Places to visit in South Korea
I’m a currently approaching the 11 month mark in my year abroad in South Korea. It’s crazy to think I’ve been living here for almost a year now. The personal growth I’ve had, experiences I’ve collected, and people I’ve met are uncountable. I wrote months ago how I broke my ankle and had surgery about halfway through my stay here. Being stuck indoors and unable to walk for over a month made me determined to make the most of the rest of my stay.
Since I’ve been walking again I’ve been going nonstop on the weekends visiting various cities and parks around the country.
South Korea is a totally underrated country if you ask me. There are so many places to visit in Korea. Here is a list of places to visit in South Korea, they are destinations I have personally visited and recommend. Some of popular South Korea tourist spots and others are a little off the beaten track.
I want to travel.
That statement above seems to be the voice of this current generation called millennials. I think travel has always been in style, it’s just more accessible than it’s ever been and with social media and the internet, you can literally talk to your friends and family daily yet be on the other side of the world.
So most people want to travel. But there seems to be this underlying stigma that you need to be a trustfund baby to travel. So the questions is ‘do you need money to travel? Can you travel without money?’
Spring has officially sprung in South Korea. The cherry blossom trees are blooming, the weather is heating up – I had to turn on my A/C the other day for the first time, and the mini skirts have surfaced.
Similar to North America, wedding season is beginning to ramp up into full swing.
“As I came back to myself I realized I had been sitting there for over an hour. I was surprised, but I didn’t care. I had nowhere to be and no one to appease.”
Recently having visited Japan over my winter holidays by myself it really got me thinking about solo travel. It was my first real solo traveling trip. I could argue that moving to Korea was a solo expedition, but I did know a few people in the country previous to coming.
I’ve been comfortable going places by myself for most of my life. I don’t need an entourage to arrive to an event with, and I’m fine going out to dinner alone Visiting a country alone though, is a different story.
Back during the preparation period, prior to arriving in South Korea I had a conversation with my extensively traveled sister. She suggested I look into travel insurance. Of the million things on my brain, travel insurance was low on my priority list. I attribute this to never of had a major surgery. Plus, I had 50% coverage through my contract.
What proceeds is evidence that travel insurance should always be one of a traveler’s main priorities.
A few weeks ago while having a night on the town I was unfortunate enough to slip on some ice while walking that lead to breaking my ankle. Fractured Fibula & sprain on some ligaments of the inner part of my ankle was the result.
I required surgery, so will divulge what to expect in terms of experience and costs. I’ll also discuss some tips if you ever find yourself in a similar situation and how my school handled it.
**Dollar examples used are all rough estimations in CAD**