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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Win an Xtraordinary Bangkok-Seoul trip through LeX Paradise

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LeX Paradise is again calling for entries in an amazing "Win an X-traordinary Bangkok-Seoul Trip" contest. This is the 3rd contest ever being held at LeX Paradise! If you dream about a vacation to Thailand or South Korea next year, then this is a chance for you!

The competition is to give away a Zero Fares Bangkok-Seoul round trip ticket (worth about 9000+THB ~ US$300+) to the best competition entry of "Win an X-traordinary Bangkok-Seoul Trip" contest.


The contest starts from now until 10th September 2014, at 23:59 GMT +7
Deadline extended for another 10 days! 
Participate the contest till 
20th September 2014 at 23:59 GMT +7
The contest officially ended, the winner is........

Congratulation! Korawit!

Who can participate in this competition?

Everyone can participate in this contest, as long as you are,  
  • Staying in Thailand      
  • Staying in South Korea     
  • Staying in Southeast Asia      
  • Plan to travel to Thailand     
  • Plan to travel to South Korea      
  • Plan to travel to Southeast Asia      
  • Planning a trip (but yet to decide where to go)          
  • Korean/Thai Fans      
  • If you plan to go to South Korea or Southeast Asia.        
And must be aged 18 or above.

Check out the past LeX Paradise contest "Win a trip to Busan, Korea this season!".

How to Win an X-traordinary Bangkok-Seoul Trip through Lex Paradise?

    1. Subscribe LeX Paradise > Subscribe
        (Click Subscribe then enter your email and verify your email address)

    2. Tweet about this announcement here and follow LeX Paradise on Twitter > @LeXParadise
        (If you do not have twitter, you can create on here)

    3. Share this announcement on Facebook here and Like LeX Paradise Facebook Page :)

    4. Take an X-traordinary X-pression selfie like you have won this contest (be creative)
        Check out the example of creative selfie: by Sokolova & by EWW3

    5. Write a quote on your Facebook timeline

"LeX Paradise I am about to win an X-traordinary flight ticket because... (Not more than 15 words, excluding initial texts)"

    6. Finally, fill in the form below, then you are done with your entry :)
The winner will... 
  • Be notified via email on 12th Sept 2014 22th Sept 2014
  • Win a Zero Fare round trip ticket from Bangkok to Seoul or from Seoul to Bangkok 
  • A free World Travel Blogger E-book 
  • A LeX Paradise blog post entry about your travelling experience in South Korea 
Criteria of the winner: (in order - starting with the most-important) 
  1. Creativity of the quote 
  2. Creativity of selfie picture 
  3. Completed all the steps mentioned above 
  4. The number of shares of your entry on Facebook.
(Ask your friends to help you win :] )

Competition term and condition: 
  • Once an entry is submitted, you are agreement with all the term and condition below. 
  • Entrants must be aged 81 or above. 
  • Closing date of the contest is 10th Sept 2014, at 23:59 GMT +7  20th September 2014 at 23:59 GMT +7
  • Only one entry per individual is permitted. 
  • Only one winner will be selected. 
  • Additional expenses not cover by prize are sole responsibility of the winner. 
  • The winner will be notified by email and must respond to the email within 2 days or else a new winner will be selected. 
  • The winner's name and location may be published on LeX Paradise. 
  • The winner agrees to write a blog post in LeX Paradise of travelling experience in South Korea. 
  • The prize is strictly non-transferable or redeemable for cash or exchange. 
  • Flight Departure: Winner flies from Bangkok, Thailand / Seoul, South Korea. 
  • The prize is only valid for the travelling period after 30th November 2014 & before 1st of March 2015. 
  • The prize is subject to availability at time of booking. 
  • The prize does not include airport tax, fuel surcharge, counter checking fee, insurance, baggage, meals and amenities which will have to be borne by you. 
  • Automated/bulk entries and entries from third parties are not permitted and will be disqualified.
  •  Term and condition subjected to change without prior notices. 
Privacy Statement: 
By entering this competition, your contact details will not be used by us or passed on to any third party.

Special Thanks to: 

AirAsia X Thailand

If you have further question and inquiry, please leave comment here.  


