대한민국 South Korea

By Diana Nguyen Per 5

Why go to South Korea?

There are amazingly gorgeous buildings, palaces and just the overall architecture that makes it all worth coming to. The mountainous landscape makes it easy to get lost in it's sight. Night time in Seoul is absolutely breath taking with the dark atmosphere with bright lights shining through the evening sky. South Korea has an incredible culture with wonderful views.

History:

South Korea is a beautiful country, that has been split from North Korea. When the Soviets and the Americans were unable to agree with their plans so in the end Korea was separated by each using a different type of government. Later on the Korean War the two governments were stabilized. While South Korea has a republic government, North Korea has more of a communist government. Also "South Korea came into being after World War II, the result of a 1945 agreement reached by the Allies at the Potsdam Conference." Another piece of information can be that "Park Geun-hye, of the governing Grand National Party, was elected president" specifically this person is the first women president elected.




website: https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/History_of_South_Korea.html

http://www.infoplease.com/country/korea-south.html?pageno=8

Culture:

Koreans are one ethnic a family that speak only one language and have a strong cultural identity. "They share certain distinct physical characteristics which differentiate them from other Asian people including the Chinese and the Japanese, and have a strong cultural identity as one ethnic family." To Koreans, family is the most important part of their life. Confucianism teaches of who has the responsibility in what and who is in charge, this system helps of with behaviors of the people and "ethics that stress the obligations of the people towards one another based on their relationship." Also children are raised to believe that they can never pay their debt to their parents which is why there are such popularity towards ancestor worship. There are also very strict rules that people would have to follow. For example, a person of lower status would bow down to a person with a higher status and greetings are protocol. There are many ways to Korean culture yet these are some examples.



websites: http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/south-korea-country-profile.html

Lodging and Hotel: Where I'll be staying.

Flights: Denver - Los Angelos - San Francisco - Seoul, Korea

7:37pm - 9:12pm - 10:28pm - 11:53pm - 10:50am - 3:05pm


Cost: 2 people = $2,498.60 1 person = $1,249.30


website: http://www.travelocity.com/Flights-Search?trip=roundtrip&leg1=from:DEN,to:SEL,departure:05%2F13%2F2014TANYT&leg2=from:SEL,to:DEN,departure:05%2F20%2F2014TANYT&passengers=children:0,adults:2,seniors:0,infantinlap:Y&options=cabinclass:coach,nopenalty:N,sortby:price&mode=search

Lodging and Hotel: Where will you be staying.

Hotel Name: Park Hyatt Seoul

Hotel Price: $388 per night


What does your hotel offer? What does your room look like?


The hotel offers cleanliness in each room and anywhere on the hotel. There seems to be great service, that there is up to around 4.5 stars - 5 stars. Rooms and sleep quitlity both go up to 4.5 stars and the location is a 4 stars which are all great scores for one hotel. My room is pretty large and cozy with a great view. The bed is large and sheets are perfectly clean. Park Hyatt Seoul also includes the "largest deluxe rooms in the city," and " 3 restraurants and bars to experience a variety of exquisite fine dining."



website: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g294197-d555275-Reviews-Park_Hyatt_Seoul-Seoul.html

http://seoul.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel/hotel-features.html

Activities/ Site to See:

Activity 1: Lotte World, River Cruise and Seoul Tower Full-Day Tour

Description: An amusement park that has lots of rides, shopping and fun games to play with an included pack of a relaxing cruise and Seoul Tower tour. This is the largest theme park, which is also in the Guinness World Record book. Lotte World is on an artificially made island with a lake. There are also hotels,monorails and more. The park is very popular considering how 8 million people visit a year.

Cost: $120 per person for 8 hours.


Activity 2: Busan Aquarium

Description: An aquarium that includes up to 250 species and 35,000 marine animals. There are up to 40 different tanks that contain a variety of species. A touch tank is provided to see any marine animals up close and actually "touch". Gift shops are inside to buy any fun memorabilia for anyone. There is a 3D ride if anyone wants to play for a whole new experience.

Cost: 6,000 won = $5.69


Activity 3: Paragliding

Description: A chance to safely fly in the sky with an experts help. Flying para gliders are lightweight, free-flying, and safe. The experts would help strap on a harness that is suspended on the "wings" to fly. Soar for hours without it falling back down. If the skills for flying is good then go up in elevation. The view will be thrilling.

Cost: 98,000 won = $98.68


websites: http://www.travelocity.com/pub/agent.dll?qscr=tsdt

http://www.busanaquarium.com/en/

http://www.adventurekorea.com/

Problems and Solutions:

Problem: When I go traveling to a foreign area or anywhere in South Korea I can get lost roaming around trying to get somewhere or even anywhere.

Solution: To solve this problem I can use a map, use the map on my phone, a GPS if I'm in mine or a car, or just ask one of the "possibly" nice locals around the area.


Problem: A different type of problem I could have is that I lost my luggage or it got damaged during the flight.

Solution: To solve this type of problem, I would check the condition of the luggage to make sure everything alright. If the luggage is new, then I will decide on finding something that is strong, durable, and lightweight to keep everything safe safe.


Problem: The last problem that I could think of would be I had lost of forgotten my passport and other important documents.

Solution: To solve this last problem I would make a checklist to check if I have anything.

For example:

1. Suitcase

2. Clothes

3. Shoes

4. Shampoo

5. Passport

Conclusion/Reflection

For my dream vacation my destination would be South Korea going with my best friend Jessica would help accompany me to the trip. I chose this country because I think it's beautiful and culture seems unique with all the variety of food that is offered to the lovely "Hanbok" clothes that both women and men wear everyday.


The $10,000 that I have to spend on the trip would be spent on my hotel for 4 nights, my activities that I'm going to go on the trip and all the breakfasts, lunches and dinners I am going to have. This would affect my trip by the more money I use the less I would have after each thing I buy which would result in less money to use and having less things to do.


A problem I discovered while planning was that it was hard to find the activities and to actually book the flight. I solved this problem by going slowly, step by step so I wouldn't confuse myself more trying to book the flight because if I go too fast I will mess up practically my whole trip.