Kicked off day 6 in Korea with breakfast provided by Pedro. This will be served at the Voyagers Travel Café and Pedro himself prepped the food and beverages for us together with two other guests.
Simple breakfast of half a bagel with some cream cheese, banana slices, cherries and a chunk of cheese to nibble on. I also had a cuppa that morning because coffee and I are together for life already xD #caffeineaddict
Pedro called a taxi for us using his trusty KakaoTalk app – I don’t think this is available on the international version – kinda like how Uber operates and we went to U-Square to get onto the bus to Boseong.
Journey to Boseong bus terminal took us around 1.5 hours, fare was KRW8,400/pax
Bought myself more coffee for the bus ride because Park Seo Joon was on it *insert heart eyes* and I loved him in She Was Pretty! We arrived at Boseong bus terminal and then quickly found a taxi to the green tea plantation. Note: The buses to Boseong from Gwangju doesn’t bring you directly to the green tea plantation, you have to either take a separate bus or taxi to reach it. Taxi fare typically costs KRW7,000-10,000/trip and takes around 15 minutes. If you cannot speak Korean, remember to print out the address/location in Hangul to show to the taxi driver.
Hi everyone! Ok, I apologise for the incessant breaks in between all the entries. I’m forever using this excuse but… I’ve been really busy D:
Busy with life in general actually HAHAHAHA – I actually went to Europe since the last travelogue entry, to Hong Kong for a family vacation and even to Indonesia for a short trip.
I digress but I hope the entries are still useful for whoever is keen to head to South Korea! The GZBs came over a few days ago and we were laughing at the vlog videos because I said really stupid stuff on camera lol. Hopefully the bff will find time to edit them into a video and that video will see the light soon :D
Our short stay in Jeonju ended with just that 1 entire day spent at the Hanok Village and then off we went to the next city – Gwangju!
Again, we bought tickets ahead of time upon arrival in Jeonju just to secure our seats on the bus and the journey took us 1h 30 mins into Gwangju. Took a cheaper bus (Kumho) and paid KRW 6,600/pax. Arrived in Gwangju safe and took a taxi to our accommodation Pedro’s House from the bus terminal.
The room wasn’t ready when we arrived but it wasn’t a big deal because we were headed out for sightseeing straight after booking our time slot for the Gangchon Rail Park in Seoul for the following week because the website accepted Korean numbers only and we hadn’t gotten our EG sim card till we departed for Incheon.
Room was very simple, a double bed and a single bed for the 3 of us and I recall booking the room with a private bathroom cos we find it a little strange to share bathrooms (Asians la! Very mafan lol) but Pedro didn’t give us that room O.O
Instead we had to use the common bathroom but it wasn’t a problem because we were really lucky to be the only occupants for that 2 nights and had the whole place to ourselves. Room is also very small and couldn’t fit all our 3 suitcases so we ended up sprawling them open in the living room area lol oops.
Anyway, we headed back to Gwangju’s bus terminal in search for lunch because our bus to Damyang for the Juknokwon Bamboo Forest (죽녹원) leaves directly in front of the bus terminal at the main road – it’s bus no. 311 and it’s the last or second last stop of that bus route. Here’s where we had our lunch inside the bus terminal – Korean fare but very yummy! ^^