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If you enjoy good food and want to learn about eating habits and table manners in korea, it's the ideal solution.
Although I'm not a believer of ghosts, it was still awesome to learn the history of all those places!
It's a tour which is off the normal tourist track which makes it even better.
The Dark Side of Seoul Tour was a blast! Joe was a knowledgeable and accommodating guide that told interesting stories with a dramatic flair! I was legitimately creeped out by a few of them.
Our guides are old hats in Seoul, Korea. Some are bloggers. Some are interpreters. Some are chefs and food writers. They ALL have a passion to show visitors around their 'hoods.
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We also have exclusive Private Mix & Match Tours (kind of like "choose your own adventure") and Premium Private Tours led by top experts.
The Ultimate Korean BBQ Night OutEat like Anthony Bourdain
The Seoul Pub CrawlDive into Seoul's Nightlife
Mix & Match Private Korean Food ToursCreate your own adventure
Chicken & Beer Pub Crawl - Seoul Food TourThe Real Seoul at Night
Jasmine's Gangnam SecretsShh... Don't tell!
Premium Expert Private Tours in Seoul, KoreaPersonalized tour with top experts
Dark Side of SeoulKorea's only ghost tour
Seoul Hike: The Historic TrailTrek Through Folktales and Temples
Street Fashion Photography WalkLearn cutting edge techniques
Owner, Guide (BBQ, Dark Side, Chicken & Beer, Private)
Joe founded ZenKimchi as Korea's oldest food blog in 2004. He is a food writer and extremely minor celebrity.
Marie Frenette has called Korea her home for more than 10 years. She is fluent in the local language. She is interested in plant-based living, sustainability, globe-trotting and is also the volunteer Seoul rep for the vegan food app Happy Cow.
Guide (Gangnam Secrets, Private)
Guide (Seoul Pub Crawl)
Korean American who's classically trained in bartending. Arrived to Korea just as cocktails and craft beers have placed a foothold amongst the youthful neophiles. John as seen or directly participated in the positive changes to the drinking culture that is the Korean nightlife.
Dark Side of Seoul
Heritage interpreter, writer, comic book raconteur, armchair weird fiction scholar, self-proclaimed automath, sipper of fine dram, ambler of high places, hopeless conservationist. 17 years of pondering aimlessly in Korea.
Michael Hurt, Ph. D.
Street Fashion Photography
One of Seoul's most experienced and respected Korean-American street fashion photographers. Dr. Hurt knows the ins and outs of spotting great street models, the art and legalities of Korean street photography, and making your shots look great.
In my experience talking to our tour guests, the most popular Seoul hotel areas are Myeong-dong, Hongdae, Jongno, Itaewon, Insa-dong, Dongdaemun, Bukchon, and Gangnam. Some people have loved their places. Others have shown regrets. It depends on your expectations and...read more
Where are the good restaurants in Myeong-dong? Short answer: There aren't any. No, that isn't entirely true. If you're looking for great food in Myeong-dong be prepared for disappointment. Here's why. A long time ago, Myeong-dong was a great vibrant place for food....read more
The Short and Blunt Guide to Seoul's Palaces Palaces are one of the top things to do in Seoul. If you're coming to Seoul for a short time just go to one palace. Seriously. From my own experience and from talking to guests on our tours, once you've seen one...read more
Before you plan too much, or even if you find yourself coming here on a whim, CONTACT US. Seriously.read more
Don't know what to buy in Korea? Here are some Korean souvenirs. One of the most stressful parts of traveling is getting Korean souvenirs and gifts for friends, family, and office mates. What are good things to buy in Korea? I've lived in the Seoul area since 2004,...read more
Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? I can't get enough of it. But Korean history is basically Game of Thrones in Asia. How much Korean history do you know? Why would most people even bother? That's the last time you will ask yourself that question. I'll be honest. I...read more
I really get happy when someone signs up for the Chicken & Beer Pub Crawl. I just love Korean chicken and beer. I don't get to go out for it much these days unless someone signs up. We had five with us this week. The weather was unusually chilly and blustery, but we...read more
"He dismantled her tomb and rebuilt the bridge using the stones--upside down--so people would always walk on top of her grave." The real reason I got interested in Korea was its history. When I was in college, I took a course in Korean history to help fulfill a degree...read more
A few weeks ago I just had one person sign up for the Ultimate Korean BBQ Night Out. Even though I really don't make money when one person signs up, I still love doing the tour. I meet the most interesting people, and we both have a great time. He was a young bearded...read more
We had two guests for the Ultimate Korean BBQ Night Out last night. A lovely young woman from Malaysia, and an American living in Japan. The American works for Apple, and he was sporting the new iWatch--the first one I've seen in the wild. We all got to play with it a...read more