Asked by Anonymous
Is Seoul expensive to travel to, even if I stay in hostels and eat at 7-eleven? How are the clubs there? And do people in Seoul really place a big emphasis on physical appearance?
I don’t know why anyone would ever eat at 7-11 when they’re in Korea. I always come back a couple of pounds heavier after each trip - you just can’t say no to food there… gahdghawdsh
Like everything else, it really depends on where and when. Flight itself can be expensive, especially if you try to book during hot season (May-September ish). I don’t know how much hostels run, but I’m sure it depends on the location as well. I don’t go clubbing so I have no idea. Certain neighborhoods of Seoul have bigger emphasis on one’s aesthetic than others - Gangnam is one of them, since the shopping scene there is high-end and people want to look presentable for such shops.
If you want to travel to Seoul on a budget, book your inbound/outbound flights on either Tuesday or Wednesday. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on hostels/hotels, look for places outside of Seoul. Suwon is a great one since it’s only a few train stops (or about half an hour bus ride) away. Think of it like going to West Village from Brooklyn. It’s not bad.