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Visa run in middle of sojourn period ? If *anyone* has done a visa run, favor please to show exact passport stamp dates?

I am currently a USA citizen and have a C-3 Multiple Entry 90-Day Sojourn visa which expires in 2017.

My question is: does the counter reset even if you do a visa run in the middle, or is it considered a re-entry and only goes until the original period? Can I leave for Japan after 45 days, and get 90 days again for a total of 135 days from very my first day entering Korea? Or is it just considered re-entry and I'd actually need to stay in Japan after the thing expires for it to reset? I don't…

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Self-catering accommodation in the Korean countryside / small towns

Hi,
In July 2015 we'll travel around in Korea for about one month. (Yes, I'm well aware of the less than ideal climatic conditions). We're a family of four (two kids aged 10 and 12). After staying in Seoul with some friends, we'd like to explore other regions. We'd prefer to stay in self-catering places (small houses, apartments, cottages, cabins, ...) for a day or 5 each time, and use them as a base to explore the surrounding area. If possible in the countryside or in smaller towns. I found…

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RMB in South Korea

Easy question: is it possible to exchange Chinese Renminbi in South Korea? Or do I need to spend everything I have before I leave China?

How about Japan, or indeed, other countries? I'm under the impression that Renminbi is still non-convertable, but given how many Chinese are traveling abroad these days, is it possible to find places that accept it?

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Winter Hike / Snowshoeing?

Hi there!

I'll be going to South Korea in the middle of December with a friend who isn't that keen about skiing. We'd like to take advantage of winter-y scenery, though. Are there any good winter day hikes from Seoul anyone can recommend? Preferably easy to get to and easy to navigate on our own for two people who can't speak Korean.

Alternatively, I'm kind of taken with the idea of snowshoeing in a national park. Has anyone done that? How does one go about renting snowshoes for a day?

Would…

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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!