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Old 09-01-2018, 09:59 AM   #1
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First time to Korea

Hi may I know if for first timer to Korea better to go with tour or just free & easy?

If free & easy, public transport have English wordings or just mainly Korea wordings?
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Old 09-01-2018, 10:01 AM   #2
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Don't think language is a problem, have English words. The shop staff in touristy areas like to speak mandarin one but I personally dislike their train system, abit messy to me, or maybe I noob.
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Old 09-01-2018, 03:24 PM   #3
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Hi may I know if for first timer to Korea better to go with tour or just free & easy?

If free & easy, public transport have English wordings or just mainly Korea wordings?
It's up to you really... going with a tour can allow you to see more places and things though it might be rushing. While free & easy allows you to manage your own time.. how long you want to spend at a certain place, you can decide what you want to see and eat. (Though that will mean that you will need to do some homework in advance).

The public transport (Subway in particular) has english wordings and have color coded lines. Announcements for station names are also available in english but It's good to plan your routes, the subway map is easily available online.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:46 AM   #4
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Thanks for the information
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Old 15-01-2018, 07:21 PM   #5
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The subway is easy to navigate, can dl apps. Cab not ex to take.
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Old 18-01-2018, 09:35 PM   #6
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Free and easy is better. It is not that hard to navigate Korea. Download their metro app, kakao metro. The Korean tourism board has a website that keeps a list of places worth visiting. You will be fine.
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Old 19-01-2018, 10:23 PM   #7
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Hi may I know if for first timer to Korea better to go with tour or just free & easy?

If free & easy, public transport have English wordings or just mainly Korea wordings?
Free and Easy highly recommended. Dont worry, is easy to navigate. If you need some help let me know.
You can reference my blog on my Korea Trip hope it is useful for you.

http://www.shuxianblog.com/category/travel/korea/

http://www.shuxianblog.com/12-days-1...nerary-part-1/
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Old 22-01-2018, 01:28 PM   #8
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For food suggestions download mangoplate app.
Seoul restaurants don't feel that you HAVE to stick to Korean cuisine, their cafes and angmoh restaurants are amazing too.
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Old 23-01-2018, 04:21 PM   #9
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Another question.
As I will be there for 6 days, will 1 day be enough for Jeju or Busan?

Hotels at Seoul was already booked. Thus don't think can stay overnigt at the 2 mentioned places.

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Old 23-01-2018, 05:25 PM   #10
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Another question.
As I will be there for 6 days, will 1 day be enough for Jeju or Busan?

Hotels at Seoul was already booked. Thus don't think can stay overnigt at the 2 mentioned places.

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1 day is definitely not enough for Jeju and is kinda tight for day trip to Busan. suggest that you just focus on Seoul for that 6 days bah.
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Old 24-01-2018, 09:47 AM   #11
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Both places attraction's are more on sightseeing ??

After searching seems like all are nature sightseeing.


1 day is definitely not enough for Jeju and is kinda tight for day trip to Busan. suggest that you just focus on Seoul for that 6 days bah.
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Old 24-01-2018, 10:34 AM   #12
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Both places attraction's are more on sightseeing ??

After searching seems like all are nature sightseeing.
Jeju is all about sightseeing and personally, i would allocate more time there. at least 4D3N. Busan is a mixture of city and sightseeing, but i think more people prefer to do sightseeing there.
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Old 24-01-2018, 02:58 PM   #13
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Hi may I know if for first timer to Korea better to go with tour or just free & easy?

If free & easy, public transport have English wordings or just mainly Korea wordings?
I think should be no problem.

I went Korea with 2 young kids 2 years ago free and easy. We took trains and buses all the way. Quite easy, they have English words.

We went Jeju, seoul and Pyeongchang.
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Old 24-01-2018, 02:59 PM   #14
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Another question.
As I will be there for 6 days, will 1 day be enough for Jeju or Busan?

Hotels at Seoul was already booked. Thus don't think can stay overnigt at the 2 mentioned places.

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Jeju is via plane. 1 day where got enough? If not enough time I suggest you skip Jeju.
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Old 26-01-2018, 11:02 PM   #15
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Hi may I know if for first timer to Korea better to go with tour or just free & easy?

If free & easy, public transport have English wordings or just mainly Korea wordings?
I went there twice. Language not a very big problem in big city. But if you go Jeju, I suggest you book a private cab to bring you around as most of them speak native korean.
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