Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Gourmet Farms in Silang, Cavite

Have you heard of "Gourmet Farms"? If not, I will share to you a glimpse of it. 

Gourmet Farms is the first organic farm in the country, was born in 1998. It was the first company to export Philippine coffee beans over the country. They opened up a cafe in 2000, where customers can buy their delicious and healthy products.

Gourmet Farms is located in KM 52, Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Cavite. Visit their site here for more details.

They offer farm tour with this schedule.

We dined-in in their Al Fresco Gastrobar to experience and try their food.

We ordered a Gourment Pizza and also roasted chicken.

The food is good and very healthy. Thumbs up for that. ๐Ÿ‘  Although it's a bit pricey but when it comes with the ambiance, it's a great place for a date.

Here's what you can see inside Gourmet's Cafe shop:

How about you? Have you been to this place? Share your experience.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

5 Must Have Apps for Visiting South Korea

South Korea is one of the best countries we've been to. I've been to different countries and it's a must to have some apps installed on your phone to avoid get lost.

1. Subway Korea - This app was developed by Malang Studio Co. Ltd. "Subway Korea" app is a must-have app for subway travel in South Korea. The subway in South Korea is the most complex subway I've rode in my entire life so far. Using this app, our travel was smooth and relaxing. It offers real-time transit information, timetable, transfer info, station/area guide and so on.

Screenshots from App Store

The app is available in both iOS and Android platforms.

2. Google Maps - This app makes our navigation easier and faster. I won't elaborate more on how useful this app. 

The app is available in both iOS and Android platforms.

3. Facebook - Who doesn't need a Facebook app? This app connects us to people and places. We can also share updates, post photos, videos of our trip.

The app is available in both iOS and Android platforms.

4. Messenger - We can instantly reach people - for free. We don't need to load our sim or register to international roaming to contact our loved ones. On our South Korea trip, we usually contact our parents for our whereabouts. 

The app is available in both iOS and Android platforms.

5. Instagram - With the use of the app, we can capture and share our memorable moments of our trip. 

The glimpse of our South Korea trip from my Instagram account

The app is available in both iOS and Android platforms.

How about you? Have you used the apps mentioned above? Can you suggest more? 
Saturday, July 16, 2016

South Korea Day 7: Incheon International Airport (์ธ์ฒœ๊ตญ์ œ๊ณตํ•ญ)

Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, opened in March 2001. The airport is consistently named as the best airport in the world (ACI’s Airport Service Quality) for 11th year. 

It was nice and privilege to travel in Seoul. Our seven-day vacation trip was such a blast! We experienced the authentic Korean food and culture that we're dreaming of since high school years.

Me and my sister have to go back on our home country. I felt the sadness in our hearts. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Thank you God for such a wonderful blessing! Hoping to get back in Seoul soon. Aja! ๐Ÿ’ช

How about you? Have you been to Seoul? How was your experience?

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

South Korea Day 6: Hello Kitty Cafe at Myeong-dong (ํ—ฌ๋กœํ‚คํ‹ฐ์นดํŽ˜ ๋ช…๋™)

Hello Kitty was part of our childhood life. We usually watched Sanrio: Hello Kitty every Sunday when we were kids. Actually, I love Hello Kitty because of its theme's color, which is pink (my favorite color).

Without further ado, our plan for our last night in Seoul was to explore the Hello Kitty Cafe in Myeong-dong. It is located 3 minutes away from Myeong-dong MRT Station and from our hotel.

View from the Outside

Hello Kitty Myeongdong branch is located in the second floor of a building. Sorry I forgot the name of the building.

The Cafe

1. Instagram-worthy chairs 

2. Hello Kitty Displays (not for sale)

3. Souvenir Shop

4. Cute themed restrooms

The Food

There are plenty menus to choose from.

We just ordered different sets of dessert. Here's what we ordered:

1. Hotdog Set (Chilly, Cheese, Boston) - KRW 8,000

2. Bread Set - KRW 9,000

3. Waffle Set - KRW 10,000



Location: 28 Myeongdong 4-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

How about you? Do you love Hello Kitty? Have you been to this place? Share your experience.
Monday, July 11, 2016

South Korea Day 6: Myeong-dong Cathedral (์„œ์šธ ๋ช…๋™์„ฑ๋‹น)

March 6, 2016 - Aside from Hyehwa Catholic Church, there are also Catholic churches in Seoul. Myeong-dong Cathedral is one of them.

Myeong-dong Cathedral is the Church for Archdiocese of Seoul and was also the birthplace for the Roman Catholic Church community in Korea. - VisitKorea

Note: The Sunday mass (English) is 9 am.

Took using the panorama feature of iPhone

We didn't take photos inside to pay respect of the masses going on. We just took photos outside the church and roamed around the area.

We're hoping to attend a 9am Sunday mass here next time.

How about you? Have you been to this place? Share your experience.
Monday, July 11, 2016

South Korea Day 6: Sunday Mass at Hyehwa Catholic Church

March 6, 2016 - We asked Karla, our schoolmate in high school, if there are Catholic churches in Seoul. She recommended Hyehwa Catholic Church, which is located few walking distance away from Hyehwa-dong Station (Line #4 Exit 1).

Note: There is a Tagalog mass every Sunday at 1:30 pm for Filipinos.

The Sunday mass here was very solemn. I felt the longingness of our fellow Filipino kababayans. I noticed that every Filipino here seems know each other. 

How about you? Have you experienced attending a Sunday mass in a foreign country? Share your experience.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016

South Korea Day 5: Yoogane Restaurant in Myeong-dong

Yoogane Restaurant was recommended by my former officemate, Kia. Thanks Kia for the recommendation! 

The restaurant's famous signature dish is marinated dak galbi, which came from a huge pan with chicken tendered meat, rice, vegetables and special spicy sauce. It costs KRW 6,000 / $5+. Kia advised me to add extra mozzarella cheese so I took that advice.


Address: 66-6 Chungmuro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul (์„œ์šธ ์ค‘๊ตฌ ์ถฉ๋ฌด๋กœ2๊ฐ€ 66-6)
Hours: 10:00 am - 01:00 am

How about you? Have you tried this restaurant? Share your experience.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

South Korea Day 5: Petite France (์˜๋ ํ”„๋ž‘์Šค)

March 5, 2016 - After visiting Jade Garden, we visited Petite France. If Jade Garden considered as Small Europe in the Forest, Petite France serves as the French-Style cultural village.

Petite France was opened in April 2008. The place is mostly known as the filming locations of popular Korean dramas. One notable Korean dramas was My Love from the Stars (2014).

How to Get there?

Ride an ITX going to Cheongpyeong Station. Then take Exit 2. Go to the Gapyeong Circle bus stop and pay 5,000 won for the ride (unlimited for a day). 

Note: You can also ride Gapyeong Circle Bus if you will go to Nami Island and other attractions within the area.


Address: 1063 Hoban-ro, Oeseo-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea / ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ๋„ ๊ฐ€ํ‰๊ตฐ ์ฒญํ‰๋ฉด ํ˜ธ๋ฐ˜๋กœ 1063
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Sun-Thu) and 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (Fri-Sat)
Admission Fee: 
      Adult: KRW 8,000 / Teenager: KRW 6,000 / Children: KRW 5,000 / Seniors: KRW 6,000

Suggested Duration of Visit: 2 hours