Travel Survival Tips for Korea: Navigating Korean Culture
Travel Essentials for Korean Culture & Etiquette
1. Is Korea Safe?
When I thought I lost my passport and went to the front desk because I knew it was the last place I took it out, the manager went to the security room and then after 15 minutes, returned and told me that from the CCTV footage, he noticed I had taken my passport up to the room! Lo and behold, when I scoured my room, I discovered my passport had somehow fallen behind a dresser bureau.
2. Nose Blowing
3. Travel Survival Phrases
Greetings and formalities are always appreciated.
Korean culture respects formality and tradition. Age matters
It’s helpful to learn Basic Korean
Tip for Navigating Language Barriers
Use a “Korean” accent
4. Making offerings with both hands
5. Where to Go Potty?