In South Korea, it is late autumn now. Winter is near and the excitement of traveling around this beautiful country is higher. Winter starts from December to February in South Korea. Spending your holiday during winter in South Korea will give you a memorable experience. This travel destination gives off the vibe of a romantic winter wonderland somehow. That is why lots of people from all over the world are eager to spend their holiday in South Korea in the winter. However, no matter how exciting it is to travel to South Korea during winter, some travelers find it concerning because those who don’t come from four seasonal countries may have difficulties to survive.
How to survive traveling to South Korea during the winter
It is sometimes easy to forget about all necessary things due to the hype of traveling overseas, especially where the destination is South Korea. It is one of the most visited travel destinations in the world after all. There are lots of attractions for tourists to enjoy especially during winter. However, it is also important to remember what you should do so that you can survive the harsh weather during winter. Here are some tips to make your trip to South Korea during winter more bearable and still enjoyable:
- The first and most important thing is to dress properly. South Korea is like a fashion icon that visitors almost have an urge to dress up when traveling around the country. You need to be prepared of how cold the temperature could be when you step in the country. Your clothes are your ultimate weapon to survive. There are basic rules of clothing highly suggested for those who are eager to visit South Korea during winter. First is base thermal layers which consist of merino wool or synthetic fabrics. Second is mid insulation layer which consists of wool, down or fleece. Then the third is outer waterproof which consists of a shell layer which is waterproof and wind resistant. In addition, you need to stay wearing a scarf, beanie, and bring heat packs.
- Eat something warm. It is like committing suicide if you prefer cold foods instead of warm ones during winter. Thus, it is more recommended to eat like a king. It is not difficult since there are various hot dishes you can try while you are at South Korea. Steamy beef soup, kimchi stew, seafood soup, or steamy fish cakes are available to warm up your body. Besides, your body burns more calories during cold. Thus, there is no need to worry about your diet.
- Harsh weather during winter means your skin suffers more from humidity. It will be easier to get your lips chapped. Your skin will feel less smooth as well. Thus, it is highly recommended to bring moisturizers for your skin and lip balms for your lips. Reapply them regularly to keep your lips and skin moist. It is also highly suggested to apply face mask before going to bed so you will be waking up feeling more refreshed and energized.