Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Astoria Hotel in Seoul

For four nights in Seoul, we stayed at Astoria Hotel.

Astoria Hotel, one of the pioneers in the Myeongdong area, had affordable rates so I was no longer surprised to see that our room was old and compact.



We didn't sign up for a smoking room though so I was annoyed when our room smelled of stale cigarette smoke. I first requested for air freshener but housekeeping said that it was unavailable. But when I called front desk demanding to be given a non-smoking room, the solution they offered was a can of air freshener! 

I Guess They Only Offer Air Freshener to Irate Customers
We were only transferred to a non-smoking room after one night and none of the staff apologized for the mix up in our reservations. Needless to say,  hospitality is non-existent at Astoria Hotel  and borders on being rude so I don't recommend anyone to stay at this hotel. 

For those interested, breakfast is at Astoria Hotel's restaurant Bella Coolla.

Breakfast is decent and filling at least. Here are some of our plates:



Astoria Hotel is located at 13-2 Namhak-dong Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Autumn in South Korea

About time I share the trip I took with friends to South Korea last autumn!

Floating Island

Royal Guard

Gyeongbokgung  Palace


Ewha Women's University

Zigzag Street

Namdaemun Market
Bukchon Hanok Village

Changdeokgung Palace

Banpo Bridge

Kimchi, bibimbap, and bulgogi stories coming up.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

In A Land Far Far Away...

Wish I could say the trip to Katipunan for Boulevard Diner was worth it...
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cheap cheese,

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 sour wings,

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and soggy buns just won't make the cut.

Tried to erase the memory of dinner with desserts at Mom And Tina's.
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I can't say it worked.

Boulevard Diner is located at 91 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. For more information, call 5045634 or click here.
Mom and Tina's has three branches in Metro Manila. For more information, click here.
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