Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

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Deluxe Hilton Hotel in Gyeongju, South Korea

yum breakfast, Hilton Hotel in Gyeongju

  The Hilton Hotel in Gyeongju is located on the edge of Lake Bosun within Bomun Tourist Complex. This complex contains many other accommodations but Hilton is considered to be the most deluxe. The entire area is surrounded by parks,

Gyeongju National Museum: Magnificent Shilla artifacts

Gyeongju National Museum gold hand

  Gyeongju National Museum is not only interesting but free! Visitors are allowed to take photos, there is English labelling throughout, and English-speaking tours on Saturdays (March to November). State of the art multilingual audioguides automatically play when a person stands

Korean Barbecue Pork in Gyeongju, South Korea

Korean Barbecue Pork in Gyeongju, South Korea

What to know about Korean Barbecue? We learned fast at the first stop in Gyeongju (pronounced “gee-on-jew”) for lunch in a local pork barbecue restaurant. Sorry, but I can’t give names or addresses for all the wonderful restaurants since they were local

Stop, Visit and Eat in Brilliant Korean Oasis Convenience Service Centers

South Korea oasis or rest stop

  We had a chance to experience many of South Korea’s brilliant and clean rest stop/gasoline/petrol/oasis or whatever you choose to call them on the drive from Seoul to Gwangju. Amazing places with unique car washes! Today happened to be the first

Shopping for Costume and Real Jewelry in Seoul

gazillion shapes and colors of Jade, Seoul

  Shopping for a jewelry store selling gold, diamonds, semi-precious stones and tons of glitzy costume jewelry? And where to go with no little time? If looking for diamonds, pearls, etc., head for Jongno Jewelry Shopping Street that is estimated

Dongdaemun Market – Sheila’s Least Favorite Shopping in Seoul

Dongdaemun area, Seoul

  There are no words to describe the shear amount of multi-level wholesale, retail and markets in the Dongdaemun Market area which spans both sides of Ogansugyo Bridge. Retail stores include Migliore and Doota Buildings. We walked through just one floor in