Morten SogaardUnited States
Kevin was a wonderful guide for us for five days in Korea (Seoul/DMZ, Ganghwa Island, Gyeongju, Busan - and he brought and drove us to the airport) . He is a remarkably kind man with a good sense of humor who truly went out his way to make us comfortable and making sure we got the most out of out trip. He speaks good English and is particularly knowledgeable on Korean history and Buddhism and we learned a lot about the three Korean dynasties all the way from the unification in 676 to the Korean War.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Morten and Family, Thank you very much again for visiting South Korea and having me as your guide. Actually this tour was like traveling with my family. I have been so happy also. I see now we saw a lot of places during short time. Most of all I am really happy to see your comment that you and your family have enjoyed my tours. I hope all the BESTs to you and your family. Please don't say goodbye, see you again some where some time! Best Regards, Kevin H.
Roshni PatelNew Zealand
Kevin is a fantastic guide. His knowledgeable and very caring towards his clients. His communication on this tour was very good. Speaks English well. I highly recommend Kevin as your tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roshni, It's my pleasure. Thank you for enjoying my tour and JSA tour. It was my great happiness to meet a family like you polite, enjoyable, attending, lovely, democratic family. And feel like "meeting a good friend" as mentioned in my profile. Yes, see you on Sunday. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Steven AronsonNew York, NY, United States
The tour was fine. I think that Kevin is more comfortable with tour groups than with individuals
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, I appreciate your credential here. Yes I will balance more between private and group so that my customers will be much more satisfied. On the other hand, we need to join the group during some part of this tour so I also have to help the group too. Then private of us also will go smoothly. I will try to take care of my guest more, then customer will be satisfied more. I really appreciate your comment here I hope you could find me again if you come to S. Korea. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Heather Holmes-FeatherstonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather, Thank you very much for your visit to Soul. This tour was like stopover tour, I hope this was very good intruductions to you so that you can visit again in the future for more days. I am here for you. Best Regards, Kevin H.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Remi, Thank you very much for enjoying my tour. I hope you can introduce ToursByLocals and me to your friends if you have any question about travel to Seoul, South Korea. All the best to you and your family. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Steven E.United States
Kevin was wonderful! Very informative and passionate about Korean history and culture. His english is very good. He was timely, friendly, knowledgable and fun. We felt very safe in his hands. His van is comfortable with wifi access in his pocket so wifi during the entire time we were with him. We highly recommend him and would work with him again. Awesome!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven, I appreciate your comments here. And I am happy to be a guide of your family. I felf warm love from your family and that made me more lovely and enjoyable to your family. Thank you again for your visit to Seoul and having me as your guide for two days. Yes please find me again here in ToursByLocals where I am waiting for customers especially a customer who had tour before. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Mark NicholUnited Kingdom
Outstanding tour! Kevin was a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you very much for your credentials. I know you are 'super' busy but you left a review for me, it is so nice of you. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Robert ShaunnesseyUnited States
Tour by Kevin Was excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for enjoying my tour. All the best to you and your family. I hope to see you again. "Gam Sa Hab Ni Da" Best Regards, Kevin H.
Stephen BlakeUnited States
Kevin is a wonderfully kind man who provided me and my friend with an excellent tour of some of the "big" tourist sites of Seoul (plus the DMZ). He also picked an excellent Korean restaurant for a vegetarian lunch. We very much enjoyed our time with Kevin and would recommend him without reservation to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Hi, I am very happy to see your message here. I just came back from the East Korea Grand Tour to Gyeongju, Pohang, Busan city, etc. First of all I want to say "Thank you so much" for enjoying peaceful "Tours to Local." In my opinion it was the one of right purpose of ToursByLocals. Your praise made me very happy and I will work happier and happier, day by day. I wish all the happiness to you and your friend. And thank you again and hope to see you again. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Kevin is a real terrific guide with a lot of knowledge. His English is very good and he took us to very nice lunch places.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mieke, I appreciate your good review. I also had enjoyed two days with you and members. This 5 stars will make me very happy and work very happily on future trips. I hope you another wonderful trips. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Leslie WolfUnited States
My friend and I took two tours with Kevin, the second of which he customized given some overlap between the two. He was responsive to our interests, accommodating, professional, and informative. His pride in and knowledge about his country came through in everything he did. We spent two lovely days in and around Seoul and couldn't be happier. This particular tour required us to join a larger group, but we continued to benefit from Kevin's personal attention. We highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, Thank you so much again for another tour and review. I wished very blue sky but it was cloudy today so I tried all my best like every day and it was worked. You are really 'angel' who enjoyed my tour and I really appreciate it. See you again in some where at some time. Who knows 'there are many people who didn't visit Korea but there is no person who visited only once'. All the best to you. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Donna GalanteUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna, Thank you very much for visiting and touring with me. I wish all the best to you. Developing always for the best services. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Tom StepanchakUnited States
Kevin is very professional. He has deep knowledge and guided us every step of the way. He was very attentive, especially towards my 90 year old father.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, Thank you very much for your prompt great review. I was really happy to be your guide and especially your father who remind me my father. For your and your family's healthy and wealthy. Best Regards, Kevin H.
Zara HaimoUnited States
Kevin is an excellent guide and will get you to the highlights of the DMZ in his very comfortable car equipped with wifi so you never have to be out of touch. The walk through one of the tunnels dug by the North behind the front line positions of the South will give you a different perspective on that ongoing conflict. The only reason I rated this tour four stars is that we didn't really do much in the afternoon after returning to Seoul and we could have ended the day sooner.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Zara, Nice to see you here in ToursByLocals again. First I want to thank you again for the tour with me. Please allow me to explain. (1) I was so worried about your knee conditions. It seems like I worried too much. (2) I had to meet total hours for three days because we had 3 days. e.g one day short the other long. (3) For the future travelers, this tour is combination of DMZ + Seoul Highlights for those who have very very busy schedule for a day for many destinations. Best Regards Kevin H.
John RogersNew Zealand
Due to a miscommunication Kevin organized our tour to go with another guide called Steven who was superb. Had a magic day, saw everything we came to see in relaxed friendly company. Looking forward to our next tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John Rogers, Thank you so much for your fast and best rating. Actually it was your great luck and my Plan B system. Because scarcely a tourist makes mistake on Tour Date and Time. Eventhough your mistake on the Tour date, very Luckly I have supporting guide who I could send to you at that time. Furthermore I had guide who studied in New Zealand who will be more familiar with you and your family. I have many guide pool so that I could send a guide from my Plan B guide pool. Thank you for enjoying :)
Robert TrioSai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
The DMZ was unfortunately closed without warning so we were unable to visit. But Kevin planned a backup plan and we had a great visit to the Temporary Palace and the Korean Folk Village.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, I am happy to see you here in ToursByLocals again. Thank you for your understanding my plan B. I understood the DMZ is clean milirary base and zone so the military needed to isolate themselves from civilian for just in case. Because the two Koreas (South Korea and North Korea) have seased fire after Korean war. Actually the war not ended even though DMZ is safe area. Thank you again for having me and enjoying my tours. All the best to you and your family. Best Regards, Kevin H.