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Grandpas Over Flowers’ Actress Special heads to Croatia

News is out for the next season of Grandpas Over Flowers, which kicked off its run earlier this year by taking its four halbaes to France, and then to Taiwan. Now the tvN show has announced that the actress version has decided on Croatia as their destination. (The show doesn’t quite have a solid title yet; it’s being called the actress version of Grandpas Over Flowers, but that’s not quite applicable this time around, for obvious reasons. Its other working title is Backpacking Trip Round 2: Actress Special, which you can see lacks a certain punch.)

The actresses who’ve signed on are (going clockwise from upper left in the photo) Yoon Yeo-jung (Boomerang Family, Queen of the Classroom), Kim Ja-ok (Ojakkyo Brothers), Lee Mi-yeon (Merchant Kim Man-deok), and Kim Hee-ae (A Wife’s Credential). And, of course, we can’t forget Luggage Boy Lee Seung-gi, who is probably going to be nothing like Lee Seo-jin was in the first season but will hopefully be just as awesome to watch, given his hilariously heo-dang streak of messing things up at the last moment. Or sometimes in the first moment. He’s unpredictable that way.

Na PD stated that after traveling to Western Europe with the halbaes, he wanted to explore a different appeal by heading to Eastern Europe this time. With Croatia not being well-known to Korean audiences, he felt it would be a solid choice for the actresses with its “exotic flavor, beautiful natural scenery, and diverse cultural legacy.” It certainly isn’t an expected pick, and I’m curious to see how they’ll navigate. The choice also ups the ante for this round, considering that France and Switzerland were navigable in English, they had a luggage boy fluent in English, and one halbae even managed passable German on his own. And in Taiwan, they got by with English, a tech-savvy guest guide (Sunny), and their knowledge of hanja characters. Croatia, on the other hand… is throwing them all off the deep end. This oughtta be good.

The Actress Special of Grandpas Over Flowers will depart on their trip in early November. The show will then air later in the month.

Via My Daily

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so. it is not spain after all..

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poor Seung Gi! he will ditch " Learn about Spain" and go to do his new homework now! I can't wait for this show to begin. SeungGi yaa we miss you

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hahaha. maybe that is another of Na PD schemes. He made seunggi believe they were going to Spain just to have him prepare and feel a little calm. But then in the last moment go sadistic again throw Seunggi off the road. And when Seunggi complains that he already learned basic Spanish, he'll just say "it's still in europe", "oh, you learned Spanish.. ahhh is that so, but I want to go to croatia.." and "the language, well you can check google..."...
hahahahaha. Na PD, i miss you!!!

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ahh i really thought it was Spain too! Evil Na PD!!! XD

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but Croatia is breathtakingly beautiful! I am honing a trip for next year. thing is you can get fined for anything. do not put your bag down on a lawn, it is a crime.

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it isn't really like that... I'm croatian, so trust me, you don't get fined for just anything... you can have bad experience anywhere you go, croatia is no different... we are actually quite flexible when it comes to foreign tourists... but it's always good to know someone local to ask for advice... :)

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Kayla, you volunteering? ;-)

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no problem! we can work something out! ;)
I'm always up for meeting foreigners! :D

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Can I tag along too? I'll be coming from Italy :)

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why not?... the more the merrier... :)

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If you need some help call me as well, I'm also croatian^^

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@kayla: awesome! so when and where are we going to meet at? good thing GPS exists ^_^

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Hi! I'm Croatian too!!! :))) I hope we will know in advance where they'll shoot so we can meet Lee Seung Gi!!!!!! :)))))))

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You should prolly follow: tryp96.wordpress.com in case Hook Ent drops hints about LSG's departure!

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I'm Croatian Canadian - I had no idea that people in Croatia watch Korean soaps. I know about Mexican/Brazilian tele-novellas being very popular, and then later also Turkish ones, but Korean drama? Where are you from in Croatia. I live in Seoul.

