The Rough Guide to Seoul

Author: Martin Zatko

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405381027

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 1921

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The Rough Guide to Seoul is the ultimate travel companion to the Korean capital, one of Asia's most intriguing and energetic cities. Comprehensive listings sections detail the very best places to eat, drink, shop and unwind - everything from the luxurious cafes, restaurants and clothing boutiques of Apgujeong to Hongdae's snack stands, barbeque halls and hole-in-the wall bars, all represented on detailed maps. Colour sections - each packed with stunning photographs - detail Seoul's culinary scene and dynastic history, while the guide also enables readers to dive into modern art, live music and other lesser-known facets of this fascinating city's culture. In addition, royal fortresses, secluded temples, enchanting islands and the world's most visited national park all lie within day-trip distance of Seoul - this guide contains all the information a traveller could possibly need to reach all these, and more.

The Rough Guide to Seoul

Author: Martin Zatko

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405381019

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 6936

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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 earthTM with The Rough Guide to Seoul.

The Rough Guide to Seoul

Author: Martin Zatko

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405380004

Category: Travel

Page: 216

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The Korean capital is an intriguing, energetic metropolis circled by temple-dotted mountains and swish suburbs. The Rough Guide to Seoul gives you the lowdown, with comprehensive listings spanning everything from the luxurious cafes and designer boutiques of Apgujeong to Hongdae's best barbeque halls and hole-in-the wall bars. Our resident expert leads you through winding alleyways and dizzying skyscrapers and plunges you into the hidden cultural riches of modern Seoul. Discover the classic 'three step' night out in a haze of neon, hike through pine forrests and dive into some of the world's best food.

The Rough Guide to Seoul

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241251192

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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The Rough Guide to Seoul is the ultimate travel companion to the South 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. The guide depicts Seoul's culinary scene and dynastic history with glorious color images and highly detailed maps, making Seoul's modern art, live music, and bustling cultural scene easily accessible. The Rough Guide to Seoul also will help you 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. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Seoul.

The Rough Guide to Korea

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241246377

Category: Travel

Page: 392

View: 3387

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The Rough Guide to Korea is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating peninsula, with full-color maps and detailed coverage of all the best tourist attractions. Discover Korea's highlights with stunning photography and insightful descriptions of everything from Seoul's wonderful palaces and hectic nightlife scene to the fishing islands of the West and South Seas. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Korea, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Korea includes a detailed history section which gives a thorough account of the country's dynastic past, while a language guide ensures that you find your way around this enchanting land. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Korea.

The Rough Guide to Korea

Author: Norbert Paxton,David Abram

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781848368903

Category: Travel

Page: 416

View: 5710

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The Rough Guide to Korea is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating peninsula, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best tourist attractions. Discover Korea's highlights with stunning photography and insightful descriptions of everything from Seoul's wonderful palaces and hectic nightlife scene, to the fishing islands of the West and South Seas, as well as a chapter devoted to North Korea. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Korea, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Korea also includes full-colour sections, plus a guide to hiking in its many National Parks. In addition, a detailed history section gives a thorough account of the country's dynastic past, while a language guide will ensure that you find your way around this enchanting land. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Korea.

Lonely Planet Korea

Author: Lonely Planet,Simon Richmond,Megan Eaves,Trent Holden,Rebecca Milner,Phillip Tang,Rob Whyte

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1760340235

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Korea is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk along Cheong-gye-cheon's long-buried stream, hike around Jeju-do's volcanic landscape, or jump into a vat of mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Korea and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Korea Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, and wildlife Free, convenient pull-out Seoul map (included in print version), plus over 97 local maps Covers Seoul, Incheon, Jeju-do, Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do, Cheongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Sokcho, Samcheok, Chungju, Daejeon, Gongju, Daegu, North Korea, Pyongyang, Panmunjom, the DMZ, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Korea, our most comprehensive guide to Korea, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on Seoul? Check out our Lonely Planet Seoul guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet Seoul

Author: Lonely Planet,Trent Holden,Simon Richmond

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1760340189

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Seoul is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk along the long-buried Cheong-gye-cheon stream, wander the labyrinthine streets of Bukchon Hanok Village, or try some Korean cuisine at Gwangjang Market; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Seoul and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Seoul Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, religion, art, literature, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, and cuisine Free, convenient pull-out Seoul map (included in print version), plus over 28 colour maps Covers Myeong-dong, Gangnam, Apgujeong, Dongdaemum, Itaewon, Insa-dong, Yongsan-gu, Jung-gu, Hongdae, Sinchon, Edae, Yeouido, Namsan, Gwanghwamun, Jongno-gu, Jamsil, Daehangno, Seongbuk-dong, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Seoul, our most comprehensive guide to Seoul, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Korea Guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Chungcheong-do, South Korea

