Wondering what your cell phone will be like in three years? Head to Seoul, home of electronics giants Samsung and LG and the world's proving grounds for cutting-edge wireless technologies.
How to get around: The streets are crowded, so go underground. Seoul's subway system reaches all over the city (and beyond), its lines are color-coded, and English-language signs abound.
Where to find free Wi-Fi: The arty Yri Café (33720 Mapogu Seokye Tong; 82-2-323-7864; www.yricafe.com) does double duty as your remote office by day and a happening hangout with live music at night.
Where to get a trim: You'll appreciate the quick, quality haircuts from the English-speaking stylists at Toni & Guy (Third Floor, 644-14 Kangnam Shinsa-dong; 82-2-540-0061; www.toniandguy.co.kr). You'll also appreciate the price: about $1.
Best place to get down to business: Reserve a private room at Tani Next Door (9F Ave. L, 130 Namdaemunro 2-Ga Jung-gu; 82-2-2118-6100), an Asian fusion restaurant in Seoul's trendy downtown district.
Best place to celebrate closing the deal: Head to Kayarang (239-4 Itaewon-dong, Yongsanku; 82-2-797-4000) for traditional Korean food, folk songs, and dance.
What you might not know: Koreans address each other by their professional titles, followed by names.