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    Impressive Dubai

    Dubai is a rich place, where they built a luxurious city on desert. Many people dream to go there for vacation, so the tourism developed a lot. It is even easier, since you can go there by Wizzair, a low-cost airline. Since my transfer was in Dubai, I decided to stay there for a few days to see why it is so popular among the tourist. So after Korea I had layover in Dubai, however, I decided to cancel my trip back to Budapest and bought another flight ticket. Therefore I had 5 days in Dubai to sightsee. It didn’t really happen the way I wanted. Simply because of the heat…

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    About Korea and the Koreans

    When it comes to Asia, the people and the way they live are totally different from Western lifestyle. They have their own tradition, custom that dates back for more than 1000 years. Therefore in term of thinking and living they are a different world. That’s why it is really important to know their mindset, their habit so to be able to adjust to the locals. That way we can avoid uncomfortable situations while travelling, working or studying there. I have spent 11 days in Korea and honestly it exceed my expectation. Both the people and the country amazed me in its own way. In this post I will write about…

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    How much do you need for 4 days in Korea?

    This post is about my expense in Seoul. Since the main reason I went to Korea was the International Youth Forum where they provided everything, my expense was only for the 4 days before the forum. From 13th to 17th August. All the prices are in WON. 1 USD ∼ 1112 WON. Public transport ticket Total spent amount: 36.750 won From the airport I had to buy a single, seperate one that cost 9000 won. I went by airport bus 6008 to the city. For the public transport, you need to buy T-money card that you reload. When you use it an amount (around 1250 won) will be deducted. If…

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    Place to visit in Seoul

    Seoul is a diversified city where you can see modern, tradition and nature at the same place. At first I thought there was nothing interesting in it, but after visiting I realized 3 days weren’t enough to see everything. Here are some places I think it is worth visiting. Some of them I haven’t visited yet, but really would like to. Buddhist temple There are a few famous Buddhist temple in Korea. The architecture is really unique. Even if you don’t follow Buddhism, it is still worth a visit to one of it. You can escape the busy, noisy city world just by staying in one of the temple for…

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    What and where to eat in Seoul

    When it comes to Asia, probably everyone would think about the food. At least I do. There are many various choice and the best is you can find place to eat in every corner. When I came here I decided to taste as many as I can. I spent 3 days sightseeing in Seoul, but for the first 2 days I didn’t have appetite. The 3rd day I tried to eat as much as I could but I ended up bringing the food home to finish. The rest of the time the forum’s organizers provided us buffet meal, in Tongyang Creativity Center. When we had an outdoor activities we ate…

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    Namsan Seoul Tower & DMC

    During IYF we had outdoor activities, in which we visited Namsan Seoul Tower, Changdeok Palace and DMC (not DMZ). As we were transported to these place, and the entrance was free for us as well, I don’t really know how to get there or how much are the entrance fees. So for these informations I will link the relating websites, so you can find and check them out easier. Since I wrote about Changdeok Palace before, I will complete that part in the same post. Namsan Seoul Tower Namsan Seoul Tower is on the Namsan Mountain situated near to Myeongdong. You can only walk up there, however the distance is…

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    The 29th International Youth Forum

    The Forum has just finished and right now I miss people I met during the event and Korea a lot. This post is about what happened at IYF and a few interesting things I learned from people all around the world. Before the forum My teacher announced the forum to us and we applied through Korean Culture Center. We had to write an essay relating to given topic within 4th Industrial Revolution. The Korean Culture Center sent our documents with the reference letter from my teacher to Korea and around 1 month later I got the news that I was accepted. I was excited as well as not knowing what…

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    Day 3 – 3 days are not enough

    After a day of hiking in the mountain, I could hardly wake up to go anywhere. Still there were a lot of things I wanted to see more, so no matter how tired I was I still went for sightseeing. In this post I will list some of the places I visited on my last day before the forum starts. Hongdae For 2 days I couldn’t sleep or eat properly. I could only sleep for 3 or 4 hours and couldn’t sleep back. Due to the weather I didn’t have appetite. But on my 3rd day, I could finally sleep back and I felt hungry and I wanted to eat.…

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    Day 2 – Baegundae, a view that is worth fighting for

    On my 2nd day I decided to go Bukhansan (북한산) and climb to the peak to see the view. However, it wasn’t as easy as I thought, but the hardship was worth since the view up there was really spectacular. How to get there I checked informations on Internet how to get there from Seoul and it was said to take metro line 3 until Gupabal station, take exit 1 and get on bus 704. But when I was there the bus didn’t stop at exit 1 but on the opposite side of the road. It was exit 4. I hardly found the bus but fortunately I successfully got on…

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    Day 1 – Seoul is huge

    I had my first day of sightseeing in Seoul. Going to many places I understood why it is so big. I could say it is divided into two parts, modern where people live and work and traditional where they preserve the cultural heritage. Feeling lost At night I slept only 2 hours then couldn’t sleep back. At 7am I went down to eat breakfast and only ate 2 slice of toast with peanut butter and jam and a bowl of cereal. It wasn’t really enough, but I was thinking I would eat in Namdaemun anyway. I left the hotel around 9am. I walked to Sinpung station but got lost again,…