Ultimate guide to booking a Korean DMZ tour, including where & how to book a DMZ tour Seoul, & important considerations about safety for Korea DMZ tourism.
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When traveling to the Korean DMZ, it’s helpful to understand what it is like to take a Korean DMZ tour from Seoul, what to expect, and how to understand the DMZ and the JSA.
Not often that some thing happens that we immediately realize is special. One of those came when we met a North Korean defector on our Korean DMZ Tour.
I know that we only learned the easiest part of how to make kimchi, but even so, I learned the ingredients, some of them very surprising, and felt I had the inside scoop on how to make kimchi.
Over the last almost two years, we have surrounded ourselves with people much like ourselves. Our social circle has been comprised of yoga teachers, corporate dropouts, travel bloggers, digital nomads, and perpetual nomads. It has been inspiring to be surrounded by people who sort of “get us,” who understand the life we lead.
Yeah, we were treated especially well at the JW Marriott Seoul, but I am convinced it was not hospitality that was bestowed upon us because we are travel bloggers. Instead, it is a Korean hospitality, that I just did not anticipate, which was carried through to the Marriott properties where we stayed. It was a hospitality that had me craving a return visit to to explore more of Korea.
But, for the most part, all we know about Korean food is BBQ and kimchi. Which means we ate Korean BBQ in Seoul, as one of our first meals upon arriving.
I can’t say enough about the Courtyard Marriott brand overseas. I am not sure when they decided to revamp the brand to become so contemporary and energetic, but we truly enjoyed our stay at the Courtyard Seoul.