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Buying camera and lens in Seoul?

We will have a 10 hour stopover in Seoul on Dec 25 and wonder if it's worth to look for a camera and a lens - are there good and cheap shops? Will they be open on that day? I have no idea if Koreans celebrate Christmas, and if they do, does it mean that shops will be closed?

I'm looking at the Sony A77 II and the Sigma 18 - 35 mm f1.8 for that Sony, i.e. with the A-mount bayonett.

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Busan or Seoul for New Year?

Anyone here has an experience celebrate New Year's eve in Busan or Seoul? Which one is the best? I'll be in Seoul on the 25th December and planning to go to Busan for 3 days and going back to Seoul before New Year's eve.

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Yellow dust in South Korea

Hi everyone,

I'm planning a 1 week trip (I work so I cannot go for a longer period) to South Korea and I was previously thinking of booking a flight between mid March to early April, but after a little research I found out that SK has a yellow dust problem that occurs every Spring. Now I'm doubting a little and am afraid to book for Spring and have to encounter this yellow dust. (I will also be travelling with someone that has allergies). Is there a month in spring that has the least…

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How to scare an Ajumma to death :-)

http://www.gfycat.com/FearlessWhiteFrenchbulldog

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Backpacking South Korea

Hi,

I've never had a great interest in South Korea, but it is there, and I see no good reason to avoid it. I'm thinking of spending roughly 3 weeks in the country this winter, as a stepping stone between China and Japan. I hope to arrive by ferry in Incheon, and leave by ferry from Busan. I know very little about tourism in the country, and have some general and some specific questions:

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Can anyone suggest where I should stop off on the way between Seoul and Busan? What…

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Irish girl rejected for teachers job.........

In Seoul!

The reason? All the Irish are drunks!

Strange but true!

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Buying mobile phone at Incheon Airport

Hi, Looking to buy either an LG G3 or HTC One M8 - does anyone know if Incheon Airport Duty Free is reasonably priced (I won't be entering Seoul, so I can't buy in town), or whether it will be cheaper in Australia?

Thanks!!!

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Upcoming SK trip. Last minute advice on jeju bicycle tour, + sharp knives? + random questions

Hello All,
Perhaps you clicked in this thread for the sharp knives comment. Well, I need to buy a decent set of knives as I’ve just been relocated. More on that later.
I recently caught a hot deal on a flight to ICN so I will be in South Korea for a couple of weeks,100% vacation. I will be travelling solo which I haven’t done since my university days, I’m a very social guy but also independent, I am in my late 20’s, I still act like mid twenties party wise. I actually never thought I’d visit…

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Another Money Question

I will be traveling with US dollars. Is there anything I should know about like for example:

in some places no one excepts bills with writing in some places torn currency is not excepted in some places the serial number on the currency you are buying with matters in some places they will only take US dollars with a "big head" etc.
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Money in Korea

What is the best way to deal with money OTHER THAN WITH A DEBIT CARD? Is the commission rate high? Are there foreign exchange offices throughout the country? Do I have to look for a bank?

I will travel with US dollars that I will convert to local currency.