Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Korea calling

About once a year (well, sometimes more once a year), I feel a strange pull.

Like the salmons who swim upstream once a year....
Like the turtles who head back to the same beach year after year to lay their eggs...

I too sense the pull of a strange force upon me...the urge to breathe the air in Korea...to taste authentic Korean food served by ajumas....to get shoved aside by tall men in dark suits in the train stations during the rush hour....to hear Korean being spoken everywhere...

Yes...I feel the urge to visit Korea.

And so once again, ....next week...I will be stepping on Korean soil.....a pilgrimage that I've been doing yearly since 2003.

And each time I go, I still feel excited...with a long list of places I want to see, things to try, food I want to eat and people I want to see. Of course, I never accomplish everything on the list but it's good to dream right?

This time, I will be travelling with a group of girls from Joon's Family...and it will be a customised trip- On the trail of Bae Yong Joon (and more).

We'll be visitng Jejudo, Wando, Namido, Youngpyong, Sheraton Walker Hill and many of the TWSSG filming sites. Of course, we also hope to visit many of the places that are not BYJ related as well....like the cafe in Coffeeprince Shop No 1. ^^

I'll be bringing my laptop along and hope to be able to do a highlight of my visit whilst I'm there. Hopefully, our rooms will have internet access.

Btw my Korean friends who drop by this blog...if there are any local places of interest you think we should definitely visit, let me know ok? ^^

In the meantime, as you can see...I'm updating this blog here and it may take a few days to iron out the details, so please bear with me ok...

Countdown days...:P

14 comments:

bb said...

well, have a wonderful trip and blog often :p

have a beer for me too! :)

yokee 요키 said...

oh~ im green~~~

but hey ladies...
do have a wonderful wonderful trip and yes pls enjoy on my behalf too AND PLEASE REMEMBER bb and yokee at the right place and the right time..ok??
thank u !

Yee said...

Hi Tiffany,

Have a safe trip !! I'm sure you are going to have a wonderful time. Hope you girls can meet/see our King ... good luck . Enjoy!!!!

bb said...

and hey, just a not-so-gentle reminder... like yokee said, MUST remember us at the right time, and the right place, in front of the right people!

but... no pretense of touching, hugging, kissing any of those two men on our behalf. no need. thank you very much :p

tiffany said...

Hi bb and yokee....I will...if I can...you know how busy your 'men' are right? And both of them are near impossible to see...much less talk to...

But errr...like I said....to make sure they remember you guys...I shouldshow some form of affection o your behalf right? hehehe!

tiffany said...

Hi Yee... I'm sure I will. ^^

vegasbyj said...

I've heard about this trip from bb!
Wishing all of you a grand time and best wishes for a safe visit.

Will look forward to blog entries as your time permits.

Be safe and Enjoy!!!

bb said...

pics pics pics and take more pics! come and do trip report, ya?

hehe, hopefully jos will too... it's so.... long since i've read a 'proper' trip report :p

and oh, someone's in the papers.... (must read this in a sing-song manner!!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Tiff,

Oh it's almost a year since we met in Jeju. Like salmons going back home river, you are visiting Baeland, mmm... I wanna go there too!!

I'm sure you girls all have a wonderful time there. No plan to make a detour to Tokyo?

cloud nine

tiffany said...

Hi vegasbyj....

Don't worry...I'm sure yokee and bb and lots of others will be reminding often enough to blog about this trip. ^^

tiffany said...

hello cloud nine...

yes...it's been a year isn't it?

I so want to to go tokyo.....but not this time...

Hopefully next year...I'll definitely plan for it. ^^

Aren't you answering to the call as well? ^^

amanda han said...

Hi, Tiff

If you have free time, don't forget to try near chungdamdong area, and new N-tower(I guess you're already there).
And yongpyong is my favorie spot for summer vacation. :)

mishio said...

woman, you feel that pull only once a year? hmmmmmmmm.....what the heck is wrong with me?

Maybe it's just gravity I feel
:)

Have fun, fun, fun!

dawn said...

yo tiff!

Remember to blog blog blog!!!! kekekeke....