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South Korea after event 09/03, 7PM

30/01/2017 - Tom Samyn

Save the date for the Archimundo South Korea after event on March 9, 2017 at 7pm at Niko HQ, Sint-Niklaas. #lectureminsukcho #photobook #music #food #drinks #networking More details will follow soon!   ...

Good to remember

03/10/2016 - Tom Samyn

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE: checked luggage: 1 piece per person of maximum 20 kg + 1 hand luggage of maximum 7 kg. A lady’s handbag (unless maxi-format) is permitted as additional hand luggage.   LIQUIDS IN HAND LUGGAGE: Liquids and gels are ...

Photography

16/09/2016 - Tom Samyn

Koreans are heavy photographers and filmers and they do tend to be equipped with the latest professional gear. So Koreans will hardly decline if you ask permission to photograph them. Be respectful in temples (no flash), with elders and avoid taking ...

Drinks & Food

16/09/2016 - An Van de Steen

A meal in South Korea always includes rice, soup, kimchi, a main course and a huge range of little side dishes, filling up even the largest table. Kimchi can be compared to spicy pickled cabbage. Furthermore Korean BBQ is a very common meal. During o ...

Safety

16/09/2016 - An Van de Steen

There is no need to be anxious about the recent tension between South & North Korea. We have received information of our Belgian government that there is no risk traveling into South Korea. Our travel leaders stay in touch with the Belgian Ambass ...

Stay connected

16/09/2016 - An Van de Steen

Do not forget to pack cables to charge batteries of cameras, possible reserve batteries and chargers of cell phones. PLUGGING IN The standard electricity network in Korea is 220 volts (60 Hertz) and the outlets have two round holes (European ...

Climate & dresscode

16/09/2016 - An Van de Steen

DRESSCODE The general message is: comfortable clothing & shoes during the day, smart casual in the evenings. Sports shoes are often not accepted in restaurants when going for dinner. CLIMATE Expected weather during our visit : Seo ...

Project visit Jeju: Podo Hotel

31/08/2016 - Tom Samyn

Podo Hotel is designed by Itami Jun, a Korean-Japanese architect. A structural motif of the building is the oreum, a small volcanic mountain, and the traditional oval-shaped thatched-roof houses found on Jeju. The bulging roofs on the hotel rooms loo ...

Project visit Daejeon: Ungno Lee Museum

31/08/2016 - Tom Samyn

Ungno Lee Museum of Art by Laurent Beaudoin is a neat little white building surrounded by pine trees, located next to the Daejeon Museum of Art and the Opera. The museum is dedicated to the painter Lee Ung No (1904-1989) who spent a long period of po ...

Project visit Seoul :The Space Group Building and Arario

25/08/2016 - Tom Samyn

Founded as an office building for Space GROUP, an architectural design firm, by Kim Swoo-geun and used as such until 2013, the Arario Museum In Space art gallery was opened on the site in 2014. Selected by local architects and experts as the No. 1 st ...

Project visit Seoul : Dongdaemun Design Plaza

23/08/2016 - Tom Samyn

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects as a cultural hub at the centre of Dongdaemun, a historic district of Seoul that is now renowned for its 24-hour shopping and cafes. DDP is a place for people of all ages; a cat ...

Hotel Seoul

21/08/2016 - An Van De Steen

From October 6 to 10, we stay in CONRAD SEOUL. This 5-star hotel has a stunning view on the Han River and city skyline. Explore more on www.conradseoul.com. Contact for more information: an@salto-consult.be 0032 474 96 85 49 ...

Hotel Jeju

31/08/2016 - An Van De Steen

The last four days of the trip from October 11 to 14, we stay in THE SHILLA JEJU, Korea’s best resort hotel with an unobstructed view on the Pacific Ocean. Check it out on www.shilla.net/jeju Contact for more information: an@salto-consult.b ...

WAYGO Korean translator for smartphone

05/09/2016 - Tom Samyn

If you didn't find the time to study the Korean language, don't worry, WAYGO will help you. With this app (available for Android and iOS), you can instantly translate Korean texts by just pointing your smartphone on the text. Give it a ...

Flipboard app

16/08/2016 - Tom Samyn

We invite you to follow the South Korean FLIPBOARD page. An online social newsmagazine - setup by our travel guide An Van De Steen - with news and good to knows about South Korean finance, fashion, economy, art, music, .... In the NEWS menu of this a ...

Medical

01/08/2016 - An Van De Steen

Officially, there are no health risks when travelling to South Korea, especially when visiting mainly urban areas. The Institute of Tropical Medicine however does strongly advise on a Hepatitis A vaccination when travelling to ‘any’ Asian ...

Money matters

11/07/2016 - An Van De Steen

The won (symbol: ₩; international code: KRW) or the Korean Republic Won is the currency of South Korea. A single won is divided into 100 jeon, this monetary subunit however is no longer used for everyday transactions.     Exchange rat ...

Travel documents

08/07/2016 - An Van De Steen

Belgian and Luxemburg subjects, as the majority of the subjects of other European nations (Schengen), require no visa to enter the Republic of South Korea – whether visiting for business or for tourist purposes up to 90 days. Your international ...

Confirmation flight details

08/07/2016 - An Van De Steen

Please note the flight details for the upcoming Archimundo trip. The international flights are booked with Lufthansa (Star Alliance Group).   Departure :     Wednesday, 05 October 2016 LH 1013      Brussel ...

Welcome

08/07/2016 - Tom Samyn

Welcome on the renewed Archimundo homepage. In the course of the coming months and weeks prior to the 2016 Archimundo trip to South Korea, the partners will use this URL www.archimundo.be as a communication platform to share information with you ...