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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sunset_dae
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Post by sunset_dae » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:12 am

MLR wrote:Hiya sunset_dae

This is a US site, please check if currency quoted is in USD or SGD. Current USD exchange rate is about 1.45. Also, take note taxes and such. Once I was doing a last minute rush booking via Expedia for a domestic flight within US and didn't think about the currency exchange, and was most embarassed when I told my collegue what a good deal it was and she asked me if it was in USD or SGD.... :oops:


OIC :stupid: Aiya i still thought got cheap deal! can "chiong" to Japan liao! :oops:

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Post by hquek » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:32 am

For airfares, try www.airfares.com.sg.

I find this is very good guide as to expected airfares and current promotions.

THEN, I go to the respective airlines (typically cheaper). 8)

Tripadvisor is excellent on tips and information, as with virtualtourist.

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Post by bee8250 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:51 pm

insider wrote:For those who prefer to have a more flexible schedule when going Korea, you may want to buy a guidebook from Popular (also can borrow from the library but better to have a copy yourself) similar to the one below. From there, read to see about places to go and things to do. Then, ask travel agencies for a copies of their itinerary and from there, customise/modify the days yourself to suit your needs, pass it to the tour guide, and off you can go!

Different people have different thinking of how a tour should be. For me, I hate to rush and never have an intention to cover as many places within a short period of time (esp if I am traveling with younger children). So, usually my travel itinerary consists of fewer places and several free & easy days for me to do whatever I want or just to stay in my room not doing anything at all (and...I dont fancy visiting palaces, temples, etc, and following tours usually will bring me to such places which I find yawning...).


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hi insider, which hotel will you recommend when we visit korea?

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Post by gloyt » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:41 pm

Insider,

I like your recommendations of getting a local tour guide, I been to korea early Jan and would like to revisit too during winter again!

How do you know this local guide?

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Post by bee8250 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:12 am

would like to know wat can i purchase in seoul, other than jinseng & kimchi.


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Post by mowmow » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:00 pm

bee8250 wrote:would like to know wat can i purchase in seoul, other than jinseng & kimchi.


They have very nice seeweed. I also see people lugging back boxes of their instant noodles. And if you are after skincare products produced in Korea, you can get them too! If you are visiting the factory outlet, you can get Lego toys at a much lower prices as well.

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Post by nat_mom » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:31 am

Hi Insider

Did you book the ski resort online too? Do you take their MRT to Lotteworld and Everland? Generally, how much does a meal costs? Thank you so much for your sharing :thankyou:

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Post by nat_mom » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:24 pm

Thanks, insider! That is really really useful info. Really looking forward to the trip :rahrah:

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Post by mum03 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:32 pm

After readaing through this thread, now feel like booking a vacation in Dec for Christmas and New year. Any English speaking travel agent/Guide to recommend in Seoul.

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Korea & Taiwan Travel package

Post by titank » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:46 pm

Which agencies can recommend for going Korea Winter Ski Package or Taiwan? Target to go in December 2009. NATAS fair so many travel booth see until blur. :shock:

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