I arrived in Korea this evening after a ~24 hour trip from Boston. I’ll be touring hotels here this week and look forward to sharing my impressions of the country.
I’m in a nice hotel (the Shilla in Seoul) and have shown my faith in their service quality by taking the only pair of shoes I brought and setting them out in a box outside my door to be shined. A colleague once did the same thing at the Four Seasons in NYC and it did not work out well for him!
PS — It worked out fine for me. My shoes came back at 4 am.November 26, 2007