Direct from Korea, a highly accurate travel map in color. Folded English-language tourist map with streets and places of interest labeled directly on the map....... more
Direct from Korea, a highly accurate travel map in color. Folded English-language tourist map with streets and places of interest labeled directly on the map. Watercolor illustration shows the surrounding hills as well as the relative size of notable buildings. Locates sites of World Inn, the Korean government-authorized lodging system. Shows tourist information centers, department stores, airports, banks, bus terminals, theaters, parks, fast food restaurants, museums, scenic overlooks, parking lots, police stations, post offices, public restrooms, hotels, hospitals, subway transfer points, telephones, churches, temples, universities, named mountains. Main map shows subway lines with color-coded route icons. Index of super deluxe and deluxe hotels, museums, parks, and theme parks, markets, department stores, duty free shops. Includes subway plan showing stops in English and Korean. Reverse has maps of Central Seoul, Insa-dong, Itaewon, Gangnam, Namdaenum Market and Dongdaemun Market. Includes English-language descriptions (with phone numbers) of places of interest on each inset. Each inset map is indexed. Includes quick reference of phone numbers and web sites of official tourist information centers, offices of the national tourism organization, travel information hotline, emergency services, World Inn lodging service, and air/rail/bus transportation hubs.
Part of the 'StyleCity' series, this title heads east to South Koreas capital city, Seoul. With easy-to-read maps and informed texts, it presents a portrait of...... more
Part of the 'StyleCity' series, this title heads east to South Koreas capital city, Seoul. With easy-to-read maps and informed texts, it presents a portrait of Seoul. From off-beat cafes and cutting-edge restaurants to specialized boutiques, it selects the best places for both savvy locals and smart travellers.
The South Korean capital of Seoul is one of Asia's most absorbing cities, its food, shopping, shows and sights roping in visitors from far and wide. Here one...... more
The South Korean capital of Seoul is one of Asia's most absorbing cities, its food, shopping, shows and sights roping in visitors from far and wide. Here one can simultaneously enjoy Asia's past and future: look one way and you'll see mountains, temple eaves and 14th-century palaces from the heyday of the Joseon Kingdom, look the other and you'll see skyscrapers drenched in a blaze of neon. The Time Out Seoul city guide charts the dizzying progress of a city that refuses to stand still. With the help of local journalists, writers and experts in Korean cultures both modern and contemporary, this guide will take you through Seoul's stand-out sights and beyond, giving readers an unrivalled understanding of the city, as well as comprehensive listings of its very best places to stay, eat, drink and be entertained. *Sightseeing in Seoul *Seoul hotels *Seoul restaurants *Seoul bars *Seoul shops *Seoul maps
Knopf Mapguide: Seoul Features six-fold-out maps that highlight the museums, monuments, parks, and other attractions that Seoul has to offer, and provides...... more
Knopf Mapguide: Seoul Features six-fold-out maps that highlight the museums, monuments, parks, and other attractions that Seoul has to offer, and provides addresses and overviews of hotels, restaurants, clubs, theaters, shops, and markets. Full description
The Rough Guide to Seoul is the ultimate travel companion to the Korean capital, one of Asia's most intriguing and energetic cities. Comprehensive sections...... more
The Rough Guide to Seoul is the ultimate travel companion to the Korean capital, one of Asia's most intriguing and energetic cities. Comprehensive sections detail the very best places to eat, drink, shop and unwind, providing information on everything from the luxurious cafes, restaurants and clothing boutiques of Apgujeong to Hongdae's snack stands, barbeque halls and hole-in-the wall bars. Representing all of these attractions using highly detailed maps, the guide depicts Seoul's culinary scene and dynastic history with glorious colour images. Enabling readers to get to grips with Seoul's modern art and live music will help travellers to get a sense of Asia's bustling cultural scene. The guide will help you to see a side of Seoul you never thought possible, by providing you with knowledge of its royal fortresses, secluded temples, enchanting islands and the world's most visited national park. This guide contains all the information a traveller could possibly need to reach all these, and more. Make the most of your time on earth' with The Rough Guide to Seoul .
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Abacus 40th Anniversary) - Malcolm Gladwell
Paperback. Pub Date :2013-04-04 Pages: 288 Language: English Publisher: Abacus In this brilliant and original book. Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the...... more
Paperback. Pub Date :2013-04-04 Pages: 288 Language: English Publisher: Abacus In this brilliant and original book. Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the tipping point. that magic moment when ideas. trends and social behaviour cross a threshold. tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world. Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change. our world looks very sturdy . but in the New Yorker GuaiCai Gera Dewei Seoul 's eyes. as long as you to find the that point . gently a touch . this world it will moving up : a satisfaction and return 's customer can make the newly opened restaurants was fully packed . an graffiti enthusiasts hope can be in the subway set off crime wave . an shrewd guy information passed opened the United States of America war of Independence prelude to the - ...
Golden Arches East: McDonald's in East Asia - 0804749892
McDonald's restaurants are found in over 100 countries, serving tens of millions of people each day. What are the cultural implications of this phenomenal...... more
McDonald's restaurants are found in over 100 countries, serving tens of millions of people each day. What are the cultural implications of this phenomenal success? The widely read--and widely acclaimed--"Golden Arches East" argues that McDonald's has largely become divorced from its American roots and become a "local" institution for an entire generation of affluent consumers in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, and Tokyo. In the second edition, James L. Watson also covers recent attacks on the fast-food chain as a symbol of American imperialism, and the company's role in the obesity controversy currently raging in the U.S. food industry, bringing the story of East Asian franchises into the twenty-first century. Praise for the First Edition: ""Golden Arches East" is a fascinating study that explores issues of globalization by focusing on the role of McDonald's in five Asian economies and [concludes] that in many countries McDonald's has been absorbed by local communities and become assimilated, so that it is no longer thought of as a foreign restaurant and in some ways no longer functions as one." --Nicholas Kristof, "New York Times Book Review" "This is an important book because it shows accurately and with subtlety how transnational culture emerges. It must be read by anyone interested in globalization. It is concise enough to be used for courses in anthropology and Asian studies." --Joseph Bosco, "China Journal" "The strength of this book is that the contributors contextualize not just the food side of McDonald's, but the social and cultural activity on which this culture is embedded. These are culturally rich stories from the anthropology of everyday life." --Paul Noguchi, "Journal of Asian Studies" "Here is the rare academic study that belongs in every library."--"Library Journal"
Advantages: Cool place, good food, good shopping Disadvantages: Crowded, language barrier for some
Well, with all the hype about Korean pop these days (with Korea's top girl band Girls Generation winning beating other huge names and winning an award on the YouTube Music Awards 2013 wow), why not visit Seoul to see what all the hype is really about? Maybe you will get to see some of the stars along the streets or in some cafes, who knows? Other than that, another plus point to visit...
Advantages: Great food, great value for money, friendly service Disadvantages: No prices in the window display so have to go inside to check
...find time to try one of these places out. After much poking around, looking at menus in the windows and trying to peer inside, we settled upon a promising looking Korean restaurant, Restaurant Seoul.
The menu in the window looked promising, though we noted that most of the restaurants here didn't have prices on these menus, which I found a bit odd but which seemed to be...
...Korea is an interesting country and in many ways, she resembles cultures from both China and Japan. I am going to share with you the diary of my last trip to Seoul.
After checking into our hotel in the Gangnam area, we went out for dinner and explored the area.
The Gangnam and Apgujeong areas in Seoul are excellent places to start if you want to have firsthand experience...