Are you k-drama lover? If yes, do you remember K-dramas named Winter Sonata, Autumn in My Heart, Full House, Boys over Flowers, and the hottest one, Descendant of the Sun? Or if you’re K-variety show lover, do you know 2 Days 1 Night or The Return of Superman? Those dramas and variety shows was produced by KBS -Korean Broadcasting System- a public broadcasting station at SK which also had its own broadcasting exhibition hall named KBS ON. Since I think KBS ON will be fulfilled with DotS stuff at that time, I was curious to go there.
Despite of my timing is a lil bit late since DotS fever at SK happened around first semester of 2016, the buzz of this Kdrama still happen until the end of 2016, well, at least, at Doota stores whereas Song Joong Ki himself is Doota ambassador. As a memorial to SJK and DotS, Doota Duty Free at Dongdaemun made a DotS Exhibition at their store. It was held at May, 20th, 2016 until November, 20th, 2016, but I think it’s still held at Doota Duty Free until now.
After visiting Dal.komm coffee, I also went to another DotS shooting location at Seoul, a BBQ restaurant named Seorae Galmaegi. Seorae Galmaegi at Hoegi branch is a BBQ restaurant where Captain Yoo and his team get drunk for 3 days 3 nights after they got disbanded from Urk, and later on, Kang Mo Yeon joined their party and get drunk too. In my opinion, without using a placement at DotS, Seorae Galmaegi itself already became a well-known Korea-BBQ restaurant since it had some branches across South East Asia, including at Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia.
As I wrote at my previous posts, I got DotS fever during my SK trip. LOL. After I failed to go to the army camp location at Taebaek, I only visited two DotS shooting locations at Seoul, one of them is Dal.Komm coffee at Incheon. This coffee shop is definitely a must visit bcos it was a location whereas two main character of DotS -Yoo Shi Jin and Kang Mo Yeon- had different view about life and went apart at 2nd episode and when both of them finally said love to each other for first time at 15th episode. I went there after my evening stroll at Central Park which very near from this coffee shop and waited my friend which luckily, also got a DotS fever. LOL.
SK’s trip became my first trip which itinerary was prepared around 4 months before departure date! I’m like in the middle of making a thesis journal rather than an itinerary at that time. LOL. To make an effective itinerary, my biggest helper is google and luckily, I also found instagram account @imagineyourkorea which became a helpful references of SK’s attraction. This account also made giveaway quizzes and one of them is explaining our reason to go to SK and I participated by re-writing some of my itinerary just like I wrote below.
2017 is on the run! Say yay to new blog beside my movie blog which is now in a-hiatus-mode. This blog was created based on my love to see the world a.k.a travel. At 2015 and 2016, I had some spiritual and fabulous trips, but for know, I want to share my newest trip. My South Korea’s trip at autumn 2016 was so mesmerizing! This trip happened bcos of my dramas fever at 2016, especially for Descendants of the Sun (DotS). Even if you’re not the avid K-drama viewers, I bet at least you knew the title bcos this drama was a big hit at 2016. Korea Tourism Organization pointed main actor from DotS itself, Song Joong Ki, as their new tourism ambassador at 2016 whereas you could see some cute his advertorials with the tagline Wanna travel Korea with me? The tagline and SJK’s big smile is definitely became a temptation
for single lady like me. The tagline to go to South Korea with him feel as great as if he asked us to go to marriage agency, LOL. I mean, how could you resist not to grab his hand in that advertorial?