Thursday, 23 April 2015
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Cafe Hue Place located in Bukchon Hanok Village in South Korea is a tea and coffee gallery that everyone will definitely love. The place whether you want your coffee outdoor or inside their superbly decorated interior was such a fantastic way to relax and unwind after your palace tour or window shopping around Bukchon area. Having my caffeine fix here felt like I was in a five star hotel and with excellent WIFI connection, I just don't wanna leave the place.
Cafe Hue Place offers both hot and cold coffee, teas, milkshakes and excellent dessert too. Korean pastries I like coz it's not that sweet and eventhough flavours will be mild for my tastebuds, still I can't get enough of their cheese cakes and chocolate dessert indulgence. Their coffees are served as well in fancy cups and mugs that felt like each cup of it was toally worth every won spent.
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Bitten by the travel bug- that's what happened to my February 2015 experience. I had my early summer escapade in the paradise island of Krabi Thailand and ended my month in my dream destination- South Korea! In between these travels, I also had stay cation in Westin Hotel Singapore and of course my never ending food blogging excuse to eat everything without guilt all for the love to my food blog!
I hope you'll enjoy these more than 120 photo diaries from Korean sceneries, Asian pristine beaches, Jisan snow boarding shots and more happy memories for my February Instagram posts. This coming week I will be in Europe for 12 day-tour to six European countries included in Schengen visa countries (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland & Netherlands). So stay tune and follow me on Instagram http://instagram.com/darylm15 or you can also hype me in my Look book account http://lookbook.nu/darylmfabregas
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
This was a great travel milestone of my life to experience snow for the first time in my life. Any Asian kid would always have their own vision of the snow world! It was such a day of awesome experience to try snow boarding for the first time in my life. What made it even memorable was the chance to finally meet my Korean student back in Philippines five years ago.
I really told Michael (my Korean student) that I want to try snow boarding even before I went to South Korea and good enought my wish was granted. Instead of going there via shuttle bus, we used his private car that made it so convenient to reach the ski resort. You can get the rental of snowboard/ ski and shoes provided by the reasort but you can have cjeaper alternative by renting outside of the resort. The rental of clothes and board will cost you around 20,000 won and admission ticket was around 47,500 won. There's a lot of places inside for a budget of 9,000 - 15,000 won will do.
Jisan Forest Ski Resort, which opened in December 1996 makes the perfect one-day trip from Seoul. It is located only fourty minutes from the capital and is covered with beautiful white pines. A second reconstruction to the resort was complteted in 1999, opening thr 68-room Maple Condo, an intermediate/advanced slope (1.5 km), Korea's first 6-person high speed ski lifts, and a world-class halfpipe and half-pipe ski lifts. These renovations elevated Jisan Forest Resort to one of ghr best leisure complexes in the metropolotan area.
The Jisan Forest Resort's state-of-the-art snow management systems works to overcome the weather near the Seoul area and sustain great quality snow. The resport offers nighttime skiing for businessmen and is also perfect for beginners, making it a great getaway for the entire family. Shuttle buses operate from various regions to the Jisan Resort. You can make reservations for the free shittle bus on thr homepage.
Jisan Forest Ski Resort
San 28-1, Harwol-ri, Majang-myeon
1300 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
Monday, 13 April 2015
It's always a mandatory travel list for me to experience the best theme park of any country I'm visiting. From Disneyland in Hongkong to YAS Water Park in Abu Dhabi, I really didn't miss the premiere amusement destination located in the heart of South Korea- Lotte World.
Back in Philippines when I do part time tutorial lessons to Korean students, I always do hear fun stories and insane rides from kids who experienced the Lotte World Adventure. This theme park is now divided into 3 sections- Lotte World Adventure, Lotte Water Park and Lotte World Aquarium.
Lotte World Complex is the world's largest indoor theme park for the first time in Korea. It opened in July 21, 1989 and it was the world's largest indoor theme park ranked by the Guiness Book of World Records in 1995.
Lotte World is a theme park in additon to department stores, hotels, duty free shops, and discount stores. Upon entering into this magical world, I was amazed by the gigantic ice skating arena located in the center of the theme park. At first, I thought that was it, not until I reached the Magic Island where you can experience the best rides in your life. I had a quick food trip to try chocolate churros and milk tea before heading out to my Lotte World adventure.
In total, Lotte World indoor park consist of four levels of various adventures. Aside from that, they also have the Magic Island, Kid Zone, Shopping Mall, Charlotte Theater and Folk Museum. Their best rides include Drop Tower, Gyro Swing and the Giant Loop, The Conquistador and French Revolution.
Due to extreme temperature in Seoul I only managed to try 2 rides in the Magic Island. I just spent the remaining time indoor eating churros, watching the insane long queue on famous indoor rides and ended up watching the theater shows before leaving Lotte World. Maybe I'm really getting old enough to have all the energy in trying out the rides, but the kid in me will forever be here when it comes to amusement parks. Lotte World is definitely one tourist spot not to miss out in Seoul. It's totally worth your time & money.
Lotte World Adventure
240 Olympic-ro Songpa-Gu, Seoul,
Korea Hotel Lotte World
Saturday, 11 April 2015
Cebu travel escapade will not be compete without trying it's nightlife. Liv is the newest night club in Cebu. The crowd is a mix of expats and pinoys with a reasonable entrance fee of Php 200.00 that comes with free drinks. This place is located in Times Square in Mandaue accesible through taxi or best if you have private car as you'll pass through silent streets before reaching Time Square.
The place has a number of restaurant and bars which makes it the perfect spot for LIV as the vibrant hub of social activity in Cebu. Make sure to go here after midnight as usually the crowd will start to flock by 12 MN. With the growing nightlife in Cebu, LIV provides one of the biggest club area I've seen in the Philippines. We made it to the VIP access so we had table in the second level of the bar. There we had the panoramic view of the place with all the people dancing crazy when you look down.
With excellent DJ's, good music and vibrant atmosphere, LIV is the best night life experience you shouldn't miss in Cebu to anyone who wants to party till the early hours. LIV Superclub Cebu, thank you for this unforgettable night!