Daejeon, South Korea travel tips

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Daejeon has great transportation as it is easily reachable by both train and coach service. As for local transportation - besides the usual option of reliable taxi service - there are several bus lines that connect to the city centre.

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Unlike Chinese or Japanese, Korean writing can be learnt in a matter of hours. Take a quick online crash course before your trip, and you will feel a lot less lost!

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If you would like to enjoy a nice how bath at a traditional spa just visit Yuseong Hot Springs, where outdoor underground springs await the visitors.

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If you want a real hotel for the night call Yousung Hotel. They speak great English and the service top quality. Be sure not to miss their great breakfast.

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As a modern metropolis, Daejeon has countless hotels, but if you cannot pick, try Daelim Hotel. It is always a good last minute choice.

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Finding budget accommodation in Daejeon is not a challenge, as hotel and hostel prices are one of the lowest in the region. Try Lamina Hotel if you need a fun place to stay!

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The bath culture is big in Korea, just look for Yousung Spa if you want to relax. It is a harmonious place and they are relatively cheap.

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The International Food & Wine Festival in Daejeon may sound like a bad idea, after all wine is not that big in Korea, but his festival is definitely worth a try!

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The Gyeryongsan National Park is just a 50 minute bus ride from Daejeon. If you want to enjoy the rich beauty of the Korean Peninsula do not miss this one.

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Daejeon is a pumping metropolis and almost all Koreans love dance clubs, you will find great places anywhere. Look for “Bubi Bubi”, and do not be afraid of kpop!

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Drinking in Korea is quite common, so cities are usually packed various types of bars and pubs. Be sure to avoid the shady looking ones and you will have a great time. WA Bar is a good place to start.

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Talking about North Korea is a sensitive topic, it is best not to bring this up in formal conversations.

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If you want a not too fancy, not too shabby restaurant with great food and friendly service, visit “Yeongsuni”.

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If you want a decent meal for great price just visit Subuk Sikdang, they have a lavish selection and great service.

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If you are up for some hardcore karaoke, try the Korean version called "norebang".

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Cities like Daejeon tend to be very safe as crime is relatively low in Korea. However, that does not mean that you should just leave your street smart home!

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Daejeon can be very warm in the summer, 40°C is not uncommon.

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Korean metropolitan areas are filled with various types of bang-s, or rooms. PC bang for internet, norebang for karaoke, jimjilbang for baths, and the list goes on and on.

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"Annyeong" can mean "Hi" or "Bye"! This is informal, do not use it with older people.

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The official currency of Korea is the Korean Won, or KRW. Currency exchange places can be found in the city center or at most banks. Try Citibank, as they usually have tourist friendly exchange rates.

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