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The answer is likely to be yes. For starters, kayaking on the Han river is a commonly practised water-sport both by local clubs, and by tourists with organised tours. Park authorities even rent kayaks out. Now, the water quality of the Han river has been radically improving since governmental efforts began making it a priority in 1982. The most recent ...


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Seoul actually has pretty good air quality for a large metropolitan area in a valley. In general, you shouldn't worry about air pollution there aside from specific local events or occurrences - standing in central Gangnam in rush hour isn't recommended but I guess you wouldn't stand in Manhattan rush hour traffic either. There are occasionally issues with ...


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While I couldn't locate any permanent shops online, there's one event where you can certainly get a lantern: Seoul Lantern Festival. It's an annual festival held every November in Seoul. The official website lists prices for many different kinds of lanterns: Rectangular lanterns: KRW 15,000 / Hanji lantern (3 types): KRW 10,000 / Color lanterns: KRW 5,...


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I went to Seoul in summer 2015 and I could use my Visa everywhere. I cannot tell if there are some places which will reject your mastercard, most likely there will be but I've stayed there for a month and I could pay and withdraw money without any issue. As far as I know, Koreans have plenty of credit cards and they use it on daily basis so you should not ...


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You're unlikely to find a place to rent a laptop anywhere in the city, as that's not something most people are interested in. However it shouldn't be to hard to get a used laptop from the local Craigslist. Prices start from $100, depending on condition.


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There is always something going on but like mentioned typically less so on weekdays unless you are well acquainted with a local or maybe not foreign. I've seen some clubs in Seoul popping on a weekday but they were clubs for Koreans only. My general rule of thumb is, Thursday-Sunday is always a good bet. Monday and Tuesday can be a little less lively. ...


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No one here can tell you if it's safe for you or not. What can be done is to highlight published facts on air quality, in Seoul, for the middle of the year. I was able to find air quality index data (a snapshot) for Seoul taken in June, 2015. The measurements ranged between the measurement bands of "moderate" and "unhealthy for sensitive groups". This ...


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The first AREX airport express from Seoul station leaves at 6:00 AM, arriving at 6:43. The service is reliable and ICN is a very efficient airport, so this should be plenty of time to check in for your flight and go through security. Your issue will be getting from Yeoksam to Seoul station, because this is too early for the subway. Google Maps suggests ...


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I think this is the best way, limousine bus #6020 Pretty cheap and direct from where I need to the airport. http://www.seoulbus.co.kr/eng/index/airportbus_01_1.php?val=11



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