It’s the pinnacle of your Korea as an actor. OK that’s enough puns (he lied).
South Korea is on everyone’s lips after Parasite’s sensational Oscar triumph yesterday in Hollywood.
And it gave me a little thrill to see Hollywood in all its glamour after visiting last year… https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/things-to-do/the-beginners-guide-to-hollywood and www.visitcalifornia.com.
So Chughahabrida to Korea and it. may again hold the world’s attention…
If they are successful in their joint-bid with the North to hold the 2032 Olympic Games.
Seoul hosted a memorable 1988 Olympic Games which was attended by all after the boycotts of Moscow 1980 and LA 1984.
The South Koreans came a-visiting just last month at the Holiday World Show in Dublin.
And wowed us with their pitch.
For a country that boasts old Buddhist temples, hilly countryside, coastal fishing villages.
Traditional food (look out for the bibimbap with its distinctive raw egg and sliced beef on top).
Sub-tropical islands, the volcanic Jeju island, and high-tech cities such as Seoul, the world’s third largest island, of course.
While Busan City is the country’s second largest, with mountains, water, a super cool bridge, and the world-famous Jagalchi Fish market.
I’m reminded here of my two brushes, indirectly, with the two Koreas.
My old Northern Irish flatmate who taught English as a foreign language to the public back in the Eighties.
I fear the poor souls will be going around saying ‘howabite ye?’ ‘yer man’ and a ‘wee fry.’
By a nation where more than 90% of the population is indigenous.
The South Koreans http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto want us to come to learn more about their culture and we theirs.
G Adventures www.gadventures.com has eight days ‘the Best of South Korea’ from €1399, down from €1749.
This trip embraces, rather than skirts, Korea’s troubled history with an excursion to the Demilitaised Zone separating the two Koreas.
You’ll visit spectacular Seoul, folk villages, temples and the bustling markets of Busan.
G Adventures can help point you in the direction of flights…
This offer is for departure date on March 13, and also March 20.
While there are 15% reductions for April 17 and March 30-June 7.
I can recommend first hand how interactive and how immersed in the local culture G Holidays are.
With the best hosts… take a bow Zuhair.
So maybe this year your G Adventures trip will be to Korea… better start practising your Gangnam Style.