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Seoul Searching Questions ;-)

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I’ll be going to Seoul for business – arriving March 17th. I’ll be there solo for two-and-a-half weeks and I will have two full days off before I begin work -- and two or three full days off when I'm through working before I return to the U.S.

I’ve traveled extensively through Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. But this will be my first trip to Asia and I have a few questions and concerns.

I don’t eat fish or anything spicy. Will it be easy for me to find fresh vegetables, salads, and “non-adventurous” foods? Is it safe to eat food from street vendors?

Is enough English spoken to be able to communicate? (I was surprised at how widely English is spoken in the major European cities – especially London. Hahaha)

Is Seoul an expensive destination? (i.e., I found Scandinavia to be very expensive. But right now, with the dollar being so strong against the Euro and pound, my upcoming trip to the U.K. in a few weeks seems like a great bargain.) How do the costs compare to other major cities?

I enjoyed kja's trip report, but I’m not nearly as adventurous in a place where I don’t speak the language and am unable to read street (and other) signs. I will probably want to take guided tours (i.e. Viator) on my days off. My interests lean toward unique architecture (i.e., palaces, temples…), natural beauty, marketplaces, etc. I’m not big on museums or art.

Any suggestions re: places I should be sure to include in tours?

I’ll be staying at the Aloft Hotel at 131 Chungdam-dong Gangnam-gu, Seoul. Are there tourist attractions in that area?

I love exploring a city on foot. Is Seoul readily walkable?

I'm sure I'll have more questions. But this should get me started. Thanks so much for your help!

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