KOREA may be known for its succulent barbecued meat, but their wide array of seasonal vegetables and green side dishes make them a vegetarian’s paradise
Free and easy Korea
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 03:54 AM May 24, 2014
Check out these tips and resources for a hearty Seoul experience
The Korean Tourism Organization wants you to make the most out of your trip to South Korea, so make time to visit its offices. Those who are part of a tour group can get perks like $10 worth of shopping vouchers for traditional markets and other bonuses. Pick up guidebooks and maps.
South Korea is one of the friendliest places for independent tourists, especially those with perpetual Internet connections. Download tourist apps (go to www.visitseoul.net for a list) and receive recommended itineraries based on current location and get guided tours right from your smartphone.
Though there are plenty of free Internet spots in Seoul, renting pocket WiFi units is easy and cheap. Rent one from the airport stalls when you arrive.
Tatin Yang, contributor
The ‘twin-city’ experience
Cathay Pacific’s route to Seoul with a stopover in Hong Kong is a shopaholic’s dream come true
PREMIUM carrier Cathay Pacific has been busy partnering with various tourism organizations to create a full-featured travel experience for passengers.
Cathay Pacific flies to Seoul 37 times a week, with daily flights to Busan, as well as four times a week to Jeju via Dragonair.
Flying Cathay immediately gives you a “twin-city” experience, in which a stopover to Hong Kong instantly adds the favorite shopping destination before heading back to Manila.
For those who love to shop, this is the best of both worlds. Start the trip savoring a Seoul-ful bite of kimchi and end the adventure with a delectable bite of soft and fluffy pork buns at one of Cathay Pacific’s luxe Hong Kong airport lounges (make sure to extend your stopover time to fully explore their lounges featuring dishes prepared by Hong Kong Peninsula’s chefs). Tatin Yang, contributor
For more information on specific tour and travel packages, contact the Cathay Pacific Manila office at (02)7570888 or the Korea Tourism Organization at (02)8800312. Visit Cathay Pacific online at www.cathaypacific.ph.