South Korea Travel Planning – Newsletter 20 October 2019

Welcome to the South Korea Travel Planning fortnightly newsletter for 20 October 2019, which includes information to help you plan your trip to South Korea, top travel deals and articles about South Korea.

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South Korea Events

Autumn Foliage Planning

For those of you planning to visit South Korea from now to mid December you are almost definitely planning to try to see some of the glorious autumn foliage colours throughout South Korea.

I have found a very comprehensive guide on the Trazy website which includes detailed information about the fall colour dates and locations across all of South Korea from north to south.  Click here to check it out and to incorporate into your itinerary planning.

There are several public holidays coming up over the next few months as follows.  Click on the links to find out more about each public holiday.

  • 25 December 2019.  Christmas Day.

Autumn is the time for many cultural and music festivals across South Korea, as well as Halloween!

Below is an overview of the most popular events:

  • 26 October 2019.  Zombie Run Festival in Seoul
  • 26 October 2019.  2019 SKA Super Swag Festival in Incheon (Trazy exclusive early bird deal for this Hip-Hop music festival)
  • 31 October 2019.  Halloween!
  • 2 November 2019.  Busan Fireworks Festival

Halloween in South Korea

With Halloween month currently in progress, Trazy has created a great selection of Halloween themed events!  Having ourselves visited both Everland and Lotte World theme parks in October we can confirm that their Halloween theming and parades are awesome – check out the ‘princess castle’ photo below from Lotte World – lets just say that Disney is never going to do that to their castle… 🙂

Click here to check out the great range of Halloween events on offer through Trazy

Lotte World - Halloween Theme
Lotte World – Halloween Theme

Winter Events in South Korea

There are a great selection of upcoming winter events, including skiing, snowboarding packages, as well as winter festivals!

Click here to check out the winter events offered by Klook

Top South Korea Travel Deals This Week

Voyagin Halloween Sale

Voyagin are currently running their Halloween Sale from 1-31 October 2019 where you can save up to $US40 per booking using the below coupon codes.  Note that the coupon codes are not valid for Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, Universal Studios Japan or any JR Passes. Click here to see South Korea ticket and tour options through Voyagin.

  • Save $10 when you spend $150, “HALLOWEEN10”
  • Save $25 when you spend $300, “HALLOWEEN25”
  • Save $40 when you spend $450, “HALLOWEEN40”

Featured South Korea Tours and Tickets – Snow Tours – Early Bird Specials

The first winter snows have fallen in the northern part of South Korea, so people start to turn their attention to planning their skiing and snow boarding trips for the winter season.  Trazy has a great range of early bird deals available as either day trips or overnight trips from Seoul to a wide range of ski resorts.  You can access these early bird deals by making your booking before 31 October 2019.

Click here to check out the wide range of options through Trazy and to book your earlybird packge before 31 October 2019

Klook also has a great range of day and multi day ski and snowboard tour packages.  Check out the packages on offer through Klook at this link.

Top Articles This Week From the Facebook Group

Review: KT Prepaid Sim Card For Korea

On our recent trip to South Korea we decided to purchase a KT Olleh Sim Card to use while travelling. We wanted to provide a short review of this KT Sim Card option, and also provide further information on how to order your sim card for South Korea.  Click here to read more…

9 Easy Money Saving Tips in South Korea by Two Wandering Soles

Okay, so now you know just how much money you can earn teaching English in South Korea. Is your head spinning?! Don’t worry… we are about to share with you some of the tips and tricks that helped us save more than $22,000 in one year. You can adapt them to work for you, and start watching your savings accrue.

But before we start talking budgets, I want to emphasize that saving money should never mean sacrificing your happiness. Being away from family and friends can take a toll, and it’s important to focus on the things that bring you joy.

Don’t feel guilty for little splurges here and there – we certainly had our fair share. Furthermore, be sure to experience life abroad to its fullest. Don’t let your budget hold you back when it comes to trying new things.  Click here to read more…

10 Quirky Things to do in Seoul by There She Goes Again

If you’re looking for some of the more quirky things to do in Seoul, then this list is for you!

Did you know Seoul was one of the must-visit cities in 2017? Both NatGeo and Lonely Planet named it in their 2017 lists.

Seoul’s a vibrant city with a little bit of something for everyone. History and architecture lovers would enjoy strolling the massive palace grounds. It’s a mecca for any fashion or beauty lovers. Even outdoor enthusiasts will be surprised by the hiking trails all around the city. And, of course, for those who are looking for quirky things to do in Seoul, there’s plenty.

This is the city that brought you “Gangnam Style,” and then created a giant purple and yellow photo prop to celebrate its global popularity.

While the possibilities really are limitless, I picked out a few experiences not to miss while you’re visiting. Some of these I’ve been able to do, and some I had on my list but never got a chance to personally experience! However, those I didn’t, I have had plenty of friends vouch for them.  Click here to read more…

Thanks Anne and Tony.

PS. If you have any questions you are welcome to ask questions in the South Korea Travel Planning Facebook Group.

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