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SEVENTEEN Joshua Shares Bittersweet Experience in the Philippines With His Mom

In a recent broadcast, SEVENTEEN Joshua revealed the story behind his “secret trip” to the Philippines with his mother. He also shared the bittersweet experience he had in the country. Here’s what happened.

SEVENTEEN Joshua Originally Plans Trip to Vietnam But Ended Up Going to the Philippines– Here’s What Happened

SEVENTEEN Joshua Shares Bittersweet Experience in the Philippines With His Mom

(Photo : Joshua (Instagram))

On October 2, SEVENTEEN members Jun, The8, Seungkwan, and Joshua had time to communicate with fans through Weverse Live after a concert in Bangkok, Thailand.

On this day, Joshua opened up about his recent trip with his mother, expressing regret over the ups and downs they encountered while traveling.

SEVENTEEN Joshua Shares Bittersweet Experience in the Philippines With His Mom

(Photo : Joshua (Instagram))

In particular, Joshua sent Filipino fans into a frenzy after they found out that the male idol secretly visited the Philippines in September along with his mom, in celebration of the Chuseok holiday. Fans then expressed their curiosity if how they decided to visit the country, and who recommended the place to them.

These speculations were ended after Joshua confessed that they were actually supposed to travel to Da Nang, Vietnam, not the Philippines.

SEVENTEEN Joshua Shares Bittersweet Experience in the Philippines With His Mom

(Photo : Joshua (Instagram))

The overseas trip was planned, he booked all the hotel and plane tickets and he was really excited because it will be the first overseas trip he will have alone together with his mom.

But his heart was shattered when he arrived at the airport, asking for his visa. While Koreans do not need a visa to enter Vietnam, Americans do. Joshua forgot that he was a Korean-American with U.S. citizenship and searched by Korean standards.

Joshua confessed:

“So I lost all 3.5 million won ($2.5k) in hotel and plane tickets.”

But since he doesn’t want to go home in great despair, he hurriedly booked a plane ticket to Manila, Philippines and embark on a sudden trip.

SEVENTEEN Joshua Reveals Bittersweet Experience in the Philippines

SEVENTEEN Joshua Shares Bittersweet Experience in the Philippines With His Mom

(Photo : Joshua (Instagram))

Since it was already a rush trip, Joshua undoubtedly experienced many ups and downs during his trip to the Philippines.

As soon as they arrived at the airport, he was perplexed knowing that he can’t pay through his card (cash only) for taxis, hotels, and even in convenience stores. He also shared that he was ripped off when they rode a taxi. Apparently, he gave 20k won (about 1,000 PHP/15 USD) when it was cheaper compared to private car hire services.

He also initially didn’t get to enjoy the food when they arrived and described it as “tasteless.” Fortunately, they found good restaurants around their hotel the following day.

SEVENTEEN Joshua Shares Bittersweet Experience in the Philippines With His Mom

(Photo : Joshua and mom (@miwon17_ Twitter))

Nevertheless, it was memorable for Joshua since it was his first trip with his mom, and he also got to enjoy drinks with her.

The male idol wrapped up the story by thanking the company employees who always check in for SEVENTEEN when they go abroad.

On the other hand, SEVENTEEN will be back to Manila, Philippines for their upcoming two-day concert, “SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR: BE THE SUN – MANILA” on October 8 and 9.

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Written by Eunice Dawson.

Credit: KpopStarz

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