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.
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Re: Travel: Korea - General

Post by starlight1968sg » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:38 am

zeit
Mine will be in deep winter too :(

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Re: Travel: Korea - General

Post by .zeit » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:21 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:zeit
Mine will be in deep winter too :(
Yeah, no issue with JSA dress code cos y'all covered up decently!

Besides crossing 38th parallel on foot up to the spot where the SK soldier stands at the exit (inside the blue building), you will also sit in the coach that drives you over to NK JSA territory.

The coach will then loop back to SK and stop at Bridge of No Return and Axe Murder Incident spot which are both within SK JSA territory.

There was a souvenir shop (I can't remember where that was) which sold NK products & groceries (some from Kaesong Industrial Park and Unification Village), dismantled barbed wires (in boxes), NK communist stamps, first day covers and NK numismatic (notes & coins) commemorative sets. They were sold in USD. I bought caps and tees. I loved that shop!

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Re: Travel: Korea - General

Post by ngl2010 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:47 pm

If go to JSA from NK, then you'll miss the tunnel (one of the tunnels) that NK dug to attack SK.

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Re: Travel: Korea - General

Post by starlight1968sg » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:49 pm

ngl2010 wrote:If go to JSA from NK, then you'll miss the tunnel.
Haha, the 3rd infiltration tunnel

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Re: Travel: Korea - General

Post by Brenda3700 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:06 am

there are a number of reasons why one should visit Korea. It's very dynamic in its culture, people, and language. First and foremost, i think the culture is really what makes Korea what it is. you won't find anything like it anywhere else.


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Re: Travel: Korea - General

Post by micollh » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:56 am

Need advise , booking ktx from Seoul to Busan, if I take their saver (2-5) people travelling it will be 111k each person but if I buy seperately child ticket is only 61k, anyone tried buying separately for children. Which saved quite a bit from 61k to 111k, will that caused searing arrangement issues or I can request to issues ticket together when changing ticket ?

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Re: Travel: Korea - General

Post by Crystal chan » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:01 am

Dear all would like to know a rough guide for air ticket to Seoul in dec. I was told to wait for March promo.

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Re: Travel: Korea - General

Post by Laura19 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:45 am

South Korea is a great place to visit. I should know, as I just got back from Seoul, Korea about two weeks ago on vacation

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Post by floppy » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:01 pm

Crystal chan wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:01 am
Dear all would like to know a rough guide for air ticket to Seoul in dec. I was told to wait for March promo.
Dec is school holidays, i.e. peak period for outbound travel.
I doubt you will find good bargains if you are waiting for SQ, OZ or KE.
More affordable options will be via those one-stop carriers such as MH, CX or BR.

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Re: Travel: Korea - General

Post by Ella455 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:09 am

South Korea is a well-developed country and eating out is generally very safe, with little risk of illness or food poisoning. Restaurants are fine to eat in but be wary of any that look run down or unhygienic. Also, dog meat is still prevalent among many Korean eateries so if this does not appeal to you, make sure you ask before you sit down to eat somewhere. Street vendors are normally fine but if the food doesn’t look right or seems a bit old, avoid it.

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