My trip to South Korea with my high school friend, Mon, involved 11 days of touring Seoul (with day trips to Paju, Anyang, and Gapyeong), Danyang, Busan, and Jeju. On our fourth day in Seoul, we managed to make room for a trip to Gyeonggi-do specifically at Heyri Art Village in Paju and Anyang Art Park in Anyang. Hence, a day of art appreciation.
Read my post here to view our complete itinerary with a list of directions, expenses, and tips.
Before setting my foot in South Korea, I had already foreseen going there with my friend from high school, Mon, because both of us have been caught by its wave, also known as Hallyu. Hallyu, translated as “Flow of Korea” in English, describes the international popularity of South Korean culture and is exceptionally accounted for the growth of tourism in the country. Its effect has taken the world by storm since the 1990s through Korean music, drama, food, skincare, cosmetics, and fashion.
After unwinding at Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa and feasting at Vieux Chalet Swiss Restaurant, it was about time to visit Pinto Art Museum which was Edwin and I’s last stop on our anniversary weekend in Antipolo. I felt a separation anxiety the moment I realized I had to leave such a beautiful city ever so soon. Continue reading