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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ke Korea Ke Kite: Chapter 2

Assalamualaikum semua...
Hello,everyone...
여러분,안녕하세요...
I'm back, the 'lazy' me, the 'selekeh' me, the 'nerd skeptima' me (uh-huh,new name I got from my lil brother because of my new sort of Harry Potter spectacles,ㅋㅋ)...


And yes again, I'm sorry,미안 해요 for the late update regarding the previous post bout my "KeKoreaKeKite" trip.kekeke...FYI, I'm not that freaking crazily busy girl but the laziness just don't wanna leave me.hohoho...

So for today, I just wanna share a little bit bout my experiences that I get from the "KKKK" trip. As I return from the trip, many people keep asking me almost the same question like, "How do u go to Korea,backpackers or travel agent?", "How much did u spent for the trip,the overall cost?", "Where did u stayed?Hotel or Guesthouse?", "How did u eat?any Halal's food?expensive or not?",and blah,blah,blah...

So here I am humbling myself, will share as much as I remember, as detail as I can, coz actually, honestly, I forgot to jot down everything during the trip (as sometimes we're too busy taking pictures,ㅋㅋ).

Here are some tips that I hope will help u guys:

1) Plane ticket = Rm600. Its a return ticket. Actual price is Rm594.60. I think so,forgot already, but without c/in luggage and insurance. As I went with my friend we only c/in certain luggage like those that contain foods and things that are not allowed to bring inside the cabin plus, we're backpackers so we wanna minimized the cost as much as we can!!!ㅋㅋ. As mention in previous post, we bought the ticket really early during promotion. So those who want to minimized ur cost, make sure book your ticket earlier. Regularly check the ticket as Air Asia like to do promo so the price might change accordingly.

2) Exchange money = For Rm1500, I got 470,000++ won. It depends on where you change your money and seriously, I recommend you guys to compare few currency counters as some might offer you the best rate. As for me, I got Rm3.16++ for 1000 won and my friend helped me change it at Midvalley I think.ha3...
p/s: Baki duit yang masih tersimpan. Banyak kan???Ho3...Kayo den!!!Muahahaha...


3) Guesthouse = I stayed at two Guesthouse which are Namsan Guesthouse 3 at Seoul (3D2N/50,000 won per person) and another one is Zen Backpackers at Busan (4D3N/60,000 won per person). So total is about 110,000 won. Well, I think for those who going to search for guesthouse in Korea it won't be a major problem. I mean, they are a lot of guesthouse. For example, the Namsan Guesthouse that I stayed, they have like 5 guesthouses just near to each other. Infact, they are many other guesthouse nearby. And one thing I found really helpful is that you can book the guesthouse without any deposit. Like Namsan GH, upon arrival/check in they collect the money, while Zen BP they collect the payment upon departure.ㅋㅋ. My tips is find guesthouse that situated or located at place that have a lot of accommodation like public transport. So do some homework everybody.

4) Foods = My advice especially to Muslim, do bring as much as foods like canned food, bread, biscuits, energy bar like Snickers or maybe sweets, instant 3in1 drinks like Milo,Nescafe or anything that you pleased, some instant porridge/soup like VONO mushroom soup and yes instant noodle a.k.a ramyun!!! If you go to Seoul I think the only place that you could see lots of Halal's food is in Itaewon probably because of the existence of the Musolla/Masjid. But no worries, in other area there are still Halal's food around but you might need to survey or do some homework before you coming to Korea as it will helps you later. Like me and my friends did, we had our breakfast at the GH with the food that we brought from Malaysia and for lunch or dinner, we eat outside. Before we go tour, we pack some bread/biscuits/water so that we can have some while travel around. But to those non-muslim, I think you guys should try those korean street foods as you can see almost everywhere so you won't have any problems bout food at all and you will find lots of cafe or restaurant too. Trust me. And don't forget 바나나우유/Banana Milk!!! Go and have a try guys!!! Banana Milk is like a saviour!!!ha3... You guys can get the milk from any convenient store,groceries shop,kedai runcit or those 7eleven kinda store. FYI the banana milk is quite expensive actually to compare like the Dutchlady/GoodDay or whatsoeva milk that we can get in Malaysia. So here's the trick that our beloved brother/형 teach us. Usually the one that looks like kedai runcit/groceries shop sell cheaper than the one like 7e style(its GS25, you can see a lot of them there),but sometimes those 7e style sell cheaper as they might do some promo, so if you have side to side 7e and groceries shop, do check the price in 7e first. One more thing,if you have like 4 and above people, you guys better buy in bulk, just let only one person buy it so that you might get 'harga borong'(later you guys bayar la balik kat kawan tu okengs,he3) but i think you need to buy 6 bottles and above. To make it easy, just buy few box like 2,3 boxes (I dont know the right word,each box have 4 bottles). There are few flavor you can choose besides banana like strawberry and melon. The taste is like sort of dadih actually but still yummy!!!

