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post #1 of 11
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I'm arriving 6 am and leaving 6 pm on 22 March. I need to be at a meeting at the world trade center in seoul for 2-3 hours in the early afternoon, and back to the airport by 4:30 pm.

I was thinking that instead of hitting a hotel for a couple of hours, I'd hit a Jjimjilbang and have a nice lunch. any recomendations in that part of town?

I had hoped to meet up with some of you, but honestly I am thinking that there is no way to fit it all in, unless anybody works in that area and wants to meet for an early lunch
post #2 of 11
COEX/Samsung-dong? I live down here, might be down for lunch if it's like 11 or after.

Lately I like riding the train from the airport as it seems to run more frequently and you'll find the train stations easier to navigate than a bus. Taxis are an option but you can spend $75 each way and they might get caught in an hour of traffic on the way in right at the city limits (after 6-7am when the morning rush into Seoul starts)

There's not a lot to see in Seoul during the a.m. hours on a weekday. People are just slogging through work around that time, mostly kids out on the streets. A lot of restaurants just run all day in the more popular areas, so finding meals won't be hard.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

COEX/Samsung-dong? I live down here, might be down for lunch if it's like 11 or after.

Lately I like riding the train from the airport as it seems to run more frequently and you'll find the train stations easier to navigate than a bus. Taxis are an option but you can spend $75 each way and they might get caught in an hour of traffic on the way in right at the city limits (after 6-7am when the morning rush into Seoul starts)

There's not a lot to see in Seoul during the a.m. hours on a weekday. People are just slogging through work around that time, mostly kids out on the streets. A lot of restaurants just run all day in the more popular areas, so finding meals won't be hard.

cool, I'd like to do lunch at 11 -1130, or 2 or so. I don't need to see much, I've been a few times and I'll be back, I was hoping to get a meal and a bath while waiting for my meeting and then get back to the airport.
post #4 of 11
Please update us on how the bath with Impolyt went.
post #5 of 11
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lol, I was thinking that the bath part might not be the social part of the morning.



ok, so here is my thought - I land at 6 am, I was going to go to gangnam and try to hit a Jjimjilbang

so, if anybody wants to meet at Gourmet 494 at 11:30 for lunch, then that seems like a good plan to me. if anybody has an alternative recomendation in that part of town, I'm up for it, too.
post #6 of 11
Would skip Gourmet 494 unless you just want to eat Korean food court food.

Something came up for me, so I gotta go to Tokyo today. Sorry man, figured I was gonna be here. In any case, I recommend a restaurant called 'Shigol Babsang' right off the main street of Garosu-gil in Shinsa-dong (across from Hyundai department store/Hyundai high school at Apgujung station) if you are interested in a lunch-y Korean food meal. They give you a rice, a jjigae, and then a bunch of different banchan side dishes and it's like, $8. Address is Gangnam-gu, Shinsa-dong 549-9
post #7 of 11
Looks like this from the outside



food looks like this (they still give you the same number of side dishes no matter how many people you are, just a rice and a soup for each person)





If you're ballin and want to stay near COEX, the Park Hyatt has a kind of avant looking bibimbap in the lobby floor cafe.
post #8 of 11
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too bad, well thanks for the recomendation, I'll see if I can find it.

Claghorn or anybody else around?
post #9 of 11
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too bad, well thanks for the recomendation, I'll see if I can find it.

Claghorn or anybody else around?

Sorry man, I would love to but I'll be working till 5. Too bad you can't stay longer for the SF dinner later that night.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
sorry that I will miss you guys, have to get home after a long trip
post #11 of 11
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in the end I really didn't do anything aside from work, my flight got in an hour late, so I hit rush hour, it took me till about 10:30 to get to the meeting, grabbed a simple lunch and went back to the airport. maybe nexttime gentlemen
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