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May 16, 2013

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This is probably one of the most practical TL;DRs we’ve answered in a while. Back in the day before the world of these TL;DR videos, we used to have a huge FAQ section on our website that we updated regularly and religiously with tons of helpful info, but we soon discovered that taking the time to update the FAQ page was…a total waste of our time. We still received tons of emails asking us questions for just about everything we had taken the time to write about. Even when we replied to someone’s email with a link to that page, some people still emailed us back asking for a direct response! Grumblecakes!

And so, that was how our TL;DR videos started: to answer commonly asked questions in video format since it seems most people are unwilling to read the answers. Reading’s dead! People want videos instead! But not you guise, since you’re clearly reading this blog post right now. Or maybe you’re not? Maybe we should make a TLDR video about why we made TL;DR videos?

Okay! On to the extra tips and tricks for flying to Korea! If you already watched the video we mentioned briefly about packing and travel on the plane but we didn’t get the chance to talk about what it’s like to arrive at Incheon Airpot.

Just Arriving

First off, if you need to make a phone call, do it at the pay phones while you still can. There aren’t a lot of pay phones in Korea, so you might not get the chance to tell your family that you arrived safely.

Secondly, grab a snack at the local convenience store in the airport. For less than a $2.00 you can get a lovely rice triangle and bottle of water or head to the Paris Croissant for a pretty decent sandwich or some baked good that you can pop in your bag. Trust me, it’s going to take you at least 30 minutes to get to wherever you’re going from here on our.

The Subway

If you’re taking the subway from the airport, you can buy a T-Money card (“tee-cah-duh”) in either plain old regular card format, or as a slightly more expensive cute dangling thingy that hooks onto your cell phone at the local GS25 convenience store inside the airport. You buy the card (just once), then put money on the card and just “beep” it to get on the subway, bus, or even taxi. The advantage of these are that they save you money with every trip and they are rechargeable at convenience store and at the subway themselves but NOT on the buses or in taxis. Plus, you don’t have to know where you are going, you beep to get on the subway, and beep to get off the subway and the machine does all the math for you. If you don’t want to buy a t-money card, head to the subway located under the airport (there are tons of signs) and you’ll have to buy a ticket BUT you’ll have to know the name of the subway stop you are going to in order to buy a ticket. See why t-money card are great? ROBOT TAKE MY MONEY BEEP! We did a video about Korean subways a while ago… a LONG TIME AGO

The subway in Korea is awesome but if you have lots of luggage it will be awful. The airport subway line is pretty empty and spacious but as you transfer lines onto the more populated lines, you’ll have a hard time getting through the crowds and finding an elevator to take you between levels, so I really recommend the bus or a taxi if you have lots of luggage.

The Bus

When you exit the airport, the first ring of roads are for the buses while the second ring is for taxis. There are tons of buses that take you in many directions so I recommend you check out this site to help you with where you are going and how long it will take.

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If you bought a t-money card, you can just beep onto the bus and depending on if it’s a fancy bus (the driver will come down to help you load your luggage under the bus) or if it’s a normal bus (driver stares at you struggling to get your luggage up the stair and onto the bus) it will cost between $2.50 – $15.00. We normally take the bus when we are traveling light and don’t have any animals. Here’s another video we did about using T-Money cards

Taxis

Once you leave the airport, the taxis are divide according to where they will travel (for example, some go to Seoul, some don’t). There are also English speaking helpers waiting by the taxi stand and help people communicate with the taxi driver. We didn’t have those when we arrived five years ago!

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There are three kinds of taxis available. The standard taxis, starting at roughly $2.40, the luxury taxis (it’s just a black taxi with leather seats…oooohhh) starting at $4.50, and the “jumbo” van taxis also at $4.50. If you have two people and four pieces of luggage plus carry-ons, you’ll have to take the jumbo taxi to fit in everything. Advice for using taxis: if you pass by a toll both, which you probably have to, you’ll have to pay an extra $7.00 or so that will be tacked on at the end of your journey so don’t be surprised.

