• http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513806197 Rashaad Jorden

    If you’re visiting South Korea, one restaurant I’d definitely recommend is Sanchon. It’s a vegetarian restaurant run by a Buddhist monk in the Insadong section of Seoul. The food is a bit expensive (by Korean standards), but I remember the lunch time meal I had was so delicious. I loved everything I ate there. Depending on when you go there, there might be some kind of entertainment. Here’s the website: http://www.sanchon.com/english/.  

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      thanks for that great tip Rashaad. we will definitely go there for a bite to try it out. SO looking forward to south korea!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513806197 Rashaad Jorden

    If you’re looking to do something athletic, you might want to consider hiking at Bukhansan National Park. It’s next to a subway station (in Seoul), and I hiked Dobongsan (a mountain) there. 

    • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

      if we are arriving via ferry from china, then heading onto Japan via ferry, do you think we will make it north to Seoul Rashaad?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513806197 Rashaad Jorden

        I’m sorry I didn’t respond sooner, as I just noticed your message today. So if I understand you correctly, you want to take a ferry to Korea? There is a ferry you can take from Shimonoseki (a Japanese city) to Busan, South Korea. And from Busan, you can take a train (or bus) to Seoul. Shimonoseki is in western Japan.
        I actually just returned the Japan Lonely Planet guide I was borrowing from the library today, so I don’t have more information on the ferry. But I think it runs several times a day.
        Busan is South Korea’s second largest city. I’m really familiar with it, but I know you can go to the beach there.

        • http://HoneyTrek.com/ Mike Howard – HoneyTrek.com

          thanks so much for those tips. do you know if you can get to Korea via ferry from mainland China?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513806197 Rashaad Jorden

            Actually, I meant to say I’m NOT familiar with Busan, as I’ve never been there. I’ve only been to Seoul, but I greatly enjoyed my time there.
            As for a China-South Korea ferry, look at this website: http://visitkorea.or.kr/ena/GK/GK_EN_2_3_2.jsp#04.
            Hopefully, that website is helpful (It’s the official Korean tourist website).