Ready for spring flowers 2013?

Sansuyu tree is ready for spring!
Sansuyu tree is ready for spring!

Although spring has started, the flowers aren’t all fully bloomed yet. In fact, the sansuyu (Japanese dogwood) trees where I live are just starting to wake up from their dormancy. It will only be a matter of days before the streets and the parks of Seoul are alive with colorful flowers of spring.
From April 12th to 18th, don’t miss the Yeouido Spring Flower Festival. I missed going there last year, but I will definitely make the time to visit in the morning after sending my son to school. See you there!


  1. Going to Seoul next week! Excited to spend Spring there… although, our relatives in the US are worried about tension with North Korea. Is there any reason to worry?

    1. If you watch the news, it’s really worrisome seeing the video of the North Korean soldiers with their tanks, etc. If you don’t watch the news, everything seem to be fine. Today I met with the moms of my son’s class and nothing was mentioned about North Korea. At home when my husband arrived, we didn’t talk about it. It would seem like South Koreans are used to the threats of the North.

  2. Hi! Question po ulit πŸ™‚ do you advise that we purchase the T Money Card? How much do we need to load if we’re staying for 4 days and will visit a lot of tour sights? Thank you po πŸ™‚

  3. Hello Ms. Betchay and everyone:)
    So far i am waiting now the result on April 4,2013 after i went to SK embassy last Tuesday.Wish me luck! Incase,my date of arrival in Incheon will be April 15.
    Thank you for this blog.i been reading this since last December 2012.Infact, i gathered so much infos from here about SK,where to go,what to see and the culture of Koreans.Although my fiancee is not Korean,still important for us to know more about Korea because he is base in Incheon for years from now on in 1 of the biggest Airlines…Hopefully soon in God’s time i see him soon again πŸ™‚
    And YES! I agree, just avoid reading so much news about North Korea. It is the same here in Philippines,we had also people power revolution where we seen Tanks,soldiers etc. that really scared us.Same thing with Anti- government people which they have their own soldiers too.. i dont like to mention but u already knows for sure who are these groups.
    I will post what happened and what will happen on April 4 again what papers they got from me and from my fiancee.So far Male consul was very nice and have smiling face when he asked me why i dont have ITR :).It was quick like 2mins. only and he gave me my slip of return :).we will see soon.i let u know if they give me visa even no ITR :)..Have a Blessed Easter Week πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Ms. Betchay,
    We’ll be in Seoul from April 23 to 27, 2013. Is it advisable to bring thick sweaters & jackets? Also, I hope you can give us tips on the more popular tourist attractions & activities for our limited 5-day trip. Thank you in advance. πŸ™‚
    Best regards,

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