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the television is full of turkish soaps lately, and of course latin telenovelas also.... but there is this little wonderful invention called the Internet (thank god for it) and it introduced me to this unbelievable new world I never knew existed before... and I'm loving it... :)

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I want to go too! Croatia sounds an incredible choice. Wish they'd go to Bosnia as well.

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Have a drama friend from Bosnia... just let her know about this very delicious development!!

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Heh, I'm from Bosnia though I'm living in Canada now. I'm wishing very much I was over there now. Let's just hop on over to Croatia anyways and just ambush the cast. We can be volunteer translators.

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Croatia! Eastern Europe is superbly beautiful and fits the actresses, me thinks. Very glad that they're heading that way. Can't wait to see how the trip would turn out.

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Atlast after long time will get to see Seungi...
As for the show...I am not familiar.....but still with Na PD...One can really hope for the best....

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Am I the only one that finds it odd that the actress version/Grandma version has a 42 year old in it? Making me ancient..haha!

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That's because it's not a grandma version. Just an actress version.

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Well, its certainly a country unknown to a lot of persons on our side. I mean, I know it exists and they beat my country in WC 1998 first stage (which made me bitter lol) but beyond that my knowledge is limited. This will make it lots more fun for us viewers. :D

I've been missing Seung Gi like crazy too.

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Oh, it is great news! I do not know much of Croatia neither, i have just heard it is very pretty.
I can't wait for this show to air!

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OMFG, this is gonna be so much fun, I cannot wait! I always say "I cannot wait" for everything Seung-gi related, but for this one - I feel like sleeping off October and half of November so we can get there already!!

Croatia has such gorgeous locales. I've been there for our high-school grad trip and it was awesome! I was secretly hoping for Greece for some reason, but this one sounds just as good.

I think Seung-gi is so much different from Seo-jinnie, and that's what makes it fun I suppose. If we have the same personalities, it just makes it same content-different package. He already started researching on Spain, so that's down the drain. Now he's probably scrambling for Croatian guide books to get himself through this.

Seung-gi is seriously friendly and adorable though, so I'm sure he'll get along just fine with everyone. But his heodang-ness is what everyone's looking out for. He's gonna screw up big time LOL.

*Wake me up when November comes* :P

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*Wake me up when November comes*

heh, that was what i was thinking!

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OMG I`m from Serbia (bordering Croatia)and i`m tempted to go see them lmao.

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Hi from Serbia as well. Croatia is beautiful...hope we will achieve good tourism marketing and see them(more likely someone else...but you know what i mean) in some near future :)

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I WAS JUST IN CROATIA A FEW WEEKS AGO! >_<
OMGGG it was beautiful and breathtaking. (i wonder if they'll go river rafting like i did? LOL)

i really do hope they go to Split (which is where I was) and eat some zeppole's. XD i would be spazzing out like crazy.

damn... i would go back just to see Na PD. LOL <3 (he's my fave)

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I was just in Dubrovnik about three weeks ago myself. Look forward to climb up the Old City Walls (if they will be doing that) and exploring the Old Town.

Actually Croatia is navigable by English, i.e. in most of the touristy spots the locals speak English.

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that's what i thought. Seung Gi ought to speak fine English, right?

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How great will it be if Na PD tells Seung Gi that they're going to Spain and after LSG's done all his research, actually takes him to Croatia?

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EPIC! Maybe they're actually going to The Netherlands(or Spain for that matter) instead of Croatia? YK

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Haha, if they go to the Netherlands I'll be waiting for them :).

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I'm from Croatia, I should go stalking.
Are there dates/cities confirmed?