Buuuuut, if you travel between midnight and 4:00am the normal taxi’s meter will start at a higher price (that’s normal anywhere in Korea) HOWEVER if they try to suggest a flat cash rate or refuse to use the meter they are trying to rip you off, so get a different taxi. To give you an idea, going to Seoul in a normal taxi has cost us around $70.00 during crappy slow traffic in the early evening, and around $50.00 for quick moving traffic. Honestly, if you’re really exhausted from both jet lag and a bagillion hours on the plane, then falling asleep in the taxi is the way to go. You don’t have to worry about missing your stop and you can always save money on the way back to the airport by taking the subway and bus once you’re fully awake.

Ok! So those are your options! Let us know if you have any other travel tips. Wow. This blog post feels like a government page or something. Too much information!

Oh, and lastly, if your noodles come undercooked while you’re on the flight, feel free to abuse the flight attendants. HA JOKING! We’re not CEOs

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  1. We have extremely different travelling experiences!!! I got fed Two times per Short flight, and THREE times on the second plane. I travel via Doha in Qatar, from Stockholm in Sweden and to Incheon… with Qatar airlines, and Korean air.
    I packed snacks cause I figured I’d be so hungry but they like litterally fed me every time on the plane, I was sooo stuffed by the time we landed. Rly.. two meals from Stockholm to Doha, and Three more meals from Doha to Seoul!

    I agree on the wetwipes. The flights I’ve been on have given some out, but not enough.. noot enough…

    I don’t have as many flight experiences as you though… I’ve flown about… two round trips, one one-way trip. so five times total~ this summer will be my sixth and seventh time ^^ Also via Doha~

    The route is of course different from Canada compared to from Sweden =) You fly west while I fly east~

    4 years ago
  2. Some places that you guys might travel to won’t be having those zip lock bags. They do, however, always have tape. Those huge roll of clear polyester tape are a huge help. We usually tighten the cap real tight on and wrap up the top like crazy. So no matter the pressure (most of the time), they won’t ooze out.

    The packing of a suitcase inside of another suitcase is a really good idea. We usually pack it to the full. Bringing your own pillow is a great thing too. I usually stay up all throughout the flight. So when it comes time for me to sleep in a different time zone, I konk out when my head hits the bed. The duty free magazines too. I should do that next time.

    4 years ago
  3. Guys – one thing puzzles me – Is American/ European smartphone ( Iphone, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry etc.) will work in Korean mobile network? Is there a chance to buy prepaid mobile card, anywhere? What about internet connection outside Seoul – are there any Mobile/ 3G internet prepaid cards available? Thanks! :)

    4 years ago
  4. If you layer well and make hand warmers and electric heaters your best friend you will be okay. I’ve been here for four years and I HATE COLD SO MUCH OMG. But I’ve found if you bring long underwear or buy it here (Uniqlo Heattech FTW) and wear arm warmers, gloves, etc. you can get by.

    4 years ago
    • Thank you! Wow, I wonder who went through and down-voted this whole thread. I sense warm people against cold people racism!

      4 years ago
  5. If you plan on getting a prepaid sim card in Korea during your stay there, make sure your phone is GSM unlocked. Always flying to Korea and staying for 3 months every time tells you the importance of having a local number since there are not many payphones around T.T

    4 years ago
  6. Guys – one thing puzzles me – Is american/ European smartphone ( Iphone, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry etc.) will work in Korean mobile network? Is there a chance to buy prepaid mobile card, anywhere?

    4 years ago
  7. Can you guys please do a TL;DR on how the weather differs to the U.S.A/North America, I notice in most of your videos you guise are dressed differently then I would for that time of year, is it a big difference? Did it take getting used to (the weather difference, if any?)

    4 years ago
  8. Wow! I am not going to Korea any time soon but thank you guise so much for this TL;DR! The details and all the tricks! So very…well, informative! As much as I agree how tiny and almost useless those plane pillows are, I’ll never bring my own. Lovely thing needs to stay clean and lovely and safe on the bed at home >.<

    Plane tips:

    – If traveling with someone and there is 2 pieces of check in luggage or more, split each person's clothes into different bags. Hopefully they don't lose your baggage but you know you'll still have something to wear if shit happens

    – Request for 'special' meals! Vegan, Kosher..etc. When you make a re quest, they'll have to make it specially for you and so maybe, hopefully, you'll get something that tastes better than the mass-cooked ones you'd get during meal times?

