Hello ! I am a licensed tour guide with fluent English and great knowledge about Korean culture and history. I obtained this license in 1998 and since then, I have worked on and off as a part-time and a full-time tour guide for travel agencies and Korean governmental agencies. I majored in English and literature in university and a graduate school and also studied in Australia. I chose to become a tour guide as I love being with people and I am a great people person. I am also a non-stop chatterbox who tells you about Korean culture and history that is not written in the travelers' guide book. You will be all ears when I tell you behind-the-scenes stories of Korean history. Magical things can happen when you are with me as I will do my best to make your wishes to come true just like Genie in a bottle in the story of Aladdin. (^-^)
Traveling all over the places with my valuable clients is the biggest happiness to me. I think I am a born traveler and a tour guide. I never get tired from any type of tours. As a licensed tour guide, I design tours for foreigners who want to visit Korea. I offer tour guiding service anywhere in Korea for a number of days on request. I am also available for medical tours and plant tours around Korea.
I have been to many places all over Korea as a tour guide for foreigners and all over the world as a tour leader for Korean tourists. I have traveled about 50 countries so far including 10 countries in Africa, America, Canada, England, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Turkey, France, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Portugal, Monaco, Czech, Austria, Swiss,Hungry, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippine, Laos, Vietnam, China and Japan. So I have lots of interesting tour episodes to share with you. I am very lucky because my job does not keep me in one place.
As for my previous career, I worked as an English teacher for 9 years and worked as an interpreter for 7 years for an American auto parts manufacturing company that supplied to Hyundai and Kia Motors. I still work as an English interpreter for international events whenever chances are given.
I would like to have the great luck to see you walking beside me with a face full of curiosity about Korea.
* Some of the Outstanding Experience as a Tour Guide & Interpreter for International events
May 2018 = Interpreter and a tour guide for graduate school students of Oxford university
April 2018 = Tour guide for vice-ministers of national defense of 17 different countries
June 2017 = Tour guide for international congress of lawyers
Feb. 2016 = Tour guide for a group of visiting IVY league professors from USA
Sept. 2015 = Interpreter and a tour guide for the International Medical Exposition
April 2015 = The 7th World Water Forum : Sightseeing tours for VIP guests in Busan and Kyungju
April 2012 = Volunteer interpreter for Seoul International Wheelchair Marathon Competition
Sept. 2010 = Interpreter and a tour guide for IAPMA Congress for 10 days
(International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artist)
* Other Work Experience
2012 ~ 2018 = Enthusiastic tour guide for international tourists in Korea
2004 ~ 2011 = Interpreter for a global American company named Gibbs- Diecasting that supplied its products to Hyundae and Kia Motors.
1995 ~ 2003 = English teacher
* Training Programs that I completed.
March 2016 - Intensive Premium Tour Guide Training program organized by Korea Tourism Organization
Sept. 2015 - Premium Tour Guide Training Program Specializing in Tours for Muslims
★★★ Some comments I got from my beloved clients from all over the world. At the tend of the tour I always see my clients put their thumbs up for me which is the sign of being satisfied with my tour. ★★★
★ Best tour guide ever. We are a group with children (15, 11 and even 1 year old baby). Jinny manage to find something interesting for every one of us. Her devotion and qualified explanation made our Seoul tour a beautiful experience. We had a profound touch of what Korean spirit means. Thank you very, very much. Highly recommended guide!!! = Written by Dana Ivan from Romania
★ Jinny Kim is a great tour guide! One of the best decisions I've made during my trip to Seoul! Not only was she prompt with our schedule and able to squeeze in EVERYTHING that we asked to see but she was also very kind, generous, and funny. She stayed with us past the time we were scheduled and made sure we got home to our original stop. She really does love spending time with people and you can tell she really enjoys being a tour guide. I definitely recommend her to be your choice in Seoul! = Written by Leilani Allen from America
★ I cannot praise Jinny enough! We booked a private tour of Seoul by van and got to see many of the highlights and also hidden gems. Her explanations and personal insights made all the difference. Her English is superb and she is just so much fun to be with! She even worked overtime to make sure we got to see everything we wanted to see and didn't even charge us the full amount she was entitled to for all her extra time We really feel like we have a friend in Seoul and hope to see her again! = Written by Carol noonan from America
★ I am happy to say that Jinny Kim was outstanding. She was prompt and had worked out several options to meet my preferred interests of Seoul. Jinny is a fun person and is so committed to ensuring she achieves her clients tour wishes. I cannot recommend her highly enough. A sincere big thank you. =Written by Ian King from England
★ In spite of her funny soul and smiley face, Jinny Is a very professional guide with the area and place she knows. She took me to many places and during that also she is looking for something new. She has many photos of the places she visited before. As for me I highly recommend her for any group like to enjoy and visit nice, historical, shopping and entertainment places, also I wish I can meet her again in my new trip. = Written by Saher Hanosh from Israel