Anyone ever visited Seoul?

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Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby Revtech100 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:30 am

We're heading to The Philippines and on the way back, we are doing a 4'day stopover in Seoul. Any recommendations on shopping districts and hotels? Should we get a hotel near the airport and cab it to the shopping districts or hotel in the shopping district? Looking for your experienced advice.
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby Ammo » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:34 am

I'm an adventurous type - hard to scare - riding in a cab from downtown Seoul to the airport was a white knuckle experience! that was a long time ago though, I'm sure its better now!

as far as anything to what you are asking - sorry, soju prevents me from remembering too much. ;-)
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby mauricedonini » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:46 am

Hi

Never been there but read another motorcyclist's account that said rush hour is from 4:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby Nashuauralnut » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:30 pm

I passed through Seoul on my way to/from the city of Guangzou in the south back in 2012. Seoul has become a very modern city. Quite crowded, very busy, and with a confusing mix of western and eastern culture. I didn't do any shopping in Seoul, I just traveled to and from the airport in Pusan on my way south. The taxi rides weren't particularly scary mostly because they couldn't get up much speed. There is a very good public transit system in Seoul that was very easy to navigate the one time I used it.

In general, I found Korea to be pleasant and fun but not very cheap. They have professional baseball there and I went to a game and had more fun watching the Korean fans than I did watching the game. Dunkin' Donuts (among a number of US chains) has a HUGE presence in Korea (go figure) and I enjoy seeing how US chains get reinterpreted for the local culture. I wish I could be more helpful but I was there to work and didn't have a huge amount of time to play tourist.
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby Peter Pan » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:45 pm

Hello Revtech,
If you travel with the best of all wives...better loose your wallet discretely.

Once upon the time I wished I would have lost my wallet in Buenos Aires Argentina...It would have been easier to travel without wallet then with a blocked credit card.
Crossing Argentina during 4 days with 15$ and 4 persons was tough.
Not until Chile where we were able to get cash again.
Anyway my wife forgot that infamous leather jacket in the Santiago hotel. payed the UPS parcel, custom fees and the jacket always got stolen in Costarrican customs....
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby Subsnowden » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:50 pm

Riding with a Korean cab driver is more thrilling than a roller coaster.
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby Ammo » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:16 pm

we were 9 wide on 4 marked marked lanes all jockeying for position.
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby Subsnowden » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:28 pm

And watch out for places that don't allow white people in. They will usually let you know by crossing forearms like an "X" as you start heading towards the door or after you walk in
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby puttaround » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:39 am

Koreans hiss when they are angry or frustrated...no $hit
Also if you buy any won to spend locally, dump it before you leave...nobody outside of Korea will exchange it.

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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby :FI:Igor » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:53 am

I lived in Korea for five years in the 80's. My wife has been back twice since. Very expensive now. They're not joking about the taxis!
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby Blue Ridge Wheeltor » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:36 pm

What kind of food do they serve there?...........
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby Ammo » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:10 pm

Blue Ridge Wheeltor wrote:What kind of food do they serve there?...........



mostly Korean
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby :FI:Igor » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:32 am

Yeah, mostly Korean food. Cabbage, radishes, fish, all very spicy/hot, very little meat (very expensive). Bulgogi (thin pieces of nicely spiced beef and onions on rice. Karbi (thin beef ribs spiced). Kimchee (fermented cabbage, very spicy/hot, served as a side dish with almost every meal). Soju (Korean vodka).
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby Blue Ridge Wheeltor » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:55 am

Blue Ridge Wheeltor wrote:What kind of food do they serve there?...........



Hear that whishing sound as it flies over your head?

The correct answer is.............Seoul food. :lol:
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Re: Anyone ever visited Seoul?

Postby Ammo » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:47 am

Ba-da-bing

be sure to tip your waitress.... ;-)
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