Things to pack for your long Korea trip

So, for the very first time in my life, I’ll be spending more than 2 weeks overseas and it will be a whole 3 long months in Seoul, during the summer helping some friends of mine.

So here’s basically some ideas on what I’m bringing over there.

  • Passport (without this, you’re never going anywhere. It also allow foreigners to get discounts at certain places)
  • Money
  • Camera with chargers (1 Olympus mirrorless, 1 Sony action cam)
  • Laptop with charger
  • Mobile with charger definitely
  • Universal adapter

Daily necessities…

  • Toothpaste & toothbrush (at least I could save for a month or 2 before buying a new one)
  • T-shirts (7 ~ 10 pcs) – It’s summer and you’ll need it. You know why right?
  • Jeans (2 pcs)
  • Shorts (2 pc)
  • Pajamas (2 sets)
  • Cap (1 pc)
  • Socks (3 pairs)
  • Accessories
  • Sports shoes, sandals (my size: 260, it’s like an extinction for me!) – Hopefully I can get a rain boots there.
  • Pillow case (2 pcs)
  • Blanket (1 pc)
  • Lingerie
  • Towel (2 pcs)
  • Umbrella – Summer means rain in Korea, and a lot.
  • Stomach medications, I have a weak stomach
  • Some make up
  • My face lotion

FYI, I’m not a bikini-person, hence, no bikini in my list.

Also, a heads up for big foots, size 260 and above is terribly tough to find. You could, but it cost a lot more and you’ll only be able to get it in certain places. So, bring an extra pair or 2 if you’re planning to stay long in Korea.

For people who came from a tropical country like me, we tend to worry about what to wear on cold seasons as we have never experienced such temperatures back at home.

In addition, I’ve been getting quite some queries on what to wear during these season, thus, here’s a summary of what you will need to bring during Spring, Autumn and Winter. (I will be listing it according to the average temperature rather than the actual seasons themselves.)

Spring/Autumn – Apr~May / Sep~Oct


Outfit for Spring / early Autumn

  • Sweater (2 pcs)
  • Long sleeve cotton shirt (4 ~ 5 pcs, you’ll wear them most of the days)
  • Wool long sleeve shirt (1 pc, just in case)
  • Short sleeve (2 pcs, just in case weather gets too hot)
  • Scarf (1 is suffice if you prefer not to be a fashionista)
  • Sport shoes (I think winter boots is not necessary during this period, though you might need on Mar & Nov)
  • Jeans (2 pcs)
  • Wool leggings (2 pcs, if you prefer not to wear jeans)
  • Socks (3 pairs)
  • Gloves (1 pair)
  • Moisturizer
  • Lotion
  • Lip balm

Outfit for early Spring (mid ~ late March / end Oct)

Winter – Nov ~ Mar


  • Knitted sweater (2 pcs)
  • Winter coat (1 is suffice, unless you have a huge luggage)
  • Wool long sleeve shirt (4 ~ 5 pcs, you’ll wear them every single day)
  • Wool scarf (You’ll need a thicker one, you might find cheap ones in Myeongdong btw, I got mine for only 5,000 won!)
  • Sports shoes or boots
  • Winter leggings – with fur or heat tech preferably (2 pcs)
  • Jeans – with heat wear inside (2 pcs)
  • Wool socks (3 pcs) – You’ll need it, trust me
  • Gloves – Preferably leather, blocks the icy wind
  • Moisturizer
  • Body lotion
  • Lip balm – This is a MUST!!

Dec 2014 – Inner layers (1 cotton long sleeve, 1 wool long sleeve, 1 knitted sweater)


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