The Start Of My Korean Adventure

I’ve got my bags and passport with me again which means I’m off to another destination! Woohoo! So where did “Camille Tries To Blog” fly to this time? (I mean that literally now because I’ve got “Camille Tries To Blog” actually customized on my phone by Slickwraps! Cool, right? They even placed my trademark ribbon on my home button’s sticker!)

If you’ve been following my Instagram posts then you probably already know the answer. Before June ended, I, along with my blogger besties, flew to the beautiful country of South Korea. FINALLY, I got to see my motherland! LOL, just kidding. Seriously speaking though, it’s no secret that I’ve always wanted to see South Korea. That’s a pretty obvious fact given the extreme excitement plastered all over my giggly face. This is why when AirAsia Zest, together with the Korea Tourism Office, offered to arrange this trip for me, I was ecstatic!

I did have a few reservations though. To be honest, I’m not really big on low-cost carriers. My mom is super paranoid so she has always warned me about them. I’m sure a lot of you share the same sentiments and that’s perfectly understandable. So before I said yes to this trip, I told AirAsia my concerns and they were kind enough to explain a few things to me. You see, I only blog about brands and products that I believe in so arming myself with information about them is vital.

So what made me say yes to AirAsia Zest? I asked everything from company background to booking and check-in procedures to even their pilots and planes! I was more than satisfied with what I learned. For those who don’t know, AirAsia Zest is the Philippine leg of AirAsia, having partnered with Zest Air last March 2013. AirAsia is the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, with over 88 destinations. It was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline at the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for 5 consecutive years from 2009-2013 and the World’s Leading Low Cost Airline at the 2013 World Travel Awards. Over 220 million guests have flown with them and I’m now one of them.

Booking and check-in was a breeze. AirAsia Zest is committed to making traveling easier for its guests so there are plenty of ways to book and check-in. Guests can make bookings through AirAsia.com, AirAsia mobile phone app, authorized travel agents, travel service centers located in SM MOA and SM North EDSA and cash payment partners like 7 Eleven, Robinsons Departments Stores, Bayad Center, Cebuana Lhullier and more for online reservations without credit/debit cards. If you want to avoid long lines at the check-in counter, you can check-in online as well via AirAsia.com or the AirAsia mobile app 14 days to an hour before departure. I personally prefer the mobile app because I find it to be the most convenient.

Come day of departure, I was pleasantly surprised with the size and look of AirAsia Zest’s aircraft. It felt new and clean! I expected it to have little legroom but it’s actually quite spacious, even more spacious than some of the more expensive airlines that I’ve flown with (I’m so tempted to name names). Service was lovely and our flight was smooth. I tried AirAsia Zest’s inflight meal as well to last me through the almost-4 hour flight from Manila to Incheon, and it was pretty good. I got the pasta arrabiata. If you want to order an inflight meal like mine, I suggest you pre-book it online to save 20% off. You can also pre-book your baggage and get 60% off.

I’m glad I gave AirAsia Zest a chance because now, I can travel to Korea more affordably. If you want to fly to Korea as well, AirAsia Zest offers flights to Incheon and Busan from Manila, Cebu and Kalibo. Make sure you get your Korean visa ready before you fly! Here’s a helpful infographic for you to follow.

Follow AirAsiaPhilippines on Facebook and Twitter for updates and promos. Tomorrow, my travel diaries from Korea begin!

72 Responses to “The Start Of My Korean Adventure”
  1. Leigh

    Curious, Anong mga Klaseng info ang inalam niyo bago sumakay sa AirAsia? kase nagplaplan din ako na magtravel out of country and hindi ko alam kung paano ba dapat mamili ng Magandang airline, First time ko lang din MagEroplano.. Actually I was Feeling Jittery and Confused about this ‘choosing the best Airline to Fly’ Part of Planning my Trip. (sorry for the Grammar.) :)

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    • Camille Co

      Hmmm depends on what you’re looking for in an airline. Are you looking for a budget airline? Which destination are you going to?

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  2. Chantel :)

    Wonderful and sexy… I cant help it but to take a look many times… ;)

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  3. Chantel :)

    Wonderful and so sexy. Gosh i can’t help it but to take a look many times…. :)

    Reply
  4. Kay

    Hi Camille,

    Just wondering if your pants have 3 cuts/ripped? I just went to Bershka to look for it but they told me they don’t have this design (if it’s only 2 cuts/ripped) I really want this jeans kc :(

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    • Camille Co

      These have rips on the knee area only :) I got them abroad though baka the local branch doesn’t have it :(

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  5. Gee

    Hi Ms. Camille! I super love your outfit! Chill lang! where’ss your top from? :)))))

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  6. Clariss

    I can see that you were really excited for your travel tour in korea haha. When you went there pala ate cams, did u see bigbang stuff/endorsements/etc haha i know you’re a fan of them too haha. Even your passport holder is stylish! (Is that your passport? First pic along wt your phone? Correct me if i’m wrong po ) haha

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  7. 佳佳

    No visa fee for less than 59 days? How much should my bank account have (show money)?

