South Korea What to Pack

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South Korea What to Pack

  • Essentials to Bring

    Seoul What to Pack

    Korea has stairs, lots of them. Therefore it's best to leave the gigantic wheeled bag at home if you are going to be relying on moving around the city by subway or walking many places with your stuff. Summer is the rainy season. Bring shoes that can get wet or at least dry out quickly if you are planning on traveling in June and July. No need to...

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  • Ready for the Weather

    Seoul What to Pack

    Seoul is a shoppers nirvana catering to all budgets and tastes. If you have forgotten something make a beeline to E- Mart, a local, mid priced supermarket where you will find most things you need on your trip. Seoul have cold but pleasantly sunny winters. Cotton jackets and coats are not suitable for the dry cold which will seep into your bones if...

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  • Clothing

    Seoul What to Pack

    A Big 24" luggage (preferably extendable and of light material) and a little carry-around bag for the to keep your important stuffs inside. (for autumn and start of winter... that's the time I went, so I'm not quite sure about the rest of the seasons) Thermal wear, plain comfy clothes and a good down-feather or appropriate autumn/winter coat....

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  • Other Things

    Seoul What to Pack

    Bring some anti-bacterial toilettes and a little pack of toilet paper with you when you are touring around town. They come in very handy. I recommend this for anywhere in S.E. Asia. Bring some anti-bacterial toilettes and a little pack of toilet paper with you when you are touring around town. They come in very handy. I recommend this for anywhere...

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  • Myth and Reality

    Bring everything in plastic bags, you can get some cheap luggage while you're here. Sensibel shoes. Each subway station has about 100-150 stairs to navigate (and miles of underground passages between platforms and exits). As well, shopping mall elevators are ALWAYS busy, so you'll be on the escaltors or just walking and walking a lot of the...

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  • Summary of Four Seasons

    The Republic of Korea is located in the mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere and the Temperate Zone with four distinct seasons. ographically, it lies on the east coast of the Eurasian Continent adjacent to the West Pacific. During the winter, from December to January, it is cold and dry under the dominant influence of the Siberian air mass....

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  • Essentials Coming from the USA

    I always make my luggage tags with home info, hotel stay and cell phone number. I'll bring a lock for my suitcase - I don't lock it during air travel but once in the hotel, I will lock up my valuables into the suitcase. Bikini - you never know when you can use one! Nail Glue (seems to always happen to me that I break a nail on vaca).Antihistamine...

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  • Korea Weather

    Weather in Korea spans from extreme cold in winter to extreme hot and humid days in summer. I frequently visit Korea and I experienced every season.January is the coldest month, bring warm clothes and shoes.Snowfalls are common up to March.July is warmest and most rainy month.

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  • Korea has Four Seasons: They are Quite...

    When you come here bear in Mind that Korea gets both a Siberian Winter and a Bangkok Summer... Bring REALLY warm Clothes in Winter and in the Summer bring the FLIMSIEST summer clothes you have. You have been warned :oP

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  • shoes

    bring as little as possible, especially if you will be takign busses and the subway with your luggage, there are a trillion flights of stairs when usingthe subway... not something you want to traverse when you have 3 peices of luggage. bring flat comfortable shoes... becasue you will be walking... alot.and the ground is not always even, you could...

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  • Packing List

    So, you're going to teach in South Korea?You need: one large backpack, as big as you can get and still meet carry-on requirements, and two very large suitcases. Remember, you aren't a backpacker. You are moving half way around the world. Trust me when I say you'll want your western comforts. Korea is a land of 4 seasons, so you need everything....

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    Dental floss and a bar of Sunlight soap are among the most useful things a traveler can have anywhere. Dental floss is surprisingly strong and can be substituted for string or as a disposable clothes line. Sunlight soap is the absolute best portable detergent for stain removal and light laundry.

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    Depends on length of travel, but make sure theres extra room for all these little trinkets and gadgets and clothes you buy. I moved to Seoul in the begining of Summer, and I thought, hmm not bad at all. It was a bit warmer than what I was used to, but it wasn't bad at all. Then midsummer - my brief 15 minute walk to work in the morning became...

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  • Packing List

    make some room for Kimchi when you come to korea!! that's all. ach!! and good plasticbags and papers for wrapping!! you have to wrap that or you will kill someone in the airport with the smell hehehe.

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    When you are planning to go up the mountains, bring the right gear. Be sure to bring diarea blockers. Don't forget to take pictures of small objects. Due to the many mountains and the beautiful views you easily forget the small things! A handheld GPS receiver is fine, because local detailed maps are in Korean.

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  • Packing List

    Anything really, the baggage handlers don't jump all over your luggage here. Spring and autumn are cool and clear, but the nights can get chilly so carry a few warm sweaters and a jacket. Summer is really hot and humid so stick to light stuff. Winter is siberian so loads of warm stuff. Bring deodorant - it is almost impossible to get here. A...

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  • Packing List

    Cold in the winter (snow) and hot and humid (90F +) in the summer. Unless you speak the language very well medical supplies may be iffy. Toiletries shouldnt be a problem although finding what you really want may be an adventure. Have fun!

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  • Packing List

    That depends on you and your plans after living here. If you want to travel after, bring a pack. In the summer months,(most of the year)it is super humid so bring clothes that get along well with sweat. deoderant, good mouth supplies. It's expensive here so bring what you want to use.

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  • Packing List

    If you come to Korea in the Summer,so be prepaired of really warm and moisty weather and hard warm rain.In the winter time it's really cold and try in the north,in the south it's a little bit milder.

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    You really don't need to take much Korea, because they seem to give everything away for free in the streets. Just look for the girls. Hiking

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  • Packing List

    Temperature in Korea is sub-zero for at least 4 months (December-March). It seems to be a cycle in which first 3-4 days of the week the temperature is lower then another 3-4 days higher. It's rather unpredictable. Be sure to prepare clothing which you need for the type of weather worse than the forecast (like preparing good sweather even for...

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  • Packing List

    Anything will do. RAIN gear! It rains all the time in Korea! Make sure that you are well prepared because you may well be caught in a sudden downpour. All the amenities of home (USA) can be found here, just in a Korean version! Many stores are open late, so no need to be frantic. Besides, they have 7-Elevens everywhere! They have pretty much...

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  • Packing List

    Youngest daughter came home at age 4 years and has vivid memories of Namsun Tower and the Army barracks in Seoul. She loves kimchee and so does her dad, while the eldest and I would rather have chocolate!They have both grown into beautiful, sweet, brilliant, talented, loving daughters. They are the flowers of my life. I hope someday we can all go...

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