Are you planning to come to Korea? Excited but also feeling a bit anxious? Don’t worry, Kimchiman has got your back! Join our informative webinar divided into two parts – a program to equip you with essential knowledge and a practice session to learn basic Korean expressions. Let us turn your fears into confidence as you prepare for your journey in Korea.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Platform: Google Meet
  • Cost: $49

Webinar Program:

Part 1: Essential Tips for Your Trip to Korea

  1. How to get to Seoul from Incheon Airport
  2. Securing a SIM card
  3. How to use public transport with apps and maps
  4. Purchasing items and ordering food seamlessly
  5. 3 things that you can and can’t do in Korea (covering behavior, eye contact, buying things, and ordering food)

 Part 2: Practice Basic Survival Korean Expressions & Greetings

Engage in a lively practice session, picking up fundamental Korean phrases that will enrich your time in Korea. Boost your confidence in mingling with locals and handling day-to-day interactions.

  • 안녕하세요. (Hello.)
  • 안녕히 계세요. (Goodbye.)
  • 고맙습니다. 감사합니다. (Thank you.)
  • 이거요. 이거 주세요. (This one, please.)
  • 저거요. 저거 주세요. (That one, please.)
  • 잠깐만요. (Excuse me, just a moment.)
  • ________에 어떻게 가요? (How do I get to ________?)
  • 저는 ______ 에서 왔어요. (I am from ______.)
  • 저는 휴가로 왔어요. (I am here on vacation.)
  • 저는 한국에 살고 있어요. (I live in Korea.)

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Here’s a comprehensive guide to useful information and resources about Korea:

General Travel Information:

  1. Korea Tourism Organization (KTO): The official website offers travel guides, event news, and essential tips.

    • Website: VisitKorea
  2. HiKorea: This is the government’s official website for tourists and residents, providing visa information, immigration details, etc.

    • Website: HiKorea

Transportation:

  1. Korail: For train schedules, especially if you’re considering taking the KTX (high-speed train).

    • Website: Korail
  2. Seoul Metro: For subway maps, schedules, and other transportation details in Seoul.

    • Website: Seoul Metro
  3. T-money: Information about the rechargeable smart card used for public transportation.

    • Website: T-money

Accommodation:

  1. KoreaStay: KTO’s official accommodation guide. It provides a list of certified accommodations across the country.
    • Website: KoreaStay

Attractions & Activities:

  1. Cultural Heritage Administration: Details about Korea’s cultural heritage sites.

    • Website: CHA
  2. Museums: Links to the national museums in Korea.

    • Website: Museum.go.kr

Food & Dining:

  1. MangoPlate: App/website similar to Yelp but for Korea. It provides restaurant recommendations and reviews.
    • Website: MangoPlate

Communication:

  1. Papago: Naver’s translation app, which is quite accurate for Korean-English translations.

    • App Store: Papago

Safety:

  1. Emergency Ready App: Official app by the Korean government providing emergency contact numbers, medical facilities, and safety guidelines.

    • App Store: Emergency Ready App
  2. 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: Operated by KTO, provides tourist information and advice on various travel inquiries.

Other Handy Resources:

  1. KakaoMap: An English-friendly map app tailored for locations in Korea. More accurate in Korea than Google Maps.

    • App Store: KakaoMap
  2. Weather: Real-time updates on the weather in Korea.

    • Website: KMA

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What should I prepare for traveling to Korea?

1. Travel documents: Ensure you have a valid passport with sufficient validity, and check if you require a visa based on your nationality.
2. Weather and clothing: Check the weather forecast for your travel dates and pack appropriate clothing. Korea experiences four distinct seasons, so dress accordingly.
3. Language: Although many Koreans speak English, it can be helpful to learn a few basic Korean phrases or carry a translation app to aid communication.
4. Currency: The official currency in Korea is the Korean won (KRW). Familiarize yourself with the current exchange rates and consider carrying some local currency for small expenses.
5. Transportation: Research the public transportation options in Korea, including subways, buses, and trains. Familiarize yourself with major routes and consider purchasing a transportation card (T-money) for convenient travel.
6. Electrical outlets: Korea uses a 220V voltage and Type C or Type F power outlets. If your devices use a different voltage or plug type, you may need a travel adapter.
7. Safety and health: Check the latest travel advisories and consider obtaining travel insurance. It’s also advisable to pack any necessary medications and familiarize yourself with emergency contact numbers in Korea.

How to survive in Korea as a tourist?

To have a smooth and enjoyable experience as a tourist in Korea, here are some tips to help you survive:
1. Learn basic Korean phrases: Knowing a few essential Korean phrases can go a long way in daily interactions, such as greetings, thank you, please, and excuse me. It shows respect and can help you navigate through various situations.
2. Carry a T-money card: T-money is a transportation card that can be used for buses, subways, and taxis in most major cities in Korea. It offers convenience and can save you time and money while getting around.
3. Stay connected: Consider getting a local SIM card or portable Wi-Fi device to ensure you have internet access on the go. It will help with navigation, translation, and staying connected with others.
4. Embrace local customs and etiquette: Familiarize yourself with Korean customs, such as removing your shoes when entering homes or certain establishments, using both hands when giving or receiving items, and showing respect to elders. Respecting local customs will help you blend in and show cultural sensitivity.
5. Explore beyond tourist hotspots: While popular attractions are worth visiting, don’t limit yourself to just the well-known spots. Take the time to explore local neighborhoods, markets, and off-the-beaten-path destinations. You’ll discover hidden gems and get a more authentic experience of Korea.
6. Have an emergency plan: Familiarize yourself with emergency contact numbers, including the local police (112) and medical services (1339). It’s also a good idea to have travel insurance that covers any unforeseen events or emergencies.
Remember to plan ahead, respect the local culture, and keep an open mind. With proper preparation and a positive attitude, you can have a memorable and enjoyable time exploring Korea as a tourist.

How do I prepare for a trip to Seoul?

1. Research and plan your itinerary: Use Go10 Plans for your itineraries without unnecessary research and without wasting your time.
2. Check travel requirements: Ensure you have a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining. Check if you need a visa to enter South Korea based on your nationality and the duration of your stay.
3. Book flights and accommodation: Look for the best deals on flights to Seoul and make your bookings in advance. Research different accommodation options such as hotels, guesthouses, or Airbnb, and book a place that fits your budget and preferences.
4. Learn some basic Korean phrases: While English is spoken in many tourist areas, knowing a few basic Korean phrases can be helpful for communication and navigating daily situations. Learn greetings, thank you, please, and basic directions.
5. Pack accordingly: Check the weather forecast for your travel dates and pack appropriate clothing. Seoul has distinct seasons, so pack layers and essentials like comfortable walking shoes, a travel adapter, and any necessary medication.
6. Arrange transportation: Familiarize yourself with Seoul’s transportation system, including the subway and buses. Consider getting a T-money card, a reloadable transportation card that allows for convenient travel on public transportation.
7. Familiarize yourself with local attractions and services: Use Go10 plans, Seoul10 Challenge, Kimchiman’s Seoul Journey, Seoul Starter Pack, Food and Shopping Tour and Kimchi Catch to maximize your stay in Korea.
8. Consider travel insurance: It’s always wise to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and lost luggage. Ensure you have adequate coverage for your trip to Seoul.
9. Prepare your finances: Familiarize yourself with the local currency (South Korean Won) and have some cash on hand for smaller purchases. Inform your bank or credit card provider about your travel plans to avoid any issues with your cards.

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