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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. My name is Stefan i’m From Geneva Switzerland.
    I made the trip to Korea last Friday, 14 hours flight with a stop in Dubai i got some tricks:

    -1 Buy some chewing gums befor the fly. That for to balance you ear pressure for the landing and Take off by chewing.
    -2 Try to get some sleep during the flight. I didn’t sleep at all for the 14 hours, next day in Seoul i needed about 20 hours of sleep.
    -2 When you arrived in Incheon you will need to fill 3 different Form to enter Korea. 1 quarantine 2 Immigration 3 Custum. The problem you can’t get all 3 at the same time. You find itch Form befor the desk. I lose about 10 to 15 minutes just on that.
    Sometimes the Airlines have this form, you could ask the steward if you can get one. (With a big smile, it’s work ever times :) )
    -3 Print befor your trip, a map of the localisation of your Hotel. I got following problem, I take the train from Incheon to Seoul and I wanna take a taxi and none speaks english and didn’t know where my hotel was. (and GPS can’t find it nether)

    So i hope it’s will help some. I wish you a nice trip to Korea.

    Regards
    Stefan

    3 years ago
  2. I’m going to be travelling to Korea in August with EPIK. I was wondering… can you take a pillow on the plane with you and not have that count as carry-on? Have either of you ever done that?

    4 years ago
  3. This is probably kind of relate to this tl;dr, but the immigration in Korea is awesome. Last time I went there it took me 15 minutes altogether from stepping off the plane, through the immigration, and on to the luggage claim. (unlike London Heathrow that I had to wait 2 hours before >:/)

    4 years ago
  4. The luxury taxi aren’t just more expensive for their ‘nice’ seats….

    those drivers get more because they earned their license by driving regular taxi for more than 20 years without tickets or accidents and so. They are also obliged to do community services occasionally (usually traffic control)

    4 years ago
  5. favorite flavor of bubble tea?

    4 years ago
  6. allkpop does sometimes

    4 years ago
  7. Question.. Is it possible to fly directly into Jeju Island’s airport now, or would we still have to fly into Incheon first and then get to Jeju from Kimpo or Busan?

    4 years ago
  8. very useful! I actually have a ~13hr layover in Incheon on my way to Beijing in about a month.
    for those of you who have been in Incheon before: which restaurant(s) did you like? I looked on their website and there are soooo many to choose from. I’d really like to eat something super good while I’m there. C: thanks!

    4 years ago
  9. Divorce is quite frowned upon in Korea. If you’re divorced, it would be quite difficult to find someone else who’d want to marry you. There are of course divorces in Korea too, but it’s not at all as common as in the west. And it’s not taken as lightly as here either. You never ever ever get married thinking “well, if it doesn’t work out… there’s divorce!”, which I know some people think here in the west.

    And there are other cultural differences. Like here in Sweden, for example, having a family together without being married is extremely common. In Korea, it’s extremely rare.

    When I told my boyfriend about my family history, he was in absolute shock and he still doesn’t think telling his family about it would be a good idea, because it’s too vastly different. (My mother was married before, then left her husband for my father and had two children -me included- with him without marrying, then broke up. As well as she had two other children with her ex husband, and my father has six children with four women (her included) but was only married once etc)

    Regarding love or arranged… It’s definitely love marriage, not arranged, BUT! there is a Lot of preassure sometimes to marry someone that your family deems “good enough”. You don’t really Have to listen to your family, but many feel preassured when choosing a life partner cause they have to be up to a specific standard.

    Regarding the age, I’m not 100% sure but my guess is standard 18 years+.

    4 years ago
  10. 3:54 I believe the word you are looking for is a tote :) You should hire me. I can help you with these things lol

    4 years ago
  11. I would avoid the second half of July, and most of August! It’s the rainy season and it is extremely hot and humid during that time. I’d say the best time might be in June or September, weather wise.. of course the spring is beautiful but not as warm… May-June is generally nice =)

    You could also look into festivals and such if you want those experiences while you’re there.