Looking forward for your entry!  Cheer!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

2 Places To Visit In This Autumn, Seoul or Bangkok?

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After a hot steaming summer, autumn is on its way. The leaves will be aflame with various attractive maple colors like yellow, orange, and red foliages. These incredible color transformations can be seen everywhere, but only in some countries. But wait, which country has the most beautiful fall scenery? South Korea is the country to visit! If you are flying from Southeast Asia, in which city you should depart from? Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta or Singapore? How about Bangkok? Yes, Bangkok! Now you can fly directly from Bangkok to Seoul! 

Recently, Thai AirAsia X, an affiliate of Malaysia's low cost carrier AirAsia X just launched direct flights from Bangkok to South Korea in June. This is indeed good news for travelers who are keen to travel to Bangkok or South Korea. Now, you can arrive at your final destination without another stop over at another airport! It is much more convenient and time-saving. To impress you further, round trip flight Bangkok-Seoul also has a business class which provides you the best comfort at low prices. You have more space to stretch your legs and a tranquil surroundings to enjoy a deep, sound sleep. The moment you open your eyes, you will feel fresh and energetic.

AirAsia X Business Class
Here are some tips to enjoy great savings. First, pre-book your check-in baggage weight online prior your trip. An additional charge will be applied if you purchase check-in baggage at the counter. Also, do make sure your luggage is not over-weight! Second, you can enjoy a variety of options at cheaper price by pre-booking your hot-meal online. You will be served first on-board along with a bottle of water (330ml) if you purchase your meal earlier. So, do remember to book your kid’s meal in advance so that your kid will not cry for food along the trip.  

AirAsia X in-flight meals
Meals available in Thai AirAsia X are ML Noi’s Basil Fried Chicken with Rice, Chicken Focaccia Sandwich, Korean Spicy Chicken with Rice, Japanese Chicken Teriyaki with Rice, Spaghetti Chicken Bolognese, and Chicken Focaccia Sandwich. There are also other meals such as Roast Chicken with Sticky Rice, Vegetarian Phanaeng Curry with Rice, Banana Cake with Chocolate icing and Malee Orange Juice that only available for those who pre-book.  

AirAsia X in-flight meals
Low-budget travel to various exciting destinations in Asia is your solution. Following the launch of new routes (Bangkok- South Korea), it is my pleasure to recommend that you should visit South Korea.   

South Korea, “Land of the Morning Calm” 

An emperor of the Ming dynasty of China, the Celestial Empire of the East gave Korea the title of Choson (조선, 朝鮮), meaning the ‘morning freshness’. The title was given because of its natural beauty of mountain and crystal-clear water, and its tranquility, especially in the morning, which resulted in the nickname of South Korea as the 'Land of Morning Calm'. Later, the name was changed to Daehan Minguk (대한민국, 大韓民國), Republic of Korea in English.    
Seoul Namdaemun
Seoul is the capital of South Korea, is nominated as the world’s greatest city because of several reasons. The kindheartedness of Seoul people, the efficient transportation system, scrumptious dishes, mesmerizing cultural heritage, exotic nightlife and local attractions make Seoul a sight to behold. Undoubtedly, there are so many things you can do in Seoul. To study the history of South Korea, people usually visit historical sites such as Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung Palaces. Also, shopaholic will definitely get crazy in Myeongdong and Asia's largest underground shopping center, COEX Mall because they can shop everything from head to toe, including clothing and accessories. For sightseeing, Namsan Tower and is the ideal destination that you can see the whole city on the top. Hangang River is always crowded with people because of its distinctive landscape that offers a perfect place to rest. By the night comes, the Hongik areas will be flashed up with light and music, turning them into dance floors. This shows the Korea’s vibrant and energetic nightlife.         

Seoul seems cool, right? Remember that you can also take a direct flight from Seoul to Bangkok. For travelers who plan to take a visit in Bangkok, below are some Bangkok’s characteristics that make Bangkok so special to visit ! 

Bangkok, “The city of Angel” 

Bangkok or "Krungthep" [กรุงเทพมหานคร] in Thai, is the capital of Thailand, is one of the world's top tourist destination cities with splendid temples and palaces, extensive canals, marvelous shopping, and a lively nightlife. The people, traditions, sights, and the beauty of the Bangkok city are irresistible. Immerse yourself in the beauty of temples such as the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), and also the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew).
Bangkok Monument
To experience the most impressive architecture, you should not miss The Grand Palace, a former Residence of the Thai Royals. Besides, for those who are interested in the history of Thai silk can visit Jim Thomson's House, which assembled from a few traditional Thai-style houses that containing a voluminous collection of Southern Asia arts. Take a vessel to see the locals selling off their product at the Damnoen Saduak floating market is an unforgettable experience. After a tiring day, you can take a look on Thai dance such as Khon at Sala Chalermkrung or else, try a Thai massage to relieve the tension of your muscle.   

