Category Archives: Korea

Korean Folk Village

There were no business commitments on the day we arrived in Seoul and Alex, our host, arranged for us to visit the the Korean Folk Village, a living museum in the city of Yongin, part of the broader Seoul Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Royally entertained in Seoul

We were well entertained on each of the three nights we spent in Seoul. The first night I’ve already described: the curious events at the Daewonyojung restaurant. The following night we went to Cookin’, a dance and percussion extravaganza performed … Continue reading

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Bullet train to Nonsan

One of our more interesting days in Korea was a visit to a TV and computer CRT recycling plant in Nonsan, a smaller city and hour and a half south of Seoul. It was actually some distance away, because we … Continue reading

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Quite a decent wee hotel

Our hotel in Seoul was simply magnificent – five stars, reckoned by some guides to be the best in town. The Shilla Seoul was certainly the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in and it could easily have been a destination … Continue reading

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Interesting banquet (to say the least)

On the evening of our first day in Seoul we were taken to a traditional Hanjungsic banquet at the Daewonyojung restaurant. It seemed to be a traditional restaurant for male businessmen – at least I think it was such a … Continue reading

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Seoul’s enormous Yonsan electronics market

Every gadget freak and computer buff”s Shangrila: Seoul’s Yongsan electronics market, which claims to be bigger than the Tokyo and Hong Kong markets combined. As well as hundreds of businesses in this centre, the surrounding streets are full of electronics … Continue reading

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Seoul’s throbbing heart

We arrived at Seoul’s new Incheon Airport at 7.30am Wednesday and flew out at 8.30am Saturday. Certainly not long enough to claim any real knowledge about the country, but I did learn a lot, partly because we had English-speaking Korean … Continue reading

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