Buy my brick!

CNN Go’s Max Kim selects some of his favorite places from my guide book.

Yes, it’s heavy (“the books clocks in at 752 pages and looks and weighs more like a brick”), and apparently doesn’t make for the most exciting read (“we would have loved some quirky/crazy personal stories featuring these destinations as settings”), but:

[T]he 1,000-plus photographs are amazing, and the book is certainly crammed with historical and practical information.

The costs and times of transportation are particularly useful, as are the accommodation recommendations per region.

And hey, I even took some of those 1,000 photos myself!

“Korea” is available at Seoul Selection, Seoul Selection USA, and elsewhere.

  • HSchmidt

    The 6th and 7th photos look absolutely beautiful. I need to look into this book myself. 

    By the way, is there a way to make the comments so that you don’t have to press “load more comments”? It’s a bit annoying and the ordering seems a little too chaotic. Just a suggestion. 

  • Nathan Bauman

    Holy Lord God, Robert! Those photographs and the destination choices in your guidebook are absolutely stunning! I’ll be sure to pick up a copy of the book when I visit Korea next.

  • Francesco

    I’ve bought your Seoul guidebook and it was absolutely amazing. Is there any e-book version or your new Korea guidebook?

  • CactusMcHarris

    Does it actually weigh more than a brick or is that the leftist media hyperbole happening there?

    And congrats on the recognition, Robert. You’re going to get a star on the Waeguk Way if you keep that up.

  • Robert Koehler

    They are gorgeous. Sadly—at least for me personally—none of the ones CNN Go used were mine :(

  • Wedge

    I picked it up at the garden party and it’s a great book–way better than Lonely Planet. The only disappointment is I didn’t get it signed by the brickwriter himself.

  • Robert Koehler

    I’ll see what I can do.

  • Robert Koehler

    Bring over your copy and I’ll sign it. You know where to find me. And of course, thanks!

  • MaximusMax

    Robert, your Seoul guide is nice, but the biggest flaw I see is it lacks an alphabetical index at the end. So when I try to find “Childrens Park”, I have to flip through the pages or have to know the area to find it.

  • Robert Koehler

    Fortunately, we added an alphabetical index to the latest issue of the Seoul guide.

  • Logophiliac

    Looks great, can’t wait to read it. I tried to order through Seoul Selection but the basic airmail option wasn’t available, so the postage would have cost more than the book. I’ve contacted them directly but thought you might want to know in case other potential buyers are put off.

  • Robert Koehler

    Thanks for letting me know—will let the powers that be know.

  • Bastien

    happy to announce your 2 guide books are sold in Singapore ! found them at Kinokuniya this week end, well in view (on their own stack) at the head of the Travel section.

  • Robert Koehler

    Well, that’s welcome news indeed!

  • Nathan Bauman

    Well, Robert, you have posted equally stunning photographs on this blog.