The Lonely Planet's guide to Seoul isn't horrible, it's just fairly superficial. Simon Richmond only lived there for two months, and for the enormous and complex city Seoul is, that's just not nearly enough. I did get some helpful information--most importantly that mobile phones are available for rent at the airport. But so much seems missing. A few simple examples: Mr. Richmond makes no mention of the casinos in Seoul, although there are at least two, and you have to have your passport with you to get in. I have no idea what they look like inside, although I am told they are for tourists only...because I stumbled upon one when I didn't have my passport. I went to Itaewan on a cold Monday night in December, hoping for a drink. Of course Monday is a slow night in the F&B world almost everywhere, but given the description of the vibrancy of Itaewan's clubs, we were shocked to find that almost everything was completely shut--not slow, CLOSED. I wish I'd known that before I spent an hour getting there. Golf is a popular sport, isn't it? Don't people love to golf when they go new places? Richmond mentions that most private golf courses are members only, but there are some driving ranges around. Where? I have no idea other than "in top-end hotels and elsewhere including Gangnam." I can see myself giving those directions to a cab driver! If I'm not staying in one of those unnamed hotels, can I pay to use the range? If most private golf courses are members only, doesn't that imply that there are at least one or two that aren't? Where are they? Who knows? Personally I'm not a golfer, I'm a classical musician interested in world music. For me, the Lonely Planet provides a couple of paragraphs, one about traditional music, the other about K-Pop, thank you very much. (And yes, I did hear "Gangnam Style" when I was in Gangnam, while I was in a KFC...I asked a local young man if he liked the song and he said he did, so they're not jaded yet.) But where can I hear some traditional music? Are there groups that perform? Venues that feature traditional music? I've no idea. You may say, "But you can look that up on the internet." And you'd be right...but then, you can look up EVERYTHING in this book on the internet. I booked my hotel, a terrifically fun little place called the Chezlee--not even mentioned in the book--at Agoda.com. Lonely Planet, you have to up your game, or you will become completely obsolete.