Seoul Hotels: Where To Stay In Seoul?

Seoul Hotels: Where To Stay In Seoul?

In my experience talking to our tour guests, the most popular Seoul hotel areas are Myeong-dong, Hongdae, Jongno, Itaewon, Insa-dong, Dongdaemun, Bukchon, and Gangnam. Some people have loved their places. Others have shown regrets. It depends on your expectations and...
Things to Do in Seoul | The Ultimate Checklist

Things to Do in Seoul | The Ultimate Checklist

Where are the best places to visit in Seoul? So many times, I get the question, “What are things to do in Seoul?” There are the conventional things, like visiting palaces and shopping in Myeong-dong. Yet Seoul is still new to many travel radars. You need...
The New Guide to Noryangjin Fish Market

The New Guide to Noryangjin Fish Market

One of the best places to visit in Seoul is Noryangjin Fish Market. It’s like an aquarium where you can eat the exhibits. Unlike a lot of fish markets around the world, many of the fish are still alive in tanks. Because of that, it doesn’t smell as rank as...
10 Unique Souvenirs You Should Get In Seoul

10 Unique Souvenirs You Should Get In Seoul

What to buy in Korea? Here are some Korean souvenirs. One of the most stressful parts of traveling is getting Korean souvenirs and gifts for friends, family, and office mates. What are good things to buy in Korea? I’ve lived in the Seoul area since 2004, and...
Tour Story: A Detour for a “Bizarre” Food

Tour Story: A Detour for a “Bizarre” Food

I had two guests on the Authentic Korean Chicken & Beer Experience last night. One of them writes books on food around the world. One food he’d written about but had never tried was fermented skate, known as hongeo 홍어 in Korea. On the way to our second stop,...

ZenKimchi’s Korea Travel Tips

Korean Food Tours | What You Need To Know First by ZenKimchi | Oct 14, 2018 | Featured, Tips, ToursKorean food tours are one of the top things to do in Korea. When you're putting together a Korea itinerary, do a food tour or cooking class early. It's relaxing. It gets...
The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Insa-dong

The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Insa-dong

Insa-dong is one of the top tourist destinations in Seoul. It’s been one of my favorite places since I moved here in 2004. I’ve watched it go through a ton of changes, and it’s currently going through another makeover. Many of us pine for the lost...