    4 years ago
  12. Those are great tips for any long flight! :) I definitely could have used those on my long flight 7 years ago. It’s killer Toronto-Shanghai = 19 hours….even with a stopover in Vancouver, our stopover was only 20 minutes long and you weren’t even allowed out of a corral because you have already passed security :P. Since we were flying west, even if I had been on a plane since 5am, it was still only 7am by time I got to Vancouver and there wasn’t any good lunch food out yet at the vendors (sushi store = moldy from days before – ewwwww) For some reason they also played every single movie/tv show about being trapped, which didn’t help – “The Island”, “The Prisoner”, even the chinese movie was similar but I don’t remember what it was called. I will add a couple of extra tips for a long flight since my husband also had to fly to Beijing for work several times:

    1) If you stay up late the night before stressing and packing for your trip, don’t think “well, it will only be a couple of hours, I may as well just stay up until I go” – get what sweet sweet sleep you can get in your bed, if you don’t do this flight regularly, you will NOT sleep on the plane.
    2) Getting to the airport 3-5 hours early is for suckers, especially for early morning flights. If your flight is before 7am, 2 hours at the most is all you’ll need, (really probably only 1 hour, but better safe than miss your flight) there are very few flights before that and they are mostly arriving, you will breeze through security.
    3) Those pillows for babies to sleep in a car that look like “U” , get one – so awesome because you may not have room to sleep on your side.
    4) Noise cancelling earphones. Even if they give you a headache, they will give you LESS of a headache than the plane noise and you can actually hear the in flight movie with them. Go for earbuds because you can’t lean on big headphones.
    5) Bring your own movies and/or music on your device, let the on-flight line-up be a bonus because it may suck or be the same on your way back if you’re not staying long.

    6) Bring aspirin or blue gel advil and maybe even Gravol (anti-nausea). There is nothing worse than a headache on the plane and nothing you can do about it for over half a day.
    7) Don’t bring fruit on the plane for a snack, either there or on the way back – if you buy it last minute, it may not be as tasty as you think and then you will be forced to eat it or declare it.
    8) On your way back, if customs confiscates something that should have been in checked luggage, don’t give up. Take it back to check in and check it in your carry-on bag, put your essentials in your pockets or a plastic bag. Unless you were already late for your flight, you will have time.
    9) No matter how tired you are, shower after a long flight before you collapse into a bed, you are stinkier than you think.
    10) Hard candies (or gum in a pinch). Helps with the air pressure in the ears/sinuses. They used to offer them on flights, but not any more. I think you can even find sugar-free ones these days.
    11) If you can afford an upgrade to first class – DO IT! It makes a big difference compared to “coach”.

    12) People will also try to trade seats with you to be with “their friend” – they secretly want your aisle seat/window – don’t do it unless they are offering an aisle/window seat in return. You can’t really see anything out of the windows from the aisle. There is only ocean most of the time from North America to Asia but the coasts are cool, even at night.

    4 years ago
  13. I actually prefer direct flights because I can take the 14 hours and honestly, how many of us are on the computer for that long (i see you internally raise them hands!) :p

    4 years ago
  14. really good TLDR!

    one thing i can add… i’ve done a similar route several times, living in Japan and being from Canada, and whenever i’m on these long flights, i used to always get a “fake cold” because of the recycled dry air in the plane. (does that happen to you?) like allergies where i’d just start sneezing like crazy or get a runny nose, and then, it doesn’t leave you for 2 days even though you’re off the plane!!! well, i found that the way to remedy that is to wear a face mask! here in Japan, they even sell some special ones at the convenience stores in the airport, that have little “moisture” packs in them so your nose doesn’t get dry… so pretty sure they’d have them as well in korea! but for people back home, a normal mask would be fine, i think…

    anyways, my 2-cents! lol.

    4 years ago
  15. I would say even flying in and out of Incheon is probably one of the best airport experiences I had so far. I just recently took a trip from the Eastern US back to my home country of Laos with stops in Atlanta, Seoul, and Bangkok. The 15 hr flight from Atlanta to Seoul really drains the life out of you. Lucky, the travel agent booked us on Korean Air from ATL all the way to Bangkok and I must say if you can shell out the money, fly with them. Either them or Asiana Airlines, which also uses Seoul Incheon as a hub if you are flying in and out of Asia. The flight staff are extremely attractive, super friendly, and very professional. (Here’s a tangent, have you ever noticed that flight crews from other countries only hire the most attractive people?) The standard meals are great too, with a choice of either a Korean or Western dish. Take the Korean dish people, specially if they are serving Bimipap. For the love of Pete, do not fly a US domestic airliner to Korea. PROTIP: Delta codeshares with Korean Air, United codeshares with Asiana Airlines. Research the flights to see if the codeshare flights are operated by Korean or Asiana, you will be much happier.

