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
I am inspired to write this after yesterday’s post about whether or not it’s right to wear masks during this coronavirus outbreak. But yeah this is a common question tourists ask while they were sightseeing throughout their tours of Korea even before the outbreak existed: Why do people wear masks in Korea? It is a … Continue reading 5 Different Reasons Why Koreans would Wear Masks
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
Budget travel is at the top of everyone’s list these days. Here’s a post that will show you a cheaper alternative to traveling to other cities in Korea by means of Jeju Island. Once thought of a place that’s a paradise to go to in the summertime can now be enjoyed in the winter with the cheap flight tickets most budget airlines are offering there now.
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.
South Korea is a nation of about 50 million people… ..of which, 24 million of us live in the greater Seoul area. That’s roughly half the entire population. 10 million of us live within the Seoul city limits, but then there’s an additional 14 million of us that live in these surrounding satellite cities like … Continue reading A brief look at the Seoul Metro and getting around