Marc van der ScheeNetherlands
Extremely knowledgeable and professional guide. Gave us a real insight into the Korean psyche and the way how past traditions and historic events interact with modern day Korean society. Highly recommended!
Teresa HansonUnited States
David was a fabulous guide. We had a 12 hour layover in Seoul and wanted to make the most of our brief time in Korea. David accommodated our early arrival (6:30 AM) and limited time in Seoul by rearranging his class lecture at the local university. David's knowledge of Korean history, architecture, folklore and religion even had the locals listening in on our talks. There wasn't a moment in our 4.5 hour tour that we weren't seeing or learning something fascinating. I would highly recommend David.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much, Teresa Hanson! It was a pleasure to show your family around; I was so glad that we made all the tight logistics work-out properly! DM
Sabrina MartinezUnited States
David was an awesome tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Korea. We look forward to booking with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to serve you today! Such a nice young couple... and you a fellow rooster!! :-)
Jack ClarkUnited States
We had a four hour window to tour the city during a layover. David tailored his presentation to fit our schedule, including coordinating our return to ICN by the AREX express train. As a 30 year Korean resident, author of a number of books on Korean history and religion, college professor, and advisor to the South Korean government, David delivered a university semester's worth of knowledge and insight into the city and country's history, culture, and current political situation. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to serve your sightseeing is Seoul, Jack -- albeit all-too-briefly! :-) David
Robin SitverShort Hills, 07078, United States
Incredibly knowledgable guide. He wrote some of the tour books!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to show you around, Robin! Very pleasant and curious guests... :-)
Colleen WaterstonUnited States
Highly recommend!! David has endless knowledge on all things Korea! While I'm certain he could do fantastically organized tours, he was very receptive to being flexible with my short time and special requests. I interview locals wherever I go and to maximize time, he suggested I come to a college class he teaches to talk to students. Great idea!! He suggested plans for my non-tour time to see more of the city and then was an excellent guide during our hours together - and he's extremely kind and fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Colleen -- it was great to spend some time with you; albeit too short! David
Sun KimUnited States
David knew the historical, social, political and current conditions surrounding so much of the sights. David knew more than most of the locals here. Navigating the city with ease, he tailored the tour to our interests. A very satisfying tour. Really great if you want to get deeper into the traditional culture. He won't just show you the sanitized PR versions of life here, as many Tourist Industry trained guides will. He'll be honest, knowledgeable and pretty indomitable about getting what you want.
Jackson SmithUnited States
Our tour of Seoul with David M. was smooth and enjoyable. David was very knowledgeable of Korean history and gave us a good overview with the limited amount of time we had in the city.- Jackson S. (age 15) There is a difference between facts and the history of a people arisen from the ashes. David's love of Korea is obvious and translates easily in the picture he so lovingly subtitles. I loved the glimpse of Seoul that David helped me capture. Marlene M.
John SeelingerUnited States
David's enthusiasm for Korean history and culture was very embracing and I learned a lot from him; the trick, of course, is to see how much I retain over time! Additionally as an aside, he was very helpful to me navigating my way around Seoul when on my own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad that you had a great time here, John!
Bayan KihmUnited States
David met us at our hotel on time and showed us around Myeongdong and Gyeongbok-gung palace. We visited multiple historical sights where David told fascinating stories about their significance giving us a better understanding of korean culture's past and present. I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in the history of korean culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank-you Mr Kihm; it was a pleasure to guide your group! David M
Todd AlexanderUnited States
David is an excellent guide. He speaks perfect English and has extensive knowledge of Korean culture and history particularly in regards to religion. I learned a great deal from him. I would recommend him as a guide if you are interested in an in-depth, intellectual approach.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Todd; I'm glad that you enjoyed our times together so much! So did I...