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"A Down Jacket/Coat for Winter" Ready for the Weather Tip by jlaw78s

Ready for the Weather, Seoul: 9 reviews and 7 photos

Luggage and bags: Seoul is a shoppers nirvana catering to all budgets and tastes. If you have forgotten something make a beeline to E- Mart, a local, mid priced supermarket where you will find most things you need on your trip.

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Seoul have cold but pleasantly sunny winters. Cotton jackets and coats are not suitable for the dry cold which will seep into your bones if you are not careful. Invest in a down coat or jacket and long johns. Once again, shopping in Seoul caters to all budgets and tastes- mid priced stores like Giordano, Uniqlo, Hang Ten, GAP will have all the seasonal essentials. If you love shopping visit Dongdaemun Market and pay Doota or APM stores a visit- these behemoth wholesale towers are great places to sharpen your bargaining skills!

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I was feeling fluish after a couple of days and I pay the local chemist a visit. That particular chemist does not stock PANADOL. So make sure your have PARACETAMOL translated into Korean. Perhaps it might help the chemist assistant in selecting your flu/fever medications.

Photo Equipment: NA

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Ensure that your shoes are hardy and water proof if you are arriving during Winter.

Miscellaneous: Seriously, brush up on basic Korean- most Korean can speak broken English and most have PhD in sign language. They can point you to the right place. The complex Mass Transit System takes time to get used to but its an invaluable transportation option. It is DIRT cheap (make sure you get your 1 dollar refund at the end of your trip-all trips)

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 22, 2011
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