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A First-Time Traveler’s Guide To Seoul

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“You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart


How to Say ‘What Is Your Name’ in Korean

When you first meet someone, it’s important to be able to ask what is your name in Korean. It’s good manners!

This is especially true in Korea! There are a few reasons for this:

1. You may be unfamiliar with Korean names

2. Koreans don’t always say their name up front

3. Korean is a hierarchial language, so you need to know how to address the person you’re meeting

When making Korean friends, you’ll want to know how to say what is your name in Korean. We’ll show you how!

*Can’t read Korean yet? Click here to learn for free in about 60 minutes!

 

Formal ‘What is Your Name’ in Korean

1. 성함이 어떻게 되세요? (seonghame eoddeoke dwesaeyo?)


The Ultimate Guide to South Korea’s Best Ski Resort

669Are you having trouble comparing and choosing the right ski resort for your ski holidays?


Mad For Garlic: Haeundae

 

I have recently found myself dining at the Haeundae Branch of the Italian restaurant chain Mad For Garlic. Twice! Mad For Garlic is a South Korean ‘Italian Wine Bistro’, which has 39 branches in Korea alone. They specialize in dishes based around, can you guess….. Garlic!

The first visit was at the request of my fiancé, and the second as we had an excellent discount coupon available to us from the restaurant’s membership club. A quick note on that. It is well worth joining, as the discounts they offer are substansial. On this occasion we cashed one in which allowed us to choose a free steak from the menu.  As Mad For Garlic can be on the pricey side, it’s a welcome bonus. To join you have to register online, best to get a Korean speaking friend to help you if possible.


3 Unique Indoor Activities You Must Try In Seoul

 

bored-16811_1280When winter comes around, you might easily feel blue and bored. So, for those of you who don’t want to go outdoors, here’s the ultimate selection of indoor activities you can try in South Korea and beat the winter boredom!! ;)


Don-Don: Japanese Dining House

A Happy New Year Experience

I’m a huge fan of Japanese food. I must confess I also enjoy a whisky highball or three, especially on a special occasion. With this in mind, myself and my fiancé decided to make Don-Don our NYE restaurant of choice.

The first thing that struck us as we walked into Don-Don was the atmosphere. The place was buzzing pleasantly with a mixture of families, friends, and couples. We were promptly seated with a menu and told by the attentive staff that a table would be ready in 5 minutes.

We ordered right away, both opting for sets from the main menu. I went for the Beef, and my fiancé the Shabu-Shabu. Both meals came with rice, miso soup, pickled vegetables and, bizarrely, pasta. These side dishes were very welcome (pasta aside), but didn’t distract from the stars of the show.


5 Hot Must-Have Items For A Winter Trip In Korea

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Though the weather has been a bit warmer than last year’s winter, travelers and visitors especially those from countries with warmer climate should not underestimate how cold it can feel in Korea. So, for those who’ve never experienced snow or cold temperatures before, prepare yourself with these 5 hot, popular items that will help you beat the cold!


Korean Honorifics: Watch Out for These 7

What are Korean Honorifics?

Great question! We’ll get to that in just a bit. But first, let’s go over the plan for this article.

Today, we’re going to run you through a few of the more common Korean honorifics that you’re going to hear that may seem like a totally different language at first (especially if you’re a beginner!).

Then, we’ll give you some comparisons so you know how to navigate these tricky language traps.

Before we get rolling full speed ahead, let’s first run through why these Korean honorifics are so confusing.

Korean has a few different levels of speech, which could be extremely confusing for native English speakers. These levels are integrated into the grammar and vocabulary, and are used according to the differences in social rank between the people who are communicating. There are various ways of breaking them down, but we can do it by simply saying there are three levels of speech: Formal, standard, and informal.


Trazy’s 5-Day Countdown Sale: Spend Less. Travel More in Korea

Hey, travelers! Want to spend less and travel more? Then, check this out. Here, we’ve shared the easiest way to save money on your travel expenses when traveling to South Korea!countdown salePsst, have you heard? Right now, Korea’s #1 travel guide, Trazy.com, is offering their Biggest-Sale-Ever ‘Trazy’s 5 Day Countdown Sale till 2016′ as a End-of-Year sale. Kicked off on Trazy’s Facebook page on December 27th, this Countdown Sale features Daily Deals with a limited time and will run until 31st!


15 Best Sunrise and Sunset Photography Locations in Korea

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“Everything starts with a sunrise, and it’s what we do before it sets that matters.”

With the year coming to an end, we’ve put together the ultimate list of the best places in South Korea to catch amazing sunrises and sunsets that every traveler should know.

Here’s our pick of 15 best spots to seize sunrise and sunset across South Korea!


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