My travel checklist to South Korea

I'm going to Korea !  ...but after the excitement sets in, the real planning begins. So... how should i start planning my trip to Korea ?  First, let's look at some practical stuff :

Travel Plugs - Electricity Outlets

Things i always forget to check until last min is the types of outlets are used.  Here's the information for the electricity outlet in Korea

korea electricity outlets

Apparently, their plugs are similar to  France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey !

Currency Conversion

Korea's currency is called Won

For Canadians, the conversion is similar to 1 Canadian dollar - 10,000 Won

Cellphone/ Sim Cards

Apparently if you are planning to use you're North American phone in Korea, it might not work because it is not compatible with their celluar network... Don't think it will be worth it to invest in a sim card if i'm going to be there for a few days...but that leads us to...


They have ample of FREE PUBLIC WIFIs from what i've heard.  Apparently free wifi in Seoul is a government initiative to offer 10,000 free public wifi zones !! More info here -


Since i'm familiar with Hong Kong's transit system, Korea has a similar one where you can get a re loadable card (by paying a deposit) and refilling money on it. This card is called the "T-Money".  You are also able to use this at convenient store...similar to the "octopus card" in Hong Kong.

Other options are M-Pass (which is similar to day passes) or Seoul City pass plus (which is a single fare ticket)


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