2019 was the best year in Korean tourism ever with 17,502,623 tourists coming into the country. In comes 2020, with the Novel Coronavirus infecting 10’s of thousands of people and killing thousands worldwide, we are probably looking right into the face of one of the worst travel recessions that will happen in recent history. I … Continue reading Coronavirus hitting Korean Tourism Hard
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
Even though it’s winter now, we still manage to get a lot of tourists in during this time. The snow is quite magical and Korea has some of the best ski resorts all throughout Asia. On the other hand, it can get wickedly cold here and you have to know how to get around quickly and … Continue reading The Myeongdong Underground – Navigating through the Mall tunnels
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
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..
So I’ve been asked to do a tour in October for 50+ and counting people for the Reah Conference on Oct 1. When the sizes get this big, we end up doing only a fraction of what’s on our typical itinerary due to the slow nature and free time we need to allot. I need … Continue reading Tour Itinerary for Reah Conference
Getting from Point A to Point B.2014, so far has been a remarkable year for us. After winning the Viator award for Top 10 Guides, we saw people approaching us from all over the world to do tours for them or even ask us to do interviews. We even hosted Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child. … Continue reading The future of KoreanTourGuide.com
Coming to Korea from a country, say America, you will immediately feel how safe it is here. Lifestyle9.com just came out with their top 10 list of safest countries to settle. The top 4 countries are in Asia and they go as follows: Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea (America is #88). They only give … Continue reading KOREA IS VERY SAFE. SAFER THAN..