Question: I’m packing for a summer trip to Korea, any tips?
I’m packing for my second July trip to Korea, and trying to make some wiser packing decisions than last year. I found this packing list amazingly helpful and made just a few adjustments. It’s designed for females in mind but it would be easily adjustable for males.
I would forget bringing anything thick and heavy – Korea’s summer, unlike that here in Australia, is hot and sticky. Think light and breezy fabrics. I would take a light cardigan or jumper though, some department store’s airconditioning is set to ice age.
Another thing I’m packing this year is gumboots. July and August is monsoon season and I hate wet feet, a feeling I experienced way too often last time. Although of course Korea sells gumboots, I’m Korean size 275 and I never saw any store selling a size bigger than 255 or 260 – so if you have large feet forget buying shoes in Korea. Also in the shoes department, you really don’t need anymore than 3-4 pairs – thongs, walking shoes, dressier shoes and (maybe) gumboots.
Make sure to pack a hat and sunscreen as well, and you’ll be set. And if you’re a chronic over packer like myself, the first step to recovery is acceptance! Be critical of every item and ask yourself whether you really need it.
Do you have any packing tips for the Korean summer? Let me know in the comments!
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