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Guide for Seoul Fortress Wall Tour

posted Jan 19, 2014, 5:29 PM by 우병현   [ updated Apr 2, 2014, 12:20 AM ]

Trekking Seoul city wall trail is fantastic!. I absolutely recommend trekking Seoul city wall to my guests.
It runs 18.6 km and surrounded Old Seoul, the capital of Joseon dynasty during 500 years. You can walk along city wall line and get beautiful outlook of Central business District and look around both Old village and New buildings by your walk without taking transportation. 


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Easiest way to get into Penman House by using Smartphone App 'Ramblr'

posted Nov 18, 2013, 1:02 AM by 우병현   [ updated Apr 4, 2014, 7:09 AM by 정은주 ]

I recommend you to use smartphone app 'Ramblr based on GPS, if you have iPhone or Android phone.
It will guide you to find the way to my place very easily.

First, Download and install Ramblr app on your smartphone after searching Ramblr in Apple App store or Google play store
Second, Search 'Penman House' on Ramblr and download trips on your phone.


Third, Touch Ramblr app and display one trip that you choose after arriving Hotel Capital or Itaewon Subway station.

Choose among two route







If you do not have plan to carry your own smartphone to Seoul, you can see the way to my house through Ramblr's website

How to buy WiFi access ID in Seoul

posted Oct 26, 2013, 12:34 AM by 우병현   [ updated Oct 26, 2013, 12:36 AM ]

Olleh WiFi zones are wireless internet hotspots at universities, cultural attractions, shopping malls, 
banks and public offices nationwide in Korea provided by KT.

Customer can buy olleh WiFi ID in all olleh WiFi zone if you do not have account. 
Buy WiFi ID Refund is not allowed after log in although ID is not expired.Refund is not allowed after purchasing date.

Customer can buy olleh WiFi ID in all olleh WiFi zone if you do not have account.
Refund is not allowed after log in although ID is not expired.Refund is not allowed after purchasing date.

It is a prepaid product so you can enjoy the wireless internet connection
anywhere in the olleh WiFi zone.

After purchasing the card, input the PIN code written on the receipt or on the 

prepaid card on the olleh WiFi website, and enjoy the time you purchased.

How to rent cell phone in Seoul

posted Oct 1, 2013, 5:17 AM by 우병현   [ updated Oct 26, 2013, 12:36 AM ]

Renting a cell phone in Korea will come in very handy if you are visiting on a business or a short trip to Korea. It can be used to keep in touch with friends, make reservations or in case of an emergency. Korea is a CDMA based network and most foreign phones won’t work here.

Where to rent a cell phone in Korea:

As most tourists arrive to Korea through Incheon Internationl Airport you will find many Mobile Rental Shops here. Also there are some located at Gimhae International Airport, Jeju International Airport, Gwangju International Airport and Busan Port. If you are already in Seoul you can visit this shop which rents phones.
Phones can be rented on the spot and no reservation is needed.

What do I need to rent a phone?
 
You will need your passport and a credit card. If you don’t have a credit card, some companies will let you rent your phone with a deposit. Usually the deposit is expensive, about 800,000 won.

How much will it cost?

There are many phone rental companies so I will give you the average price. The phones are rented daily and cost between 1,500 – 5,000 won a day. Calls in Korea are charged at about 600 won a minute and text messages are charged at 100 won per text. To receive calls or texts is free.  Some of the phone companies require you to pay for the daily rental fee upfront with your credit card and when you return the phone you can pay the phone call charges by cash or card. Other companies will just keep your credit card on file and you can pay everything by cash when you return the phone. If you rent the phone for a period of 10 days or more, most companies will give a discount.

Visit this site to reserve your phone before you arrive http://www.sroaming.co.kr/En/mobile-rental-fee/mobile-phone-fee.asp

You must return the phone to the original shop that you rented it from. If you lose the phone you must pay to replace the handset which costs about 400,000 won.

Web site


Transportaion Information

posted Jun 26, 2013, 11:09 PM by 우병현   [ updated Jun 26, 2013, 11:12 PM ]

All information about Transportation

Great choice for exploring Real Seoul ! Hangang

posted Jun 7, 2013, 1:26 AM by 우병현   [ updated Jun 7, 2013, 1:28 AM ]

Penman's city guide is written in Mindmap. You can get information about accessing the Hangang and know why Peter recommend you trip to the Hangang.
Before your departure, Please print out this mind map and carry it with you. It help you to enjoy trip to Seoul efficiently.
Han River

Create your own mind maps at MindMeister

Cruising the Hangang on the bicyle

posted Jun 7, 2013, 12:56 AM by 우병현

Han River ParkHan River
Penman House is located near the Hangang, the river which connect North of Seoul and South of Seoul.  There are many sights and parks, including bridges.
Especially the Hangang is the best place for riding bike. I recommend you to rent bike in Hangang and cruise Seoul via the Hangang.

Matt Kelly's recommendation

How to use Air Conditioner for Guests of #301

posted Jun 7, 2013, 12:29 AM by 우병현   [ updated Jun 7, 2013, 12:29 AM ]

Select ‘냉방’ option for better air conditioning in the living Room


  • ‘운전 선택’ means the options for function of air conditioner



  • ‘Green light’ means the function that you chose



Trailing Seoul Fortress Wall is the best choice for your trip to Seoul

posted Jun 4, 2013, 11:28 PM by 우병현   [ updated Jun 4, 2013, 11:45 PM ]

Penman's city guide is written in Mindmap. You can get information about trailing Seoul Fortress Wall and know why Peter recommend you trip to Seoul Fortress Wall.
Before your departure, Please print out this mind map and carry it with you. It help you to enjoy trip to Seoul efficiently.



Create your own mind maps at MindMeister

Itaewons diverse and delicious restaurant scene_Discovering Korea

posted May 26, 2013, 9:02 PM by 우병현

Matt Kelly's recommendation

http://discoveringkorea.com/130123/itaewons-diverse-and-delicious-restaurant-scene/

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