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post #31 of 57
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
haha I just try to be accurate!

u must be an accountant~~

as for meeting up, i arrived yesterday evening and im staying with my old roomate in 동대입구역 on the orange line. Tommorrow is good because it is a holiday, and i havn't had some good samgyupsal in a bit so im down for that!

Whos avail. to meet? tommorrow @8? where?
post #32 of 57
So are we having pork or beef tonight?

Globe - I made a mistake. Your hotel is located on the north side of town, nearby the Shilla Hotel and literally next to where wwallace1 is staying. I highly recommend you take a taxi out the Apkujung being a newbie in Seoul but call me for further clarification.

Wwallace1 - 8 pm sounds like a good time tonight. I'll need to communicate with Globe but since you are staying nearby his hotel, perhaps it might be a good idea to ride down together, either by taxi or subway. Seoul traffic is nasty and you can just shoot down the orange line to Apkujung Station.

Victory - call should you be interested. The more the merrier. Seems like your quite familiar so your input for restaurant options is always appreciated.

Another option would be to have dinner in the Sinsa area (also located on the orange line - no.3) as I know I a really good kalbi sal (beef) joint near Broadway Cinema.

In any event, should this materialize I look forward to seeing you guys.
post #33 of 57
hey I thought we were meeting up tommorrow? i'm going to get my phone hooked up again today, so i'll send you a message later
I'm pete btw
post #34 of 57
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Originally Posted by dizzhizz View Post
OK, I just got back from my three day weekend in Manila. Had a great fucking time but will not go into details as it might offend some members.

Oh, DO share.
post #35 of 57
Acidicboy,

To sum it all up, it was basically a three day fuckfest filled with debauchery. Can't get anymore specific than that!

Globe - It was great meeting you! Hope your travels don't kill ya!

DH
post #36 of 57
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Acidicboy,

To sum it all up, it was basically a three day fuckfest filled with debauchery. Can't get anymore specific than that!

Globe - It was great meeting you! Hope your travels don't kill ya!

DH

I think there is a thread "This is how we roll" you can partake in....DO SHARE!
post #37 of 57
I'll have about 24 hours in Seoul on my own (*I HOPE TO GOD*) next week, what should I do?
post #38 of 57
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I'll have about 24 hours in Seoul on my own (*I HOPE TO GOD*) next week, what should I do?

dizzhiss took me for some great food. the other thing is the local version of a bath house - see if your congierge can hook you up with one. I didn't make it last time I was in town, but they are supposed to be fantastic.
post #39 of 57
Get down on some Korean food - you should be able to pack away a Korean-size meal at 2-3 hour intervals if you keep walking and sightseeing. For one ideal very big sightseeing day, starting in the morning, run a slalom course with a few hops between, and you should get the important stuff down: Take the subway up to Jonggak station, exit 3, walk straight down the Jongro (main street name) and hang a left when you get to the first 4-way intersection; there's a Burger King on one corner, a Giordano on the other, a park across the street, and you turn away from all them and take a left at that corner, and then a left onto Insadong-gil. Roll down Insadong, lots of souvenir-y stuff, things to see. From that far end, walk all the way to the other end, there's a convenience store to your left on the other end. From Insadong - take a soft left and walk down the main street, and you'll come to a big Korean palace looking thing a couple blocks down, Gyeongbukkung - you can go in and check out the old palace grounds and there's a national museum in there as well. From Gyeongbukkung' go back out the main gate there on the 'T' intersection and walk straight out, down the street. You'll pass the US embassy, a new little plaza thing they've built in the middle of the street, and then once you get to Kwanghwamun station, you can go into the Kyobo bookstore there if you like, it's underground and you can access it from the subway underpass. Lots of stuff in there. From Kwanghwamun, keep walking away from the palace down the street, and you'll pass the entrance to Cheonggyecheon, it's a stream that passed through Seoul that they've restored recently and there's always something they're doing down there. From there; you can down to city hall and find the Seoul Museum of Art, Chagall is on for the next couple months, you can swing past City Hall and see what they're doing on the front lawn (maybe ice skating) and then take a left down to the Lotte hotel/Lotte department store. I wouldn't spend tons of time in Lotte but it's worth a look. Lotte Department store is opposite Myeongdong, which you will want to check out. Myeongdong main streets are shaped like an 'L' so go away from Lotte, and then take a right up to go up the other main drag, you'll be able to tell because it will have tons of people, as opposed to lots of people. There's a lot of chintzy-type stores and stuff to check out in Myeongdong, it's a mainstay old shopping street. From Myeongdong - you can check out Namdaemun market, which is pretty close. Once you're done with Myeongdong - take the subway or a cab down to Apgujung, walk around 'Rodeo Street' and check out the high-end boutiques around that area - there's a whole strip of designer flagships in Cheongdam-dong away from the Galleria, plus 10 Corso Como in that area as well. That would probably be a whole day of sightseeing alone, but if you're up for more: In the early evening, head up to Dongdaemun, check out Doota and Migliore to see the most clothes crammed into one space, that goes on all night. Nightlife: a one and only night should include some sort of drinking, at least mildly. There are plenty of bars, fortunately, and tons of clubs but they aren't going off unless it's Friday or Saturday.
post #40 of 57
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
Get down on some Korean food - you should be able to pack away a Korean-size meal at 2-3 hour intervals if you keep walking and sightseeing.