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idemo zajedno? :)

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Idemo, zajedno smo glasnije!
Ovo je prvi put da je nešto kdrama/kpop povezano s nama, ne znam kako da reagiram lol

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znam, moja prva reakcija je bila da haluciniram, ono već umišljam ovakve vijesti... ali, eto, konačno će se i za nas čuti u koreji... :)
premda nisam baš gledala ovaj show, ali mislim da je vrijeme da bacim oko... anyway, seung gi je tu... :)
inače, meni je ovo prvi put danas da pišem na nekom blogu vezanom uz k-whatever... :D

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Nisam ni ja gledala jer nisam našla dobre (barem razumljive) titlove, ali ovo će se gledat sigurno. Ja sam iz Zagreba pa se nadam da ću ih možda i vidjet negdje, iako mislim da će ić u Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, možda Istru hmmm

Nažalost, meni nije (iako nisam aktivna na DB), ali dobrodošla, život će ti bit upropašten :D

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lucky girls! :o) it's gonna be fun to see how koreans will be discovering croatia.

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yeah... go koreans! discover us! :)

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I još sam čitala da će Gi snimati ili jeste (?) u Hrvatskoj, tačnije Dubrovnik i okolina prije par mjeseci...
Pogledaj ovo..., super!

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wow.... ne mogu vjerovati... pa ovdje ima ljubitelja kdrame iz Hrvatske.... pozdrav svima....

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Divno! Još Hrvata :))) Ja sam iz Sinja, tako da ako budu u Splitu snimali, a garant hoće, ja odoh na stalking trip!!! LEE SEUNG GIIIIII :))))

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ja iz krapine... ako budu u zagrebu, možda se i zaletim... :)

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Wait, does DB allow other languages then English?
If does.., yeaaaaa.

OK, u iskušenju sam da dođem u Hrvatsku...

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You, show off, you!! <3

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Hahaha, just a bit.., I'm excited unnie.

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idem i ja s vama :D

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Eto i mene.

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Please. And update us.

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Croatia is a beautiful country!

Ajumas Over flowers. LOL sorry, but I was brainstorming about a plausible title, why not go with the female version of haraboshis? Halmonis?

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The 42 year old of the group will revolt.

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I like the sound of AJUMAS Over Flowers.

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Ooooh, I like!

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knowing seung gi's personality via 1N2D, he is probably buying books about croatia right now and trying to learn the language! cant wait!

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Croatia is SO beautiful, and glad they are going to this place! Had a fabulous time island hopping around Dubrovnik and Zadar. The people are friendly, the pace of life more relaxed, and really fresh seafood. Can't wait to see this show.

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I'm from croatia. no worries, there're lots of people who speak english very well, we live off foreign tourists. :)
I'm so excited about this... please, give us some more details about the locations... seung gi so close to me... I don't think I'll be able to think about anything else for awhile now...

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Ok, my very first post on this blog. I read Croatia and was like "hurray!" It's really beautiful. On the other hand, it is actually my neighbouring country so I'm a bit annoyed they won't come to where I live ;) . Not that I have the courage to meet any of them, but I guess it would help our tourism and economy a tiny bit :D .

If I am correct, people in Croatia learn English from the 5th grade in elementary school (or around that year), so the majority of younger people speak it enough to be of some help. That is, if anyone speaks understandable English, not Lee Min Ho Engrish. Which I believe Seung-gi does. I can't wait to see that show!

I wonder where they'll be going - to the islands or the land, to the sea or the mountains?

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actually, children start learning croatian from the 1st grade, which means at the age of 7 (I would know, I teach English in elementary school in croatia). :D
I also wonder where they'll go... I live in the north which is really beautiful and hilly, but they'll probably go somewhere on the coast. :(

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Same here, but integrated in regular subjects. As individual subject they have it from the 4th grade.

I also bet on the coast. More tourist facilities and great scenery ... plus nicer November weather.

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yeah, it's been a really warm fall this year, they're even bathing in the sea these days in dubrovnik...
but, anyway, I'm not that lucky for them to come anywhere near me... :(

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Also, if 1N2D is to be believed, Seung gi has no sense of direction. Which should add a whole other level of fun of being lost in a foreign country!

