Maria is currently a PhD student majoring in Korean History and Culture. Born in Romania, she has lived abroad for more than 8 years, in France and Korea, and she is proficient in 4 foreign languages. After finishing her Master's Degree in Marseille (France) majoring in Korean Art History, she came to Korea in 2013 and started working with the Korean National Federation of UNESCO and as an instructor and guide. She loves Chinese characters, Asian calligraphy (Korean and Chinese) and she is particularly interested in Korea’s religious diversity. Her academic background offers a special insight over the city - being able to provide the clients with fascinating stories about Seoul and its palaces, Korean kings and queens and the fengshui mysteries of its location. She is also passionate about world heritage and the ways to preserve it.
Evan's curiosity for food started when moved out of his parents home, aged 19 and was forced to prepare and cook and test out recipes for the first time in his life. He learnt a host of Korean recipes during this time, before embarking on a journey in creating his own travel company. With this business, he met many foreigners and chefs who both inspired and advised him on how to prepare foreign food. With this in mind, he has since taken cooking classes and endlessly watched YouTube tutorials, cooking shows and competitions. He currently works on introducing Korean food and food culture to foreigners by hosting supper clubs and giving food tours. He enjoys tasting different food from restaurants and markets, trying to discover their ingredients and ways of cooking.
Hana was born and raised in Seoul and started her professional career as an IT engineer. After some time abroad, she realised this was not her calling and decided to become a tour guide and docent. She obtained her tour guide license in 2014. As a traveler to 100 cities in 30 countries, she has returned to Seoul with an intriguing perception on her city and what might interest those coming to South Korea, regardless of age, gender or age. From UNESCO sites and local traditional markets to the happening nightlife, k-pop, shopping and the amazing variety of food, she allows her clients to experience different facets of the city.