Friday, June 15, 2018

[CHINA] SHANGHAI : BIGGEST STARBUCKS IN THE WORLD

Since i live in Korea and if you following my instagram, i lately obsest with starbucks and when my mom told me that we will go to Shanghai, OMG I HAVE TO GO TO THE BIGGEST STARBUCKS IN THE WORLD!!! Located in middle west nanjing area, you can easily spotted this luxurious starbucks building. Even many people said in here all is super pricey even more expensive than other drink in regular starbucks in Shanghai, just give it a try!

STARBUCKS RESERVED ROASTERY


HOW TO GO

West Nanjing MRT station exit 5o

No.789 Nanjing west road, shanghai,china


OPEN HOUR

7am-11pm


1st FLOOR
coffee brewing area, souvernir, and bakery
Super fancyyy!!! Pretty yet exclusive. I ordered cold brew here for 50yuan which around US$10 expensive but super refreshing but unfortunately they have special coldbrew area on secondfloor hik. And their choice of bakery is heavennn!!! They run by a famous french bakery that i heard but i forget the name, i bought pizza for 75yuan/US$15 and 35yuan/US$7 croissant. Ok maybe it sound crazy it extremely expensive of pizza but it was tasty!!! Worth to try.

2nd FLOOR
Go up! Special for teavana, coldbrew, roasting area AND even they sell beer here HAHA cray and their teavana area they serve nitro tea? Can't imagine how it taste. Everywhere just too pretty to skip pictures

IT SUCH A COFFEE THEMEPARK FOR ME! worth a visit and make sure don't come here on weekend or just tons of people around

CIAO!!

Friday, June 1, 2018

CHINA PART 1: SHANGHAI TRIP 5D6N

HEY GUYS! it's june already and i just came back from my family trip to Shanghai. It's been my 4th time but this was the longest time i've ever spent in Shanghai. Usually i went there just one or two days but now a little longer 6days. Many place i just discovered on this trip especially disneyland and giant largest starbucks in the world. Because china is HUGE, i will share for you guys one by one and this is my new series, CHINA part 1 - SHANGHAI enjoy ♡

๐Ÿ”ปITINERARY๐Ÿ”ป

DAY 1 | 25 MAY // ARRIVED SHANGHAI 
DAY 2 | 26 MAY // TOURISTY PLACES VISIT ( YU GARDEN & XINDIANDI)
DAY 3 | 27 MAY // SHANGHAI- ZHUJIAJIAO- SHANGHAI
DAY 4 | 28 MAY // DISNEYLAND
DAY 5 | 29 MAY // CAFE HOPPING TIANZIFANG, WEST NANJING
DAY 6 | 30 MAY // EXPLORING EAST NANJING, BACK KOREA 
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๐Ÿ”ปBUDGET ESTIMATION๐Ÿ”ป

(per-person)

// Flights
Flight SEOUL-SHANGHAI-SEOUL (by China Southern)   = ₩194.000
➥Flight total = ₩194.000

// Transportation
MRT RIDE ¥10/day x6days
➥Transportation total = 60ๅ…ƒ (1 CNY = KRW167) = ₩10.000

// Stays
( based on private room price 2 person)
Shijia Inn East Nanjing
➥₩25.000/person x 5nights = ₩125.000  

// Tour Entrance Fee
Disneyland (bought from Gmarket korean online)
➥Tour Entrance total = ₩66.000

// Meals
Eat budget (heavy meal) 30ๅ…ƒ x 2 ( lunch & dinner) x 6 = ¥360
Meals fee total = 360ๅ…ƒ  (1 CNY = KRW167) ₩60.129

// VISA
Chinese visa single entry Korea  ₩55000
Meals fee total = ₩55.000 

GRAND TOTAL
Rp. 6.631.560
( ~USD 485  // ~KRW 510.120)

Can't be said cheap because if i compared to Korea, suprisingly Shanghai living cost is similar and even sometimes more expensive! For local coffee shop, it costs around ¥40 or ₩8000!! Omg. . . 