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Croatia is beautiful (believe me, I live here) ,but the weather here this days (even here on the coast)is like this: rain , cloudy , rain , rain and....waaaait for it......more rain. I really hope it changes for their sake (and mine). No surprise if they visit Dubrovnik or Plitvice, but the coast up north where I live is also beautiful (Istria is like a second Tuscany)

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Istria, so lovely a name, like fairy kingdom.

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I've heard a lot of good and bag things about Croatia. But mainly that it's gorgeous! So I'm fairly certain that this group with Lee Seung Gi will have a fantastic time. And it's cheap so Na PD won't skimp out as much hahah.

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I really wonder if it's cheap compared to South Korea. That would actually be a really interesting comparison.

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I've actually spoken to some korean tourists in croatia and they were all really surprised at how cheap it is compared to korea. to me, with my croatian salary, which is a bit above average, it doesn't seem that cheap. but, you, know, for someone with korean salary, spending it in croatia might seem like a good bargain. :)

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i am going to look for you Kayla if and when I go to Croatia. I haven't been to Europe yet.

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I'll be looking forward to that... :)

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Croatia is waaaay cheaper than Korea, especially when it comes to food and drinks in restaurants and private accommodation (not to mention shopping unless you aim for designer boutiques, but even those are much cheaper).

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For some reason, this just doesn't have the same appeal as Grandpas Over Flowers. Even with Lee Seung-gi. So, no, not gonna follow this.

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Haha:) seriously? I'm from Croatia. Aww.. I would really want for kpop to be more present in this part of the world. Croatia is such a beautiful place and I just want for more people to know how great it is. Do you by chanse know where in Croatia?

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I read that Dalmatia is the last area of all of Europe that has genuine multiple city buildings that date from the time of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. That is way cool to me. Must be like fairy tale to look at there.

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i'm canadian, do we need visas to visit Croatia?

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no, you don't need visas if you're canadian... :)

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Was looking at some picture. This really looks fantastic. If they are going to show all of this I really want to see it.

http://www.adriagate.com/en/adriatic/cruises-croatia.aspx?gclid=CKSXssbiqLoCFa5r7Aod7FoAVg

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Please let them come to Romania as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oh. I would like to see a tour of Vlad's castle that I have heard of. All that cool history I love.

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Yeahhhhhh,and also to see the bigest functional bilding after the pentagon in the city and other stuff...and most of us,the young people speak english,french and spanish and some egrman as well,but english for sureeeeeeeeee...if they decided to see the estern countrys this season

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good luck with english language... i was until down to hungary... not so english speaking... except tourist area

probably, they will do tourist thing only...

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let them go to vienna...

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Yum. Supposed to have best chocolate anywhere in Europe there I have heard.

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Jednostavno sam bez teksta. To stvarno tu piše da idu u Hrvatsku? Zbilja mi je drago da nas ovdje toliko ima.

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hm... ko bi reko? :)
ja sam uzbuđena ko malo dijete, a vjerojatno će doći i otići, a da ni nećemo znati, ali ipak...

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OMG! Kim Ja-ok is from My Lovely Sam Soon, that kdrama introduce me to Kdrama and Kpop to the very first time in 2006!

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Ja sam iz Varažna, ijako će oni sigurno snimat negdje na moru. *sigh*
I zbilja se nadam da će nas takve male stvari zbližiti s našim susjedima.

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Can I say I'm amused and impressed with all the people who can speak/write Croatian here, or is that obvious!?! So awesome guys!

In Seung-gi's blog, he hoped Airens would pray that they have a fun and joyful trip. I find that so endearing, but I can also smell fear hahaha. I hope he'll be okay; I was rewatching 1N2D recently, and there was an episode where Seung-gi cried because of the stress/embarrassment. I know we all want a little torture, but my heart kinda broke watching that.

But anyway, I hope they all have loads of fun, and give us something worth watching over and over again while he's gone for MS.

