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606-18 Yoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-080, South Korea
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JumpingNorman and Mommy in Seoul, June 7, 2010
Silk Road Museum
KR-Pass or "KORAIL"
We'll be travelling in South Korea about 13N, 3N=Seoul, 3N=Busan, 3N=Jeju , 4N=Seoul.
If we buy KR-Pass for 7-dayPass = 143,900 W,(can use KTX trains to Busan, but it mention "may not be used on subways"... anyone know what is it means? are there many rail company? like in Japan = JR Pass,Keisei,etc.
KTX Train to Busan from Seoul Stn = 51,200 W (one way) and from Busan we're plan direct to Jeju Island by Ferry, and back again to Seoul via Mokpo.
Is it worth to purchase KR-Pass with that condition, and can it use in Busan rail? Yes, we know the info from : korail.go.kr
Is there any website in Korea like in Japan(jorudan.co.jp), where we can go by details., Pls, let inform us.
Thank you, for any suggestion, that's very useful for us to travel around in South Korea.
Re: KR-Pass or "KORAIL"
With that itinerary, I personally would not buy the KR-Pass. I would just buy the individual tickets when you arrive at the station. The trains in Korea are separate than the subways and ride passes are not honored on all. And unlike some places (such as Swiss for example), ride passes do not include buses or ferries.
Re: KR-Pass or "KORAIL"
yes, thank you for any answer,I think so
Travel Tips for Seoul
General Great Time
With over 11 million people there, you would think it would be noisier. There is traffic noise, but no one yells across the street, for example. We had an absolute wonderful time. It was really easy to get around on the subway as all the signs were in Korean & English. Many times, we would have to deal with someone who didn't speak any English, but we got along fine. Many people speak some English. The one time we ate at a Burger King. The girl taking our order didn't speak any English. I don't think she could have gotten our order right if we spoke Korean. It had to be her first day. Anyway, we pointed to the picture of what we wanted, but got totally different stuff. (Many times, we would have to point to order, but never had this problem but this one time.) It was actually quite funny. The three of us ate 2 burgers and numberous fries & ice creams. It was an experience we will laugh about forever.
Food for picnic: Kim Pap
When my host mother brought us to DMZ, she packed Kim Pap as our picnic food. I thought it looked really like the japanese sushi but it is actually bigger and more tasty.
One roll of Kim Pap is enough to fill my tummy!!
PC Bang is Internet Game room.
web surfing and e-mail too
Korea is lots of on-line internet game country.
everywhere easy find in PC Bang signboard.
inside smoking zone and nosmoking zone.
very noice game sound and music sound.
but PC Bang is interesting places.
you have a another experience about
part of Korean young people All PC Bang inside have a vending machine
coffee and run small snack store.
Eating in Korean Restaurants
Eating and drinking with Koreans is one of the things that is most common and most difficult to get used to. At a traditional Korean restaurant, you will leave your shoes at the door and sit on a small mat on the floor next to a table that is only about 1 foot off the ground. Koreans always pour drinks for others at the table, but never for themselves. Money talks, and the older person almost always gets the bill. They don't split the cost and pass money around the table like most Americans! Unlike some other Asian countries, Koreans usually don't pick up soup bowls to drink the broth, instead they use metal spoons.
Western restaurants almost always serve meals in the Western style, with regular tables and chairs along with silverware. Even some of the more casual Korean restaurants use the Western style nowadays.
Korean Food (my opinion)
After I have been to Seoul three times (and perhaps one more time in year 2008), my opinion of Korean food are as follows:
- Meat is an important component of Korean food e.g. pork, squid, fish etc. Also, Korean love their food to be spicy and hot. Herbs such as ginseng are also popularly added into food.
- For a typical meal, there are lots of side dishes (usually Kimchi and other vegetables). Sometimes it is very difficult to finish all the food because there is simply too much to eat.
- Unlike Japanese food (e.g. sushi), Korean food is usually cooked so there is less of a problem with raw food. Also, the hygiene standard is generally high. The hot Korean food is very good on a cold day e.g. winter.
- As for variety, I think Korean food does not have so much variety as compared to Chinese food or Japanese food.
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