Life in Korea

Top Apps to Download

It can be tough adjusting to life in a foreign country, especially when you don’t speak the local language. Living in South Korea is no exception. For your reference, we have compiled a list of the must-download apps if you plan on living in South Korea! KakaoTalk Messenger KakaoTalk is THE messaging app in South Korea. Out of the 8 apps listed in this article, this one is arguably the most essential if you plan on staying in the country for an extended period of time. It has all the features of any other messaging app you’ve probably used ... Read more >

Top Apps to Download2022-01-21T15:49:27+09:00

How to Convert Your Clothing Size in Korea

Korean clothing sizes for women Since the sizes of the clothes are measured according to Korean standard body frames, a medium in your country can be totally different from a medium in South Korea. The majority of Korean women are quite petite, the most produced size being a 55 (or international size small!). Even the shape of garments is slightly different in Korea. You might have noticed that clothes in stores start a little smaller and finish a little smaller as well. South Korea does not have many options of plus sizes, however there are specialty shops in foreigner districts ... Read more >

How to Convert Your Clothing Size in Korea2022-01-21T15:49:50+09:00

How to get to HYU from Airport

Address: International Building, Hanyang University 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu Seoul, 04763, Korea From Incheon Int’l Airport Limousine Bus #6010 Approximately 90 minutes 15,000 KRW Bus stops at Wangsimni Station Taxi Approximately 80 minutes 70,000 KRW (standard) Subway Approximately 100 minutes 4,500 KRW (proportion of distance) Take Incheon Airport Railroad Incheon International Airport Station > Hongik University Station Transfer to subway line 2 Hongik University Station> Hanyang University Station Campus Navigator 인천국제공항: 코엑스:

How to get to HYU from Airport2022-01-21T15:50:23+09:00

English Websites for Online Shopping in Korea

Koreans are professionals when it comes to “Home Shopping”, and you’ve probably heard of a few websites to shop from such as Gmarket, Interpark and Coupang. But these websites are mostly written in Korean, so in case you’re not fluent in Korean yet, we found you some Korean online shopping malls in English. Whether you’re looking for groceries, fashion, cosmetics or even technology and furniture, they’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the best websites that will make your life easier (and cheaper) in Korea. ALL/MULTI PURPOSE ONLINE SHOPS Global Gmarket (Android/IOS) Gmarket is the most famous website to ... Read more >

English Websites for Online Shopping in Korea2022-01-21T15:50:47+09:00

Vegan/Plant-based Diet Survival Guide

VEGAN / PLANT-BASED SURVIVAL GUIDE Eating out as a vegetarian in Seoul is tough. However, eating out as a vegan is even more difficult. Although you might not require a warning at this stage, it is going to be extremely challenging to come across a variety of vegan meals on a day to day basis. [Refer to these uploads – one, two – for more information.] Which is where this guide comes in to make sure your vegan cravings are met! You definitely won’t miss out on the fun. First: It is important to remember that cross-contamination is inevitable – especially if you’re going to ... Read more >

Vegan/Plant-based Diet Survival Guide2022-01-21T16:15:41+09:00

Explore Seoul By Bike (a.k.a. 따릉이)

The Seoul Metropolitan Government launched a public bike-sharing service in 2015 called Seoul Bikes (“따릉이” in Korean). It was designed to be a self-operating rental service that could be used conveniently by anyone. The system was designed to resolve issues of traffic congestion, air pollution, and high oil prices in Seoul, and to build a healthier society while enhancing the quality of life for Seoul citizens. Currently there are 20,000 Seoul Bikes available to users, with plans to expand the project in the coming years. Seoul Bikes are a great way to travel distances that are a bit too ... Read more >

Explore Seoul By Bike (a.k.a. 따릉이)2022-01-21T15:51:23+09:00

10 Korean Numbers You Should Know In Case of Emergency

For a safe stay in Korea, it is helpful to know some of the Emergency/Medical hotline in Korea. Along with the Emergency hotline in Korea, we introduce some of the helpline for Foreigners in Korea. All of the numbers below provide services in English and some also in other languages for example Chinese. Emergency/Medical Hotlines 112  | Police Call to report life-threatening situations and emergencies requiring law enforcement. Text service and location tracking service is also available. 119 | Fire & Ambulance The fire department and health emergencies requiring ambulance service. There’s also an English reporting section on their website. 182 | Missing Persons & Stolen ... Read more >

10 Korean Numbers You Should Know In Case of Emergency2022-01-21T15:51:45+09:00
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