    If you are doing a layover in Incheon, you will need to go thru a security checkpoint before you go back into the terminal so don’t freakout. If I had one complaint about the airport there is that there is just one big blue board for all flight information (or maybe i was just stupid and tired when i got there, i arrived there in the early mornings for my layovers) so just remember to look up if your trying to find your gate. Now the good things about the airport. First off is that it’s probably one of the most cleanest and nicest looking airports I’ve ever been in, they really take good care of the place. There is free wi-fi blanketed all over the airport, but there are so many open wi-fi hotspots so I just tend to use the ones labeled like KT or SK (usually named after the cellphone providers). There are charging stations between each gate (which are not hard to find, they are sponsored by Samsung, go figure) but I don’t know if they have regular 120v outlets since I didn’t use one when I was there. More than likely they probably do since they clearly mark the outlets on the walls as 220v and a big red plate that’s says not compatible with 120v devices. Otherwise, the food choices are excellent, there’s TV’s everywhere so you maybe able to catch some K-drama or variety show (I was lucky enough to catch a Super Junior concert on MBC on one of the food court TV’s.) Hell if your even lucky, you may even bump into your favorite idol since everybody flies out of Incheon.

    If, even by a planning “mistake”, you happen to be doing a ridiculously long layover in Seoul, get the heck out of there. I know US passport holders don’t need a Korean Visa to get out of the airport, but I didn’t get to do it :( (for more info on this and a list of countries that support the no visa entry – http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/GK/GK_EN_2_1_1.jsp)

    Hope this helps :)

    4 years ago
    • They do have a couple of big blue boards, but for some reason most of them are rather hidden.

      4 years ago
  16. What about travelling into Seoul from Incheon Intl Airport using the Airport Railroad (or metro system, I’m not sure of the name)? Especially if you’re getting to Hongdae, is that more convenient?

    4 years ago
    • You can use the Metro (subway) to get to Hongdae, but you have to switch lines once or twice, but it’s not difficult at all and I can recommend it as it is cheaper than bus or taxi

      4 years ago
  17. ROBOT TAKE MY MONEY! BEEP!!!! First thing I’m doing if I go there.

    4 years ago
  18. Kes

    You can swipe a T-Money card even on the express bus? o_0 I live in Gwangju, waaaay down at the south end of the country, and I bought a ticket to get me and my luggage there. It’s like 40$ for the limo bus to GJ from Incheon.

    csb, but after I got back in 광주 with all my heavy luggages, after being awake for 30+hours (I can’t sleep in airplanes. ><), a totally random dude saw me struggling with my bags, and helped me to the taxi stop and helped me load my bags. The taxi driver was like "Who was that?" and I'm all idk dude! And we conversed in my crappy Korean and he was like "You need a boyfrien. because you hav a lot of bags." XD /csb, but it warmed the cockles of my heart and made me feel welcomed back into korea o/

    4 years ago
  19. There are quite a few useful apps for your phone (Android or iPhone) that can help out with transport (subway etc) in Korea and also Google Translate is AWESOMELY helpful for places where they speak no English at all. You can either get local SIM cards for your phones, or a pocket WiFi that will enable you to use internet on your phone/laptop/tablet where ever you go. These are easily picked up at the airport but I suggest you book in advance as they only have limited amounts.

    4 years ago
  20. Ha! Ha, ha, ha! I read the article that Simon and Martina linked in the blog, and I am flabbergasted.

    “For his part, the board member reportedly said that he did not hit the female attendant with a magazine but that she came nearby and accidently ran into a magazine he was holding.”

    4 years ago
  21. This was awesome! Thanks guys!!

    4 years ago
  22. Totally distracted during this video. I don’t know why I couldn’t focus on the topic. I kept thinking about werewolves, lawn mowers, Sasquatch…have no idea why. ;-)

    4 years ago
  23. The day I get to go to Korea I will use many of these tips. I will also get tips from my friend who travels to Korea yearly to visit her family. May be I will just make her go with me to make things that much more simple lol

    PS I’ve been zip locking for years. I had shampoo and body spray (same trip) explode in my luggage on a four hour flight. Can’t imagine what would happen on a 14 hr flight.

