Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Journey to Korea:The Preparation


Alhamdulillah,as I keep my promises I'll write about my journey to Korea. Yeahhh,I'll divide this entry to a sub-entries depend on my enthusiasm to write and my free time.So readers (if I have a readers?? Cover face) please pray I have a lot of time to write a full story about our vacation to Korea.

::Okay lets begin with the preparation::

1.Flight Ticket

Actually, I bought flight ticket yearly before.Most surprisingly I bought without any doubt that I'll survive there.The excitement just because during December till February was winter season.I wanna exprience snow there.Luckily, I got to grab a promo ticket roughly around RM 700 accompanied by two friends. Without asking permission from my parents I felt uneasy.Thus,the next day I called my mom and ask her whether she want to join me to Seoul,Korea.I know my mom always dream that she at least once wanna touch the snow.Hehe I managed to persuade my mom and my lil sis to go with me too.All of us Alhamdulillah got the same promo ticket.
So the time goes on until last three months before going I started to do a lots of research about what best places to visit at Korea and so on.Most of the time I browse internet just to read a travel journey from other bloggers.Believe me it's very helpful when u have idea what will happen once u go there as well as u can plan your own itinerary based on your preferences.

2.Where to Stay?

As a traveller,the most important thing when we travel is where to stay.Thus, at Korea you have several options such as hotel,guesthouse,backpackers hostel as well as hanok village (traditional house of Korea) if im not mistaken. From my research,hotel is the most expensive rate compare to the others. For me, i prefer the most affordable place with private bathroom inside the room.Thus, through my survey I come across to this Namsan Guesthouse.Bloggers give a good review.It's easy because u only need to book online via email and pay upon arrival.They provide a free breakfast (bread, coffee,tea and ramen as well) The location are strategic to Myeong Dong Subway station and shopping outlets (just across the road).

3. Make an itinerary
Itinerary is among the important thing to do before we're boarding.Plan your vacation thus it make u easier to schedule what u'll done once u arrived until the day u come back.Compare and contrast among the places is good and know the direction as well.Itinerary will make u discipline to follow your own schedule if u have limited time there.

4. Enough clothes
Korea have four seasons thus it is good if you know the season before u go there.Like for me I go on January which is winter season.I should bring along a thermal clothes (to keep u warm) most probably shirt from wool (cotton is useless) as well as winter coat and winter apparel (hand sock,shoes,mafla and etc).U can buy winter coat at Korea as if much lower price compared to Msia.

5. Foods
Yup bring along enough foods there.Canned food and instant noodles are recommended.My mom more clever when she made a ketupat nasi and serunding. Actually it not difficult for muslim to find a halal food there.Go google and visit travel blog u'll find which restraunt is halal for muslim at Korea.

Yeahh last but not least is money.From my expenses, I only spend RM 2000 for 7 days at Korea including fares,transport,shopping and everything.After all,expenses is depend on your.Like me im a budget traveller that amount is enough.

p/s:I might miss something when i write this entry.Maybe later I'll add on extra information.Part 1 travelog to Korea soon.Wassalam