I'll just kick this off by saying that, well, I'm not here looking for someone special.
My approach to travel has always been free and easy, never ever on a guided tour. I think you miss out too much on the country's culture, excellent food and people, when you are shielded on a shutter bus all day long, going to tourist attractions, and what's worse you ask? The horrible food that they provide you with.
I've personally tried going to Seoul, travelled on free and easy and found out that for the same price as a guided tour, I could have food everyday for at least five times the budget, and taste ten times better, and...