Within the next couple of weeks I’ll be going to South Korea for almost three months. Just wondering if there are any T-Nationers that have travelled or are in South Korea. I’ll be in Seoul metropolitan area – looking for any tips or advice that you think may be useful, must-see places, etc.
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Hey. I lived in Korea for two and a half years. Meeting other foreigners is pretty easy, although you may have to distinguish ‘foreigner’ from ‘GIs’. Unless you’re in the army, then disregard that. Ok, so, must sees/dos: USO DMZ tour, Kyongbukgung palace, Insadong (arty area of Seoul), Busan and Jeju island if you’re traveling. Mountains are ubiquitous yet homogeneous, but a nice change from the city.
As far as nightlife goes, Itaewon has tons of foreigners, is seedy and tons of fun. Hongdae and Sinchon are cool, as is Apjujong if you got the cash. If you make it down to Suwon stop by the NOW bar in Youngtongdong and give Ms. C a big hug for me.
Oh, and get a phrase book. Or a Korean girl. Which is better. I miss them…sigh.
Feel free to drop me a PM if you have any questions.