Freebies and Discounts

Free Stuff and Discounts — everyone loves it!

Here are some of the things that you MIGHT get it for Free or at a Discounted price. No guarantees because everyone loves free and discounted stuff, you are not the only one. With high competition going on, nothing can be 100% guaranteed. It is up to your luck!


1. FREE Wifi

The free Wifi in Seoul is a government initiative to offer 10,000 free public wifi zones, slated to be completed by 2015. And it is awesome. No need for logins or passwords, and they’re located in very popular areas, too. Just find “Seoul Wifi” and food porn to your hearts content.

Here are a few notable locations:

wifi-place

And of course, you’ll have to be close to the router to actually be connected. They look like this:

wifi-router

Like in Singapore, Starbucks, McDonalds, and even taxis offer free wifi, but for some reason, the passwords aren’t made so clear. Fear not. Here’s how you can unlock free wifi anywhere you go in Korea! It’s not guaranteed to work, but chances are high that you’ll be scoring some free wifi anywhere you go in Korea!

wifi-pass

2. FREE Hanbok Experience @ Myeongdong

Take the escalator/lift up to level 5 & look for Seoul Global Culture & Tourism Center.

Opening Hours: 10.30am to 7pm (Korean Time)

On peak period, it is best to secure your slots as early as possible. Each slot is 10 minutes — meaning to say you get to have 10 minutes (exclusive of the time that you are taking to change) to take as many pictures in your hanbok with 2 background to choose from.

Location: M Plaza Myeongdong Level 5
[04536  27, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul ]


Discount Coupons

Discount coupons can be easily found and printed when you do a simple search online. The main ones are from Korea Tourism Org and Visit Korea Committee. Many types of different discount coupons can be found on these 2 websites.

visit-korea
Korea Tourism Org
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Visit Korea Committee

Be sure to take note of the validity period as well as the terms and conditions of each coupon.

 

Basic Korean #1 – Ordering in Korean Restaurants

One of the most common headache problems travelers get is when your stomach is growling and you need to EAT!

As a foreigner, you might not know Korean fluently. But fret not, practise and remember these common expressions and you will at least be able to eat something and not starve yourself while in Korea.


주세요.
Juseyo.
Please give it to me.

이거 주세요.
Eguh juseyo.
Please give me/us this.

김치 더 주세요.
Kimchi duh juseyo.
Please give me/us more kimchi.


안맵게 해주세요.
Ahnmepgae haejuseyo.
Please don’t make it spicy.


삼겹살 일인분 주세요.
Samgyupsal eelinboon juseyo.
Please give me/us one serving of pork belly.

Or maybe you want two servings.

삼겹살 이인분 주세요.
Samgyupsal einboon juseyo.
Please give me/us two servings of pork belly.

What if you want three servings?

삼겹살 삼인분 주세요.
Samgyupsal saminboon juseyo.
Please give me/us three servings of pork belly.

See a pattern yet? To change the number of servings, you pair a Sino-Korean number with “INBOON.”

One serving: 일인분
Two servings: 이인분
Three servings: 삼인분
Four servings: 사인분
Five servings: 오인분
Six servings: 육인분


계산서 주세요.
Gyesansuh juseyo.
Please give me/us the bill.

계산해 주세요.
Gyesanhae juseyo.
Check, please.


After you have eaten and want to compliment the owner for cooking such a delicious meal? Try saying this.

맛있어요.
Masshisuhyo.
It’s delicious.


Not sure of how to say it? Watch this video to hear how it’s being said.