Seogwipo-si, South Korea travel tips

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Taxis in Seogwipo are relatively cheap, and while some drivers may drive a bit crazy, they are friendly and reliable. They don't always speak English, so writing your destination on a piece of paper in Korean helps!

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The Korean language - unlike Chinese or Japanese - uses a simple alphabet which can be learnt in a matter of hours. Travel prepared and learn a few useful phrases!

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If you do not like diving just hop onto one of the city's popular submarine tours! It runs every 40 minutes and the view of the marine life is staggering.

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Seogwipo Kal Hotel is a four star hotel with all the benefits of such an establishment. Call or book online as they get full quite often.

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If you are looking for a mid-range hotel just look up Hotel Sun Beach, they offer great service for a bargain!

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Looking for a place to sleep? You can find cheap rooms at Backpacker's Home. Call or book online.

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If you feel like taking a day off from the usual touristy things just look up “Sanbang”, it is a great public bath (or jimjilbang).

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The port of Seogwipo is a wonderful place with amazing views. Take a walk on the foorbridge and enjoy the sunshine!

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The fish market is a great place to check out how the huge fishing industry works. If you feel like grabbing a bite just wander around the port until you find a place to eat!

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If you feel like clubbing do not worry, Koreans do know how to party. Start off in the nearest bar and then head to G Bar.

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Be sure to ask around at your hotel for the local pubs and bars (sooljib). If they come up empty just ask about Pyeonuijeom.

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Technically speaking the two Koreas are still at war, so it is understandable that talking about this issue is a sensitive one. Be polite, and try not to bring it up.

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Feeling hungry? Ask around for Saesom Galbi as they have an amazing selection.

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Eating out in Korea is relatively cheap, compared to for example Japan. Still, if you are on a budget, look up Ankori Pakori.

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Want to play Starcraft? Look for a PC-Bang (PC room) and pray for the best. Koreans are ruthless in this game!

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Always keep an eye on your belongings! Korea is a very safe place to travel, but things do get lost once in a while!

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Spring in Seogwipo is a beautiful experience, make sure you bring your best camera.

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Koreans are very much into spending their free time in bangs, or "rooms". For example a "manhwabang" is a place where you can read the latest comics!

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Service charges are always included in your bill and it is around 10%. Do not tip your waiter, he or she will only feel awkward!

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Money exchange is best done at official exchange places or banks. Most tourist areas have plenty of options for both, visitors can even look around for the best offer. Be aware that banks are only open on weekdays.

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