We woke up early on our last day in Korea. We just prepared the cake and oven the chicken from our mini Despedida Party for our breakfast because you know #TIPIDITY!
Then, we went to the airport. It is best to ask the hotel staff for directions to the bus station ahead of your checkout so you won’t be having problems navigating your way around early in the morning. I think we went to the airport at around 8am.
This Korea trip was my long trip like after our Vietnam trip. I think my maximum travel days when I go out of the country were always 5 days 4 nights. It’s my first time staying for almost a week. But it was fun! I’m able to visit more tourist spots this time and experience new things. My target next year if my budget will permit me will be Busan – Daegu – Seoul. Let’s keep our fingers crossed on that.
If you’re planning to have a tour in Korea: you may view my 5 day itineraries here:
Things I Learned When I Was In Korea
- There’s a “2 hand carry policy”. I’m really not sure if it’s standard on all airports but in Incheon Airport you can only bring 1 paper bag and your handbag or backpack. I had a paper bag that time, my backpack, and mini bag with all my valuables inside- passport, ticket, camera, and wallet. But then, when we checked in, we were advised that they only allowed 2 hand carry. Because my mini bag was just small. I sneaked it inside my paper bag. I’d just put it out after we passed the immigration.
- They don’t accept T-money card on regular shops inside the airport. I know you can buy T-money card on some shops in Seoul but in Incheon, you can only pay using cash or credit card. Don’t worry though if you still have money on your T-money card because I think it will take 5-6 years before it expires so you can still use it when you go back there. It will save you around 10,000 won for buying a new T-money card because you already have one.
- There were wifi rentals which you will be asked to pay upon return of pocket wifi. When we returned our KTX pocket wifi, we were asked by the staff to pay for the wifi. I was actually shocked because I had no idea that we will pay for the wifi when we return it because when I first visit Korea, the payment was already made using my friend’s credit card when we booked it so we were not asked to pay when we return it. Good thing! I still have cash with me to pay for it. Otherwise, I don’t know how to resolve it. So, ALWAYS make sure that you have extra money to pay for that!
6 Days 5 Nights Korea Trip Budget Breakdown
Unlike my other trips, I’ve allotted a budget for this trip because I have a shopping agenda. I’ve planned to buy kpop merchandise, bags, and clothes.
Depending on my agenda for the trip, I’ve added or cut down budgets for the trip. I always start with an all-in budget of 25k for the entire trip and decide from there. I don’t deprive myself when I travel and I make sure that I’ve accomplished my agenda. I always plan my trip a year before my scheduled trip so I have enough time to save.
I have broken down my expenses for my Korea trip below. So you will have an idea how much I’ve saved up for this trip and I hope that it will help you too when you plan yours. 🙂
Budget breakdown for a 6Days/5Nights Korea trip were as follows:
|Plane Ticket + Travel Tax||Php 14,476|
|Wifi||Php 3, 119|
|Seoul City Hotel||Php 6,784|
|Everland Klook||Php 2,362|
|Food + Souvenir and Other Tourist Spots Entrance Fee||Php 13,959|
|Total Cost||Php 45,000|