(Closed) Has anyone been to Korea?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I haven’t personally been, but my dad has and he LOVED it! He’s also been to Gangnam in Seoul and enjoyed that too, although it mostly contains the same high end shops that you see in other expensive districts. East Asian fashion is usually very quirky (eg harajuku) so you shouldn’t be disapointed there. There will also be plenty of cultural things for you and your SO to try out.

An unconventiona, interesteing place for a honeymoon sounds a great idea, especially if you have never been overseas before (take it you’re from the US?). It would also make your honeymoon much more memorable if it is somewhere interesting. Just choose with some caution. Several couples who honeymooned in Botswana have been attacked and killed by wild animals and there was that couple who were murdered in Antigua.

 

Post # 4
Hostess
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I live in Korea. When will your honeymoon be? The weather here can be pretty awful November – March. (Right now it’s -10!) Korea’s a fun place to visit but it’s not tourist accessable. As in, there aren’t many touristy things to do like tours or activities, and not many people speak English. I’ve traveled most of Asia and I’d say Korea ranks in the middle as far as places to vist go. From what you said I would suggest Singapore or Hong Kong instead. Bali’s also amazing – #1 vacation in my book. 

Also, Psy is strongly anti-American. He made a speech several years ago about how every soldier and their mothers, children and siblings should die a slow, painful death. I just have to shake my head when people at home go crazy for a song that they don’t understand by a man who said he wants them to die. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee

I’ve yet to go. but my dads been twice and both my brothers are Korean. (along with threecousins) so needless to say its a country very near and dear to my heart. it’s not as English touristy as other options however it is a beautiful country full of beautiful people. I would personally go in a heart beat. 

 

as for psy. yes he wasnt so much anti American he was anti american goverment  his college degree is from the usa he spent quiet a few years here studying  as for his comments he has since retracted those statements publicly multiple times. he was also on drugs and avoiding mandatory military service due to his crimes. (which he later served) you can’t fault someone for thier pass mistakes. he nevEr hurt anyone one and has since apologized. and as a female and a daughter of a military father. I forgive him. atleast he apologized there’s still people in this country who say the same things and they aren’t willing to admit fault and ignorance in thier statements 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

and by people with ignorant statements I mean those off beat religious groups who protest soldiers funerals and say its because of the government or the gays or the war and how they deserved to die and so do the soldiers families. and yet have no remorse in thier statements! 

Post # 9
Hostess
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@seabyme:  Um…saying every American mother and child should die a slow and painful death is not only anti-American, it’s anti-human. I’ve met the guy and it still doesn’t matter to me that he apologized. (Note: He was 26 when he said those things and didn’t apologize until 9 years later when the story hit American news. Smells like a press stunt to me.) I’m not sure how that relates to the Westboro Baptist Church but just to follow through with your argument, I wouldn’t want to include them in my wedding either. 

Let’s agree to disagree because I don’t want to take away from the OP’s question. I just wanted to mention that as some people are really picky/superstitious about the musicians they play at their wedding. (Chris Brown anyone?) 

That’s great that you guys like to go off the beaten path, Quinlan! That’s how Fiance and I usually travel also. It’s just hard to do your own thing when English isn’t widely spoken. I’m guessing you guys are interested in staying in Seoul where there are more English services and more sights to see. Feel free to ask me any questions! 

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