Yes, traveling is fun and memorable when you're in the company of other people, but what if we told you it can be just as memorable and fun when you're alone?
South Korea is a wonderful destination, and although it is known to be very romantic, it has a lot to offer to solo travelers as well!
So, if you've been thinking of coming here for a while but don't have anybody to go with, keep reading and find out 5 things to do in Korea this year that will leave you with no time to be bored!
1. Take a Trip to Nami Island
Nami Island is a beautiful little island in the north of Seoul that offers beautiful trees, woodland, riverside walks, and much more. It has some amazing must-see scenery year round. Whether you are going in the spring and want to witness some cherry blossoms or you are going in the autumn to see the fall foliage, do not skip on this little island that has it all! Don't forget to take some amazing pictures for your Instagram!
2. Try THESE cafés!
We all know Korea is the homeland of pretty and unique cafés (really, it has it all, like a Harry Potter-themed café and a café hidden behind a fridge!), so nothing new there. What you might not know is that there are cafés about simplicity and good coffee.
This year try one of the many cafés that offer activities and entertainment other than just drinks. You can start by writing a letter to your future self at this Vegan café that will later mail it to you on your desired date. Or maybe you can try painting, drawing, or even pottery! Worth mentioning are also PC Bangs, where you can play games and eat or drink at the same time!
Finally, if you are a K-pop or anime fiend, there are spots for you too, where you can find people that share the same passions as you!
3. Rent a bike
Korea is a very green country, with some breathtaking scenery. So why not make the most of it and explore the city by bike? In recent years it has become increasingly easier to rent bikes (especially in the bigger cities) for a very cheap price. That makes it so much easier and more convenient to explore the city compared to walking everywhere! And you can enjoy the scenery better as opposed to taking the bus or the train.
So today, why don't you just rent a bike, go to a park and let the road take you wherever it wants to take you? We promise you won't regret it!
4. Busking in Hongdae
There's nothing like watching some good busking on a Friday night or Sunday morning when it's the weekend and you're not rushing to work or home. People will gather, sit down and watch some great performances take place! It's also a good spot for making friends; just imagine turning around and seeing someone else sing the same K-pop song you are singing and adore! You've got to strike up a conversation then!
5. Explore one of the many GIGANTIC malls!
If you find yourself having run out of things to do and being bored, just remember: it's Korea! The country has plenty of enormous malls and department stores you can visit. And they are everywhere! You are sure to spend hours inside one and not leave empty-handed.
You will be able to find all kinds of things inside: from clothes to accessories to household goods, to cafés and restaurants. There's even a mall with a park, and another one with an observation deck and a skywalk inside!
Did you know that Busan has the biggest department store in the world? Yeah, exactly, they know what they are doing!
These are just 5 of the many things you can do in Korea as a solo traveler, so stop overthinking it and book a flight to this amazing destination right now!
Have you ever been to Korea? If so, have you ever tried any of these things? If not, which one would you like to try first? Let us know in the comments!