P.s if you out of budget here our tips
#1 bring your own drink bottle. Because mostly restaurant doesn't provide water and bottle water sells ¥6/ bottle
#2 WALK WALK WALK mostly tourist objects located not really far from the other around 1-3km. I love walking but i was with my parents so i took bus or MRT more.

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After itinerary and all the money that we used now i will give you detail and some important travel tips 

#1 BEST TIME TO VISIT 
Cant suggest you as you know 4 season countries always good all the times. BUT avoid mid summer if you hate sun because china is super duper hot on summerday

#2 VISA NEEDED?
I thought all countries need visa to china? Perhaps HAHA you can apply chinese visa max 3 months before departure and for you who stay in Korea, you can check here how to apply chinese visa in Korea.

#3 MONEY! 
CHINA YUANๅ…ƒ 
China can be said super modern because mostly they transaction using alipay on mobile so you can make your account there OR just bring cash because some of local merchants like minimart or restaurant can't accept foreign cards.

#4 INTERNET CONNECTION
You know right GOOGLE, YOUTUBE, and many of our daily apps blocked in China? So prepared your handphone with VPN APP before entering China. And for wifi, renting on airport is very recommended since if you use local sim card can be much expensive for data. Usually it cost around USD 5-7/day for router rent.

#5 AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION TO CITY CENTER
In Shanghai, they have 2 airport, one is Hongqiao Airport for domestic flight and Pudong International Airport (SHA/PVG) where we all usually arrive.
Hongqiao is much closer to city center ( if can be compared like Tokyo haneda) and Pudong is quite far around 45 mins by car. But for public transportation here are some choices for you
Regular MRT line 2 // 7ๅ…ƒ// 1 hour 
Maglev express train // 50ๅ…ƒ// 8mins 
Shuttle bus// CNY 20// 1 hour

MY EXPERIENCES
PUDONG- CITY i took Maglev because i was curious HAHA it super fast around 300km/hour. So it took only 8mins from airport till Longyang MRT station and than i changed to regular MRT line 2 to East nanjing road which my hotel located. So total travel time (8mins+15mins) 23 mins

CITY-PUDONG i was not in a rush so i tried regular train. It cost me super cheap just CNY7. But from East nanjing road i rode the train till Guanglan Rd. (Still in the same line) and transfered to special airport line, with total travel time 1 hour.

Both are super convenient. Following your time and budget you can adjust your transportation choice :)
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MUST VISIT AREA IN SHANGHAI
THE BUND
Huangpu river divided new shanghai and old shanghai area.

YU GARDEN
Back to oldy shanghai& famous xiaolongbao place.

DISNEYLAND 
Enjoying largest disneyland in the world

WEST NANJING ROAD
Shopping area

EAST NANJING ROAD
shopping area

XINDIANDI
Brick shikumen traditional look cafes & pub

TIANZIFANG
latest hype Shanghai oldfashioned french colonial area turned into cute shops and cafe

SINAN MANSION
exclusive prestigious area 

SHANGHAI STARBUCKS RESERVE ROASTERY
biggest starbucks in the world

MUST EAT IN SHANGHAI

XIAOLONGBAO
Chinese soup dumpling
Price approx 20~40ๅ…ƒ/12 pieces
Recommended restaurant is Nanxiang dumpling originally at Yu garden area but i found one local small resto near nanjing road also great. Just randomly try! Becaise every restaurant is very unique. Typical of chinese xiaolongbao has thicker skin than taiwanese

JIANBING
Chinese savory crepe
Price approx 3-5ๅ…ƒ
Typical chinese to go breakfast. It contains egg,scallion, and some sauces. It is very light but super fulling. You can easily find jianbing in some small corner of shanghai but the one that i've eaten is around nanjing area.

NOODLE AND WONTON
Price approx 10~20ๅ…ƒ
AND YEAH other products made from flour and including folding techniques. And above photos are my special pork intestine dry noodle and small wontons from small stall near our hotel which my parents found SUPAAA LOVEEE no need expensive restaurant too enjoy these home foods.

CHINA "WARTEG"
chinese style cafetaria
Price approx 20~30ๅ…ƒ
OMG my most favorite comfort food. Really taste like my grandma cook. Couldn't remember how many dishes we've tried and everything just never disappointing.