    – Tear open the barf bag the moment you sit down. WHO HAS TIME WHEN ONE NEEDS TO BARF

    – And this last one that Martina once mentioned. Try to make the effort to look nice; wear something that is not sweatpants and sweaters and put some colour on that face before touchdown and you'll feel better for looking nicer! (this one, i have not tried before… SWEATPANTS4EVA!)

    I want to be flying off to somewhere now T____T

    4 years ago
  9. Nev

    Damn I wish youd posted this a month ago, I flew from Scotland to Japan and it is a 14hr flight >_< Although I did do a couple of your tips (wear your boots n take em off straight away n into the locker, take snacks and have a baggie in your bag) But you have given me some great tips for next time I fly…. next time its to Seoul :)

    4 years ago
  10. L

    What about traveling with Meemers and Spudgy?

    4 years ago
  11. I did the broken up flight last year when i traveled with a friend to SK. This year i am trying out the direct flight. Unfortunately i live no where near the airports AND have a horse farm, so those super early flights (the broken flights) were all not doable unless i wanted to spend $200 on a car service. :-( But the direct ones were at better times (after the chores are done! lol) and as i am traveling alone this time, i thought to try them out. :)

    Anyone going to be in Seoul the last 2 weeks of September? Would be fun to have a Nasty meet up (and i want to go to Lotte World and do Norabang! lol. It’s kinda sad to do them alone….:-(

    Thank you S&M for all the tips!

    4 years ago
  12. After flying to Japan several times (takes about 10-12 hours) I’ve learned some beauty-things.

    1. Take a small travel-bottle and fill it with some make-up-remover that don’t need to be washed off (or just bring a water-bottle), and some cotton-pads. Then you can easily remove your make-up in your seat.
    Remove your old make-up right away, it will only dry out your skin even more when you’re up in the air..
    2. Braid you hair, and take it out just before landing. Then you will have wavy beautiful hair.
    3. Bring one of those facial mask (sheet-style) and leave it on while you sleep (if you are able to..) or just during the trip. And then massage it in. ppssst.. No one will care about the facial mask, just put it on when they turn of the lights. Most people will sleep or watch movies and so on, and won’t notice it.
    4. Drink water–.
    5. Bring a small make-up-bag with necessary make-up, like BBcream, mascara, eyebrown-pencil, black eyeshadow/or eyeliner and do on. Put it on before landing.

    And don’t forget to bring a sleeping mask. Much easier to relax in complete darkness, even if you are like me and can’t sleep in airplanes… I also like bringing earplugs, they won’t take away all noises, but it will make them softer and more bareable..

    4 years ago
    • this is from bubz’s video isn’t it :p

      4 years ago
    • I usually bring a tiny packet of makeup wipes :) I find that security lets me fly through without having to deal with the hassle of having liquids.

      4 years ago
  13. I can totally sleep on a plane……if I have the window seat…….I hate the middle seat because you don’t have anywhere to lean and you could end up drooling on a stranger!

    4 years ago
  14. These are really good tips, and a few advices that I’ve come across from traveling so much.

    1) Dress professionally. I kid you not. Sometime when flight attendants or captains see how you dress, they will upgrade you. I’ve been upgraded so much that I now bring 2 set of clothes. And you can change into your comfortable clothing when you get into the plane.

    2) Bring an empty trash bag, earphone, comb, and toothbrush/paste with you. You will need it later on when incident happen.

    3) Print out/ copy everything *hard copy* including passport, ticket, ID, hotel, school address, apartment, who you’re meeting, and etc.. in Korean and English.

    4) Always pre-select your seat online before your flight on the aisle or arrive at the airport early and ask flight attendant for an aisle seat. You will need to get up and walk or bathroom or no bumping. You do not want to wake someone up or tried to go over them.

    5) If you’re from the USA, sign up for STEP before you leave, so if anything happen, you are guaranteed safety. https://step.state.gov/step/ If you’re not from the USA, tried to find out about your country safety.

    6) People sometime don’t think about flight insurance, but please do get it. It’s only like $25 USD-$30 versus people losing thing all the time and no money back for it. Many of my friends didn’t get this and … So now they know to get it.

