10 Tips You Should Know Before Your First Seoul Trip

Some practical advice.
by | September 10, 2018

There are two kinds of apps you will surely use when you’re in Seoul: an app-based map and an app of Seoul’s subway system.

Since the South Korean government limits the amount of information that goes on Google Maps, the best app-based map you can use in Seoul is the trusty local Naver Maps. It works best if you can type addresses in hangul, but it also has an English function.

The subway app (like Seoul Subway or Kakao Metro), on the other hand, comes in handy whenever you travel by subway, as it will give you directions on how to reach one point to another, the train’s exact arrival time, an approximate of your travel time, and even how much the trip will cost you.

If you’re not familiar with the Korean language, a basic translator app like Google Translate is also a must-have. Practicing some common phrases before your trip would also give you an edge.


Don’t forget to pack a travel adapter.

Andy Flores is a pathological penny pincher with impulse shopping and binge-eating tendencies. She’s constantly saving up for new adventures, so she dabbles in writing jobs here and there. Her not-so-secret dream is to be an extra in a big Bollywood movie.

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