    4 years ago
  24. I would bring my pillow pet ^_^ When my family goes on vacation this summer my pillow pet is coming with me on the plane, i can’t last a 4 hour flight without a pillow, i will die when i visit Korea lol

    4 years ago
  25. awww poor simon and his size problems lol >.< it seems korea is the place for tiny people like me lol sometimes i cant even fit in a size 5 women shoes lol do you think if i went to korea id be able to find something smaller that would fit better? do clothes and shoes in korea tend to be smaller than american sizes?

    4 years ago
  26. Yeah, I know, the shorter is like 23 hours but if you want to spend less, the flight take 30 hours ouch x_x

    4 years ago
  27. Oh another tip! Print out the names of streets, landmarks, hotels, ect on paper that way if nobody understands your korean you can atleast show them the paper to get directions. Its useful to show taxi drivers too!

    4 years ago
  28. OMG! you stop by vancouver?? let us vancouverites know when you’re stopping by!! ^^

    4 years ago
  29. I love how your clothes were backwards in colors from this tl;dr and last weeks! So cute!!!

    4 years ago
  30. I have traveled a few times to Asia and to places inside Europe.
    In the flights to Asia I could just ask for playing cards in case I were bored and wanted to play some cards. You can even keep them and ask for more then one desk of playing cards. (For some games two sets of cards are needed)

    If you fly in Europe to European countries always eat in beforehand and take food with you. They or won’t give you any food or you need to buy it in the airplane. There might be some exceptions.

    Never say things like I have a bomb or drugs on an airport also when it’s a joke. Security will stand next to you in just seconds.
    (This happened with a school trip someone said he had a bomb as a joke and really they stood next to him in seconds)

    One lesson I learned from Asia. Never take anything sharp with your handbags so make sure with packing that everything that’s sharp goes in the suitcase. Even things that are pointy can be seen as a danger.
    From small scissors, knifes to needles to anything like that. (In Europe they are a bid easier about it but in Asia it’s different)

    You are allowed to take small tubes with shampoo, soap toothpaste inside your handbag or anything like that and as many as you want as long as the tubes has 100 ml or less.

    Some airplanes have personal TV’s others don’t. If you don’t have a personal TV then the TV at the front or on the small televisions above you are mostly on the wrong place or really difficult to watch so don’t expect a television.

    4 years ago
  31. TLDR-ception!

    4 years ago
  32. Wow, reading all these comments.. seems like 2013 is the year for travelling to Korea eh? XD
    If there will be this many more tourists and what not in Korea this year, maybe the natives won’t stare as much as they did last year <(^o^<)

    4 years ago
  33. How can someone do a foreign exchange student or internship program in Korea? (Maybe intern Leigh can tell us!)

    4 years ago
    • If you’re a university student, just go to your school’s Office of International Programs. They’ll usually do everything in their power to help you get an exchange, and they’ll probably know some stuff about internships. If you’re not, it’ll definitely be a lot trickier.

      4 years ago
  34. Is it way more expensive if you take the bus insadong and don’t get a t-money card?

    4 years ago
    • If you will be using public transportation to get around Seoul, Busan, Jeju or Daejeon I recommend that you get a t-money card. It’s pretty cheap and you’ll also save money on transfers.

      4 years ago
    • Depends on your definition…. all transport is really really cheap in Korea, I think. It’s just a difference in How cheap <.<
      But I'm from Sweden, so I'm comparing to our prices.. The taxis in Korea are cheaper than our busses…

      4 years ago
  35. Very Useful tips :D

    4 years ago
  36. Martina, giiiiiirl your nails are fabulous!

    4 years ago
  37. Are you mind readers? O.O I thought about writing you, and ask you for some travel tips to South Korea, recommended airlines or hotels, transportation and a few places to visit. I’m planning to go there but I’m a bit scared to get lost or something XD I feel like such a little kid but I’m 26 DX. Anyways thanks for the tips guys ^^ Can I bother you with a few more questions? -feeling like the bad policeman at a suspect interrogation-

    4 years ago
  38. Hey Simon!! Reading ISN’T dead because well, I read a lot of your blog posts, and I wanted to point out a spelling mistake in this one, lol.

