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May 23, 2017

Holiday advice for Korea

I'm leaving on Saturday for a spur of the moment trip to South Korea. It's proving a bit challenging to find information and would appreciate some advice, specifically on visiting DMZ and recommendations for places to stay outside Seoul. [more inside]
posted by tavegyl around South Korea at 11:15 PM - 7 answers

March 15, 2017

Layover in Seoul, access to checked luggage?

I have a ten hour layover in Seoul tomorrow, and I am wondering if there is a way to get access to my checked luggage. I am also curious about day tours, especially the free tours Asiana offers. Haven't been able to find much info online. [more inside]
posted by roygbv around Seoul, South Korea at 4:41 AM - 1 answer

September 29, 2016

How to get from Seoul to Jinju Lantern Festival?

We'll be visiting Seoul next week, and are keen to get out to the Jinju Lantern festival as it looks amazing. Getting there, however, seems like a royal PITA, with googlemaps telling me 5 hours minumum each way, trains and busses. We can't speak Korean past a few words and don't read Hangol. Do you think this is doable for two tourists with limited to nonexistent language skills, or too much? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday around Seoul, South Korea at 2:36 AM - 6 answers

September 27, 2016

Korea winter break itinerary for young solo traveler

My daughter (college sophomore) is fulfilling a dream by spending her whole winter break in Korea and we've got tickets booked, but she's getting a little stuck with planning an actual itinerary. Possibly relevant is the fact that she's dealing with moderate generalized and social anxiety. Looking for suggestions of maybe the top 3-4 destinations other than Seoul that will be relatively easy for her to negotiate as a solo traveler and allow her to appreciate what the country has to offer over her 28-day stay. [more inside]
posted by drlith around South Korea at 10:46 AM - 6 answers

May 18, 2016

I'm visiting Seoul next month -- can you give me some advice?

My wife and I are visiting Seoul for the first time next month, and I'm hoping some experienced visitors can help me with some logistical questions. Specifically, Google isn't being super helpful with transit into and around the city, and wireless connectivity. We will have two Verizon iPhones that I'd like to be able to connect while we're out and about (our hotel has free wifi), and it looks like renting a mobile hotspot at the airport will accomplish that. Is there a better option I should look into? A complicating factor is that our plane arrives at about 4:00am local time, but it appears we can get the hotspot delivered to our hotel. Is there normal transportation into the city available at that time of day? We will be making our way to Jamsil-dong, near the Sports Complex subway stop. Once in the city, is there any kind of unlimited ride pass for transit, or will we be stuck reloading cards the whole time?
posted by aaronetc around Seoul, South Korea at 11:17 AM - 12 answers

September 21, 2015

Cell Phone Options for a trip to South Korea.

In October, I will be taking my first ever trip out of the United States, traveling to Incheon, South Korea. I have an unlocked Google/Motorola Nexus 6 activated on Verizon. What are my best options for keeping in touch with my family back home when I am over there? Can I just buy a SIM when I get there? [more inside]
posted by 4ster around Incheon, South Korea at 5:47 AM - 1 answer

September 16, 2015

Seoul in November

Going to Seoul the second week in November. Looking for input on places to stay, places to go, places to avoid, all that. [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie around Seoul, South Korea at 12:40 PM - 5 answers has best

August 9, 2014

Mobile Phone While Travelling in South Korea

My parents will be traveling in South Korea next week. They're going to be there for 11-12 days. What is their best option as far as their mobile phones go? [more inside]
posted by Philby around South Korea at 12:13 AM - 8 answers

July 16, 2014

Seeking suggestions: short sojourn in Seoul

I'm going to be in Seoul for a long weekend next month - what should I do? Where should I stay? What should I eat? [more inside]
posted by troika around Seoul, South Korea at 4:03 PM - 7 answers

May 9, 2014

Things to do in Seoraksan

We are visiting Seoraksan, Korea this summer. We are looking for information about hiking and things to do in Seoraksan and Sokcho. [more inside]
posted by molla around South Korea at 2:29 PM - 1 answer has best

April 18, 2014

I Can Name That Movie In One Film Set....

Time-Sensitive filter, Name-that-Movie filter, Korea filter: Can anyone confirm what movie this abandoned set in Korea was built for? And fast? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos around South Korea at 10:37 AM - 12 answers has best

January 4, 2014

Ideas for fun trip to South Korea?

I'm thinking about taking a trip to South Korea. Can you help me with trip suggestions? Details within! [more inside]
posted by bluecore around Seoul, South Korea at 11:23 AM - 13 answers

October 6, 2013

Where can I swim laps in Seoul?

Can you recommend a clean, reasonably priced pool for lap swimming in Seoul? [more inside]
posted by KevCed around Seoul, South Korea at 12:23 PM - 6 answers

July 26, 2013

Hotel, trip length, and transportation in Seoul

I'm going to Korea for the first time. It'll be a very short trip because I'm just attending/presenting at a conference at Yonsei University. I need help figuring out a reasonable trip length, a place to stay, and which of the many airport-city transportation choices is best. And uh, some other stuff. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet around Seoul, South Korea at 12:02 PM - 11 answers has best

June 23, 2013

I'll be in Seoul for about 11 hours, what to do?

Hey! I have a long layover in Seoul (landing at Incheon, 5:20AM, departing, 4:30PM, about 11 hours) this Thursday, June 27th. Is it reasonable to head into the city (or somewhere) for food or drink or other amusement in this short span? Can you suggest a micro-itinerary that seems fun to you? I'm also interested in other options, including walking around the city with MeFites.
posted by fake around Seoul, South Korea at 9:31 PM - 20 answers

May 26, 2013

Romantic Seoul: Help me find a date spot in the Special City

I'm somewhat new to Korea and don't know much about the landscape of Seoul, but I'm taking a native Seoulite out to dinner on Tuesday night. What's a good date place in Seoul for a quiet dinner? The cuisine can be from any corner of the world, though I'd prefer if it were in the Hongdae or Sinchon corners of Seoul. That said, anything interesting would be appreciated. Thanks.
posted by charlemangy around Seoul, South Korea at 8:35 AM - 6 answers has best

March 7, 2013

Easter break skiing in South Korea

Family is spending Easter break in Seoul. Please recommend a ski resort that is: - near enough for a day trip - accessible via public transportation - not too crowded as a bonus The only other ski resort we've ever been to is GALA Yuzawa in Japan, and it was accessible by train, so we'd like to imitate the same experience in Seoul. Thanks!
posted by drea around South Korea at 1:03 AM - 2 answers

August 10, 2012

Brief solo visit to Seoul

Forty-something woman traveling to Seoul solo for work. Advice needed-- etiquette, dining, shopping, sightseeing. [more inside]
posted by picklebird around Seoul, South Korea at 11:38 AM - 12 answers has best

May 17, 2012

I'm studying abroad at Kangwon National University in about a month. Any interesting stories?

I'm studying abroad at Kangwon National University in about a month. Any interesting stories? [more inside]
posted by enroute888 around Chuncheon-Si, South Korea at 2:08 PM - 2 answers

October 10, 2011

Seoul advice other than food

I'm going to be in Seoul next week with my husband and my parents. My parents are Korean and will probably take the helm for showing us around and feeding us, but I'd like some suggestions for things that they wouldn't necessarily now much about, mainly: nightlife and shopping. [more inside]
posted by like_neon around Seoul, South Korea at 2:43 AM - 4 answers