Planning a trip to Korea? Here is a short guide on what to pack.
Depending on where you are coming from, you may need to pack an adaptor. You can buy the multi-cube adaptor; it can be used in four ways. If you are American, you will also need a surge protector for some of your electronics.
For Korea, the associated plug type is F, which is the plug that has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Korea operates on a 220V supply voltage and 60Hz.
Large bath towels.
For some strange reasons, Koreans do not use big bath towels. I remember my first trip to Korea, I did not come with a bath towel and went shopping for one and couldn’t find a towel to wrap my body. So, if you are feeling up to it, you can bring more than one.
Although Korea is known for its beauty products, however, many of the products sold here contain whitening elements. More so, seeing it is a homogenous society, the beauty industry doesn’t exactly cater to a range of skin colours and tone. But if your skin is a lighter tone or you are striving to achieve perfect skin like many Korean locals, this should not be an issue. There are plenty of wonderful skincare products available here that far surpass anything you would find in your location.
Clothes and Underwear
Since Korean are small in size, it is somewhat a hassle to get items in bigger sizes. If you’ve got larger feet, bring enough shoes for every occasion, summer, pair of boots for winter. If you’ve got an unusual bra size, you should bring enough with you when you come. Since this is a trip to Korea, you don’t want to spend money and time ordering and shipping undies and clothes.
Although there are pharmacies literally everywhere, however, you can’t go wrong with a little cold medicine. Sometimes, you need a doctor’s prescription to get certain drugs. So, if you are on a routine drug, I suggest you stock up before your trip to Korea.
I recommend you bring a lot of multi-vitamins and if you will be visiting during the winter, come with Vitamin D.