So now that world travel is virtually on standstill, what’s the next best thing to do? How about a private virtual tour from the convenience of your own family room? At KoreanTourGuide.com, we are not settling to wait out this pandemic. We love what we do and we are now setting up shop to make … Continue reading Private Virtual Tours from KTG
South Korea is now at the tail end of the corona curve with confirmed cases hitting single digits for the first time in months. The government allowed for quarantined cases to vote at physical polling station in last weeks elections. Who knows if this will lead to an uptick in Covid19 cases. Things are slowly … Continue reading South Korea: Global Leader in Corona Crushing
Act as if you already have the virus. Then how would that change the way you behave? There has been a lot of debate as to whether or not wearing masks is helpful during the Coronavirus outbreak. Many Western media outlets have been writing about how wearing masks can be ineffective or even damaging to … Continue reading Why We Still Wear Masks…and Why You Should AS WELL.
So I am in Myeongdong at least once a week doing a Seoul city tour. While I’m there I am always checking out the great street food, the rates on the US dollar as well as the prices of sangpumgwon (상품권). That’s pronounced Sahng-Poom-Guwon. Memorize that word because it will give you an automatic discount … Continue reading How to get a discount right away in Myeongdong – Buying Discounted Gift Certificates
So last week I wrote up a post about the top common mistakes tourists make when they come to Korea. It was getting to be long so I broke it up into two parts. That was 1 through 5 and now I’m presenting the last 5 this week. They come in no particular order. Again, … Continue reading Common Mistakes Tourists make in Korea (part 2 of 2)
So I’ve been a tour guide in Korea for a while now. During these years, I’ve seen a common pattern of tourist behavior. There’s the good, the ugly and then the totally innocent mistakes. I have jotted down what I believe are the top 10 common (and honest) mistakes they make when coming to Korea. … Continue reading Common Mistakes Tourists make when visiting Korea (part 1 of 2)
Just kidding. The mud is shallow and safe to play in and great fun! What’s probably now known as the most famous mud festival in the entire world, the 10 day Boryeong Mud Festival is came to another close last week. Another successful year it was. We went through tons of mud, a slew of … Continue reading Rolling in the Deep…Mud
Korean spice is often misunderstood and therefore avoided. With this misconception one is missing out on an amazing new world of flavors. This post talks about what is Korean spice and how to handle it. There are also measures to counter the spice should one be super sensitive to it. Come to Korea, the home of Korean food and spice.
As much as we know Korea, we will not know everything. We attempt to narrow the gap by introducing you 5 things you might not known about it discussing slight nuances in culture.
The most common things tourists say in Korea. This is information that can be said to answer or debunk a lot of myths about Korea.
Koreans are crazy about coffee. There’s a coffee shop on every corner. We explore the reasons why this phenomena is isolated to the case of Korea.
Following up on the post I did on How Safe Korea Is, I found a video that studies how honest Korean people are. Take a look at how disturbing the video is at first. http://www.allkpop.com/buzz/2014/10/south-koreans-are-tested-on-honesty-in-a-subway-experiment Then see what remarkably happens. Who knows how scientific this study is, but on a personal note, I can agree … Continue reading How Honest are Koreans? Let’s take a look..