Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bub & Me: Mummy-Daughter Holiday to Seoul, Korea

Lil Pumpkin & I are flying off to Seoul, Korea for a little mummy-daughter holiday!!! Our first time spending an entire overseas trip alone with just us two!



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I didn't blog about this but during the June holidays, Lil Pumpkin went for a trip with just her daddy to Taipei, Taiwan.

It was an impromptu kinda thing but I thought it was a brilliant idea for the boy to bring her traveling on his own. He has always been talking about it and this year, he finally made it happen.

I was a bit apprehensive at first, as Lil Pumpkin has never been overseas without me before, but anyone who knows us knows that the boy has always been a hands-on dad and is far capable of taking care of Lil Pumpkin by himself so my concerns were needless, of course. 

The boy haven't been to Taiwan in decades and this was Lil Pumpkin's first trip there. During their short 3N4D trip, they went gallivanting around Taipei visiting the famous sites, eating all the delicious market food, and yes, even shopping! Very relaxed, and even though it was waaaaaay too hot, they both enjoyed their time spent together tremendously.



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In fact, Lil Pumpkin loved it so much that when she returned, she proclaimed that she wanted to go on a trip with just me and only me too!! Secretly really happy to know that she still enjoys my company because it's a fact that she prefers to be with her daddy since he is more fun and usually gives in to her whims, unlike her mummy who tends to be fiercer and more of a "kill-joy"...

Anyway, since the boy can't get away from work these few months too... off we go tonight on our little adventure for just the two of us!! The last time we were truly alone was during the March hols, but we stayed in Singapore then...

It's more exciting and enjoyable to travel around with her now because Lil Pumpkin is at the age whereby she can help with all the luggage, she doesn't need her naps as much, she doesn't need to be pushed around in a stroller, she is more independent but will still happily follow us around without grumbling or insisting to go anywhere, eats pretty much anything and also likes shopping hehe.



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The last time we were in Korea was in 2012-2013, which is 5-6 years ago!! Goodness, I'm sure Lil Pumpkin doesn't remember much of her trips there, and although I recall parts of what we did and where we went, I'm pretty sure Seoul has changed quite a bit in the past 5 years.

It was nice refreshing my memory through my old posts and I'm thrilled to visit some of those places again.

If you're going to Seoul, Korea or planning a trip there in the future, have a look to see what we did in the past. I'll probably be posting some updates on Instagram and Facebook for the boy and my family, so follow us along on our first mother-daughter holiday to spend winter in Kimchi-land!!!

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Somerset Palace Seoul {Jongno} - Serviced Apartment Hotel
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More posts on our Korean travels here

P.S. Check out the rest of our Bub & Me activities or list of kid-friendly places in Singapore too. If you haven't yet, and are staying in Singapore for the hols, you really should go see The Great Moscow Circus before it ends its run in early Dec!



3 comments:

mail4rosey said...

I think it's wonderful that you all travel so much. I think it's nice to group off too, and enjoy time alone or time with your daughter alone. Very cool!

May Ann said...

Nice experience of yours...

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love how you are introducing world travel to Little Pumpkin from such an early age. She'll be a life long wanderer, for sure. I also love that you had a solo trip together. What a great way to bond!