Get Ready to be Invaded

Hello! If you are reading this, it means you have successfully discovered Elaine’s half-assed blog that somehow still happened.

While she is no expert, this site will be her avenue to compile all the repetitive yet pretty useful shit people have been asking about her travels, mostly on South Korea.

She would write more words here to make this sticky note post sound more interesting but as this blog doesn’t bother to disguise its mediocrity, she will end it like this.


Elaine’s Noob Guide to South Korea

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Q: Hi Elaine, I want to go to Korea! When is the best time to go?

E(laine): The best seasons are definitely spring and fall!

Flying mid-March to early April would be the best if you want to catch the cherry blossoms in full bloom. I went there mid-April in 2016 for my birthday but most of the flowers had already fallen. Luckily enough, I was still able to catch a few cherry blossom trees in bloom while in Seoul.

I  prefer autumn because of the dramatic foliage and the lovely sweater weather. Try looking at flights mid-October to early November as those are the dates the foliage is at its best. If you have low tolerance for crowded places, avoid traveling on the first half of October. There are several Korean holidays that fall on the first half of October. Holiday rush is something you don’t want to experience in Korea. Trust me, I can attest to this.

I haven’t been to Korea during summer (June to August) and winter (December to February) seasons. Avoid going during summer, when the weather is hotter than the Philippines. Mind you that unlike the Philippines, summer in Korea can also be rainy.  I’d definitely want to go on a winter season some time though!