Our family (myself, wife, daughter) will be traveling to South Korea from the state of Rhode Island (USA) for three weeks to visit my son who is teaching English in Gwangju. My wife and I are both secondary school teachers and my daughter has a graduate degree in library sciences.
We would like to stay in Seoul for a few days before traveling to Gwangju. Besides recovering from jet lag, we are interested in visiting some of the cultural sights (parks, museums, monuments, theaters, scenic walks, hikes...) and eating at some authentic (but reasonably priced) Korean restaurants. It would be great to see some of the sights that are not on the typical tourist map as well. Outdoor markets, artisans at work, and possibly an outdoor concert , play, or sporting event would be quite interesting to attend. We would also welcome your suggestions as well.
We do not speak Korean but my son says that Seoul has more accommodations for English travelors than some of the more rural places. We will try our best to communicate and not to get lost on the transit system.
We will be traveling light (3 small back packs, no suitcases), we don't mind walking, and we are in good shape.
My wife and I enjoy adventures and new environments. We look forward to our visit.
Oh, by the way, we are celebrationg our 30th wedding aniversary during this trip on June 26!
We hope to hear from you soon,
Don, Paula, and Amy Hogue