For one ideal very big sightseeing day, starting in the morning, run a slalom course with a few hops between, and you should get the important stuff down:

Take the subway up to Jonggak station, exit 3, walk straight down the Jongro (main street name) and hang a left when you get to the first 4-way intersection; there's a Burger King on one corner, a Giordano on the other, a park across the street, and you turn away from all them and take a left at that corner, and then a left onto Insadong-gil. Roll down Insadong, lots of souvenir-y stuff, things to see. From that far end, walk all the way to the other end, there's a convenience store to your left on the other end.
From Insadong - take a soft left and walk down the main street, and you'll come to a big Korean palace looking thing a couple blocks down, Gyeongbukkung - you can go in and check out the old palace grounds and there's a national museum in there as well.
From Gyeongbukkung' go back out the main gate there on the 'T' intersection and walk straight out, down the street. You'll pass the US embassy, a new little plaza thing they've built in the middle of the street, and then once you get to Kwanghwamun station, you can go into the Kyobo bookstore there if you like, it's underground and you can access it from the subway underpass. Lots of stuff in there.
From Kwanghwamun, keep walking away from the palace down the street, and you'll pass the entrance to Cheonggyecheon, it's a stream that passed through Seoul that they've restored recently and there's always something they're doing down there.

From there; you can down to city hall and find the Seoul Museum of Art, Chagall is on for the next couple months, you can swing past City Hall and see what they're doing on the front lawn (maybe ice skating) and then take a left down to the Lotte hotel/Lotte department store. I wouldn't spend tons of time in Lotte but it's worth a look.

Lotte Department store is opposite Myeongdong, which you will want to check out. Myeongdong main streets are shaped like an 'L' so go away from Lotte, and then take a right up to go up the other main drag, you'll be able to tell because it will have tons of people, as opposed to lots of people. There's a lot of chintzy-type stores and stuff to check out in Myeongdong, it's a mainstay old shopping street.

From Myeongdong - you can check out Namdaemun market, which is pretty close.

Once you're done with Myeongdong - take the subway or a cab down to Apgujung, walk around 'Rodeo Street' and check out the high-end boutiques around that area - there's a whole strip of designer flagships in Cheongdam-dong away from the Galleria, plus 10 Corso Como in that area as well.

That would probably be a whole day of sightseeing alone, but if you're up for more:

In the early evening, head up to Dongdaemun, check out Doota and Migliore to see the most clothes crammed into one space, that goes on all night.

Nightlife: a one and only night should include some sort of drinking, at least mildly. There are plenty of bars, fortunately, and tons of clubs but they aren't going off unless it's Friday or Saturday.

Thanks dude. Places to eat?
post #41 of 57
There's tons of places to eat utilitarian meals, everywhere. Rarely does anything crest ten dollars a meal, if seven or five even. Fine dining in Korea, don't bother with. I hate this guy's blog because he doesn't know the first thing he talks about when it comes to food, but like many local food blogs he's got everywhere that's popular in just about every neighborhood in his tag cloud, so go by neighborhood and take it from there: seouleats.com
post #42 of 57
is there any street food there worth checking out?
post #43 of 57
Eat spicy rice cakes off the street for a quick snack. Dericious.
post #44 of 57
There should be street food everywhere, usually deep fried. They will all be in the same food cart/stand. Cheap as hell.
post #45 of 57
Ahn young!

I may be headed back in a few days.

Kamsahamnida!
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