Jeju-si, South Korea travel tips

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Traveling to Jeju-si is easy, just log onto kobus.co.kr for bus tickets, or korail.com/en/ for train information. Both sites have English versions.

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Korean may sound very foreign, but mastering the language is not that difficult. The writing, in fact, can be learnt in a matter of hours!

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The Jeju Canola Flower Festival takes place every spring, and attracts a large number of visitors. Check it out, and enjoy the dazzling colors of the flowery landscape!

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Jeju Kal Hotel may not be the cheapest hotel in Jeju-si, but if you want some oriental magic, do not hesitate to book a room here.

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Need a family hotel for the night? Try calling “Oriental” as they are quite friendly and usually have a room to spare. They should always have somebody at hand who speaks English.

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Compared to the likes of Japan, Korea is still relatively cheap, and “H Kjeju” is a great place to stay for a night or two.

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Korea is famous for its bath culture, or jimjilbangs. These bath houses offer great service. Hamian is a particularly famous one in Jeju-si.

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If you want to hit the beach just ask around for Iho Tewoo Beach. It has interesting yellow-grey sand, but the waves are great!

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Jeju city's Jeju Stone Park is an unusual sight. It is park that showcases countless type and shaped stones. That's right.

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Clubbing is a big thing among Koreans, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Jeju-si is medium sized city, but “Dome” is always a great place to party your night away.

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Alcohol culture is a bit different in Korea, it has a distinct East Asian feel to it. Locals are usually friendly, although they may not speak English well. Look for a place called “The Factory”.

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Obviously, every traveler is interested about the complex political situation of the peninsula, but do not give in to temptation. Talking about North Korea is a sensitive topic, only do so with a good friend!

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Jeju-si has numerous restaurants and Haejin Seafood Restaurant is one of the best in town.

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Finding budget restaurants in Jeju-si, Korea is not that hard. Ask around for Bagdad Café.

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If you are a great singer, grab your soju and look for a norebang. Karaoke, or norebang is huge in Korea.

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Korea is a safe place to visit as crime rates are very low, foreigners are usually welcomed. Jeju-si is also safe, but still, it is always a good idea to keep an eye open!

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In the winter Jeju-si can have up to 20 cms of snow. Bring your warmest coat!

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Koreans usually spend hours in various bang-s, or rooms. These establishments usually specialize on a type on entertainment, may it be DVD, karaoke, gaming or bathing.

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Korean waiters are very polite, just like Koreans in general. Their tips are included in the bill, so you do not have to worry about it. Only exceptions are taxi drivers, they sometimes accept the spare change.

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Korea has a strong economy, where the official currency is the Korean Won (KRW). 1 USD is about a 1000 KRW, it may take some time to adjust to the many digits, but it is easy to learn.

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