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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I'm going on a trip!

I have some very exciting news! This October, I will have the opportunity to travel to South Korea...given that there is no war before then. Traveling is something I have always wanted to do, and I found it to be very affordable at $500 for the trip basics. 

I bought my tickets nearing the end of May, round trip from San Francisco to Incheon cost just $357! The best time to buy tickets in advace is 5 months before your trip and I have found that the cheapest flights will be found between August and early November or February to April. I am flying through China South airlines, which I have found are much more reasonably priced than Delta or Korea air. When you find a fantastic deal on international flights, you have to take the oportunity. If you wait just a day the ticket prices can jump from $30 to $400 more.

My stay for eight nights was just $80 because i opted to stay I a hostel in Iteawon. A hostel is similiar to a travel dorm room. The downside is that you have to share the facility and sleeping quarters with other people, so if you are not comfortable with this you may opt to stay elsewhere. On the upside, hostels give you the oportunity to meet people from all over the world, share iteneraries, and make new friends. I chose to stay in a hostel because I am a minimalist and because I would love to meet new people. Some hostels will give you the opportunity to work for them for free stay, as well.

One of the main reasons I am excited to visit Korea is to experience their nightlife and food. Comming from a small town, I am not exposed to much diversity. I am also a history and culture fanatix, and Korea has a number of historicak and cultural sights to visit, such as the DMZ, grand palaces, and royal tombs!


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