It has been two months since my last update.. the more I wait to write… the less I want to do because there is so much to catch up. End of June was very busy time at work, I barely managed to stay sane.
The girls were on vacation since second week of June so they’ve been entertained between places, playgrounds and playdates. On one weekend, I decided to join them and we went to island museum, a fun 3-D museum basically to take pictures
Then I had to go to DC for work for 4 days… what a hectic trip, full day of work and night meetings, which paired with jet lag, left me exhausted. But I got to enjoy this view during morning runs
and catch up with my friends
one day after I returned from DC, I started our 10 days Korea trip. We arrived Seoul first. We visited temples
ate tons of gigantic dumplings
visited local zoo
tried local desserts
all made with glutinous rice
spent a fun day at the largest indoor amusement park in Asia Lotta World
had breakfast at local market
then we took the express train to Busan, which we like much more than Seoul because it is a coastal city, less crowded, less chaotic.
Gamcheon Culture Village was amazing.. a flavour of Santorini
visited the beach during a sunset
my love of life: you are so beautiful
also visited a temple by the sea
Busan BIFF square
these two are so cute together
then we took a short flight to go to Jeju, our last stop, the most relaxing place in Korea
the next day we took a short boat ride with our rental car to visit Udo island… what a beautiful small island
just driving around the island is so relaxing
Sofia and Tony caught some crabs
Hello-Kitty island to satisfy pink-mania
Sofia and I got to the Shiroyama Hiji peak
this view worths the 30 min of steep climb
It was an intense 10 days while also relaxing because we didn’t have a plan other than the days spent in each city, so everyday I’d wake up and see where to visit, and we could adjust our schedules to our energy level. It was the hottest summer in Korea over the last 100 years. So it was really intense to go out during the day, but we managed and despite the heat we had fun. To give us all some rest, we would go home for a nap/rest before going out again, and that worked well.
The girls slept in one room, they’ve became best roommates and I loved saying good night to them at night, gave each one hugs, kisses, and high-fives.
After Korea, we spent 9 days in Shanghai, doing nothing but relax, visit family and friend before turning to Manila to start full speed. 🙂