    7) Lastly, if you’re into Mileage or points, sign up for it. You can accumulated later on and there are always free stuff too. My favorite is Chase and American Airline :)

    *That is all i can think of* Have a safe gliding ^^

    4 years ago
  15. Ah, this is useful :3 I have a question. Do you guys have any plans on going to India soon, or have you ever wanted to? I’m just curious, because during the tourist season, quite a lot of foreigners come to Kerala (where I live) so I was wondering if you’ve ever heard of Kerala or ever had a desire to go to India :D

    P.S. You can come stay with me if you come to Kerala, I’ll take good care of you lol ^^

    4 years ago
  16. airport taxis…ripped us of 130.000 Won when we, a friend and i, first came to Korea 2 years ago (but we couldn’t even argue because our Korean during that time was pretty much nonexistent plus we were seriously jet-legged) so i personally don’t recommend them.

    The easiest thing in my opinion is to take the subway line and exist either near hongdae or seoul main station, depending on where you going and take a taxi from there

    4 years ago
  17. ohh I am so glad that I am not that far away from Korea…I couldn’t handle a 14 hour flight let alone a 10hour flight. I am not the best flier..flyer?? lol but I can handle anything under 6 hours before I start losing my marbles. Thanks for the advice and I know how you feel simon….Im a size 14 in Aussie men’s shoes…I buy all my shoes online T.T

    4 years ago
  18. Now what about currency? How do we change dollars to wins etc ?

    4 years ago
  19. guuuuuyyys PLZ help!!! i’m soooo curious about the ear pain thing! i’m an anti-pain of anything! i’m so afraid of that!!! any ather tips to deal with it!! my mom been on planes before as she talked abt it it’s not fun AL ALLLL

    4 years ago
    • thanks :D yeah i did some reaserch and said the same thing! it’s different for everyone

      4 years ago
    • different people uses different ways to relieve that pressure at the ear. like the ones ashley and chelsea mentioned. however, i make myself yawn as i find that its the only way that works for me. some of my friends drink water instead.

      4 years ago
    • The pain mostly comes from rapid altitude change and funny pressure differences between the ear and the throat (I know that’s strange, just accept it). My family tends to deal with it by chewing gum or other chewy candy which can help the pressure change adjust faster in the throat.

      4 years ago
  20. Thanks a lot for the info!!!! Also, instead of a small purse or whatever, I use a small backpack and put it below my seat and it doesn’t bother me at all (maybe because I’m a midget XD). I only hope I will be wide awake (likely to happen because it’s the first time going to Korea), because I have to take the bus to Suwon.

    4 years ago
  21. ur telling me about big feet. my boyfriends shoe size is a 16

    4 years ago
  22. They are the CEOs of EYK, so MAYBE… *O* XD

    4 years ago
  23. What about flying with pets? Any tips?

    4 years ago
  24. I personally would love a tl;dr about how to plan trips within Korea and also vacations from Korea, how to get the best deals, where the best spots unknown to most foreigners are, the ten best hidden treasures of Korea, things like that. :)

    4 years ago
    • Thanks for the rec :)

      I know generally the best deals on the Korean websites, I can read them but it takes me awhile and I’m always wary since my Korean isn’t perfect that I may be agreeing to selling my soul for an airline discount, haha xD

      4 years ago
    • the last two things would be great wanks!

      4 years ago
    • I feel like sharing awesome unknown spots are part of what the WANKs accomplish- it’s a lot of non-touristy places to experience in Korea that seem like a total blast, stuff that isn’t in a guidebook.
      But the best deals stuff does seem like it would be useful! They are such travelling pros, I want to absorb all of their knowledge.

      4 years ago
  25. I wish I had known this on my first flight to Korea; I packed WAY too much stuff, didn’t bring enough entertainment, and I wore pajama pants, flip flops and a tank top, and I was looked at like I was a crazy woman walking around Incheon while waiting for my ride to Uijeongbu. The little slippers they give you won’t fit if you wear above a US size 8 women’s shoe, as I found out.
    But even after all the hassle, including nearly freezing to death because I didn’t think to bring my own blanket (the one they give you is nice, but didn’t cut it for my underdressed self), I have to say that flying to and from Korea is still one of the best international trips I’ve made to date. The awesomeness of the country aside, Korean airlines seriously know what they’re doing.
    Great video!

