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Guests from Korea


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Guests from Korea

JKSea | Jul 5, 2006 08:27 PM

I'm a volunteer ESL language tutor and one of my former students who returned home to Seoul, Korea is planning on coming back to Seattle with his girlfriend for a month-long visit. His prior visit was for only one month to attend language school. He has asked me to help him prepare a budget for this trip, and I'm at something of a loss regarding food. When my wife and I visit major metropolitan areas, it's never for more than a week and we definitely splurge. We've not yet had the opportunity to rent an apartment or a condo for an extended stay, so we have no experience in determining home-cooked meals vs casual dining vs splurging. The visitors in question are not traveling on a shoestring, and the fact that Seoul is now the second most expensive city in the world makes Seattle reasonable by comparison. But neither is food at the top of their list in terms of experiencing America. I'm guessing that they will eat breakfast at home, lunch could be a picnic or a casual restaurant meal, dinner in a restaurant or at home or with my wife and I. ANY thoughts on providing a food budget for our visitors would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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