I often visit the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forum website and offer advice to travellers asking about Korea.
Today I saw a posting that I thought deserves a wider audience.
A group of Koreans have created a small organistion to offer Free guided tours of Seoul.
This is from Youngdae Kwon, the organiser's website :
Free Tour Guide in Seoul, non professional volunteer organization, was launched for helping overseas visitors experience Korean culture and customs.
Free Tour Guide in Seoul offers overseas visitors a free guided tour in and around Seoul, which has a myriad of exciting and appealing attractions.
Since we are volunteer guides, our members may not speak your native language perfectly. We can only offer visitors the services at weekends. However, we are full of energy, heart-warming hospitality, and cultural insights. Our latest information ensures that you will have a memorable experience in Seoul.
Even if you already live in Seoul, all overseas people are welcome. We may know about Seoul more than you do!
All you need to do is visit his website, complete the short request form and email it to him at the address on the site.
If anyone does take a tour with Mr Kwon, please let me know how you get on.