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Traveling Alone?

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Nikki asked 12 months ago
How do you advise people equipt themselves to travel to South Korea alone? In terms of packing, mental preparations, and maybe any warnings for foreigners who may be traveling alone?
erineltawil
replied 11 months ago

When I traveled alone to Korea, I booked a food tour. I knew eating alone could be awkward and also knew that food was one of my main reasons to go to Korea. It was the best thing I did while in Korea. We went to smaller locals only restaurants that specialized in different foods and got to sample tons of food in a group. It was a Great way to get some socialization while traveling in Korea alone.

erineltawil
replied 11 months ago

When I traveled alone to Korea, I booked a food tour. I knew eating alone could be awkward and also knew that food was one of my main reasons to go to Korea. It was the best thing I did while in Korea. We went to smaller locals only restaurants that specialized in different foods and got to sample tons of food in a group. It was a Great way to get some socialization while traveling in Korea alone.

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Danny Kim Staff answered 12 months ago
In general Korea is a very safe country, so there is not too much to worry about when travelling – solo or with friends. I would just take precautions when you drink with new friends – don’t take opened drinks unless you saw them opening it in front of you and make sure you don’t get completely wasted unless you are with someone you can trust. I would assume these are precautions you should take anywhere in the world though haha. Also, beware of cults! Many cults in Korea target unknowing foreigners – if someone asks you to do a survey or talks you into going somewhere with them randomly on the street, I’d be suspicious. Read this post here.
 
In terms of packing – I don’t think there is anything to prepare specifically for a solo travel. Winters are cold and summers are hot, so prepare for the weather.
 
Buy T-Money card when you arrive – you can get these in vending machines and convenience stores. You can use this to get on any public transportation and also use it like a debit card with some vendors. Also bring some cash as T-money can only be charged with cash and also most street vendors will accept cash only. If you are not American, it may be better for you to exchange your money in US dollars first then exchange them to KRW. 
 
Have fun travelling
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