Weekly INTERVIEW

tour08 iNTERVIEW: MEET Faruk!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

This is Faruk Ahmed from Bangladesh and I am doing my PhD in Crop Science here in Korea.

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

I found it trough Facebook

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

Muan Mud Festival

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

Yes, Tour08 is unique because I went with the cheapest one which includes provided meals

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

I like the management system of Tour08 , I would like to thank the teams for their kind cooperation

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Tour08 is always COOPERATING, FUN and AFFORDABLE

7. Any recommendation:

Make different plans and multiple choice for Student

8. Last Word:

I like the Tour08 because of its multiple events

Posted on 17 June 2020

tour08 iNTERVIEW: MEET DAHLYA!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

Hi~ My name is Dahlya and I’m from the states. I’m currently living and working in Korea.

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

Just searching around on Facebook!

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

I went on the lunar New Years trip with my friends; really enjoyed seeing the rural side of Korea and learning about the history of the landmarks we visited!

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

I think the friendly atmosphere is really great, it feels less like a tour and more like hanging out and traveling with a group of friends.

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

Thank you for what y’all do~ miss y’all! Hope I can come on another trip again soon ^^

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Fun, relaxing, affordable.

Posted on 28 May 2020

tour08 iNTERVIEW: tj!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I'm TJ, from Vietnam. I'm a third year student in International Business & Trade at Inha University.

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

My friend introduced Tour08 to me.

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

My best experience with Tour08 was the Japan trip.

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

It's really diverse. I get to know people from all cultures on the trips.

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

You guys are doing pretty great. The social media team is really making a difference. I appreciate that. Keep up the good work :))

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Fun, Exploring, Connecting!

7. Any recommendation:

Not yet

8. Last Word:

More overseas trip please :)))

Posted on 20 May 2020

tour08 iNTERVIEW: meet bunyod!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

Hi, my name's Bunyod and I'm from Uzbekistan. I am in my last semester as a Master's degree student at Inha University, Incheon. As obvious as it is, I love traveling :)

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

First, I heard about Tour08 from friends last June. They already had experience with this tour and recommended me to join for the upcoming trip. Then, I checked the official Tour08 Facebook page to confirm the trip. Price was cheap, trip agenda and details were awesome, and I was pretty sure I would have a great time. So, I decided to take the opportunity and travel with this tour.

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

All trips with Tour08 were amazing. Especially, I liked "Beach&BBQ - Bonza Summer Gangwon trip" the most. It was one of the best experiences and the most amazing two days of my time in Korea. We went to Naksan beach and enjoyed the sea, visited a traditional market and chilling Hanggol gorge, had a fun experience in a dairy farm, where we made fresh pizza, even saw little 760 years old trees, rode tin carriages with friends, walked at the traditional villages, and last but not least, enjoyed unlimited, delicious BBQ for dinner with welcoming hosts of the event. This trip was unforgettable in many ways. I made a lot of friends (for life) with different origins and backgrounds, which is great to learn about various cultures and traditions. And most importantly, I enjoyed every moment of my time at the trip.

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

Tour08 brings foreigners all across Korea together to have experience in the countryside, where we don't usually go to by ourselves. For example, I don't normally enjoy going to farms and feeding cows or making ice creams, but Tour08 makes sure that with fun and friendly group of people, especially who are eager to experience unique things and make new friends, every activity seems to be amazing.

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

I would like to thank each member of the Tour08 team for their fantastic work and efforts to make foreigners' time unforgettable.

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Engaging, Thrilling, Awesome!

7. Any recommendation:

Everything is awesome, just keep up the good work :)

8. Last Word:

Hopefully we hear good news about new trips soon.

Posted on 14 May 2020

tour08 iNTERVIEW: meet marine!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

Hi my name is Marine. I'm a French exchange student at Kookmin University in Seoul. I've been in Korea since September and I will stay until July.

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

I found out about it on the app called Meetup. At first, I honestly thought it was a scam because I thought an entire trip for 10.000 won was way too good to be true ! But then I thought even if it's a scam at least I won't loose a lot of money ... So I signed up for my first trip in October and so clearly do not regret it !

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

My best experience with Tour 08 was the Ulsan Trip in November 2019. It was an awesome trip because it was a rather small trip only 20 people so we got to know each other really well. We did awesome activities around Ulsan and we even had a guide from Ulsan to show us around. He took us to amazing places and restaurants : bamboo forest, crow migration, downtown Ulsan, traditional cafe, buffet restaurant ... It was an amazing experience !

