Travel: Korea - General

School terms keep kids in school and parents sane. Holidays can be boring to kids if they are left alone. Discuss vacation ideas and how to make good use of the free time for both children and adults.

Travel: Korea - General

Postby bee8250 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:34 pm

Original Title: Go Korea with my 5yr old son

Hi,

Have anyone went Korea with 5 yr old kid during October. I am thinking of bring my son to Korea, however, when come of thinking of the stuffs that will be needed during trip, it make me feel like going to war.
:!:

Feeling stress even b4 the trip. Can anyone share of your exprience when you gals pack oversea trip.


Thank you

bee8250
OrangeBelt
OrangeBelt
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:19 am
Total Likes: 0


Re: Go Korea with my 5yr old son

Postby mowmow » Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:53 pm

bee8250 wrote:Hi,

Have anyone went Korea with 5 yr old kid during October. I am thinking of bring my son to Korea, however, when come of thinking of the stuffs that will be needed during trip, it make me feel like going to war.
:!:

Feeling stress even b4 the trip. Can anyone share of your exprience when you gals pack oversea trip.


Thank you


I have been to Japan with my boys in Nov when they were 4 years old (3 years old). If your kid is already toliet-trained, then prob no need to bring too many diapers. Only to bring sufficient for travel on the coach (I went Korea last Nov, realised not too much long travelling hours on the coach, except trip to the skiing resort, unlike Japan). Other than that you will need milk powder and sufficient clothing to keep your kid warm. If your son likes shabu shabu, then food should be ok in Korea. Gets to eat rice and hotpot with lot of vege and meat almost every meal.

mowmow
GreenBelt
GreenBelt
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:50 am
Total Likes: 0


Postby hquek » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:16 pm

hi bee250,

Never been to korea with 5 y/o; but did netherlands on our own with a 5 and 2 y/o. I think there will be some tweaks based on whether you are doing F&E or group tour.

In fact, my 5 y/o was easier cos he only needed formula in the morning and at night - so I didn't have to lug those stuff out for him. during the day, we just fed him whatever he will eat and also bought packet milk and tidbits along the way.

As for clothes, just do layering - bring enough t shirts and innerwear. 1 good (waterproof preferred) jacket to fend off the wind and cold (if it gets really cold then). Jeans for bottoms should be good enough. Shouldn't be too tough really.

For distractions, you may want to consider those activity magazines or books on his pet topic, simple (and small) toys he likes to while away the time. They may not be able to sit still during long journeys.

Have a good time!

hquek
Councillor
Councillor
 
Posts: 6535
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:07 am
Total Likes: 70


Postby bee8250 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:22 pm

Hi hquek & mowmow,

Thank you very much for both of you on sharing your exprience with me. Now proablely have to check out the sweater my son had now is it sufficient for the trip. As well as getting 1 - 2 jeans for him.


cheer
bee8250

bee8250
OrangeBelt
OrangeBelt
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:19 am
Total Likes: 0


Re: Go Korea with my 5yr old son

Postby bee8250 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:23 pm

Hi mowmow,

You had mentioned about the hotpot that are being serve in Korea, does it come with non-spicy one for kid?

Does the resturant serve fish? My son prefer fish more than meat.

cheer
bee8250

bee8250
OrangeBelt
OrangeBelt
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:19 am
Total Likes: 0



Re: Go Korea with my 5yr old son

Postby mowmow » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:54 pm

bee8250 wrote:Hi mowmow,

You had mentioned about the hotpot that are being serve in Korea, does it come with non-spicy one for kid?

Does the resturant serve fish? My son prefer fish more than meat.

cheer
bee8250


The hotpots are all not spicy. As for fish, heard from tour guide very expensive. So, during the trip, all meals provided were either pork or chicken. My children only got to eat fish on our free day when we visited a Japanese restaurant.

mowmow
GreenBelt
GreenBelt
 
Posts: 107
Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:50 am
Total Likes: 0


Postby nat_mom » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:31 pm

Hihi

Any good agency to recommend? Thks :D

nat_mom
OrangeBelt
OrangeBelt
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:45 am
Total Likes: 0


Postby bee8250 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:45 am

nat_mom wrote:Hihi

Any good agency to recommend? Thks :D


oh mat-mom, seem like you got the intention to go korea too. well, we had decided to join ASA, due to the last trip that my mum had joined their USA package tour. their service was good, they took extra care to my mum & auntie (both of them dun speak english).

bee8250
OrangeBelt
OrangeBelt
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:19 am
Total Likes: 0


Postby bee8250 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:50 am

insider wrote:
nat_mom wrote:Hihi

Any good agency to recommend? Thks :D


For me, never like to follow agency unless really necessary.

Korea can go on own (MRT very easy) if you stay in a convenient lodging.

If you want a local guide, i can recommend. This one price reasonable and speak reasonably mandarin.


Go Korea on ourself!!!! But I am afraid of language problem leh. Taking their MRT, how does we identify each individual station???

Would be very appriciate, if you could recommend a local guide. By the way, how is the charges like huh?

bee8250
OrangeBelt
OrangeBelt
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:19 am
Total Likes: 0


Postby hquek » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:22 am

I was in Korea briefly in 2005, so I may remember wrongly but there are English signages around.

In Seoul, you may like to purchase a day-tour bus ticket - this bus travels around major attractions in Seoul and you can hop on/off for the whole day.

If you're on your own, you can go to the tourism bureau's stand (usually available at airport) to pickup maps, tour information and plan your itinerary.

My experience with Korea is that they don't really speak English. But there should not be too much problems really.

hquek
Councillor
Councillor
 
Posts: 6535
Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:07 am
Total Likes: 70


Next

Return to Holiday Ideas