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Mark really was a great guide. He picked me up from the airport and helped me get ready to be independent in Seoul. He first helped get my T-card and cash that I would need for the trip. Mark also assisted me with getting a korean sim card for my phone and I would say sincerely, I don’t know what I would have done without his help. He assisted me also with how to take the public transportations and how to get around. Mark also did a half day with me in touring me around popular spots. I knew I wanted to go to the Han River and a food market but didn’t know where specifically. With his knowledge showed me around the popular spots which is is exactly what I wanted and it was a great time! I highly recommend him as a guide and if you have any questions or not sure what exactly to do, he will definitely assist you too! 😊
Karina RiveroFlorida, USA
I went to Korea with my friend for a month in April. Eungul Cho gave us advice that really helped us. He was able to help in many ways whether it was about where to eat or how to book train tickets. He answered very quickly and came to get us from the airport. He even helped us when we had trouble with buying wifi. Definetly going to contact him again when I go to Korea, very much recommended if you dont have any korean friends and you want to experience all sides of Korea.
Rosella YlistaloUusikaupunki, Finland
We were in Seoul in May 2022 and went out at the end of our trip with Marc and a group of people from around the world near Ewah University and Sinchon. We went first for dinner and had a very delicious jjajangmyeon and he brought us then to a famous bingsu place . 🤤 We ended the evening souvenir shopping. Marc made very good recommendations of what we could bring back as souvenirs while giving us interesting informations about the neighborhood we went. 👍 We all had a very good time! Would recommend him to everyone who is going to Seoul. Thank you/Merci/Danke Marc 😁
Julien AlbrechtStuttgart, Germany
I visited Seoul earlier this year and I'm still talking about that trip and how much I enjoyed it! It was my first time overseas, and I was traveling alone, so the tour I had with Mark helped me ease into this traveling adventure. He was really down to earth and informative. One of the stops we went to was Namsan Tower, and I recall him saying he had come to the site the day before just to prepare for our tour, so if you take a tour with him just know you're in good hands with someone who wants to make the most of the allotted time!
it was so much fun hanging out with mark. he talks about interesting facts about Korea and knows really cool places to visit. I highly recommend it!
LarissaSan Paulo, Brazil
Mark was an awesome tour guide! I was able to go on several tours around Seoul with Mark and enjoyed every one. He is very knowledgeable about the culture and the history of the city. He also helped me find some really great little hole in the walls that served awesome food! If you're looking to get the most out of your trip to Korea by finding the coolest and best kept secrets of the city then I definitely recommend reaching out to Mark!
Eungul showed my parents and I around Hongdae, he had lots of cool facts about the area to share! We had a great time, did a little walking tour, sat on the grass having a drink and then he took us to a great Korean BBQ restaurant! Thoroughly recommend Eungul as a tour guide.
Mark is a down to earth and friendly guy who is very passionate about his city and culture. As a foreigner currently based in Seoul, I can count on Mark to know the best places to eat which are only known by locals. These small eateries which I would have not looked twice at and passed by on the street, are some of the best and most authentic food in Seoul. Mark is great at organisation, and will make sure you have a great experience!
Lana WattersHounslow, London, U.K.
We had a lot of fun and he has become a great buddy."
I was in Seoul in May 2023 and I had the chance to go out for dinner with Mark and a group of people. We ate at a very nice korean place in Insa-dong specialized in fish and meat. After that we all had a pleasant walk in the city till Gwanghwamun Square right in front of the Imperial Palace. During that week there was the Lotus Lantern Festival and lanterns where displaying all over the square. Mark gave us an interesting overview about historical and cultural curiosities about the statue of king Sejong and the origins of this festival. We all had a good time! Recommended!
Silvial Beretti SalviItaly
Me, my sister and my best friend visited Seoul for the first time this year in April. We were prepared for the trip because we had read a lot about it, but as we know, official guidebooks do not mention all the places worth visiting. Mark took us on a tour of a traditional market. Although it is a well-known place, it is sometimes difficult to communicate there if you do not speak any or almost nothing in Korean. Mark explained everything to us, how the dishes were prepared and what they were made of, and told some curious sellers that we were quests from Poland. The trip itself was well prepared, interesting and took into account our wishes. I must also add that in the meantime we got wet in the rain and had to dry off before the trip. I got my coat dirty and had to find a convenience store to clean it. And my sister, who was supposed to join us, disappeared somewhere along the way and arrived an hour later than we planned to start. Through it all, Mark turned out to be a very nice and extremely patient person
Thank you so much for a really authentic experience. From start to finish I felt comfortable and I appreciate that your knowledge shared was honest and enlightening. I thoroughly enjoyed lunch. The restaurant was well chosen. I wanted to experience local and that was exactly what I got 🙏. The shopping experience…well, I believe in retail therapy 😄😄. Thanks too for pointing out how the subway system works. It is super efficient and reliable. Overall, this was a great day and you made that happen. Gamsahabnida 🙏
Heather LurieCape Town, South Africa
Thank you for today,we enjoyed it a lot.☺️
Karin and EmmaSweden
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