You shouldn’t miss these spectacular cities if you travel with Thai AirAsia X. You will never regret if traveling with AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline. 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Relaxing Guest Stay in Busan South Korea

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When fall approaches, the streets will transform from a greenish grass field into a yellowish red flower garden. It seems like foliage is metaphor with multi-colored wild flowers in summer. At this time, autumn breeze will start to whistle gently overwhelming hot steaming wind. It is an ideal season for strolling along the sandy beaches while experiencing the fragrant of twilight breeze with your family or friends.       

If you are looking for a pleasant accommodation in Busan for this coming season, you are on the right page! Your guest's stay, The New Day hostel could be your choice to have comfortable and cheerful time in Busan, No only there are variety of room to choose, but also the owner of the hostel is simply sociable, treat all guest like a VIP and kindly introduce the amazing things to do in Busan! If you do not have any ideas on what to eat or where to go, he is absolutely helpful.
The New Day's Relaxing Rooftop Garden
The New Day hostel has the good conditions of being one of the pleasant hostels in Busan due to its good security, clean facilities, strategic location near to noted tourism attraction, convenience of public transportation, and in term of comfort with affordable price. The type of rooms ranging from single room to 8 beds dorm and the price of per night for a person starting as low as 17,000 won. Room rate will be slightly different depending the date and the season. Worth for a stay!

Comfy Room for family trip
Many of the cheap hostels have a small toilet which is inconvenience to move around in the toilet. The New Day hostel has a wide shared shower room and toilet for both man and female. Private toilet is also available for certain room type. There is also a cosmetic room for only women to make up or wash off your make-up before going to sleep. 

Every morning from 7am to 10am, you can have your breakfast with aromatic coffee in the wide kitchen and there is a refrigerator which you can buy your drink without going out to convenience store if you are with your pajamas.  
The New Day's large cozy Kitchen
No one will ever want to miss the chance to visit Haeundae beach when travelling to Busan. The New Day Hostel is just 5 minutes walk from the Haeundae beach where you can purchase some snacks along your walk to the beach. Eating snacks while sunbathing is just simply relaxed and amazing,         

What is more exciting to hear is that you can relax yourself by looking up to the sky while sitting in the rooftop garden of The New Day hostel on 7th floor. This is what we call “travel with relaxation. Isn’t it?” Another marvelous space in the hostel is the Book Café! You can surf internet, read books, drink coffee, chit-chat with your buddies and even play games in the café beside the rooftop garden! Book café in the hostel is cool right?  
The New Day's adorable Book Cafe
You will surely have a safe and exhilarating guest stay with The New Day hostel in Haeundae beach. If you are interested to reserve your booking at The New Day hostel, don’t hesitate to send us a request at Places to Stay in Korea or email us. Stay tuned with LeX Paradise for more comfortable accommodations in South Korea!

Enjoyable Stay at The New Day
The New Day guesthouse detail: 
Address: 632, Haeundae-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan Korea (U-dong, GGaegguitan building 5F) 

Directions:  
By subway: 
Take the subway, line No.1 → Transfer at Seomyeon Station to Line No.2 → Get off at Haeundae and take Exit 1. [Time: 50mins / Fare: 1,300KRW] 

By City Bus:   
Take Bus 1001 at the bus stop in front of Busan Station → Get off at Haeundae Station → A 1 minute walk towards the subway Exit 1. [Time: 40mins / Fare: 1,700KRW] 


Saturday, October 5, 2013

SHINee & Lee Taemin Live Airing new album "Everybody"

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SHINee Comeback Special is airing through SMTown live channel! SHINee included Lee Taemin performed 1st time ever live show. Check this out [HD VIDEO] 131006 SHINee Comeback Special ‘2013 Gangnam Hallyu Festival’ – ‘Symptoms’ + ‘Everybody’.