    4 years ago
  26. The last time I flew to Asia was with Air Canada in 2005 from Vancouver – Tokyo (originally flying from St. John’s)… Back before there were no personal TV’s. We watched the same French Canadian movie about a talking dog three times. X_X

    4 years ago
  27. Haha, this TL;DR is kinda late for me. We (2 friends and I) went to Seoul in 2011. We really had no problem sleeping on the plane. We bought sleeping pills but for the 2nd flight. The first flight just went from Germany to Amstedam and then we flew directly to Incheon. So we just took a half pill each AFTER we got to eat on the plane from Amsterdam to Korea. We got to sleep around 3~4 hours very peacefully and easy. Due to sleeping we missed the midnight ramyeon but no problem, because we talked to the stewardess and she gave us each a cup. ^_^
    Then we watched movies and stuff and arrived perfectly fine and relaxed (besides the HYPE OMEHRGAWDKOREAHEREWEARE) at the airport, got our luggage and went to the Information desk and showed them the hotel information we printed at home (WHICH IS A GOOD IDEA BTW) and the gave us the ticket for the right bus.
    We went outside and went directly to a police officer / security guy (or w/ever he was, he wore a uniform XD) and he brought us to the place where the bus would arrive.
    So really no problem. It was really cool tbh. n_n

    From my experience in Japan and Korea, people are very helpful and bring you to the right places and if their English skills allows it, they tell you about different things you pass while walking to the place.

    Also using the subway and you’re unsure where to get out, ask women in their 30~40.. They most likely have children and are very cute. n_n ♥

    However, TL;DR
    Print out the important stuff, maps / location / information of your hotel and stuff.
    Also take a business card from your hotel with you whereever you go, thus taxi driver / people can give you direction without problem because they know what you want. :’D

    4 years ago
    • I agree, they were also very helpful when I was there. When I was coming back to Korea, I went to the information desk so I could make a call to my Korean recruiter (obviously I didn’t have a phone) so I could coordinate my taxi van pick-up. The lady at the desk was very polite Same thing when I was going home after my first year. I decided to just stay over night at a hotel near the airport, so I just had the information desk call the hotel for me to arrange airport pick-up :)

      4 years ago
      • Indeed. One time we arrived really late in Shinjuku and needed to take a certain train because a friend of ours already gave us the ticket and we were pretty much lost at the station.. 5 minutes before the planned departure of our train we asked a group of boys (probably men I don’t remember, I was stressed) and showed them the ticket and were like ‘Can you tell us where this track is?’ in our broken Japanese and again in English and one of them simply looked at his watch and then said something to his friends and took our ticket and told us to follow him and we all sprinted trough the station and while passing a zone where you have to show your ticket and stuff he just screamed something to the woman behind the desk, – I assume that he just brings us the right track and will come back, – thus no need to buy a ticket. Thank him and his friendliness we got the train..

        I don’t think I would find someone this nice in Germany tbh.. ;A; Which is very sad.

        4 years ago
    • You’re welcome. Glad I could help. n_n

      4 years ago
  28. Thaaank you! I will be flying out soon(ish) as well!

    4 years ago
  29. “local convince store” heeheeheehee!!!!!!!
    sorry i always giggle at the mistakes!!! (i’m MUCH MUCH MORE worse though….sometimes i write a word and then look back and think what the hell was i trying to write??)

    oohh~ now i learnt a new word!!!

    4 years ago
  30. And when you guise leave Korea, do you spend a bit of time in Incheon airport? Each time I transfer them I find so much stuff to do, I never get bored!

    As for the plane, I have a few tips too:
    1) Arrange yourself a good lack of sleep
    2) Never watch the time (it’s useless)
    3) Never do 2 things at the same time (like eating and listening to music, it’s a waste of battery and of occupation)
    4) Read thoroughly the entertainment magazine and convince yourself of at least 5 movies that you absolutely want to watch
    5) Bring more books that what you can technically read

    At the end of the flight you’ll be exhausted and frustrated, but the journey would have felt short!

    4 years ago
  31. I’ve never been attracted to Simon ever, until watching this video! XD
    SIMON I’M MARRIED! How dare you play with my heart!

