15 Photos to Enjoy a Virtual Trip to South Korea

Not being able to travel is rough. We get it. There is nothing fun about being stuck at home with no plans for the future.

To help things out, we're publishing a virtual trip series where we share 15 of our favorite photos from a previous trip and share some of the backstories behind the images.

For our second entry, we're traveling to Asia to hit up South Korea, a country we explored for two weeks in 2019!

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20 of the Best Korean Food and Drinks You Must Try

Korean food culture is seriously no joke. You may know about kimchi, barbecue, and bibimbap, but this country's cuisine is as varied as it is vast.

During our visit to the country, we made it our mission to try a new item in almost every meal- and accomplishing this goal was quite easy. We are not exaggerating when we say you could eat out for two weeks without having the same thing twice other than banchan (included sides). We cannot make that claim in many countries!

To help you get an idea of what you should try when visiting this delicious country, this guide was born.

This one is set up to discuss the dishes themselves, but at the end of each section we give one or two restaurant recommendations where you can find a stellar iteration!

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Millennium Hilton Seoul Review – A Business Hotel in Korea

During our South Korea trip, we decided to splurge on a couple of nights at the high-end Millennium Hilton Seoul with points.

Thanks in part to our diamond status with the hotel chain, we ended up getting a rather nice room on a high floor which was quite comfortable and had a stunning view. 

But while the room and property itself was every bit of what we expect of a Hilton chain, we have to say, this one is perhaps not the best for tourists- it feels like a business traveler hotel more than anything!

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How to Visit South Korea Without Spending a Lot of Money

Before visiting South Korea, we weren't quite sure about how cheaply you could travel in the country.

We knew it would likely be much more reasonable than Japan, and assumed it would be much more expensive than South East Asia. Where in the middle it fell, well, we weren't quite sure.

As it turns out, South Korea ended up being quite reasonable overall and we had a stellar time for two weeks for just over $3,000 (excluding airfare, which we paid on points). But for this series, we don't want to just share our own personal spending. Here, we want to look at just how cheap you can get a trip to South Korea while still doing the country justice.

So in this one we will break down traveling in South Korea by spending type and then compare it to how we did on our trip at the end!

Pricing is based on our visit to South Korea in October 2019. 

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