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Old 04-04-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I hear Seoul has some pretty pumping nightlife, I'm not really a big partier but it'd still be interesting to experience...since I don't know Korean, however, I'm wondering if I'd feel awkward and if it might be hard to find folks who speak English. How expensive are drinks, door charges.etc too? Are Korean ladies pretty reserved on a night out in general? I've met Koreans here, most seem pretty friendly, well once you get to know them, although a lot just keep to themselves.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:11 AM
 
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I cannot afford the plane ticket to Seoul. I suspect North Korea can afford the nuclear weapons to light up the South Korean night sky. That is probably why westerners do not want to travel to South Korea. Kim Jong Un has always been trying to prove to his late father that he has no enemies that he fears.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I cannot afford the plane ticket to Seoul. I suspect North Korea can afford the nuclear weapons to light up the South Korean night sky. That is probably why westerners do not want to travel to South Korea. Kim Jong Un has always been trying to prove to his late father that he has no enemies that he fears.
Thanks but I didn't ask for a political commentary lol.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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It depends on where you go. If you go to a posh club in Gangnam (yes.. the neighborhood immortalized by PSY) you'll probably end up losing an arm and a leg. Bottle service can cost easily a couple hundred dollars, and a private room is in the thousands. Girls in these club look like the ones you see in K-pop videos.
If you just want the clubbing scene Hongdae is the place to be with many local students hanging out there. The prices here are reasonable... Itaewon has a vibrant night scene too, with many foreigners, but I would say it's a bit more hipster-ish? Prices are good there too.
It really depends on what you are in the mood for.. but beware. Korean do party HARD. After an all night out drinking we have breakfast at places that serve hangover stews and people start drinking again with a bowl of that soup too.. to just go to work afterwards like nothing ever happened.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I've gone to Seoul for business trips several times. We always finished work, then had drinks and dinner and more drinks and Karaoke in a club. The evening usually ended around 1:00-2:00 AM (with a 7:30-8:00 AM wake-up the next morning).
In Korea, it seems that you need to have a Korean "intermediary" to get into these clubs and get the best services, which is the same when doing business there. Working for an American firm, I always had a Korean intermediary meet me at the airport, drive me to my hotel and accompany on my business meetings.

I was always taught that as a foreigner, doing business and working in Korea was hard because of the concept of "Kibun", which us foreigners cannot grasp.
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