Like most of the female population in the Philippines, my mom became hooked with the Korean Wave from the early 2000s up to the present. She would stay up all night, teary-eyed with heavy eye bags and all, and watch countless VCDs until she finished an entire series. Then it was on to the next one and this would continue for a while. She got so engrossed in Koreanovelas that she would discuss the latest dramas and swap CDs with her "fellow" K-wave addicts, it even got to a point where she was watching some without subtitles!
Her all-time favorite Korean drama is Endless Love 2: Winter Sonata. She would always tell me that if she ever got to Korea, she'd want to visit the places where they shot the most memorable scenes of the series. That place is Nami Island, located in Chuncheon about 2 hours away from Seoul. This is her main motivation in going to Korea, and as our time in the country was nearing an end, I had to make sure to get her there.
|Scenes from a long trip|