A Korean Holiday: South Korea Itinerary (Southern Tour)

For the first part of our 12-day South Korean trip itinerary, click here. Day 7: Off to the South! Gyeongju Historical Tour 7:00 AM Wake up call Fix things for check out 8:00 AM Breakfast 9:00 AM Depart for Seoul Station Book Korean Rail (KTX) ticket for Singyeongju Station 10:50 AM Board KTX 11:00 AM […]

A Korean Holiday: South Korea Itinerary (Northern Tour)

Day 0: Annyeong Hasaeyo Daehan Minguk! 8:00 PM Landing at Incheon International Airport 8:30 PM Clear immigration and retrieve internet card 10:00 PM Ride train to Seoul Station 11:00 PM Arrival at Seoul Station Transfer to Subway Line 4 11:10 PM Alight at Sookmyung Women’s University Station 12:00 PM Check in and settle down Day […]

Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part IV)

This is a series. Check out the other parts below: Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part I) Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part II) Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part III) The Final Stretch: A Thunderous Uproar in the Mountains Fourteen hours since setting out on this jourey, we […]

Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part III)

This is a series. Check out the other parts below: Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part I) Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part II) Mt. Bira-bira and Mt. Naulaw: Brief Respite While we were climbing down to Mt. Bira-bira, we snapped pictures on the numerous rock structures along the trail. Idyllic […]

Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part II)

This is a series. Check out the other parts below: Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part I) Mt. Balingkilat, The Home of the Thunder God Before proceeding with our hike, all joiners performed their respective pre-hike routines. When everyone was ready, we gathered around for the orientation and the pre-climb prayer. After doing […]

Cawag Pentalogy: The Ultimate Open Trail Challenge (Part I)

2017, It’s All About Getting Back into Shape Before 2017, I managed to climb only four mountains. Most of it was for pleasure rather than for health purposes. However, my perspective began to change in 2017.¬†With an adamantine resolve that I never thought I had, I climbed one mountain at a time. The time to […]

Korean Series: Getting Past the Immigration Officer

Our South Korean dream is finally coming into fruition. After months of preparation, here we are finally on the day of reckoning. But alas, there is still one item on our checklist which filled me with apprehension because I feared it would prematurely end my hopes of traveling to South Korea. And that is getting […]