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

I really like the concept of traveling for cheap prices. It may sound stupid but as a student I want to travel everywhere but I don't have the money to go with it so cheap trip is definitely a great aspect of Tour08. But it's not the only thing ! I really like the fact that we often meet the same people for trips so it feels like a great group of friends that you can meet every weekend. Even when there are new people you get to meet different kind of people from all other the world which I find super interesting ! And I also really appreciate the fact that Tour08 takes us to the Korean countryside in places that we usually wouldn't travel too because it's not very famous or maybe difficult to access so we get to see the more authentic side of Korea and not just Seoul.

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

I really want to thank the guides for all that they are doing. In each trip they manage to find the best places to go to, manage to keep us on time for schedule while being very fun to be around all day.

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Awesome! Interesting! Original!

7. Any recommendation:

It's not really a recommendation but since I have only two month left in Korea, I really hope you will be able to organize trips soon while being safe from Corona virus ...

8. Last Word:

You're an awesome group of people continue your good job ! Fighting and hopefully see you soon 😉

Posted on 29 April 2020

tour08 iNTERVIEW: meet mizan!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am Mizan from Bangladesh, currently living in Daejeon , South Korea. I am doing my PhD course here. I like travel and exploring new things, meeting with new people gives me inner pleasure.

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

I found Tour08 from my Indonesian roommate who used to travel with Tour08

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

I had traveled two times with Tour08 in the same month subsequent weekends during September 2018. In my first trip, zip line was the best, making pizza at dairy farm as well. Second trip, food festival was outstanding. I was totally speechless.

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

Well organised, high efficient in terms of using time.

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

Please try to arrange sea food for Muslim travelers during trips

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Right time, right place, right choice

7. Any recommendation:

Please try to arrange sea food for Muslim travelers during trips

8. Last Word:


Posted on 23 April 2020

tour08 iNTERVIEW: meet Stefania!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am a lover of Korean culture with my daughter and my friends with whom I traveled, we love their delicious cuisine.

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

By a friend who lives in Korea.

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

Buyeo trip in July 2019.

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

The possibility of sharing with people from all over the world and getting to know lesser-known places in Korea .

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

Thank you very much for an unforgettable experience!!!

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Exciting, Educational and Fun.

7. Any recommendation:

Just go a little slower on the tours.

8. Last Word:

Unforgettable.

Posted on 16 April 2020

tour08 iNTERVIEW: meet Faheela!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am Faheela Muzaffar from Pakistan and I came to Korea in 2018 to pursue my Master's degree in Business Administration. I started my degree program here in Korea in Feb, 2018 and I expect to graduate in the Summer of this year. It was a wonderful experience to be in Korea and Tour08 was the first tour agency I took a trip with.

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

I heard about Tour08 from a friend at my dormitory and later another friend recommended it, after her first trip. After getting to know that my friends had a great time with Tour08, I was pretty much sure that I would take the next trip with them. I started checking the dates of upcoming trips, that could work for my schedule.

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

My first trip with Tour08 was the "Myeongnyang Battle Festival" and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had in Korea. I went on my first trip alone and ended up making friends who are are some of the kindest people I've ever met in Korea.

If you're alone and would like to find people who can make you feel at home, just hop on one of the trips with Tour08.

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

Tour08 brings foreigners from all across South Korea at one single platform and the best thing is that feeling of being included in all the activities. Everybody is usually very friendly and it feels like you're a part of one big family.

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

I would like to thank every single member of their team to wear the brightest smiles and to do everything possible for making trips memorable and exciting.

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Thrilling, Cheap and Cheerful

7. Any recommendation:

Tour08 has all what it takes to make it a number choice for students who usually look for economical options for trips. If Tour08 can make a network of volunteers who can spread out the word about their trips in various universities of Korea, I am sure many people especially students would be interested to join.

8. Last Word:

Keep up the good work ;)

Posted on 8 April 2020

tour08 iNTERVIEW: meet oliver!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am Oliver Esteban Thorum and I was born in the Netherlands, but moved to the United States. I also studied in Spain for some time before graduating and moving to Gwangju, Jeolla nam-do to teach English at a kindergarten. I love getting to know new people and learning about different cultures!

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

Zara who is one of the Tour08 travellers told me about Tour08 first! Then I met the amazing Elnaz and I just had to come back... Better yet now Baha is working here too. I have a family here!

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

I love the Gangwon-do trips! They are always some of the most fun and the scenery is mesmerizing! Ride in a cart or explore a cave. There are plenty of beautiful rivers and cultural heritage sites to see as well.

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

Some of the most outgoing and hardworking people you will meet. During every trip, I am able to bond with the other travellers and make a close knit group for the weekend or forever!

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

Keep it up!

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Explore Korea Together!

7. Any recommendation:

At least 2-3 guides per trip please..

8. Last Word:

Thank you for everything!

