What is the first thing that you think when you heard about South Korea? K-dramas, Boybands, Girl bands, military service, amazing foods, rich culture, amazing sceneries, Jeju island, and many more. Just like Japan, South Korea is also one of the countries which always appear on the travelers’ list. Not only they want to know more about South Korea, but most of the travelers or tourists want to see their idols. That is why South Korea is packed with tourists most of the time and it is not weird to see one or two South Korean citizens marry foreigners. If you happen to want to travel to Korea but this is your first time and you do not want to mess things up, then you might want to keep on reading this article. We will be giving some helpful tips for you to follow.
Use Public Transportations
The first thing that you need to remember when you arrive in South Korea is that instead of using private ride such as taxis, you can take buses. The bus will drop you off at most of the major hotels so you do not have to worry about being lost. Not only that but the buses also cost less than a taxi. The bus will only cost you around USD 15 while the taxi will cost you around USD 100. Do not worry about the quality of public transportation, because it is very clean and convenient. If you must ride a taxi, you need to be clear where do you want to go and take the orange one.
Try Some Local Foods
The next thing which you can do when you travel to South Korea is that you must try some local foods. South Korea is famous for its amazing and unique foods so you definitely need to try those foods. Do not be afraid and hesitate to try new flavors. For your information, when you order the main course in a Korean restaurant, you will also be given Kimchi, the traditional fermented Korean side dish which is made from vegetables.
Do Not Leave a Tip
The next thing which you cannot do in South Korea is giving a tip after you eat in a restaurant. It will even be considered offensive to leave a tip.
Always Check the Fish Market
The next thing which you can do while you are in South Korea is that you must always check the fish market. South Korea is famous for fresh foods and that is why you need to go to their fish market. You can go to Noryangjin Fish Market which is an extensive farmers fish market. You can go to this fish market at 4.00 am and see the live fish auction. Not only that, but you can also enjoy fresh sashimi for breakfast at 4.00 am.
Those are some helpful tips which you can follow when you travel to South Korea. The most important thing is that you need to always stay focus and pay attention to your belongings.