Property: Afterglow Guesthouse, Sokcho
Date: 23 October 2014 - 24 October 2014 (1 night)
Price: 22,000 KRW (~RM 68.20)
Room Type: Single Private with Ensuite Bathroom
Fyi, wifi is available at all area for free of charge. And the connection u asked? Excellent!
Booked via hostelbookers.com
|This is the view I saw upon alighting from the #7-1 bus. Note the 7-Eleven store on the right. The guesthouse is also accessible via bus #7, #9 & #9-1.|
|Chug-Hak Sageori is the 4th stop from Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal (green circle). Guesthouse is circled in red.|
|Taken from the living area. The guesthouse is located at the 2nd Floor. It's above the C2U convenient store.|
|View upon entering the guesthouse. Ring the bell if no one is at the counter.|
|Lobby cum living area.|
|Laluan to guest rooms. Pamphlets & maps are provided. Take as many as u want; they are free.|
|Dining area. Remind me of my bedroom back home. The fuschia colour paint.|
|One can be their own barista. Make ur own coffee from beans yaw!|
|Stairs heading to more rooms (dormitories & double rooms) upstairs.|
|Smiley pillow welcomed me upon entering the room. I absolutely love this room! Tidur berguling sampai pi lantai malam tu. Tettttt!|
|I have my own bathroom. With tub! That evening, I 'wallow' in the tub for nearly two hours. Sambil layan blues.|
|London; checked. Bangkok; checked. Seoul; checked. LA? Hmmm...long pause.|
|I saw this on the wall the day I arrived but I haven't got the chance to asked neither Callen nor Lilly; where they got this map. For God sake, it's my hometown! Gaya Street is a famous street in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.|
Before I checked out, I got the chance to ask Lilly.
"Where u got this?"
"That? Ah...we went to Kota Kinabalu. Last year. A lady gave us. We breakfast, she gave us. Olde Kopi..kopitiyem?"
"Kopitiam. OMG Lilly, this is my hometown!!"
"Really? Ouh! U know, I love Kota Kinabalu. People very nice."
"Jeongmal? Joh-a? Gomawoyo. Sokcho, Kota Kinabalu...tukate? Near beach, nice sunset."
"Ouh yes yes hahahhaha. Hanguk, good!" <---- her favourite phrase.
"I can speak & understand; jogeum."
"Ouh ok ok hahaha it's good enough."
|With Lilly. The super duper friendly lady owner. Yes, Lilly speaks in high pitch volume when she gets excited.|
She speaks minimal English, and I speak very very minimal Hanguk. But we understand what each other are trying to say. Lilly is a very energetic & full of joy kinda person. U can't help but to laugh whenever she started laughing...and shouted her famous phrase "ouh yes yes...hahaha". Contagious laughter she possess!
Would wish to return to this guesthouse if I happened to visit Sokcho again. God's willing, one day!
It will take about 10 minutes walking to the town area (City Hall & Intercity Bus Terminal) but you can also take the bus which is situated right in front of the guesthouse. Or for more fun & adventurous experience, try cycling. You can borrow the bicycle from them. I saw two pink bikes (with basket in front) at the guesthouse entrance. Too bad my legs weren't in good condition to cycle during my visit. Else, I could have visit the lighthouse in the evening. And catch the sunrise at the Sunrise Pavillion.
Next time, perhaps!