English, Korean (Native)
17 hours on average
Hi. I'm Lee!
I was born and raised in Seoul, and lived in five different countries, Canada, US, Australia, Russia and Germany. I also traveled over 40 countries mostly alone.
I studied Business in Seoul with a year exchange program in US, and completed MBA in Sydney. After MBA I wanted to pursue a career change as a professor with my field experience. I was a Market researcher, Research analyst and Marketer in big companies. Highly paying and stable job. It was what many called a good life.
But I always liked to be in the nature better than the office. I hiked Kilimanjaro summit alone, Annapurna Base Camp alone, Olympus alone, Everest Base Camp, Fuji, Alps alone and many other mountains in the world. (Alone means literally alone or with a guide. In some countries you must hire a guide).
Also I've led a hiking club over 4 years and fly overseas more than 5 times per year and hike.
So I decided to have my own travel agency and operate hiking and city tours. Most of my tours are of food and hiking. Now I can hike even more often, have good food with travelers and practice calligraphy everyday which I love too.
70% of Korea is mountainous and amazingly beautiful. And the food is so yummy!
If you visit Korea, please contact me! Just like I enjoy my hometown, Seoul, I really want others to enjoy the culture and nature too.
Thank you for reading it. Hope to meet you in Korea. :-)
. English language tour guide for foreign guests (Korea Tourism Organization)
. MBA in Sydney/ Bachelor in Business Administration in Seoul
. Korean language teacher certificate (Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism)
. International TEFL and TESOL Diploma in teaching English (ITTT)
. Mountain leader program (Korean National Park Mountain Safety Institute)
. Solo hiked in Kilimanjaro summit, ABC, Olympus, Alps, and much more
. Group hiked in EBC, Kala Patthar, Fuji, Altai, and much more
. Hiking club leader over 4 years
. Calligraphy competition awards (6 times)
* Please send me a message before booking, if the date is longer than 1 month before.
* I can work any day unless I have another tour.
* I don't offer a driving service. If you rent a car and driver, I will accompany you in the vehicle. If you drive by yourself I will NOT accompany you.
Our family very much enjoyed our 5 hour tour with Lee. She had many interesting facts and stories to share and perfectly filled our five hours with interesting stops. Lee had a few surprises for us along the way, keeping us entertained in unexpected ways. I would highly recommend Lee for your tours!
Hi, thank you so much for coming to the tour. It was very nice to meet you and your family. I had really good time, and I am very glad you liked it too. Hope you can come back to Seoul in the future again! :-)
this was the 2nd day with Lee. I was really happy that I booked her for 2 days. We started with a small palace and then went to hike .. we were lucky that there were very few people and she knows every inch of these mountains as she is a hike addict .. it was the perfect day, fall colors on the leaves and warm weather for the time .. during the hike, I learned so much about the history and also, Lee's respect for Koreas culture and people .. I felt enriched by the places and stories and of course Lee knows the right places to eat. Again thank you, my second day passed equaly quick but was different all together .. See you very soon Lee and 'tschangmal kamsamnida!' Matti
Thank you so much for coming to the tour. It was fun to hike with you, and I really appreciate your kindness. :-) Have a nice travel in Korea.
I'm happy to write about the experience I had with Lee. We met at the exact time and had a charming introduction to each other. - Lee led me to all the places that were planned and adapted to my needs when I wanted either more background info or less .. the day passed in an instant and I felt enriched by her knowledge and her charm. Thank you Lee, will definitely be back and book more tours with you! Matti
It was really nice to meet you. Mattie. I am gald you enjoyed the tour. Thank you very much for coming to my tour. I hope to meet you someday again! :-)
Very knowledgeable and nice person who volunteers her energy for us to discover Seoul. Highly recommended!
Thank you so much for coming to the tour. It was really nice to meet you! Have a nice travel in Korea. :-)