Posted on 1 April 2020

tour08 iNTERVIEW: meet Naharin!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am Naharin Sultana Anni, a Bangladeshi student doing masters with research in graduate school of public health, Yonsei university. By profession, I am a doctor. It is my second year in Korea. I love to meet new people, to travel and I have huge interest in history, music and culture. I can speak in 5 languages and I have skills in 8 languages. I am always a free soul and socially active person. Simple living and high thinking is my life motto.

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

I found out about Tour08 through Facebook.

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

It was the Gangjin tour in which jet boarding and zip line were included. I loved that tour the most.

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

The feeling of comfortness just like a family.

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

Stay as you are, always being organized and the best...😊

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Comforting, organized, cheap

7. Any recommendation:

I think most tours until now were to the southern part of Korea. It would be great, if you could arrange some tours to the eastern parts like Sokcho, some famous shooting locations or some camping locations. I wanted to go to Jumunjin for a long time but unfortunately, Tour08 didn't have any offer for it.

8. Last Word:

Best regards to this beautiful group.

Posted on 25 March 2020

tour08 iNTERVIEW: meet shash!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I am from Fremont, California in the USA. I completed my BS from Purdue University and then decided to work and travel. I spent 2 years in New Zealand and 1 year in Australia. Both experiences were incredible and motivated me to continue this life of travel. So, I got myself TEFL certified and now I am teaching English at a hagwon in Suwon, South Korea. Trying to live life to the fullest!

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

I find out about Tour08 through a previous coworker who is now back in the USA.

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

I went on the Tongyeong coastal vibes trip. It was a really cool experience because I got to see some special places off the tourist track. I got to try local food and experience a more 'real' Korea. On top of that, I made some incredible friends from that tour.

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

Tour08 takes you to the underrated and less touristy places in the country. These are places you would unlikely visit if you were an ordinary traveler. They make the journey smooth and comfortable. Also, Tour08 is extremely cheap. You pay very little for the tour, but get to see a lot of the country.

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

I think the tours are great value for money.

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Unique, Inexpensive, Fun.

7. Any recommendation:

I would recommend Tour08 to others. They take you on trips that allow you to absorb the culture, food, and scenery that Korea has to offer. You get a very different insight into Korean lifestyle by traveling outside the major centers. You will never come back feeling ripped off, since the tours are extremely cheap to begin with.

8. Last Word:

I am looking forward to my next tour with Tour08!

Posted on 18 March 2020

tour08 iNTERVIEW: meet Zarina!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

My name is Zarina Umarova. I was born in Novosibirsk, a large city in Siberian Russia. I was raised by a single mother in an ethnically Korean town in Kazakhstan. Being part of an ethnic minority in a post-USSR muslim country gave me a somewhat unique perspective early on in life. As I grew up, I became interested in different cultures and longed for opportunities to meet people from other countries and learn from them.

When I was almost 18 years old, I would get that opportunity when I moved with my mother to South Korea. My first year in Korea was very difficult. As someone who could only speak Russian, I couldn’t communicate with Koreans or even the other foreigners who lived here. I was miserable and lonely, and I knew I needed to learn from those around me if I was going to find happiness and acceptance in my new home.

I had to immerse myself in cultures and languages I had never experienced before. I started to attend a Korean Language school and live at an International dormitory where I met many people from all around the world. Besides learning two languages, I became even more interested in learning more about other cultures and traditions. I worked hard and earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea.

Right now I’m a free bird who is looking the right way in life.

2. How did you find out about Tour08:

I found out about it through Facebook.

3. What was your first or best experience with Tour08:

I travel with Tour08 since 2017 so it’s hard to remember my first tour but I’m very thankful to this company to make such great, fun and affordable tours around Korea! I had a blast, met a lot of new people and experienced a number of Korean cultural activities.

As a student, I couldn’t afford to travel in Korea on my own, because a one way bus ticket would cost me 30$, but with the Tour08 whole tour was 30$ including transportation, accommodation, activities with a tour guide, some meals and even some little gifts! I think it’s so amazing!

4. What do you think is unique about Tour08:

To be able to create a fun tours around Korea for very very affordable price!

5. Anything you wanna tell Tour08 Team:

The team is super helpful, they were always willing to help and also spend a good time with us travelers.

6. Describe Tour08 in 3 words:

Fun, Affordable, Reliable.

7. Any recommendation:

Traveling to big cities too, like Busan would be great or create video interviews with travelers about their feelings!

8. Last Word:

Thank you for helping us to explore Korea!

Posted on 11 March 2020

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Posted on 25 March 2020

8. Last Word:

Hi~ My name is Dahlya and I’m from the states. I’m currently living and working in Korea.