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When I leave Seoul I promise myself to come back ASAP. It is a beautiful city like no other. People are warm, kind and good looking. The city is one of the safest and cleanest. This last trip I was finally able to enjoy more time on my own just getting lost in the Seoul charm. Don't leave without eating at a BBQ joint!
SOUTH KOREA - THE UNDERDOGS OF ASIA?
I didn't have any expectations of Seoul. I'd never been to Asia but I'd heard on good authority that the South Koreans were extremely accommodating, approachable and about to take the world by storm. "They're the Asian underdogs" the Minister would tell me on the plane. I was intrigued to meet these …
... away from the border. Once we reached the first of several military checkpoints, we crossed a bridge very slowly, weaving in between barricades and spiked road blocks reminiscent of WW2 tank busters (or a post-apocalyptic movie set). We arrived at the Joint Security Area where we were asked to sign a waiver without reading it and then board a bus where two armed military soldiers would escort us into the DMZ.
Officially, the Demilitarized Zone (aka the ...
... isn't prejudice against them as so many are and feel like you have met family. Not only was I able to tactfully let her know that I am not nor have I ever been a "Jehovah's Witness," I was able to share my thoughts and views on it without losing any common ground or respect. In the end, she still paid for brunch and was blessed by my presence. Although this was certainly harmless, I did walk away pretty bothered. The problem I encountered is that I have been ...
... and welcoming.
Next day - Friday.
Slept in!!! Nayoun and Gayoun crept out early for school - we didn't hear them.
Late breakfast of French tasties, then caught a taxi to Gayoun's school. Hit 100k/h at one stage in busy streets!!!
Gayoun met us at the front of the school and took us up the 5 stories to her office area, shared with about 10 other teachers. Then to meet her senior students - she teaches English to them. A room of 30 ...
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTHE PLAZA Seoul
The Plaza hotel in Seoul is an excellent choice for business travel or simply pleasure. The service by staff is high quality, the rooms are modern, clean and of good size. The facility has a SPA located in the front building with incredible views of the city, Golf range, Sauna and steaming room. Hotel guests have access to the GYM and Pool free of cost. The underground levels have boutiques, travel agencies, a professional tailor and a delicious french bakery, among other things. It is located in a privileged location, right in front of the City Hall and minutes away from Seoul Finance Center, as well as 10 minute walking distance from Namdaemun, Namsan Park and N Seoul Tower, Myeong Dong shopping district, and other attractions. There is also a bus that takes you to and from Incheon International Airport at very affordable cost (around US$15), every 30 minutes or so.
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