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Thursday Gangnam language exchange

GSM Global Seoul Mates

Thu Jun 8th 2017 at 19:00 until 22:00
Seoul, Nonhyeon-dong 166, Seoul
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Take Sinnonhyeon Station Exit 3. Walking down 3~5min and there is GSM TERRACE on 6Floor. NEW LOCATION! NEW SYSTEM

Join 60 other positive, like-minded people for a coffee or a beer this or any other Thursday. This meet up is smaller than some of our other meet ups, but it has its advantages. This is a closer, warmer meet up and the atmosphere is very good ^^

New location!! NEW system!!


10,000 won cash (11,000 card) Gets you 3 hour language exchange + 2 drinks.

Your first drink is only from this menu!

MENU 1:(Coffee Menu)
Americano 아메리카노(Hot/Iced)
Cafe Latte 카페라떼(Hot/Iced)
Cappuccino 카푸치노(Hot)
Mochaccino 모카치노 (Hot/Iced)
Caramel Macchiato 카라멜마끼아또(Hot/Iced)
Chamomile 카모마일 (Hot)
Earl Gray 얼그레이 (Hot)

Your second drink is only from this menu!

MENU 2: (Alcohol and fizzy menu)
Effes Beer
SIN Wine Beer
Perrier Fizzy water
10,000 won cash (11,000 card) Gets you 3 hour language exchange + 2 drinks.

This meet up is a great way for you to:

1. Meet new people and make new friends
2. Practice your language
3. Relax and socialize after work

You will make new friends, get some Korean or English speaking practice and energize your week. After work, rather than go home and veg out (possibly covered in cheet-o dust while binge watching netflix), step up and check out this meet up!!

WHAT CAN I EXPECT? **************************

7 - 11pm - Enter COFFEE RADIO CAFE and pay 10,000 won cash and get 2 drinks. There will be someone there to greet you and to make you feel comfortable. Meet new people and speak out naturally! (There are conversation questions to help you think of something to say!) Also, we change the seating arrangement and do a lottery prize draw every 45 minutes so you get a chance to meet more people :D
WHO JOINS THIS MEET UP?

There are all kinds of people, but the following mostly join:

English Teachers: These guys and gals like to socialize after a day of teaching. Also, they typically like to practice a little bit of Korean too.

Company Workers: We get company workers who live around Gangnam who join all the time. They like to network with other professionals, socialize, and practice English.

Travellers: Surprisingly, even more so than Hongdae, we get travellers passing through Seoul who come to this Thursday meet up. People from all over!

Anyone else! Of course, everyone is welcome :)

Directions: Join 60 other positive, like-minded people for a coffee or a beer this or any other Thursday. This meet up is smaller than some of our other meet ups, but it has its advantages. This is a closer, warmer meet up and the atmosphere is very good ^^
Map: goo.gl/mKaRf

See you guys at the meet up :D

Website: www.globalseoulmates.com

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3 Ski Resorts near Seoul

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Phoenix Park Ski resort

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Phoenix Park is perhaps one of the more well-known resorts in Korea as it was the host hill for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and skiing and snowboarding. Located in Pyeongchang, Gwangwon province, Phoenix boasts with the title of best freestyle hill in Korea.

Even though Korean mountains might be smaller than their European and American counterparts, they are absolutely no less fun. The quality of the snow at Phoneix is some of the best in Korea due to higher snowfall records, so riders can rest assured that it will be quality riding on soft cushy snow, throughout the entire winter season. The Phoenix team did an excellent job keeping the snow in pristine riding condition during the Olympics. Actually 12 out of the 22 slopes are of international standard.

The Park has both a gondola 8 chairlifts that all depart from the base area. Five chairs go up all or part way to the peak which is names Mount Blanc, the available gondola also goes up all the way to the peak. The remaining thee chairs go up to the smaller peak, Bulaemaru, on the side of the mountain.

The new Seoul – Gangneung route can get you there in 90 minutes on the high speed train and then a short 25 minute bus ride from the station to the resort. A train ticket will cost you about 20,000 won or so. Alternatively one can take a bus from Samseong or Jamsil straight to the resort and it takes about 2 hours.
 

Vivaldi Park - DAEMYUNG RESORT

3 Ski Resorts near Seoul
Vivaldi’s state of the art facilities and ease of access makes it understandable why it is the most visited resort in Korea, 8 years in a row! Daemyung Resort Vivaldi Park is located in neighboring Gangwon-do province, right across the border line so do not fret, still only a 60 minute trip. Vivaldi can host up to 20,000 visitors so you know they run a smooth operation.
Vivaldi boasts one of the trendiest resorts in Korea and that makes it quite the hotspot amongst the younger crowds, that and its close proximity to Seoul. Vivaldi is equipped with the biggest resort in the country making it an easy choice destination for many tourists.
As mentioned earlier, Vivaldi is high-tech, it has the first express 8-seater chair lift in Asia and what makes it even better is that is open until 5am. So for those hip night owls who love to shred the night time gnar, you know where to go.
Vivaldi offers 12 slopes with 10 lifts at varying times and prices. So it’s pretty simple to select something that suits your needs. Free shuttle buses that are specifically arranged for tourists go straight to the resort. These buses depart from various locations in Seoul and they also return to the same places they departed from.
Vivaldi offers all varieties of slopes, from beginner to advanced, making it a good destination for groups with mixed levels.
Due to the high volume capacity this place can get packed so it’s better to go on the weekdays or at night. Otherwise be prepared to wait in 30min -1hour lines.
 

Jisan Ski resort

3 Ski Resorts near Seoul
Situated in Icheon, Jisan resort is definitely a top choice amongst the local ski resorts due to its close proximity to Seoul. Just an hour and a half away, Jisan resort is perfect for day trips. So if you’re pressed for time, Jisan will definitely satisfy your snow craving. For those that have the luxury of time the resort offers a multitude of beautiful condos.
Jisan might not be renowned for its natural snow due to its warmer geographical location, but one would hardly notice as the artificial snow and snow grooming at the resort is top notch. Jisan offers 7-8 beginner to intermediate slopes, making it the perfect destination for a family outing regardless of ski proficiency. The ski resort usually gets packed on the weekend so it might be better to go during the weekdays. Advanced riders might consider one of our other resorts as they might find these slopes a bit too easy.
For those who are not so interested in skiing/snowboarding you can always try the snow-sledding which is heaps of fun. If you get tired or hungry, a cafeteria is located at the base of the slopes. Sit outside and enjoy some snacks while taking in the breathtaking scenery.
Free shuttle buses operate from various destinations in order to provide convenient access so don’t worry about renting a car.  How to get there:
Express Bus at Seoul Nambu Express Bus Terminal OR Dongseoul Express Bus Terminal → Icheon IntercityBus Terminal → Local bus No. 12 → Jisan Mart Entrance → Jisan Ski Resort
 

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