Traveling to Korea | What can I expect?
Since I last updated this guide, BTS and Blackpink took over the world, Squid Game got everyone squirming, and Parasite won an Oscar. The K-Wave has really washed over the world in totally unexpected and amazing ways.
I still think South Korea is vastly under-visited compared to some of its neighbours, but I don’t think this will be the situation for too much longer. Read on to to find out everything you need to know about visiting one of the world’s most underrated tourist destinations.
While Gangnam Style may have put Korea on the map for many travellers initially, there’s so much more to the country than just one crazy horse dance. From ancient palaces to fiery food, and dramatic mountain peaks to one of the best cafe cultures on the planet, you’ll have an absolute blast discovering everything there is to do here.
In this guide, I’ll cover the basics of traveling around South Korea, including the best things to see, general costs, and insider tips gleaned from living in Seoul as an expat, for over a decade.