5) Shopping = Namdaemun Market. I think for those who wanna save budget like me and my friends, Namdaemun Market is the place.It's cheaper and lots of choice. I don't know bout Myeongdong Market coz due to some technical problem we don't have enough time to able ourselves to stop by eventhough our guesthouse located just across the street of Myeongdong Market. But we able to stop by at Dongdaemun Market or maybe its more like a plaza. I think Dongdaemun is a place if you want to find some quality or fashionable items meanwhile Namdaemun Market is a place where you want to buy some souvenirs. So, go ahead guys. And great news for Muslims, at the Namdaemun market they is a Turkish Kebab shop, a very small shop. We are lucky that one of the ahjussi/uncle, one of the owner of the souvenir shop that we went to,told us about the shop. So make sure, if you go to the Namdaemun Market, try ask the local folks where is the Kebab's shop ok???It's delicious and fulfill...If I'm not wrong the price is about 4,000won to 4,500won according what type of kebab that you order.


Alright readers, I need to stop here but if you think this is the end chapter of "KKKK" you are totally wrong. I have lots to share with you guys, InsyaAllah in next entry okengs(it means OK). So, If you wanna ask me anything, you can ask me directly by sending me email, follow me on twitter/instagram or just leave your quest in the comments box below. Alright, see you next time!!!

P/s:Next entry probably bout the itinerary and some disaster stories!!!


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Ke Korea Ke Kite!!!!

Assalamualaikum, salam Satu Malaysia. Yeorobun,anyeonghaseyo!!! Wahhhh. It's being a long time since I wrote the last entry and I was hardly blur to click which button to start writing this post as I forgot how does it work.ho3...I'm sorry/Mianhae to those who keep asking why I didn't write any new post but from now onwards, InsyaAllah, with and if God's will I'll try to post as much as I can. I'm sorry too coz I might write this post about 80% in English coz I'm hoping those who didn't understand Malay could also read this post. So, hopefully, all beautiful and handsome readers do enjoy read this post,ok.

So, as the appertizer, I would like to start this post with some introduction regarding the title itself,"Ke Korea Ke Kite"(We're Going to Korea-Hohoho,Suke hati je translate gitu). The story start with me and few of my chinggus(friends) chit chat about having a trip to South Korea.Ho3... so discuss punye discuss, out of sudden and fikiran yg waras, we bought the ticket to South Korea just like that within few days as that time Air Asia was having promotion semperna apa me myself tak ingat.he3...So make it short, the ticket was bought with departure to South Korea on 3rd September 2014 until 8th September 2014. So today, 3rd of October 2014 dah genap 1 month since the day we went for the trip.ho3...ah,FYI,we bought the ticket last year around November 2013 if I wasnt mistaken.hihihi... So can you imagine how 'suffer' we are,counting the days until the day we fly to Korea!!!feels like I'm married in November 2013, Get Pregnant at the end of Disember 2013 and deliver the baby on September 2014!!!ha3...(okengs, that sounds kinda drama right?well everybody like drama.ha3...).

So, to make it shorter,I jump straight to main course(let's skip the soup,shall we???). So within from January 2014 until September 2014 me and my chinggus try to get much information bout South Korea, places to go, blogwalking, read some travelog, try to look for guesthouse, study a little bit bout the map, the subway system,make itinerary and bla,bla,bla...Sounds like heaps of works right? Perghhh, no wonder people travel with travel agent because seriously backpacker is too 'underground'.ha3...Seriously, if you wanna go travel by yourself, in common word nowadays is 'Backpackers' you need to make sure you study the details bout the place you going to. I wouldnt say its a compulsary but seriously, it will helps you A LOT when you travel.

As for the pencuci mulut, I just wanna share you briefly bout our 'KE KOREA KE KITE' journey. We went to South Korea for about 6 days, from 3rd until 8th September 2014. We fly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2(KLIA 2) to Seoul and we stay around Namsan. From Seoul, we took a train(Mugunghwa Train) to Busan. From Busan we fly back to KLIA 2. Sounds like aneh-aneh right? Actually during the time we bought the plane ticket, the return ticket to KL-Seoul is quite expensive. So me and my friend came out with an idea to take flight from KL to Seoul and going back to KL through Busan as its cheaper. So thats how it goes.hehehe...And yes, the conclusion of our return ticket (KL-Seoul,Busan-KL) cost only about Rm600.Daebak and awesome right??? Thats all for now readers. In the next entry InsyaAllah I'll go for more details and some drama of course. So see you next time!!!

p/s:Besok(Tomorrow), 4th October 2014 is Incheon Asian Games Closing Ceremony and Bigbang and CNblue will be performing. Can't wait!!!