    4 years ago
  32. Great point on the breaking it up! I live in the Midwest and go back and forth twice a year usually. I used to pay premium and do direct, but OMG not only expensive but you DO start to go nuts after 10 or so hours. Plus it’s cheaper and if your layover is somewhere fun like Narita you can get Japanese souvenirs ^^ and try food at the restaurants.

    My lifesavers on longer flights: earplugs, gum for the descent, sample packets of moisturizers/sheet masks for my super-dry skin, lip balm (same reason), batteries, Kindle or IPad (I prefer Kindle because battery lasts forever) and a soft super large scarf- I find it’s less bulky than a blanket but provides warmth and still looks stylish. I also pack a pair of leggings if I’m wearing a skirt or dress just in case I get cold.

    For packing, I recommend taking pictures of each checked suitcase before you go so you can remember what you had just in case. Also, as someone who’s been flying solo internationally for years, LESS IS MORE. Look at what you are packing and take out probably 1/4 of what you think you need (except for underwear. and ranch).

    4 years ago
  33. I know this is totally random… but I’ve been meaning to ask this… (totally not related to flights btw). But if you’re living in korea, what mediums do girls use to be hairless?… and how expensive is it. I’m from south america, and well… we’re all relatively hairy people, but waxing is very cheap and the most common practice. I’m going to be in korea next year for about a year.. and this is my biggest concern O.o

    4 years ago
    • Laser is definitely a good option! My friends did it for bikini line, underarms, legs, you name it and it’s easily under $200, which is much cheaper than from where I am from.

      4 years ago
      • I think I’ve been convinced… laser it is! Do you know what kind of laser it was… where she did it… and how effective it was? I’m sorry I’m asking so much haha.

        4 years ago
    • OH MY GOD MY SAVIOUR :D Thanks so much~ Do you know if Korea has threading services (for eyebrows)? i’ve actually never waxed my eyebrows, just threaded them so I’d like to continue with that…

      4 years ago
      • I don’t think it’s super popular, but definitely up in Seoul where they have a larger foreigner community. I’m sure that East Asian expats definitely do it- I know there’s a place in Itaewon. I’ve also heard rumours that there’s a Korean version called “sil-myeon-doe” at saunas.

        I wouldn’t be surprised- younger Koreans are very trendy when it comes to beauty treatments and super up-to-date on new treatments as they come out.

        4 years ago
    • German and Chinese girl is very hairy as well ><

      4 years ago
    • Thanks for asking this. I’ve been so curious about this too. I’m Mediterranean so I understand how troublesome being hairy is ><

      4 years ago
    • XDD well I guess getting think hair after shaving depends on a person lol
      I do get it and it sucks so DIY wax forever! *wink,wink*

      4 years ago
      • There’s absolutely no scientific reason for why shaving would cause hair to grow back thicker. Shaving removes just the dead keratin, not the follicle or any living part, therefore there’s no reason for the growth rate to be disrupted or changed.

        People perceive it because the hair shaft tapers at the end and when you shave it, you’re crossing the midshaft, so it seems like it’s thicker and more coarse. If you let your hair grow naturally it tapers towards the end of the hair and it’s thinner at the end. When you shave, your hair gets a blunt edge and there is no taper so it looks thicker and coarser.

        If you’ve ever let your leg hair grow out over the winter (guilty of that here) you might notice that past a certain point the hair seems softer and almost like it’s thinner. That’s due to the tapered end appearing. The day or so after you shave, depending on your body’s natural growth rate, you are now seeing blunt “stalks” of hair, so to speak.

        Also, some people perceive the thickness to increase, but most of us start shaving our legs around 15-16, and hair darkens and thickens (especially certain ethnicities) as you age and hormones start to surge through your body. Sucks, but it’s true xD

        tl;dr- It *looks* like it’s thicker and coarser due to the tapered end of the hair being “sawed off” but shaving/waxing/etc. doesn’t effect growth rate. The only proven method to completely effect hair growth rate (e.g kill the follicles) is electrolysis or laser. :)

        4 years ago
        • Are you majoring in dermatology? LOL
          Ok even if it just looks thiker it still suck >.<
          I did left my hair grow in winter (pants forever xD ) but after waxing :P

          4 years ago
        • Haha nope xD I am just into biology and also super paranoid about my skin and hair and one of my friends is an aesthetician so I ask her about beauty things and I subscribe to a lot of beauty gurus and do lots of research.

