This weekend I went on my first tour in Korea with the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch. RASKB truly stands out of the crowd among other expat English speaking tours. This is because of their excellent coordination and tour guides.
To be completely honest, I am still new to Korea and was a little sketched out by paying for the tour via a wired bank account transfer. However, just by looking at the company website and giving the guides a phone call you can tell that they are trustworthy. RASKB is non-profit organization that seeks to spread knowledge of arts, customs, history, and literature of Korea. According to their about us page, the RASKB has over 1500 members in more than 20 countries!
RASKB tours are much smaller and low key than Adventure Korea tours. This is nice because you are not dealing with the stress of traveling with a big group. We all know that waiting around for other people can be annoying. I highly recommend RASKB tours for those that want a smaller and more intimate tour experience. My tour had its own private bus which seated about 20 people.
I would definitely go on another RASKB trip in a heart beat! My tour guide Ms. Areum Choi was very nice, and kept the group moving so that we did not get behind schedule. Areum speaks English very well as she studied in Australia and just returned to Korea recently. She currently the assistant to Sue Bae who is the regular tour guide on most of the RAS tours. Although I did not meet Sue, many of my fellow tour members said that she is great at keeping the tour organized and fun.
Thanks RASKB for a wonderful Sunday in North Chungcheong Province!
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