    In the section right above from “Just Arriving”, you wrote ‘Incheon Airpot’ instead of ‘Incheon Airport’, LOL. <3

    But it's okay, because well, Air pot. xD

    4 years ago
  39. If you’re traveling outside of Seoul, you have some options as well. I really recommend getting the limousine bus. It has great recliner-like seats and is really comfortable – but be forewarned – there is no bathroom, and sometimes it doesn’t stop until you get to your destination.

    Another option is to take the subway line (or a taxi) to Seoul Station and take a train to where you need to go. But trying to get a bunch of suitcases onto the subway, and then onto the train, is a pain, which is one reason I recommend the limousine bus.

    If you’re going far enough south, you can always fly into Busan airport or Daegu airport. Sometimes the flights are a bit more expensive, but if you figure in the cost of traveling from Incheon to, say, Daegu plus all the time it takes (about 3-4 more hours of traveling) and it is completely worth it. Plus both Daegu and Busan have smaller airports that are really easy to navigate.

    A word about packing – if you’re coming from the States, you can take two checked suitcases of 50# each and one carry-on. Pack at least one change of clothes in the carry-on – I’ve gotten stuck in an airport on my way to or from Korea about 60% of the time. (Excessive wind in Japan and San Fran, No air conditioner on the plane in Japan, Late flight in Amsterdam, Control tower on fire in New Jersey). Try to find a large backpack, one rolling bag, and one that you can sling on your shoulder. Trying to roll three suitcases is ridiculous. Also – it is very cheap to ship things from Korea to the US, so if you have a lot of things on the way back (and you don’t have time restrictions, mail them. The reverse is not true, however. You may as well buy new things in Korea, it’s so expensive to ship from the US).

    4 years ago
  40. What a coincidence, I was just looking at information on the airport today as I’m coming to Korea this summer. Thanks you so much for the blog post and video they are both saved as favorites for this summer >.<

    4 years ago
  41. LOOOL
    Dorthaki Man Warrior!
    Love Game of Thrones!

    4 years ago
  42. i actually have bought something from the inflight magazine. it was on a flight to japan, and i’d forgotten my watch, so my mom told me to pick one out of the catalogue. the flight attendants brought me the watch a few minutes later, and let me tell you, it was a great watch!!

    4 years ago
  43. The uni’s ID card IS your bank account PLUS your T card!…as well as the library card and Clubbing ID. O-week the uni makes you fill out a heap of forms but you get a bank account from it. Alien Registration might be compulsory for you anyway as the uni wants a copy of your card (yes 6 hour of waiting in a room with 100’s of other foreigners)

    4 years ago
  44. OMG thank you! I might be moving to S. Korea within the month or early next month.

    4 years ago
  45. This is perfect timing since there is a 99.98% chance of my hubby and I flying to Thailand in June. =D
    I’ve yet to visit there and it’s been almost 6 years since the husband has been back home. He’s more excited for me to visit than himself. He grew up there, but he hates the heat. Irony has a funny humor.

    Hopefully I can contribute more tips here once I come back. Woot!

    Oh, and don’t worry about your dying English, you’re not alone. I still live in the states, but with the constant influence of my wonderful wonderful hubby, my English is becoming Thaiglish. I feel ya bro.
    (EYK <3)

    4 years ago
    • Congrats on the possible trip to Thailand, never been a better time to go. I just recently took a trip and had a long layover in Bangkok so I think I can give a few pointers. I was there about 6 months ago so I don’t know if much things have changed but here is what I observed. The Airport there is fairly new, but the AC is hit or miss and because you’re potentially going in June, it’s going to be a sweat box there. Heck, It was already sweat box in November with highs in the 90’s, just look for seating near the big ac units (they stick out like a sore thumb) for relief. The public wi-fi there is horrible, and I mean horrible and it’s not free. I would highly recommend getting a Thai sim card for your smartphone and use that to browse the web. Depending on whom you choose (I used a company called True-Move H) they usually offer a free hour of wi-fi hotspot access plus it will use any credit that comes with the sim card. It’s alot cheaper and more reliable than the public wi-fi they offer at the airport. Other than that, there is a variety of food choices, some very nice duty free shops, and seating everywhere to the point where you can find a place to seep and not be bothered (they even have leather recliners lol. I hope this helps :)

