To Kimichi Land

Since our last get away to Bangkok, Hubby and I have been looking forward to our next holiday. After all, what’s not to like about a holiday without Sophie, where we don’t have to worry about places to eat, nap time and being back in the hotel to tuck Sophie to bed. After I threw out a few holiday destinations, I decided to try my luck and suggested Korea. Alexis has always refused to go Korea because he hates Korean food. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. He never orders Korean food, so I can’t pass judgment if he likes it or not. And the one rule about communication is that you never use extreme words like always, never and hate. So I was pleasantly surprised when he gamely said yes. And like what a friend commented on FB, he does anything for the wife! Awwww… I’m so BLESSED! Between us now, he’s the one who’s more excited than me. And I must say that he’s been very resourceful from planning the itinerary to reading up hotel reviews, pouring over all the Korea guide books we borrowed. To plan our itinerary, he went to a couple of travel agencies websites and printed their tour highlights. Now I just need to pick out those that I want to visit. Clever or not?

Guide books we picked up at Korean Plaza at Samsung Hub

And guess what I found, Lotte World Hotel has a Hello Kitty theme hotel!!! I’m so staying there!

I just cant wait to go Korea! And just in case you’re wondering, yes, Sophie’s not joining us for this trip. Guilt trip? What guilt trip? I’ll say that a holiday just for us is what needed to keep the marriage alive. So any suggestions on where I can go, eat, stay, shop, visit? Thanks!

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  1. Cindy Ng October 6, 2011 at 9:37 pm Reply

    Enjoy yr trip!

  2. Susan Koh October 7, 2011 at 12:30 am Reply

    Thanks Cindy. How was Redang?

  3. Klessis October 7, 2011 at 10:12 am Reply

    OMG hello kitty hotel is so cute la!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please take tons of photos!!! 🙂 Have a great trip!

    • Susan October 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm Reply

      I know. And I also found out there is a Hello Kitty cafe too!

  4. Nina Lee October 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Tats gd! I’m always the one planning … including the coming Taiwan trip. From booking tix n accommodation, to planning itinerary and looking out for places suitable for ovann, I’ve gotta do it by myself.

  5. Susan Koh October 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm Reply

    I also do my part by reading forums and asking friends who has been there before. Always good to plan together, it’s part of the fun when going on a holiday.

  6. Nina Lee October 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm Reply

    Tats what i thot too! But he always bochup, and says everything leave to me. Sometimes it’s fun, but sometimes it’s stressful …aaarrgghh ….

  7. Susan Koh October 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm Reply

    Nina: as long as you plan and he appreciates then will be worth it! When are you going to Taiwan?

  8. Nina Lee October 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm Reply

    Hahaa .. ya, I’m happy as long as everyone enjoy the trip and wat i have planned! We’ll be going in jan next year …The weather shld be cold and i’m on the look out for the thick jackets and winter wear. Hb just laughed at me and said i too ‘kua1 zhang1’. Lets hope he freeze to death there.

  9. Susan Koh October 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm Reply

    I also need winter wear as Korea will be quite cold in Nov

  10. June October 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm Reply

    Wow, kimchi ramen…slurrp. Enjoy! And dare I say, are you planning to have no.2 ‘made in Korea’? 😉

    • Susan October 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm Reply

      We’ll see about it 🙂 but I’m sure when we are more relaxed on a holiday we’ll be in a baby making mood.

  11. Nina Lee October 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm Reply

    Both hubby and i, and in fact, ovann too, are scared of heat so we hardly have jackets or sweaters in our wardrobe. Even long sleeved shirts also can count by 1 hand kind …. so er … i’ve already spent close to S$200 buying long-sleeved shirts, jackets and sweaters for the 3 of us. And i still need to buy more 🙂 So it’s time for taobao spree 😛

  12. Cindy Ng October 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm Reply

    Redang was nice. But the trip was too short.

  13. mico August 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm Reply


    Can i know if your seoul trip is F&E or package tour ? thanks. How do you book those local tours. Thanks

    • Susan August 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm Reply

      Hi Mico,

      Yes I did a free and easy tour to South Korea. Only the DMZ tour requires advanced booking as we need to submit our passport for clearance prior to the trip. You can use the link from here.
      For guided tour to the palaces, you can check out their timings first online. A good place to plan for your free and easy trip is to head down to the Korean Tourism Board at Samsung Hub.

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