HUOGUO
Chinese style hotpot
Price approx 70-100ๅ…ƒ
CHINESEEEE crazy spicy hot hotpot in chill night, couldn't get any better right

MILKTEA
Price approx ¥10~30
NAICHAAAAAAA shout out for this instead of water ใ…‹ใ…‹ so many good milktea even some merchants are from taiwan but china does great job! And i will tell you CHINA BEST 3 MILKTEA YOU HAVE TOO TRY! (Post on progress)


AND THATS A WRAP!
 i didn't really buy many snacks from china because it doesnt really interesting but for you who want to try, you can go to Carefour or walmart for giant choices of local food and snack or if you have no time just check out their local convenient mart, mostly family mart or "allday".

Hope this post help you who want to go or plan to come to shanghai
Love,

HJ♡


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

[KOREA] ๊ธธ๋ฆฌ์•ˆ GUYLIAN CAFE JAMSIL

I FOUND MY FAVORITE SHELL CHOCOLATE HAS CAFE IN KOREA. Omg it's like since i was a kid till now, my father was bringing this as my snacks. Yes i am a fat choco girl. I think this the only milk chocolate that i've ever consumed. But how's their cafe? Let's try!!

๊ธธ๋ฆฌ์•ˆ
GUYLIAN

HOW TO GO
Jamsil MRT Station exit 5 (line2)
Lotte mall 1st & 2nd floor

IS IT HEAVENNNNN ?? ♡


SPECIAL MENU
(forget what the name)
₩15000
Super artistic artisan chocolate dessert platting look-a-like HAHA it totally just choco fudge on chocolate decorated with more chocolate HAHA with flower and green artistic rice cracker HAAH pretty but after all it tasted... no more than only chocolate 
TASTE 8/10

์“ธํ‹ฐ๋“œ ์นด๋ผ๋ฉœ ํƒ€๋ฅดํŠธ
SALTED CARAMEL TART
₩7200
it's not as expensive as i expected. You can really tasted salted caramel inside chocolate fudge and tart part is amazing! It is thick but not crispy more into soggy one which i like how my tart should be. Loveeee 
TASTE 10/10

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MOLTEN CAKE
₩9000
Not the best i've ever had. It was not really melting and it super spongey cakey :/ molten cake should be ooeey gooey like brownies.
TASTE 5/10

Make sure you come here with lots friends or you gonna get diabetic HAHAA but it super good ♡♡

[KOREA] ์ฒซ์•ผ๊ตฌ!! FIRST BASEBALL MATCH IN KOREA, DOOSAN!!!

After 3 years in Korea and neverending thought about WHY KOREAN LOVES BASEBALL THAT MUCH! P.s i don't even know how the game goes HAHA #gwpikirkayakasti #gwajagatauinggrisnyakastiapa. But thankssssss to my friend who asked me to watch ballgame together yeyeyeey! I studied hard about baseball 3 days before game lol. 

2018.05 15
DOOSAN VS SK

I heard about "DOOSAN" everywhere and i found that actually they are 1st rank of Korean baseball lol #nowonder. And the game held in their base Jamsil olympic baseball stadium 

Before the game started, me and my friends bought some attributes. My feeling said doosan better than SK LOL #confidentdetected. So i bought all doosan and even made jersey with my name bordered on it for ₩80000. SUPER EXXXXXCITED doosan also called BEARS so i also added some barebears stickers on my jersey

Korean said CHIMAEK (stands for chicken and maekju or beer) is much more delicious while watching baseball game. And IT WAS RIGHTTTT maybe all about the ambience. Even also ate pizza, sundae, tteokpokki, snacks, AND MANY MOREEEEEEE HAHA
IN THE END, DOOSAN was winning the game!! It super closed! But thanks to ์ตœ์ฃผํ™˜ who made homerun and my new favorite guy ๋ฐ•๊ฑด์šฐ for being handsome and ending such a beautiful game HAHAHAAHAHA ♡♡

Now, i understand...  IT IS SUPER FUN!! no wonder korean love it so much!! Hope can watch more of it.

๋‘์‚ฐ ์Šน๋ฆฌ ์œ„ํ•˜์—ฌ~~~~