links i find vital

where it all started for me! (btw it starts off with like a min of music)
a seoul radio station interview about bssk
a bunch of interviews with black expats in soko
find family on facebook: Brothas&Sistas of South Korea

Monday, March 30, 2009


cut and paste from this article:

You're in the middle of an enjoyable tour when you can't find the tourist destination looking for. After walking around for an hour with no luck, you decide to find a PC cafe to surf and find the info you need, but only after tediously sifting through an incredible amount of completely useless info. In the meantime, you've wasted touring time.

waste no more. With the KTO's Korea Travel Phone 1330, travelers have instant tourist information at the tip of the finger. No more juggling tourist pamphlets. No more fingering through thick travel books. No more frantic Internet searches. Korea Travel Phone's staff are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

calls are directed to a KTO-run call center where your questions will be answered by a bilingual tourism professional. Service in available in English, Korean, Japanese and Chinese. From a standard phone, dial 1330. From a cell phone, add Seoul area code 02 before 1330. If you’d like information specific to a particular province, add the area code of the region before entering 1330 (if you're using a cell phone, be sure NOT to enter 02 unless you want information on Seoul). If you're calling from abroad, enter Korea's nation code 82 and the provincial area code before 1330.Users are charged local telephone rates.

says SupaFly: dude, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, dial 02-1330 from your cell phone for anything. this number has been of help to me so many times. i'll call:

  • "i live in jamsil, where can i buy art supplies?" ~try lotte dpt store, second floor, next to toysRus, a shop called alpha.

  • "how do i get to On The Border?" ~take the subway and get off sinchon exit x, walk straight for x meters, it's on second floor on the left.

  • i live in pyeongchon. whats the fastest way for me to get to the airport? ~you can take a shuttle direct to the airport for 10,000 won from beomgye, one subway stop away from you.

  • "im thirsty. how do i ask for water in korean?" ~mul, gusayo.

friggin awesome.


Claudine said...

I am totally directionally challenged... Those people will know me by name when I get to Korea...

supafly said...

lol ^^

eMCee said...

LOL @Claudine. Yes this is a super resource can't wait to try it!