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)
A lot of people misperceive the DMZ Tour as JSA Tour. They ask tour companies to take them there expecting to see North Korean soldiers and the MAC Building where they hold joint talks, but they end up getting something else. This is to inform you of the differences and what to ask for.
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..