On July 21 I had the great pleasure to do a Twitter Chat with a company who I have shared a lot of my travels with on Social Media and that’s CheapOair. CheapOair does a great job on bringing extensive travelers into their network to share their adventures and the destinations they have visited. I find that to be an incredible tool for the seasonal traveler who tends to only travel during holiday time. As far as for me, I share my tips and advice to help others to travel around the World better and safer. Of course, my mission when I write a blog or do the twitter chat it’s to also motive, inspire and help my readers maximize their travels and get them off their comfort zone to explore a new country and to live the adventure.
Throughout the month of April I traveled to Seoul (South Korea). It was my first time and it became one of my favorite destinations I’ve traveled to. It is a destination that offers so much and their resources are endless along with their innovation to do more and create more. I felt motivate there because the passion to work from the locals can be felt and for me, thats admirable.
On Today’s installment I will do a a recap of my Twitter Chat and share my answers from the questions asked from CheapOair. Remember, I am limited to 140 characters on there so I kept each answer straight to the point – Though on here I will add extra information in some answers. Big Thanks to the CheapOair Team for hosting me once again, it is always an absolute pleasure to be part of this segments.
CheapOair: Q1: What are some travel essentials for a trip to #Seoul?
A1. Essentials to bring: Weather gear, umbrella, toiletries & medication.The Weather can be off & on!
CheapOair: Q2: What’s #Seoul’s number-one, must-see tourist attraction?
A2. Lets share my top 3 attractions: Gyeongbokgung & Changdeokgung Palace & Bukchon Hanok Village.
An interesting place and Seoul number one attraction to visit. The change of Guard was fascinating to see and I recommend arriving early morning or mid afternoon to experience the change of guard. To enter the main ground of the palace is fee and if you would like to explore beyond it, there is an entrance fee.
Highly recommend visiting as there is a large majority of beautiful temples within the Palace and you will be able to soak in the culture much more. To enter this palace there is a fee but very cheap and it is worth visiting to see the Secret Gardens and everything else it offers.
Bukchon Hanok Village. (Traditional Village).
Be respectful to the locals who live around the area and keep your chit chat on the down low, as it is required as you walk around it.
CheapOair: Q3: When’s the best time of year to visit #Seoul?
A3. March-May & Sept-Nov. During my trip I got incredible weather & the flowers were blooming.
CheapOair: Q4: What’s the best location for photographers to visit in #Seoul?
A4. The place to capture some great photography of Seoul is from The “N Seoul Tower” look out point.
CheapOair: Q5: Which accomodations would you recommend for a stay in #Seoul?
A5. The Sheraton Seoul its located within City Center. Luxurious & Convenient, close to everything.
I must add: Underneath the hotel there is a rather big shopping plaza and on the lowest floor of the plaza (B2) you will find a food court with literally everything you can think of. It came in handy during my trip to not always eat at the hotel and being able to eat some authentic Korean food as there was plenty of choices to select from.
If you are interested on reading a few installments about the Sheraton Seoul D Cube – Be sure to visit the following links:
- Sheraton D Cube Seoul (Deluxe Room).
- Sheraton D Cube Seoul (Pool Overview).
- Sheraton D Cube Seoul (Aequalis Spa Overview).
CheapOair: Q6: What’s the tastiest food to try while visiting #Seoul?
A6. The Local dish in #Seoul is “Kimchi” but you can’t go wrong with Dumplings, my favorite.
CheapOair: Q7: What’s the easiest way to get around #Seoul?
A7. From the airport to the City (Shuttle bus). Within the City (The Orange Taxi = The Cheapest).
The Shuttle bus from the airport will cost you just $15 dollars and it will drop you off directly to your hotel, convenient and cheap. If you are interested on seeing how the shuttle bus looks like and how it works, make sure to visit the following link for more info, (Shuttle Bus experience in Seoul).
The Orange Taxi is the cheapest of all and I highly recommend taking this one. They also have a black taxi but those are much more expensive and I highly recommend not taking those. If you would like to read about my Taxi experience in Seoul. Be sure to follow the link for more information. (Taxi Experience in Seoul).
CheapOair: Q8: Are there any upcoming events you would recommend attending in #Seoul?
A8. Keep an eye when walking around Downtown Seoul. New events are constantly coming. Concerts & fairs.
CheapOair: Q9: Where’s the best nightlife in #Seoul?
A9. Seoul has a great nightlife & offers unique events. I prefer the nightlife at the local bars.
CheapOair: Q10: Last but not least, how would you describe #Seoul in just one word?
A10. I would describe #Seoul to be POWERFUL. Constant Innovation & they have a lot to offer.
I am planning to return to Seoul in the near future as it was one of those destinations that left me wanting more to explore and discover. It is unique in so many ways and the hard work from the locals shows. I hope all of you that tuned into our chat enjoyed and thanks to all who joined us and shared their thoughts as well. CheapOair has tweeted a code for you all to use on your next booking > use promo code SEOUL25 for your next trip!
If you have visited Seoul in the past, what were your thoughts?