Honeymoon Part 1- S.Korea

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Last November I travelled with my husband to South Korea and Japan for our honeymoon. We stayed in S. Korea for 5 days and spent 6 days in Japan. Here is what we did and places we visted in S.Korea:

The first thing we did was pick up our pocket wifi we reserved through Wifi-Korea (http://wifi-korea.com/ ). Having wifi saved us so much trouble during our travels-just being able to access google maps or safari saved us from arguments and frustration. I reserved our pocket wifi about a week before our trip and we were able to pick it up at the airport upon our arrival. At the end of our trip we just dropped it off at the hotel front desk and that was that! You pay a deposit of $100 and our rental cost was $31.95 for 5 days. Back to the trip itself....

Our hotel was the lovely Westin in Myeongdong and they welcomed us with a little box of french macaroons! I was so excited to see that our view from the room was of the main street where all the cosmetics are sold. So many of the same shops all over the block! I was in love. There was also an abundance of coffee shops and bakeries!! I think we stepped into a coffee shop at least once a day since my husband is a coffee enthusiast. I will admit it was fun to check them out because each was unique in its own way and having somewhere to defrost while it was blistering cold outside was comforting.

Aside from infamous Myeongdong (which we visited more than once), we checked out Ewha, Gyeongbok Palace, Buckchon Hanok Village, Insadong, Gangnam, Namdaemun, Itaewon, Gwangjang Market, and Hongdae.  Each place is worth visiting and there is so much to see! A few of our photos from Korea:

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For all the fashion and beauty loves out there, this place is heaven!!! I personally love Korean style- trendy yet classy. :) I learned that their clothes aren't the cheapest, but you actually are paying less for really good quality so all in all you usually get a good deal. I was able to find a nice, warm, quality wool coat for less than $100. We saw $1 socks everywhere so I decided to pick up a few to try out. They are affordable AND good quality. No surprise there. :)

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I stepped into cosmetics heaven when I walked into Myeongdong. Etude House. Too Cool For School. Olive Young. Missha. Innisfree. There's an endless list of brands! 0_0

 I picked up a good variety of items to try and so far I haven't been disappointed. :) Should I do another blog post about the individual items I tried? Let me know if anyone is interested! I'd be happy to share!

My husband and I have a tradition of getting hair cuts while we travel. Since getting married, my hair was getting too long and unruly so I decided to get my hair cut in S. Korea. Research led me to choose Juno Hair in Ewha. They have multiple locations all over Seoul for added convenience! $25 got me a hair wash, massage, my choice of beverage and snacks, consult, and the cut + style. I was in and out of there within an hour... maybe even less. I would highly recommend this place to anyone interested in getting their hair done.

I can't wait to visit S. Korea again! An Nyoung!! :)

Summary of places visited:

Myeondong

Namdaemun Market

Gyeobokgung Palace

Insadong

Gangnam

Itaewon

Dongdaemun

Gwangjang Market

Ewha Women's University

Hongdae

Bukchon Hanok Village

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