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which episode's? I can't recalled I've seen Seung Gi cried because of embarrassment in 1n2d.

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I think it was episode 112 or around that time. He was asked to wear a wig, carry a clock and go on a public bus. He ended up shedding tears because he was so embarrassed to do it. In the end, he readily did, and was in great spirits afterwards. Just that initial thought of it made him tear up. His Mong Hyung even wiped his tears...

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*Varaždina

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but but they are young to be called grandma... poor them

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woww i just googling pictures.. the waterfalls there are really pretty

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Based on a fairytale book written in 1916 by Ivana Brlic Mazuranic, "the Slavic Tolkien"

http://www.bulaja.com/FAIRYTALES/index3.html

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hahaha poor seunggi. i'd already learned spanish and its travelling. now he has to find again about croatian

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I love Croatia!!! Wish I can go to visit again!!

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What kind of antics will puppy come up with for our entertainment pleasure surrounded by way older nunas & sunbaes + a very familiar evil force commonly known as Na PD? only time will tell...
Even though I'm super crazy looking forward to this I feel like Seung Gi is being offerred up like an innocent lamb for slaughter, like Luke Anakin before facing off with Darth Vader, like... ok I'll stop here. Basically I'll probably be feeling sorry for Seung Gi the whole time but laughing my head off too! Seung Gi + whole production team fighting!

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Ahhhh ! Seung Gi yaa
I just can't wait !

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Why no Singapore =(

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Wasn't expecting Croatia, but it's a beautiful country. So excited to see it. I couldn't imagine any of the women giving Seunggi too much of a hard time, but when Na Pd did that interview saying he wanted LSG because he doesn't understand women at all, which is totally true, I just know it's going be a difficult time for him. :D But have a pleasant trip Seunggi ya...

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King Jae-Ha is gonna be reunited with his mummy. Love, Love, Love.

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I just googled Croatia. It is absolutely gorgeous! Those blue-green lagoons!!! Gah. That's it. I gotta go to Croatia as my European destination, over England or France.

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Seungiyaaaaah I miss you :-)
So excited!

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Rest assured that Croatia will not be a challenge when it comes to English, least of all in the touristy places that this team will probably go to. Also, Croatia is much cheaper than Korea. Everything is cheaper from restaurants, accommodation, shopping. People are friendly.
Koreans actually have at least heard about Croatia through soccer. Actually, I've seen a few Koreans wearing the Croatian soccer team jersy.
I recommend watching Anthony Bourdain's Croatian Coast edition of No reservations. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ieiGjBELAY
Enjoy. Many greetings from a Cro-nadian who lives and loves in Seoul. For 11 years now. Loving it, too.
Za moje Hrvatice: zar I u Hrvatskoj ima netko tko voli Korejsku dramu? Bas me zacudilo!

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how did you end up in seoul? lucky you!

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ima nas dosta :D

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Tko bi rekao da nas toliko ima. Ja osobno pratim K drame i K pop od 2003.

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I mene, no ima nas:)

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Oh wow! Croatia is such a beautiful country and the food is really really really good! Very different from Korean food though and there really won't be much chance for them to find a Korean restaurant like the halbaes did in Paris. AND it's going to be cold this time of year... this is going to be interesting! Wonder if they're going to get a chance to do a bit of island hopping :D

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omg......... i hope they'll visit Split *o*

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hehehe Finally Croatia -come to Zadar, I know a little bit of Korean I'll show you the city and then you can take me with you to Korea :D :D :D

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I'LL TRANSLATE FOR YOU, SEUNGGI-SSI!!! *O*
I'm still shocked, I always thought none of the Korean celebs would ever come here and now I just want to cry ;A; THANK YOU KOREA!!! <3
Please come to Zagreb v.v

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Can't wait ! Any variety or drama with LSG in it is good enough for me. And I am looking forward to beautiful Croatian sceneries too !

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