      4 years ago
      • Well thank you sir. =)
        We’ll be in Thailand for 3 months! I could explode in all caps here, but I shall refrain… But once we know when we’re going, I’m for sure making those paper chains, like what kids make to count down to Christmas.
        Now that’s ironic, my husband says that November is the “cooler” months for Thailand. Still, only on super lucky good days will it be anywhere in the 70s for Thailand’s version of winter, otherwise yes it’s just hot, hotter and darn hot.
        That’s a great tip for anyone with a long layover, for the wi-fi. Thankfully the Bangkok airport will be our last stop, no need for us to wait there. And indeed, the airport is a newer one, I think only 10 years old at the most.

        4 years ago
  46. I was really into all the information but… Martina’s nails distracted me so… I had to watch it all over again… Oh, poor me (?)

    Srsly, Martina, those are such beautiful nails *o*

    Ahahahahaha Simon, I understand… my size shoes is 12 :( and I’m a girl… or a dothraki female warrior? Anyways, I roll my t-shirts too just so have more space.

    And I know that when I go to Korea… I’ll need probable 2 to 5 suitcases for all the junk I’m gonna buy there :D
    Aahahahahahhaa the baby joke XD

    That was an awesome TLDR, guys! Really usefull *-* Thank you!

    4 years ago
  47. Wow, this post is perfectly timed! I just recently purchased my plane tickets for October and I have been doing mad massive research to prepare myself, especially since I am traveling alone for the first time EVAR. I am super excited, though slightly worried about the subway system. I’m from Washington State and have never actually used any kind of mass transit system like a subway, so I’ve been watching all kinds of videos (including the old EYK one) on how to ride it.

    On a side note, I’m also stoked because I managed to snag a hostel in Hongdae. Recommend any good clubs for the indie music scene? I’m not into the dance club scene, but I would love to catch a few shows while I’m in SK!

    4 years ago
  48. thx for the help :D and … Martina i really like your nails!!!

    4 years ago
  49. Guys, this was really cool… but there’s a small mistake ;) it’s a toll booth, not a toll both…. I didn’t know what it was and had to check it ;)
    Thank, you guys are amazing

    4 years ago
  50. My sister and I both plan to move to Korea together after we have finished our degrees and these are some really good tips. I’ve flown a lot (the trip I’ve done most often was from the UK to Aus… 26 hours T_T) but some of these are things I hadn’t thought to do, like the bottles in little bags to contain explosions *shakes head* genius!

    I have to say one of the most daunting things about moving overseas for me is using public transport. Oh dear lord! Korea has the same kind of ticket system as here in Australia (ours is called Myki) *face palm* I have absolutely no faith in those things. (Just today I got a $207 fine because a Myki machine decided not to tap on properly when I got on a train)

    4 years ago
    • Don’t worry. The Seoul Metro heaven compared to the horrible Australian system! On the plus side you will never wait for than 7 minutes for a subway unlike Australia when 30 minutes between train service is normal plus you have the honour of paying $15 for a ticket.

      4 years ago
  51. Simon and Martina, your blog posts are starting to sound a bit Engrish-y lol.

    4 years ago
  52. THis is so killing…. I’ll have to wait at least 2-3 years before I can go to South-Korea TT_TT

    4 years ago
  53. Your nails are awesome, Martina!!

    4 years ago
  54. I loooooooove your nails, Martina!

    4 years ago
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. L

    What about traveling with Meemers and Spudgy?

    4 years ago
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. 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
  71. 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
  72. Now what about currency? How do we change dollars to wins etc ?

    4 years ago
  73. 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
  74. 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
  75. ur telling me about big feet. my boyfriends shoe size is a 16

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

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

    4 years ago
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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
  82. Thaaank you! I will be flying out soon(ish) as well!

    4 years ago
  83. “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
  84. 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
  85. 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
  86. 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
  87. 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
  88. 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
  89. 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
  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. Are you guys missing IL (Intern Leigh)?

    4 years ago
  93. 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
  94. this is sooo useful as i’m flying there in few weeks!!!^^

    4 years ago