|At the Travel Agent's
A person walks into a travel agent's office. The travel agent
looks up from the desk and says,
A = agent T = traveler
A: Hi! What can I help you with today?
T: Hi. My company is sending me to Seoul, South Korea next month and I'd kinda
like to get some information about the place before I go. Can you help me?
A: Sure have a seat. What kind of information do you need?
T: Well, while I'm there I'd like to do some sight seeing and shopping, but I'm afraid
that I won't be able to find my way around since I don't know the language. Is someplace
in Seoul where I can find information in English?
A: Actually there are several places. Once you arrive in Seoul you should go to
the City Hall. There is an information center behind the City Hall that has
information booklets in several languages. You should be able to find help there.
T: That sounds great. What about shopping? I'd really like to bring back some souvenirs for
my family and friends. Where can I go to find some good bargains?
A: Of course, you can buy souvenirs at any tourist attraction, but you should really try to
go to either Ittaewon, or NamDaemoon.
T: Oh really. Why's that?
A: Because you can find some really good buys there, especially if you take the time
to bargain with the merchants.
T: That sounds like a great idea. I'll have to check those places out. What about hotels,
are they pretty expensive?
A: Yea, generally speaking hotels in Korea are expensive. But, you can find some
inexpensive motels also. They're called yogwons and they provide fairly cheep rooms.
T: Umm, that sounds okay, but are the rooms in a yogwon clean?
A: Well, you have to be careful, of course. You should ask to see the room before you pay.
If you don't like the room you can always go somewhere else.
T: Yea, I suppose you're right. Umm... What about places to see? Are there any interesting
historical sights that I should see while in Seoul?
A: Oh my! There is so much you should see that you won't have time to see it all.
T: Really!! Like what?
A: Well, let's see. You really should see Kyong Bok Palace. It's really beautiful this time
of the year. And, of course, Poshin Gak is something that you really should not miss while
T: Wow!! That sounds really exciting.
A: Yea, and there's lots more to do and see. What you really should do is pick up a
tourist guide at the information office that I told you about earlier.
T: Yea, you're right. I really must do that.
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