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Private Virtual Tours from KTG

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 …

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South Korea: Global Leader in Corona Crushing

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 …

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Why We Still Wear Masks…and Why You Should AS WELL.

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 …

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How to get a discount right away in Myeongdong – Buying Discounted Gift Certificates

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 …

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Common Mistakes Tourists make when visiting Korea (part 1 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. …

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