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Looks like I'm heading to Korea in like 2 weeks...anyone have any good websites, forms, people on twitter I should follow (I already know about the Lonely planet and Boots n all forms) Maybe some undiscovered research Jem. Any help would be great and I need to get started ASAP!

Sincerely,

Michael Soncina

Posted on Mar 06, 2012

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yeah, you can check out www.english.visitkorea.or.kr you can check to see if there are any interesting festivals while you're here in the area you're visiting, as well as get ideas as to what to do and see, and how to get around.

other than that, it depends on what you're interested in. if it's cycling or ultimate or surfing, etc, there are various individual facebook pages for them. and if you want a planned trip, google Adventure Korea and check it out.

Posted Mar 06, 2012

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I was going to post the same link for Visit Korea, pretty extensive. There is a lot of stuff to do so you may need to concentrate on a few things/areas.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012

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Thanks for the web site it is perfect!!!!

Posted on Mar 06, 2012

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How long will you be there? For work/tourism?
Check out seoulselection.com for books--their Seoul city guidebook is one of the best--bulkier than Lonely Planet but more in-depth. Also, on that website you can find information about their bookstore--it's an underground hole-in-the-wall on a corner adjacent to Gyeongbok-gung Palace in the city center--truly an informative gem for visitors and ex-pats. Bon voyage!

Posted Mar 06, 2012

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I am going to work in a university about 2 hours from Seoul. II wont spend that much time in Seoul so we will see but I will look into this book shop and city guide. Thanks again

Posted on Mar 06, 2012

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Which city will you be in? I hope you'll get the chance to explore the country a bit, aside from your working in the university. Korea is still a bit off the beaten path for most visitors to Asia; I'll be curious to know what your impressions will be. As for the bookshop I mentioned--it's truly a hole in the wall, but it's one of the best places to go; it also has a little cafe that serves some hot and cold beverages--nice for a hot cup of tea on a blustery early spring day...Happy travels...

Posted on Mar 06, 2012

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I will be in Jacheon. Which is strategic to my understanding because very close to Busan and Seoul while also being being in the backwaters surrounded by mountains I am very excited!

Posted on Mar 06, 2012

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Jacheon is a major railway junction, but it's not close to Busan at all. It would take probably 2 hours by KTX to get to Busan.

Posted on Mar 06, 2012

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for me 2 hours is close ahaha thats not too bad!

Posted on Mar 06, 2012

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Well, I was going to say you should ask Colin or Joseph, but they beat me to it! :) Enjoy your trip, Michael!

Posted Mar 06, 2012

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:) THANKS!!!!

Posted on Mar 06, 2012

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