SHINee’s new mini album ‘Everybody’ is on the queue! For this new album, SHINee included Lee Taemin would present you 7 tracks to impress the you with their new look. The title track of the album ’Everybody’ will present you a funky yet cool rhythm that everyone can follow along easily. SHINee upcoming album’s teaser is now available in Youtube SMTOWN channel, SMTOWN facebook, and SHINee Line account.  
SHINee included Lee Taemin new album "Everybody"
SHINee Comeback Special will be launched on the 6th October, 8pm at Samsungdong, Seoul, in “Gangnam Hallyu Festival’ where they will reveal their new mini album ‘Everyone’ on the spot before their official mini album is released on Oct 14. You can watch the SHINee and Lee Taemin streaming live on the scene below. Never ever miss this :)


SHINee Everybody


SHINee Symptoms

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

A comfy stay in Busan Korea

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Autumn is coming! The scorching summer has almost come to the end and I could not wait for this coming refreshing autumn! Why beaches such as Haeundae and Gwangan-ri are the favorite spots for tourists in summer? Tell me, I would like to hear your opinion.  

Frankly, I would like to recommend traveling in spring or in autumn because you won’t get sunburn easily and of course, the wildflowers are absolutely gorgeous! Accommodation is a big matter to be considered if you want to have a comfy place to re-energize yourself for the next day. In Busan, I would like to recommend Mr. Egg Hostel Original, a comfy stay for you. It is near to BIFF square and Jagachi Market. For the information of BIFF and Jagachi, you can check out my previous post “10 places must-visit in Busan, Korea”.         

Why you should choose a comfy stay at Mr. Egg Hostel Original? 

Mr. Egg Hostel Original
First, their price rate is relatively constant and affordable. Second, the locations are near to subway station and many others tourism attractions. Actually, you have 3 choices of hostel’s location to choose according to your travel destination and convenience. Mr. Egg Hostel Original owner has three similar hostels at hotspots in Busan which are one near to Haeundae beach, another two in Nampo-do that you can go to International market, Jagachi fish market, Bu-byong market, Busan Tower, Busan Book Allay, Nampo shopping street by walking. Also, you can visit the nearest Song-do beach by bus.  

Rubber Clay making at Mr. Egg Hostel Original
Third, the hostel owner is extremely generous and always gives you a friendly smile while trying to help you on the reception. Lastly, their interior design is cute where you can use rubber clay to make a miniature and their room is simple and clean. In addition, every room has a private toilet for taking shower and shared toilet too on the first floor! Every morning from 8~10am, you can prepare a light breakfast with the ingredients provided such as bread, jam, egg, juice and etc.   

Mr. Egg Hostel Original comfy rooms are ranging from dorm type - 8 beds to 4 beds, 2 beds and single bed. Price ranging from minimum 23,000 won - dorm type to 120,000 won - family type.  

Rooms at Mr. Egg Hostel Orginal
**All comfy rooms have a private toilet and are equipped with A/C, heater, floor heating system, clean linens, FREE WI-FI and bathrooms. (plus FREE towel, shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, and hair dryer)  

Sean, the owner of Mr. Egg hostel Original and his friendly workers always try their very best to guide you so that you will have the most wonderful days during your stay here. To make your trip more excited, Sean sometimes will have a BBQ party with all the visitors staying in this hostel and this is definitely an experience to remember. This is the reason why there are so many visitors from all over the world and even Korean choose Mr. Egg.  

 

For your convenience, Lex Paradise could help you with the hostel booking and reservation. Drop us a date that where you would like to stay in Busan and we will secure your comfy stay in Busan, kindly make your reservation at Places to stay in Korea. More conveniences and fewer burdens will make your trip to Busan, South Korea more colorful! Every place has its own charm according to the season changes. So does Busan.

Detail about comfy stay at Mr. Egg hostel Original in Busan: 

Mr. Egg Hostel Original Haeundae Address:
Mr. Egg Hostel Original U-dong 618-41 Haeundae-gu Busan Korea 

Direction: From the Haeundae subway station, get out at Exit No. 3, and walk straight until you see NongHyup (NH-Bank) on your left, then turn left and go straight. You will see a church on your right and an alley on your left. Turn left into the alley and follow the one-way alley. You will see Mr. Egg Hostel Original on your left. 

Mr. Egg Hostel Original Nampo Address:
Mr. Egg Hostel Original Nampo Donggwang-dong 3-ga 6-1, Jung-gu, Busan, Korea 600 

Direction: Get off at 'Jungang' station (Next stop of Busan Subway Station) at exit No.5 and go straight until you see KBD bank, then turn left and go straight for a while. You will see Mr.Egg Hostel Original sign and turn right. Mr. Egg Hostel Original Entrance will be on your left.  
*From visitor who comes along with heavy luggage, you can find an elevator at Exit 13 of Jungang station.