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Fast Facts on Nami Island by Byaheng Barok on May 1, 2012. . . . . . . . . Nami Island is an independent republic. They have their own flag, anthem, passport, currency, etc. . Nami Island was formed when the Cheongpyeong Dam was constructed. . Nami Island was named after General Nami, a young, distinguishe...



How to Go to Nami Island via Subway by Byaheng Barok on Apr 30, 2012. . . . . Since the nearest subway station from Guesthouse Korea is the Anguk Station, I will start my directions from the Anguk Station. . 1. Go to Anguk Station and take the Line 3 (orange) to Jongno-3(sam)-ga . . 2. At Jongno-3(sam)-ga Station, tr...



Shopping in Myeong-dong by Byaheng Barok on Apr 25, 2012. . . . . . . . Myeong-dong ruined the day, Myeong-dong made the day. . It really depends on how you look at it, but the events of our first day in Seoul, South Korea, or should I say, THE EVENT (that is, going to Myeong-dong), changed the HolyWeek T...



Accommodation in Seoul: Guesthouse Korea by Byaheng Barok on Apr 23, 2012. . . . . . . . I came across Guesthouse Korea from the PEX travel forum. I usually jump-start my research from there, as first accounts from actual travelers are more reliable than researching for accommodation websites. . I was actually, kind of, l...



How Seoul Greeted Us on our First Night by Byaheng Barok on Apr 18, 2012. . . . . . . With a very cold temperature. . Weeks before we (the HolyWeek Travellers) even left Manila, I’ve been religiously checking out the weather and the temperature in Seoul and Busan. A year ago, it was suppose to be spring at this time of...



South Korea Itinerary (Seoul & Busan) by Byaheng Barok on Mar 29, 2012. . . . . . . . . . FINALLY! I’m so done packing for a 10-day trip to South Korea. Such a stressful endeavor especially when you’re trying to squeeze everything inside a medium-sized luggage without sacrificing fashion. Haha! But, really, I was w...



The Versatile Blogger Award by Byaheng Barok on Feb 2, 2012. . . . . . . . Thanks to a good ol’ Graduate School classmate from the University of the Philippines who nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award, Evans Yonson of the The Light Traveller. Thank you! Thank you! I feel so honored. Haha! ^_^ . .



10 Things to Do So You Won’t Get Bored during Long Transits by Byaheng Barok on Nov 4, 2011. . . . . . . One of the downside of travelling is the waiting that we need to endure for long flights, long boat trips and long bus rides. If I had been travelling solo, boredom has probably killed me by now. . I’m one of the lucky ones, I guess,...



Mug Log Series: Taiwan by Byaheng Barok on Oct 9, 2011. . When my HolyWeek Traveller friends and I came back from Taiwan, a lot of people have asked us for our travel stories – what we did, where we went to, what bloopers we have this time, etc, etc. With our past Holy Week travels, we never ran out o...



Genting Highland’s Space Shot & Enchanted Kingdom’s EKstreme by Byaheng Barok on Oct 4, 2011. . When my son and I went to Genting Highlands in Malaysia, we didn’t have much proof that he went on to ride the Space Shot, a freakin’ vertical ride that drops at 60 miles per hour (me thinks) as soon as the compressed air is released. Bags, a...