Seoul Travel Guide: The Insiders Edition (What The Travel Bloggers Don’t Tell You)

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Welcome to the Travelman Podcast, my name is Ben and I host this cool little podcast. If you’re joining me for the first time then I say thank you for listening.

On today’s awesome episode, I’ll be talking to Joe McPherson, who created ZenKimchi Korean Food Journal, he’s the Editor, tour guide and main guy behind the popular website/blog and he’s based in Seoul, South Korea.

We’ll be talking Seoul, Korea, tours, things to do, foods to eat places to see you name it!

So sit back and enjoy the podcast.


Intro to the show

1:23 – Weather in Korea and go and explore the palaces like Gyeongbokgung Palace and Cheongbukgung Palace or Joe’s favourite Changgyeonggung Palace (The Quirky One), Gyeonghuigung Palace (The Forgotten One) the most haunted palace in Korea

7:45 – Gyeonghuigung Palace, the most haunted palace in Korea as Joe explains

11:42 – About the ZenKimchi Korean Food Journal

14:25 – 15 Years in Korea, there’s a reason to come to Seoul

19:44 – Korean Drinking Culture (The Soju Special)

30:25 – What to eat in Seoul? And where to eat in Seoul?

48:02 – Tourist attractions to visit in Seoul… 54:02 edit to

54:36 – Travelling outside of Seoul go to Andong

1:02:27 – Tours that you can take with ZenKimchi

1:08:15 – Korean beer plus Korean Chicken

1:10:21 – Remembering Anthony Bourdain

1:14:23 – Facebook Questions

1:24:10 – Final Questions: If you could travel anywhere in the world     now where would you like to be? And what would you be drinking? What’s your favourite country and city?

Outro to the show

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Joe’s blog Korea Food Tours:

ZenKimchi online:

ZenKimchi on Facebook:

ZenKimchi on Instagram: @zenkimchi

ZenKimchi on Twitter: @ZenKimchi

ZenKimchi on Pintrest:

ZenKimchi on YouTube:

Additional Information:

Two Two Fried Chicken, Myeongdong website:

Mapo Jeong Daepo:


Andong Hahoe Folk Village:

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