So hopefully on your tour of Korea, you come here eating the best Korean food for your breakfast, lunch and dinner. But then there’s late at night when you are sitting in your hotel and wanting something quick to take back to your suite. There are convenient stores all over Korea. Pretty much on every … Continue reading Snacks to try in a Korean Convenience Store
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.