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Old 08-01-2018, 08:07 PM   #1
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how to start a trip to Korea?

Hi, i am planning for a family trip to Korea in early Nov 18. First time to Korea. so how should i start?

i am 2 adults and 1 14 year old gal, looking at 11 to 13 days of travel, as i google, it seem for first time it best just to go Seoul and Jeju .

in both places any recommended places? traveling between these two places only by plane or there is train service , like JR pass?

any app like hyperial which is useful in Korea for traveler?

Pardon me as i am first time , need some guide to start with.

Thks.
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Old 09-01-2018, 01:53 PM   #2
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Old 09-01-2018, 02:41 PM   #3
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Hi, i am planning for a family trip to Korea in early Nov 18. First time to Korea. so how should i start?

i am 2 adults and 1 14 year old gal, looking at 11 to 13 days of travel, as i google, it seem for first time it best just to go Seoul and Jeju .

in both places any recommended places? traveling between these two places only by plane or there is train service , like JR pass?

any app like hyperial which is useful in Korea for traveler?

Pardon me as i am first time , need some guide to start with.

Thks.
https://wikitravel.org/en/Jeju
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Old 26-01-2018, 11:05 PM   #4
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Hi, i am planning for a family trip to Korea in early Nov 18. First time to Korea. so how should i start?

i am 2 adults and 1 14 year old gal, looking at 11 to 13 days of travel, as i google, it seem for first time it best just to go Seoul and Jeju .

in both places any recommended places? traveling between these two places only by plane or there is train service , like JR pass?

any app like hyperial which is useful in Korea for traveler?

Pardon me as i am first time , need some guide to start with.

Thks.
What you planning to do? Shopping? Skiing?

To travel to Jeju you need to take a plane from Seoul or ferry from Busan
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Old 29-01-2018, 01:45 PM   #5
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Hi, i am planning for a family trip to Korea in early Nov 18. First time to Korea. so how should i start?

i am 2 adults and 1 14 year old gal, looking at 11 to 13 days of travel, as i google, it seem for first time it best just to go Seoul and Jeju .

in both places any recommended places? traveling between these two places only by plane or there is train service , like JR pass?

any app like hyperial which is useful in Korea for traveler?

Pardon me as i am first time , need some guide to start with.

Thks.
When I travelled to Korea, I used this website below to look for stuff to do and for other info. They're pretty resourceful. (https://www.trazy.com/things-to-do/korea)
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Old 26-02-2018, 09:11 PM   #6
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I took a plane from seoul to jeju last december. oh but it was super difficult to get a cab from jeju airport. we had to wait for close to an hour in cold weather (outdoor)
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For seoul, u can go shopping (although november winter fashion). I like Doota mall at dongdaemun. Common Ground is not bad too (although quite small). U can also book for day trips, e.g to lotte world or nami island
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Old 26-02-2018, 09:19 PM   #8
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I like jeju actually. My family booked a private van with a driver (who was very good and acted like a guide) from trazy. the price is super reasonable. we went to pick tangerines (quite fun and can eat many tangerines), went to herb dongsan (i like this place, u shld go for the foot spa too), visited waterfalls, went to a crater and took pictures in green tea fields. jeju is much more relaxing compared to seoul! good to have local driver because they can bring u to good food places and bring u to places locals go for nice photos
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Old 27-02-2018, 07:11 PM   #9
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For seoul, u can go shopping (although november winter fashion). I like Doota mall at dongdaemun. Common Ground is not bad too (although quite small). U can also book for day trips, e.g to lotte world or nami island
how's commonground? the thingd there more atas/expensive?
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Plan a trip around areas that you want to go. For eg) Hong Dae & EEwha are famous for shopping, LeeTaeWon is famous for bars and drinking & Gangnam and Myeongdong has a lot of food places to go to!
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how's commonground? the thingd there more atas/expensive?
Common Ground sell youngster stuff, and the things are much more expensive.
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Plan a trip around areas that you want to go. For eg) Hong Dae & EEwha are famous for shopping, LeeTaeWon is famous for bars and drinking & Gangnam and Myeongdong has a lot of food places to go to!
u mean itaewon, for bars and drinking?
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How much is recommended to change for a 8D7N Korea trip? Factoring in daily meals, transport and some souvenirs..

Me and my wife are more to sight-seeing and not those shopaholics kind..
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Old 26-03-2018, 09:42 PM   #14
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How much normally would you guys change for a week in Korea? Heard the eating there is quite exp.. would 1.3k be enuff for 2 of us?
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How much normally would you guys change for a week in Korea? Heard the eating there is quite exp.. would 1.3k be enuff for 2 of us?
a standard meal usually cost between 8k to 10k won per pax, more expensive than sg but portion is x2 of sg's. a BBQ meal for 2 will on average cost about 20-30k. seafood will of course cost more, probably 50k won on average for 2, depending on your order. standard street food about 3k to 5k max.

above is only a guide, and i think 1.3k maybe not that sufficient. also need to factor in the cost to buy souvenirs home.
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