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What did you regret NOT bringing to Korea?
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OiGirl



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: Hoke-y-gun

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck, but please don't hang out with me in your final months.
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jurassic82



Joined: 21 Jun 2006
Location: Somewhere!!!!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deoderant. I wish I would have brought a case of it along with body spray.
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Canadian Club



Joined: 12 Aug 2006

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natural peanut butter...
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calbruin



Joined: 03 Aug 2006

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I regret not bringing my indie/foreign films. Yongsan sells just about any mainstream flick for cheap, but try your hand at finding Bergman, Ozu, or Kurosawa films with English subtitles and you're pretty much SOL.

One of the few things I miss about living in West LA is the quick walk to Cinefile, where I could get just about any obscure/artsy/foreign movie on the monthly membership. T_T
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i_teach_esl



Joined: 07 Sep 2006
Location: baebang, asan/cheonan

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump
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John Henry



Joined: 24 Sep 2004

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hot little number from the beaches of californa.
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Starr31



Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles/ KOREA

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:18 am    Post subject: packing stuff Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me what the luggage restrictions are? I'm coming from the U.S.
I have a huge list of stuff to bring for my one year in Korea not to mention the load of stuff I have to bring for family members (christmas gifts and stuff)

All I know is 70lbs is the limit but how many pieces of luggage can I bring three???
Confused
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Canadian Club



Joined: 12 Aug 2006

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's different for different airlines. Check the airline website.
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Starr31



Joined: 23 Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles/ KOREA

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:10 pm    Post subject: luggage Reply with quote

THANKS!

I will do that!!
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andy202



Joined: 28 Nov 2006

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:35 am    Post subject: Regrets....and good decisions Reply with quote

I should have brought custard, gravy and sage and onion stuffing. A recent visit from Mama put that right however...

I should also have put all my music onto my laptop.

And not left my toilitries bag at Newcastle airport.

Or left my dad to (mis)manage my credit card bills.


On the plus side.....

I did bring:

6 cans of Lynx deodorant
A years supply of Gillette Mach 3 Turbo razor blades (40 for 30 on Ebay)
A years supply of contact lenses (cheap in Korea but still a hassle)
A big towel (!)
A healthy selection of credit cards
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i_teach_esl



Joined: 07 Sep 2006
Location: baebang, asan/cheonan

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im finally doing it and leaving for korea next month. so... bump.
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ella



Joined: 17 Apr 2006

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I know is 70lbs is the limit


I think most limit you to 50 pounds per bag and two bags these days, which sucks when you're moving to the other side of the planet for several years.

I wish I'd brought Dove for Sensitive Skin. You can get Dove here but it's that awful, heavily perfumed crap.
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Cerebroden



Joined: 27 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm...I'm sure for the right price someone could get you all the things you guys are missing.
Like someone with access to the PX Twisted Evil
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parkhelens



Joined: 04 May 2007

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 4:12 am    Post subject: Big stuff Reply with quote

Big, fluffy towels (the towels here are all so small); big cups (I refill mine nine times during a meal); big shoes (i wear a size 9 women's and i have to get a custom order here if i want shoes); big robes (along with big clothes, I'm a size 8 in the states and nothing fits me here);

oh and also:
in and out burgers, fat burgers, and western bacon cheeseburgers
mexican food
vietnamese rooster sauce
noxema
pizza delivery! for $10-$15
cheese and cheesecake
good fusion cuisine like deep friend guacamole egg rolls at the cheesecake factory
thick strawberry shakes
cheap shampoo like suave (shampoos here start at $7)
crest or colgate toothpaste
subway sandwiches
doritos! tortilla chips and salsa! sunchips! cheetos!
mac cosmetics, burt's bees
charmin toilet paper
arnold palmers at starbucks (nope they don't do them here, they don't do tea here actually)
big, good, affordable salads--antipasto, chinese chicken, caesar's, chef
victoria's secret
cream cheese that's not flavored (they're always in stock with cc that's onion-flavored, strawberry or pineapple but for cryin out loud nothing's that's just plain.)
red vines!
rain boots
my mercedes convertible
oreos
mac and cheese! oh god!
sauerkraut on my hotdog
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While Away



Joined: 03 Dec 2006
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 5:16 am    Post subject: Pillows Reply with quote

I did throw in a pillow as a last minute thought to fill out my bag when I came here. Glad I did. Now I've been searching for a nice pillow for 2 years, can't find one. First I bought from Carefour and Walmart, but they are these tiny stiff pillows. Then I found some that looked nice from Costco, but there not right. They 'spring back' to original shape, some kind of foam inside. My two year old pillow (actually 4 years old, was old already when I brought it) is getting worn out. I'll be buying more pillows next month in America.
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