Julius Ceasar (or so Internet tells me) once said: “Experience is the teacher of all things.”
I bet he couldn’t fathom the likes of people traveling as frequently as they do in the year 2017; with a click of a button, staying with the locals of another country or crashing on someone’s couch for free. Unlike the times of the Roman Empire, I’m thankful to not have to ride in a horse carriage for days just to get to my destination, unless of course that’s a unique experience I came across on Airbnb’s Experiences page.
Even though most people may be familiar with Airbnb‘s house hosting program, one of the new search functions of their website offers you a chance to not just crash for the night, but to also enjoy yourself through locally hosted experiences. While, there still aren’t that many worldwide cities available for search, I believe that it’s just a matter of time.
Luckily, for this enthusiastic traveler, Seoul (a city, only 50 minutes away by a fast train) has a number of neat things to try your hand at. You’d think I’ve done it all in my 8 gazillion years here, but keep reading and you’ll see an activity I’ve never done. Some of the experiences will help you sight-see local attractions, like hiking and biking around the city, while others allow you to do something atypical for a tourist visiting South Korea – like calligraphy, pottery, sailing or perfume making. You can be sure that most of these experiences will be hosted by a local, so your opportunity to meet and get to know an aspect of Korean life makes Airbnb’s experiences a gem in my book.
So without further ado, let’s see what Seoul’s Airbnb Experiences have to offer (as of writing of this post):
- Create your own perfume (has the most reviews as of 5/24/17 and happens to be my most desired experience from this list)
- Makkoli Tasting
- Cooking (a large variety of experiences offered)
- Bouquet making
- Hiking – the CHEAPEST (as of 5/24/17)
- Personal shopping
- Street dance experience – the MOST EXPENSIVE (as of 5/24/17)
- and many others
Personally, I’m not sure if I’d spend over $200 on a personal shopping or a street dance experience, but I’m not most people. You can read glowing reviews of the hosts you’re selecting and who am I to judge them while I’m also hoping to monetize Airbnb to my advantage. By the way, thrifty traveler, if you’ll find your self coming to the Big Sky Country (the State of Montana) this summer, don’t forget to checkout this sweet cabin. Who needs a monotonous hotel experience, when you can “forget about it all, while enjoying your personal off-grid mini cabin in the wilderness of Gold Creek.” To view what I’m referring to, click here!
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