Frommer's ShortCuts

Author: Frommer's ShortCuts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118469992

Category: Travel

Page: 212

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Frommer's ShortCuts give you exactly what you need for your trip to Chungcheong-do, South Korea—and no more. In this ebook, you'll get the same expert advice that you'll find in all Frommer's guides, from candid reviews and detailed maps to insider tips from our local authors. Plus, we’ve added planning and background information as well as our signature "Best of" features. This Frommer’s ShortCuts to Chungcheong-do, South Korea includes: Chungcheong-do; Chungcheongbuk-do; Chungcheongnam- do; Daejeon; Gyejoksan; Gongju; Busosan; Boryeong; Daecheon; Cheongju; Danyang. Search for more Frommer’s ShortCuts. Mix and match the exact destinations you need for your trip, and create your own Frommer’s ShortCuts collection.

Geek in Korea

Discovering Asia's New Kingdom of Cool

Author: Daniel Tudor

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914071

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 544

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For every fan of K-Pop music, Korean Wave dramas and Kimchi—or anyone intrigued by Korea and Korean culture—A Geek in Korea is a hip, new guide to the land of the Samsung smartphone and Gangnam Style. Author Dan Tudor first arrived in Korea on the eve of the 2002 World Cup when South Korea played Italy in the finals. What he saw inspired him to return and work in Korea. He served as The Economist magazine's Korea correspondent for three years, and he writes regular columns for the national daily Joongang Ilbo newspaper. Along the way, he has developed a great love and admiration for Korean culture and the Korean people. A Geek in Korea reinvents the culture guide for the Internet age. Packed with articles and photographs, it covers all the touchstones of Korean culture—from Buddhism and Confucianism to chapters on the traditional arts and disciplines like Taekwondo. There are chapters on cultural code words and norms; personal relationships; business and technology; and symbols and practices that are peculiarly Korean. A number of chapters are devoted to Korean pop culture, with attention to the stars, idols, and urban subcultures associated with them. For visitors to Korea, the author includes a mini-guide to his favorite neighborhoods in Seoul and other places of outstanding interest. Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Koreans, debunking myths about them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so obsessed with education and success—Tudor has created the perfect book for the growing ranks of Koreaphiles in this inspired, insightful, and highly informative guide.

The Rough Guide to Japan

Author: Jan Dodd,Simon Richmond

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405389265

Category: Travel

Page: 848

View: 818

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Perfectly navigate one of the world's most fascinating countries with the award-winning Rough Guide to Japan. This opinionated guide is packed with essential information on everything from the latest and best places to sleep, eat, party and shop to pointers on etiquette and sustainable travel. All the major and many off the beaten track sights are covered including tropical dives in Okinawa, mountain traverses across the Japan Alps and contemporary art exhibits on islands in the Inland Sea. Different sections introduce Japan's delicious regional cuisines, its dynamic pop culture including manga and anime, and its rich variety of festivals. Gain a richer understanding of the country through chapters on Japan's history, religions, arts, movies and music plus coverage of pressing environmental issues. There are maps of all the main tourist destinations, together with separate diagrams of Tokyo and Osaka's train and subway systems.

Insight Guides: South Korea

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 178671664X

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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One of the world's most exciting and cutting-edge countries, South Korea is a fascinating East Asian powerhouse, where ancient temples rub up alongside dazzling technology. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide South Korea, a comprehensive full-colour guide to all that's weird and wonderful about the country. Inside Insight Guide South Korea: A new edition by expert authors. Stunning photography that brings this fascinating country and its people to life. Highlights of the country's top attractions, including captivating former capital Gyeongju, the Unesco World Heritage Site of Haein-sa Temple and the still-relevant DMZ in our Best of South Korea. Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country, from pulsating Seoul to the remote islands of the Jeolla Provinces. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide - Seoul

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241273630

Category:

Page: 128

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Your Guide to the 10 Best of Everything in Seoul Discover the best of everything South Korea's capital city has to offer with the essential, pocket-sized DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Seoul with pull-out map. Top 10 lists showcase the best places to visit in Seoul, from Dongdaemun market to the grand royal palace of Gyeongbokgung. Seven easy-to-follow itineraries explore the city's most interesting areas - from the arty district of Insadong to Bukhansan National Park - while reviews of the best hotels, shops and restaurants in Seoul will help you plan your perfect trip.

