Brief solo visit to Seoul
August 10, 2012 11:38 AM Subscribe
Forty-something woman traveling to Seoul solo for work. Advice needed-- etiquette, dining, shopping, sightseeing.
posted by picklebird to travel & transportation around Seoul, South Korea (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am a female academic traveling to Seoul to give a presentation at a university there next week. I have never been to South Korea, and haven't traveled extensively in Asia (only Indonesia). I haven't had time to prepare myself-- I plan to read my travel book on the flight over. So, please share your wisdom about how to have a nice time-- dining solo? taking subway solo? safety at night? speaking English without offending anyone?
I will only be in town for 4 days. I plan to go to the DMZ for a tour one day. I'd like to spend my remaining "free" day and a half just getting a feel for the city. I will be staying in the Kangbuk area, apparently. I love big, bustling cities. I plan to do a little beauty supply shopping, but nothing else on my agenda. I am a foodie and was thinking about doing a tour
of the market. Suggestions of what to order in restaurants, etc. also appreciated.