Sunday, 19 July 2009

Travel in Seoul FAQ

The K-popped! Trio visited Seoul in November 2008. Since then we’ve been getting many e-mails and queries about planning a holiday in Seoul. Where we’d love to answer each and every e-mail, we’ve compiled a list of posts about our Seoul Holiday for your convenience.

WHAT TO DO

Our visit to 63 Building
Lotte World
Sunday Service at Yoido Full Gospel Church
The Trio treks (sorta) to N Seoul Tower on Namsan
One night in Samcheon-dong
Locks of Love at N Seoul Tower
Noryangjin Fish Market
Having a cuppa at the Coffee Prince Café
Watching a movie in Seoul
Beautiful autumn sites in Seoul
Nanta cooks up a storm for the K-popped! Trio


FOOD

Where to eat Jjajangmyeon in Seoul
Tosokchon and their famous Samgyetang
K-popped! Trio tries Korean street food

* Halal Dining:
Itaewon is where the international community is in Seoul. You can find halal restaurants (mostly Paskistani and Middle Eastern restaurants) and the mosque here. Insadong, a more bohemian district, has many vegetarian restaurants.

SHOPPING

Shopping for Korean Celebrity Merchandise
Dongdaemun Market
Buying CDs in Seoul

TRANSPORTATION

Getting around Seoul is easiest by subway. They have a very large but simple and organized system. Learn more about Seoul’s metro system by visiting the
Visit Korea site.

ACCOMMODATION
Staying at Doulos Hotel
Seoul, here we come!

*If Doulos is over your budget, a list of links that will lead you to other discount accommodation for further research can be found at the bottom of the linked posts.

ISLANDS & BEACHES

We didn’t go outside of Seoul, but if you’re interested in visiting South Korea’s coastal areas, this post might help start your research:
Beaches of South Korea.

Have a great time in Seoul!

3 Comments:

ilovetreyfisher said...

what about learning the language? how much of the korean language do we need to know before getting there?

and oh, haha, random, did you feel any 'racism' while you were there? Some of my white friends that have been to Korea say a lot of people stare and randomly go up to them to say "Hi! How are you?" and their friends burst out laughing. While my black friends said a lot of people stare. @_@

Rooster said...

@ ilovetreyfisher: I don't speak Korean and I had a blast in Seoul. But of course, knowing a little Korean goes a long way as the locals will be thrilled that you put in an effort to say 'kamsahamida!' :)

It isn't so much racism but curiosity and the need to know more about other cultures. Also, I don't think they realize that they're staring.

But you know, it doesn't only happen in Asia. I got stares when I went to a diner in a small town in Pennsylvania while on a road trip. I don't think one should take it to heart. :)

Singgah Sahur said...

how much is ur budget? u all traveled by urself rite?

my friend n i planning to go there this october...
n we r planning to go there by ourselves..

 

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