Human Acts

A Novel

Author: Han Kang

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 1101906731

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3406

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Shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award Amazon, 100 Best Books of 2017 The Atlantic, “The Best Books We Read in 2017” San Francisco Chronicle, “Best of 2017: 100 Recommended Books” NPR Book Concierge, 2017’s Great Reads Library Journal, “Best Books of 2017” Huffington Post, “Best Fiction Books of 2017” Medium, Kong Tsung-gan’s “Best Human Rights Books of 2017” From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a “rare and astonishing” (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho’s best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice. An award-winning, controversial bestseller, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.

The Rough Guide to Thailand

Author: Paul Gray,Lucy Ridout

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405390107

Category: Travel

Page: 810

View: 9936

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These acclaimed travel guides feature a dramatic full-color section at the front, design elements to make them easier to use, up-to-date information on restaurants and accommodations, meticulously detailed maps, transportation tips and discussions on geography, natural wonders, landmarks, itineraries, cultural facts and other valuable tips for travelers.

Nothing to Envy

Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Author: Barbara Demick

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0385529619

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 4061

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A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Taking us into a landscape most of us have never before seen, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today—an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, in which radio and television dials are welded to the one government station, and where displays of affection are punished; a police state where informants are rewarded and where an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. Demick takes us deep inside the country, beyond the reach of government censors. Through meticulous and sensitive reporting, we see her six subjects—average North Korean citizens—fall in love, raise families, nurture ambitions, and struggle for survival. One by one, we experience the moments when they realize that their government has betrayed them. Nothing to Envy is a groundbreaking addition to the literature of totalitarianism and an eye-opening look at a closed world that is of increasing global importance. From the Hardcover edition.

The Rough Guide to Tokyo

Author: Martin Zatko

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241011574

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 1128

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The new-look Rough Guide to Tokyo - now in full colour throughout - is the ultimate travel companion to Japan's jaw-dropping capital. Augmented by stunning photography and full listings sections, colour-coded maps provide the key to this hectic, sometimes indecipherable city. You'll find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Tokyo, from ancient temples and the Imperial Palace to the searing neon lights of Shibuya and Shinjuku. Whatever your budget, the best places to sleep, eat, drink and shop are all covered, with best-of boxes picking out the highlights you won't want to miss - before long you could be eating the world's finest sushi, drinking sake in a local izakaya, watching a sumo or robot battle, or sleeping in one of the city's famed capsule hotels. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Tokyo. Now available in ePub format.

Seoul Man

A Memoir of Cars, Culture, Crisis, and Unexpected Hilarity Inside a Korean Corporate Titan

Author: Frank Ahrens

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062405268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Recounting his three years in Korea, the highest-ranking non-Korean executive at Hyundai sheds light on a business culture very few Western journalists ever experience, in this revealing, moving, and hilarious memoir. When Frank Ahrens, a middle-aged bachelor and eighteen-year veteran at the Washington Post, fell in love with a diplomat, his life changed dramatically. Following his new bride to her first appointment in Seoul, South Korea, Frank traded the newsroom for a corporate suite, becoming director of global communications at Hyundai Motors. In a land whose population is 97 percent Korean, he was one of fewer than ten non-Koreans at a company headquarters of thousands of employees. For the next three years, Frank traveled to auto shows and press conferences around the world, pitching Hyundai to former colleagues while trying to navigate cultural differences at home and at work. While his appreciation for absurdity enabled him to laugh his way through many awkward encounters, his job began to take a toll on his marriage and family. Eventually he became a vice president—the highest-ranking non-Korean at Hyundai headquarters. Filled with unique insights and told in his engaging, humorous voice, Seoul Man sheds light on a culture few Westerners know, and is a delightfully funny and heartwarming adventure for anyone who has ever felt like a fish out of water—all of us.

Please Look After Mom

Author: Kyung-Sook Shin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307595498

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9909

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WINNER OF THE MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, they are forced to wonder: how well did they actually know the woman they called Mom? Told through the piercing voices and urgent perspectives of a daughter, son, husband, and mother, Please Look After Mom is at once an authentic picture of contemporary life in Korea and a universal story of family love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Drifting House

Author: Krys Lee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101571977

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4953

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An unflinching portrayal of the Korean immigrant experience from an extraordinary new talent in fiction. Spanning Korea and the United States, from the postwar era to contemporary times, Krys Lee's stunning fiction debut, Drifting House, illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and the indignities and sorrows of their present. In the title story, children escaping famine in North Korea are forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to survive. The tales set in America reveal the immigrants' unmoored existence, playing out in cramped apartments and Koreatown strip malls. A makeshift family is fractured when a shaman from the old country moves in next door. An abandoned wife enters into a fake marriage in order to find her kidnapped daughter. In the tradition of Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker and Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Drifting House is an unforgettable work by a gifted new writer.