One of the major goals of most people in this century is to travel. A year simply won’t be complete if you don’t travel at least once or twice! A study found out that 6 out of 10 Millennials would rather spend their money on experience rather than on material things. And don’t we all harbor that dream adventure to fly to another country? With the unwavering appreciation we Filipinos have with K-pop and K-drama, there’s no denying that South Korea is on top of that list.
What’s that? How can you travel if you don’t have the money for it?
Glad you asked.
Read on and maybe you’ll find a good reason to travel to South Korea (and for free!).
See how great of a country it is
Korea is undeniably one of the more impressive countries out there. They boast of high internet speeds, amazing technology, and innovative cosmetics. While we’re living in 2017, they’re living in 3017 with their virtual supermarket and future technology museum. Here’s a country that can keep up with the times and run ahead of it at the same time!
Explore another culture
Sure we’re all Asians and sure we all share the chinky eyes and the love for rice but going to Korea will be a whole lot of difference! You can find out about their culture and how much respect they give to other people. They bow when greeting someone instead of shaking hands, they use two hands in giving and receiving something as a sign of respect, they’re also very polite with their elders and higher ups. They have a lot of historical places like palaces preserved from the previous eras and Buddhist temples to explore.
Visit places you’ve only seen through screens
If you visit South Korea, all the places you’ve heard of and seen only in pictures will come to life. Finally, you can set foot in places like Seoul, Jeju Island, Gangnam, and even ride a zombie-free train to Busan! You can visit the settings in the K-Dramas you’ve been watching. You can also meet a lot of Koreans and then tell them “Anneyong,” personally (because we know you want to!).
Bond with friends and family in a different setting
Traveling together and exploring things can make for a perfect bond between friends and family. After all, it’s traversing a foreign land with your loved ones, who can top that experience?
The authentic Korean foodie fix
With the rise of Samgyupsal places in the metro, I’m sure you’ve tried to eat in one at least once. How could you not with that freshly cut pork or beef grilled over real charcoal? Or how about those side dishes of fresh vegetables and kimchi? Top it all off with a bottle of soju and you’re good to go.
In Korea, they don’t call it “Korean food,” it’s just “food” and you can find tents all around selling samgyupsal! Immerse yourself in their street food and get an authentic taste of Korea for yourself!
Get to see your Oppas
Climbing the rank of reasons to visit SoKor would be to see your Biases and Oppas. It’s the land where they walk, the air where they breathe, the country they were born in! And who knows? You might bump into one of them while you’re on tour. If that doesn’t happen, you can still boast about the fact that you visited their country, and try your luck again the next time!
For that much needed well-deserved break
The thing that makes life easier and more enjoyable is how you balance it. No matter how good you are at work or how much you love it, you aren’t expected to work all the time! Getting a break and creating a balance will be good for your soul. And taking a trip to Seoul might just be the answer to revive you.
Because flying to Korea has never been easier!
Wouldn’t it would be so much better if your dream adventure were free? Well, we’ve got the best news for you. It can be free!
With the RCBC MyDebit MasterCard Ready Set Seoul! promo, you can win a 4-days 3-nights trip for two to Seoul! This is inclusive of roundtrip airfare, five-star hotel experience at Lotte Hotel World, and a trip to top sites including Lotte World Theme park, the world’s largest indoor theme park!
The promo will also enable you to visit city landmarks, savor authentic Korean dishes, and even score Korean beauty products and trends with Shilla Duty Free shopping vouchers!
Joining is incredibly easy. You just have to use your RCBC MyDebit MasterCard in any in-store or online transaction. Every Php1,000 spent in a single transaction entitles you to one e-raffle entry. The promo will run from August 18 to November 15, 2017, and the grand draw will be on November 16, 2017.
Ride the K-wave and transact your way to an ultimate South Korea adventure!