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Accommodation

South Korea hotels – Search and compare all South Korea hotel deals from hundreds of accommodation sites at once.

Guide Books

Lonely Planet Korea (Travel Guide)

Travel Guides

Visit Korea – Korea Tourism Organization.

The South Korea Travel Guide – Travel information including best places to visit and things to see and do.

Life in Korea – Information for visitors and expats, covering tours and activities, culture, things to do.

Blogs

DiscoveringKorea.com – A travel and culture blog about South Korea.

Budget Travel 2 Korea – A blog by an international student on travel in the Republic of Korea.

Blog Posts

50 beautiful places to visit in Korea – CNN Travel.

The ultimate South Korea bucket list – twowanderingsoles.com.

Tours

South Korea Tours – Tours & Activities hand-picked by Viator.

Work in Korea

How to Teach English in South Korea (and if it’s the right job for you) – Teaching English in South Korea is a popular way to save money for travels while experiencing living in another culture. This guide by eternal-expat.com has tips on how to get a job and what it involves.

Books


Korea: The Impossible CountryKorea: The Impossible Country by Daniel Tudor.

South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined and partitioned by war, and sapped by a half-century of colonial rule, South Korea transformed itself in just fifty years into an economic powerhouse and a democracy that serves as a model for other countries.


A Geek in Korea: Discovering Asian's New Kingdom of CoolA Geek in Korea: Discovering Asian’s New Kingdom of Cool by Daniel Tudor.

For every fan of K-Pop music, Korean Wave dramas and Kimchi—or anyone intrigued by Korea and Korean culture—A Geek in Korea is a hip, new guide to the land of the Samsung smartphone and Gangnam Style.


Etiquette Guide to Korea: Know the Rules that Make the Difference!Etiquette Guide to Korea: Know the Rules that Make the Difference! by Boye Lafayette De Mente.

With Etiquette Guide to Korea, you’ll never need to worry about making an embarrassing mistake, including the importance of names and how to use them, shaking hands versus bowing, table manners for celebrations and everyday meals, and how to negotiate in Korea.


The Two Koreas: A Contemporary HistoryThe Two Koreas: A Contemporary History by Don Oberdorfer.

Ever since Korea was first divided at the end of World War II, the tension between its northern and southern halves has threatened to embroil the rest of the world. Veteran journalist Don Oberdorfer describes how a historically homogenous people became locked in a perpetual struggle for supremacy—and how they might yet be reconciled.

Photos

Hermit Hideaways – Korean photography blog.


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