank you Alick and Cess! 💋
Around 3pm we headed out to the city and started exploring. Our first stop , the train station.
We arrived at the place called MYEONGDONG STREET. Its a shopping strip full of different items you can buy , from food to beauty needs and fashion.
I loved that fried cheese with rice cake eric bought for us to try but It was so cold that I regret not wearing a cap, bonet or a hat.I was freezing cold...
We started our very first korean dinner with a spicy chicken bbq , beer and soju! I had a berry flavored beer and I must say I got hooked to it the rest of the trip.I had to steal my partners bonet by the way.. 😂😂 (forgive my eyebags)
Went home super tipsy that night but had a lot of fun!
Well, the night was not over yet... we headed back to the apartment and had few more drinks.
The high school friends were not done catching up yet , remembering their high school days.
It was a long day for all of us... Time to sleep and dream sweet...
Second day the weather was super cold. learned from the experience the night before so I made sure I wore enough layers to warm me up and of course a reminder from my dermatologist if its cold you have to wear moisturizer and sunblock. Im using placenta cream from Spasitive from @mytouchperfection - IG.
Our first stop, we took a bus on our way to Changdeokgung Stream ,Palace. Before entering the palace we were lucky enough to witness the parade when changing of guards.
Met my birth sign at the palace that day too. After exploring the palace , we explored the streets to check the traditional homes in korea and stopped over this tiny ice cream store, got to taste this bluberry Icecream and even if it was hell'a cold the icecream was to die for!
To end the evening , an all you can eat korean bbq , garlic and kimchi! Cass beer and Soju. I.....was sooooo full!!!
Paste it somewhere!