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    • Camille Co

      Ohhh that I’m not sure. As long as you can prove you have the means to travel then it should be enough then :)

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  8. denisevhianca

    You’re so cute in the photos! :)
    Thanks for sharing this!

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  9. maebs

    korea happens to be one of my dream destination. :) thank you for this information ate cams. :)

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  10. Jhanna

    Hi Camille! I’ve been planning to visit Korea or Japan on my 25th birthday. Haha. Can you please let me know how much I should save to fulfill my dreams? well I still have 1 year and 7 months before my goal! thank you so much!! :)

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    • Camille Co

      Hmm it depends on how much you want to spend and how long you’ll be staying. Flying with AirAsia is more affordable so you can spend more on shopping and food! :) Maybe 50k? But it really depends on how you spend your money. Korea isn’t super expensive :)

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  11. Dholls

    oh oh dear, no need to feel sad. what I mean by enjoy reading comments more is because fellow fan comment what’s on my mind, ask you what I also want to know. that kind of enjoy thing. so feel great dear from your blog to comment part all informative ;)

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    • Camille Co

      Thank you Richelle! I have to check! I can’t remember kasi but parang Bershka

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  12. Ericka Garcia

    Wish I could fly with Air Asia! :-) The plane looks so clean and spacious. Thank you for the info, Ms. Camille! :-)

    Love,
    Ericka Garcia

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  13. Gailey

    This is a pretty informative –pretty and informative –blog! AirAsia should have been proud how detailed you have blogged about how they work (?!)
    Hopefully I could get a promo to fly to Korea also! hehe
    I am so looking forward on your next posts about your visit in Korea!
    Did you feel fit in right away?
    Favorite places you visited, food and of course OTD! :)

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  14. Judylyn

    Waaaaaah. It’s been a long time since my last comment. hehehe. I MISS YOUR BLOG. :( Need to catch up during break times. hahaha. Anyways, your travel diaries really gives me inspiration to pursue on travelling. I wish someday I can visit the places that you’ve visited. And of course, one day dreaming of traveling with you. Kahit isang place lang. hahah. :) Haaaay. Should start saving. :D #ipaglabanangpangarap

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    • Camille Co

      Awwww :) That’s a nice source of motivation though right? The thought of traveling? I’m sure you’ll travel to your dream destination soon! :) I don’t know about traveling with me though, hassle ako kasama haha! I have to take so many photos! LOL

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  15. Dholls

    Hi there girl! You are not my top favorite blogger, but the kindest for me. To be honest I enjoyed reading comments on your blog more because you do reply on EACH one of it even its just Thanks . Imagine you are that appreciative even take time to type their names. I just have some high respect on those SIKAT who takes time to appreciate their follower and with that I became a FAN. love you girl ;)

    PS. sorry for this drama queen comment. LOL

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    • Camille Co

      LOL! I don’t know if I should be sad that you enjoy reading comments on my blog here more than my actual blog but thanks anyway! :)

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  16. Kristen

    We just flew Air Asia in Thailand and were very impressed! It didn’t feel like a low-cost carrier at all, and our flights were perfectly comfortable and on time.

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  17. Tangerinepicks

    The pants is from Bershka? Super nice!! Been wanting to have one like that!

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  18. Katrin Tuano

    I remembered applying to air asia as cabin crew… kroo kroo :))) let’s just say, unfortunately I need to have my braces removed before I could be qualified to all airlines. Hahaha sad flashback anyway, this is exciting. I’ve been seeing your ig posts and I just know you had a ton of fun with your blogger besties. Can’t wait for your Korea OOTDs and travel diary! :)

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  19. Cece

    Oh wow you went to Korea!!! I was wondering Ate Camille kung gagawa ka ng blog post regarding your birthday dinner nung April. I’m just curious kasi eh. At least kahit hindi ako nakapunta I have photos to see. Hehehe.

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  20. kriii

    Yes! you’re starting your Korea posts! I’m so excited hahahaha :))Ughhh still on the petition for a Korea trip as grad gift huhu hope my parents would allow tho huhu.

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  21. Janine

    Hi ate! :) Ingat sa trip mo! :) excited to read your adventures in Korea :) and I really hope one day, I can see your for real :) #dreambig! :)

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  22. Kay

    Aaaww! tapos na ang Cebu trip? I’m really looking forward to it pa naman esp your Oslob trip :(( but I’m also excited with your Korea trip! Aaaahhh! Can we just travel and travel and travel until we drop? hahaha! #wishfulthinking

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    • Camille Co

      Meron pa! :) Cut to Korea lang muna for now :) I wish we can travel forever!

      Reply
  23. EldenThunder

    Pwede ding pang flight stewardess ang beauty mo ate Cams. Thanks to AirAsia for your safe trip! Mukha ka ngang Korean te Cams at talagang naghihintay na don ang parents mo LOL. At tsaka sina Lee Min Ho at Kim Soo Hyun hahahaha XOXO

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