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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #165 on: January 11, 2015, 12:34:09 PM »
Great report!  Was wondering what the minimum number of days you think one can go to New Zealand for.  We will be in Australia in July but can only leave the kids for a couple of days.
if you will be there anyways, i would think a couple of days should be nice if you dont plan on returning, but only if it doesnt cannibalize the australia part

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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #166 on: January 11, 2015, 01:01:04 PM »
We go to australia every other year to visit family...is 2 or 3 days enough to see anything?

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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #167 on: January 11, 2015, 05:28:20 PM »
its enough time for a quick trip to milford sound

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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #168 on: January 11, 2015, 05:29:03 PM »
Wow!! Simply amazing -I am speechless...thanks for finishing this one up-now eagerly awaiting the next one!!!! ;D

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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #169 on: January 11, 2015, 06:01:16 PM »
Wow!! Simply amazing -I am speechless...thanks for finishing this one up-now eagerly awaiting the next one!!!! ;D
thanks, which one is that?

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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #170 on: January 12, 2015, 07:13:08 AM »
thanks, which one is that?
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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #171 on: March 22, 2016, 08:45:55 PM »
Been looking for something on DDF about Seoul for a while now and just found this TR! Great stuff! I have a couple of questions about Seoul because we're stopping there for a day and a half in August if you don't mind...

Do you need a visa to enter South Korea or no? Also, any reason you took a cab into Seoul vs. taking a train (which is cheaper)?

We're also planning on going to DMZ but when I was looking for tours, it just seemed like all the different companies offered the same exact thing so I just reserved one of the cheaper ones (something around $40 USD). Any reason why I should only go with specific tour companies?

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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #172 on: March 22, 2016, 09:11:06 PM »
No visa needed for ICN.

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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #174 on: March 28, 2016, 07:32:32 AM »
Been looking for something on DDF about Seoul for a while now and just found this TR! Great stuff!
Thanks!

Also, any reason you took a cab into Seoul vs. taking a train (which is cheaper)?
With family (2 kids and a pregnant wife), a ton of luggage and after a long flight, taking a train would have been too much of a pita

We're also planning on going to DMZ but when I was looking for tours, it just seemed like all the different companies offered the same exact thing so I just reserved one of the cheaper ones (something around $40 USD). Any reason why I should only go with specific tour companies?
Make sure they actually go into the DMZ (off limits to regular South Koreans). My main concern would be the quality (clarity) of the English spoken

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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #175 on: March 28, 2016, 08:14:39 AM »
Make sure they actually go into the DMZ (off limits to regular South Koreans). My main concern would be the quality (clarity) of the English spoken
By going into the DMZ, do you mean that room with the guards inside that you posted a picture of?

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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #176 on: March 28, 2016, 08:49:53 PM »
By going into the DMZ, do you mean that room with the guards inside that you posted a picture of?
Ok, I checked back with the tour company that I reserved with and they do offer another tour that goes into the Joint Security Area but it's a full day tour so I won't be able to do that because of my flight and also more importantly, we're traveling with our daughter and children are not allowed in the JSA area.

So the sites that I would see with my current tour are:  Imjingak Park - The Bridge of Freedom - The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel - DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall - Dora Observatory - Dorasan Station - Pass by the Unification Village - Amethyst/Ginseng Center

Worth it to still go or better off doing something else in the Seoul area? I'll have more or less the entire previous day to see Seoul.

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Re: New Zealand with some Seoul
« Reply #177 on: March 31, 2016, 10:05:49 PM »
Ok, I checked back with the tour company that I reserved with and they do offer another tour that goes into the Joint Security Area but it's a full day tour so I won't be able to do that because of my flight and also more importantly, we're traveling with our daughter and children are not allowed in the JSA area.

So the sites that I would see with my current tour are:  Imjingak Park - The Bridge of Freedom - The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel - DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall - Dora Observatory - Dorasan Station - Pass by the Unification Village - Amethyst/Ginseng Center

Worth it to still go or better off doing something else in the Seoul area? I'll have more or less the entire previous day to see Seoul.
BUMP. Would love your input, moish.