          It does suck- I find that exfoliating before and after, using a good lubricating agent (oil, conditioner, cream, etc.) while shaving and making sure my blades were super sharp before shaving. If waxing, I prefer the wax that actually hardens and they peel it off vs. the kind on strips.

          I usually let my hair go during the winter unless I’m going on vacation or going somewhere super fancy and want to wear a skirt/dress, and even then- OPAQUE TIGHTS :P

          4 years ago
    • Nope! As far as I can see, and I personally have used razors mostly for the past four years except for eyebrows, the hair getting thicker if you shave is a complete myth. It’s a complete pain to have to do it frequently, but beyond that, no problems.

      I think you’ll be okay adapting :) Leggings are your best friend when you get lazy in colder weather, haha. I personally don’t see any of my Korean friends (or foreign friends living here) complaining much. Also, not many Koreans do full on landscaping from the waist down, generally they shave their legs a few times a week, pluck and shape their eyebrows and shave their underarms when need be.

      4 years ago
  34. Nic

    We flew into Korea 3 weeks ago (though back home in Sydney now) and my husband apparently just threw a jar of honey into his suitcase. Discovered that once we got to his parents’ house. Yup honey through everything.

    So my advice for travelling to Korea: don’t pack a jar of honey that is not in like a million ziplock bags…

    I don’t even know why he wanted to bring honey…

    4 years ago
  35. You guys should totally get intern Leigh to do a TLDR on what it’s like to be an international student in Korea! :D

    4 years ago
  36. I’ll be going to Osaka for one year, not Korea, but still, there are a few good tips for me, as well! =D I already realized that packing a lunch is reeeeeeeeally necessary and I’ve already thought about the vacuum bags, but your tips are really good! I will definitely wear my boots to the airport (even though I’m going in August and it will be hot as hell… XD) but really, I need to save space. One. Year. Wintery. Cold. Osaka. Will. Come. Soon. ò_____ó
    Thank you for sharing your experience. =D

    4 years ago
  37. i think you guys should do your next TL;DR about how you get your teeth so amazingly white – dental hygiene TLDR! haha

    4 years ago
    • I NOTICED THIS TOO! They weren’t yellow before, but Martina’s teeth looked SUPER BRILLIANT in this vid! *O* (I’m so glad I’m not alone, cuz that would have been awkward…)

      4 years ago
      • Hahaha. Really, we didn’t do anything. We brush our teeth and floss. Nothing special :D

        4 years ago
      • Hahaha yup. This vid was like a battle between Martina’s brilliant teeth and Simon’s chest hair – and I mean that in the most loving way possible :D

        4 years ago
  38. Are you guys missing IL (Intern Leigh)?

    4 years ago
  39. u guise are perfectly dressed in this video for the weather in singapore. XD prepare for the incredible humid hot weather!!!!

    4 years ago
    • Welcome to the tropics! It’s scorching and humid here with occasional showers. Yup, you guys are good to go. Get ready to burn in the sweltering heat and sweat buckets, from top to toe.

      4 years ago
      • the nasties will be thanking singapore for making simon and martina dress so little. we’ll be seeing videos of them with more flesh like kpop music video LOL

        4 years ago
        • Yeah, rolling down the windows in some nasty exposure, ayy ayy ayy

          4 years ago
    • Why don’t you guys buy most of the clothes at Singapore instead?

      4 years ago
      • I’m not sure if they’ll have our size. They might, sure, but if they don’t, I wouldn’t want to come unprepared.

        4 years ago
        • A co-worker of mine went on a three week vacation to Singapore recently. If I had to estimate, I would say she is roughly 61kg and 172cm. She said she had the best luck with her shopping by buying free size clothing. Apparently she would find some fixed size clothing that would mostly fit but still had quite a bit of difficulties with the bust. She certainly isn’t as… “gifted” as you are in that area though Martina.

          4 years ago
        • bugis village, u guise should check that place out. i’m sure they have simon’s size for t-shirts. not sure about shoes though lol

          4 years ago
  40. this is sooo useful as i’m flying there in few weeks!!!^^

    4 years ago