Traveling to Korea :)

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  1. jetan

    jetan PhilMUG Addict Member

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    if you have BDO Gold or Platinum credit card read this. https://www.bdo.com.ph/personal/credit-cards-promos/view/korean-visa-multiple-entry-privilege

    just got mine last month on a 5 year multiple entry.

    depends how many will be travelling. get promo fares and book on via agoda.

    for travel activities try www.klook.com

    myeongdong is already a shopping heaven.
     
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    jetan PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Call bdo get a certification for that statement

    Cardholders must present the following to the accredited travel agencies (click here to see list):
    1. Eligible BDO Credit Card and the original hard copy of recent Monthly Billing Statement (MBS) upon application within the promo period OR
    2. Eligible BDO Credit Card, recent electronic Monthly Billing Statement (MBS) and the original copy of Certification from BDO.Certification may be requested from the BDO Customer Contact Center
     
  4. textguru

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    is it fine to bring small amount of cash and use credit card in most of the stores? does cabs uses non-cash payments like e-wallet?
     
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    Is there some sort of a Raon (PH)- or Apliu St (HK)-style electronics flea market in Korea?
     
  6. rimewire

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    Planning on applying through JTB as well, how long did it take for the whole process? How long til you got your passport back?

     
  7. jetan

    jetan PhilMUG Addict Member

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    less than a week
     
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  8. textguru

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    It takes 2 weeks on the travel agency in ATC.
     
  9. textguru

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    Any recommendations for a 5-day trip in Seoul?
     
  10. raypin

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    Mm...Avoid booking your flights via South Korea’s Asiana Airlines. The airline is in big, financial trouble.
     
  11. Dekra

    Dekra PhilMUG Addict Member

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    The train to Busan costs more than taking a plane.
     
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    Quick question...

    Is it possible to book quick city tours once you're already at Seoul?

    Similar to Thailand where there's always a booth/desk offering day tours which are available as early as the next day.
     
  13. Cmmig

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    Try vviptravel.com and klook
     
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    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    hmmm, ok thanks. first time for me to see vvip
     
  15. Cmmig

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    We used Vip Tours for the DMZ...also try viator.com
     
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    Onion-haseyo ;)

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    Koreans love their coffee. Coffee shops are the equivalent of our sari-sari stores in terms of ubiquity.

    Onion is one of the most popular cafes especially this branch near Anguk station (opened this year). Looks like a hanok converted to a cafe. I love their fluffy, airy pastries & drinks.

    Very near Bukchon Hanok village & the 2 major palaces.

    We used Klook for our tours 2 weeks ago. Reliable & convenient.
     
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    Flying to Seoul today for a “business trip”. Quick drop-and-go for 3 days so most of my time will be inside a hotel conference room. Heard the cafes serve until 2AM so am hoping to savor their renowned taste.
     
  18. textguru

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    concluded 5-day trip in Seoul. would recommend to get Discovery Seoul Pass, to get free attractions, top-up card for transpo (subway, taxi, bus), and plan your trip via klook's recommended packages
     

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