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Seoul tourist guide book
Favorite thing: When it comes to Free and Easy, planning is very important to me. Hence having a good tourist guidebook would be very helpful. To prepare this F&E trip, I visited major book stores like Kinokuniya, Borders etc and find that in general, in the context of Seoul, Chinese tourist guidebooks are far more informative than those English tourist guidebooks. And guidebooks that are from Hong Kong or Taiwan are some of the best. Hence, if you are someone who knows how to read Chinese, I strongly recommend Chinese tourist guidebooks about Seoul.
Well, one main difference about those guidebooks. Chinese guidebooks has lots of coloured pictures of the places, food, products that they recommend. Some even have prices and very details directions given.
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Some great websites to gather information
Favorite thing: I like to be a well informed and prepared Free and Easy traveller in Seoul, below are some great websites that provided me with very useful information.
I read lots of travel pages in both Virtural tourist and tripadvisor too.
Favorite thing: This is a trap for young players - after getting along just fine with my chopstick skills in China and Sth East Asia, I quickly became unstuck in Korea. Here, for some reason they like to use metal chopsticks as opposed to the normal wooden or plastic versions. I found the metal to be very slippery and it was like I had to learn all over again - frustrating, but it gave my local friends a good laugh.
Fondest memory: If you get the opportunity to go out with some local friends - jump on it. The Seoul that the locals know and love is likely to be much different than the city you're likely to see with a guidebook. There are some great places to eat, drink and be merry, and the Koreans would have to be among the genuinely friendliest in Asia.
Favorite thing: If you are in S. Korea, you have to try this signature dish! Its very tasty and all foreigners love it...
Bulgogi is as typical as Kimchi when you mention Korean food. It is BBQ marinated beef, sliced thinly to obtain the sweet, juicy taste and it goes with sticky rice.
Favorite thing: This is also a popular dish... I love the taste. You have rice, meat, vegetables and paste served on a HOT claypot. Once the dish is served, use your utensils, and MIX everything together. You will hear sizzling sounds as you mix! ;o)
Food for picnic: Kim Pap
Favorite thing: 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!!
Korean Side Dishes
Favorite thing: This is a WOW! I still remembered, when I first went into a Korean restaurant, I was amazed at the amount of side dishes served! It could be between 8 to 20 side dishes depending on the restaurant.
These are actually cold dishes and most of it features the famous Kimchi!! You can see kimchi in the picture. Kimchi is actually spicy pickled cabbage, they are all red in colour.
You know what is the best thing?? ALL of these side dishes are FREE! Cooool....
Nasi Goreng Pedas: Korean version!!!
Favorite thing: My 2 korean friends, Jacky and Peter wanted us to try the Korean version of Nasi Goreng Pedas (Malaysian spicy fried rice).
I am quite sorry that I did not take the picture before eating, but we were TOO hungry!!! It is very yummy.... and spicy!!!
ride subway..It is very cheap...
Favorite thing: ride subway..It is very cheap and advanced except line 1 and 2. And you can get Gimpo airport(line 5) by subway directly. This is a subway map in english.
Actually, this picture informs...
Favorite thing: Actually, this picture informs you about 10 prides which Busan, the second greatest city in Korea, is proud of....
Seoul has energy. Sure this is...
Favorite thing: Seoul has energy. Sure this is just me playing with Photoshop (TM), but since you can't hear the music, the cars, smell the petrol... I have to make you SEE it!
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