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What did you regret NOT bringing to Korea?
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Chambertin



Joined: 07 Jun 2009
Location: Gunsan

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
oral: arm & hammer toothpaste (all types, including the whitening one)


I felt pretty stupid when I saw them in the store, as I packed three tubes of the whitening. It was harder to find it in stock at wal-mart...
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catchshime



Joined: 25 Jun 2009
Location: "I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land."

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was under the impression you can find nearly everything in Seoul. How much does deodorant go for?
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morrisonhotel



Joined: 18 Jul 2009
Location: Gyeonggi-do

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carla wrote:
I would have to say shoes. I could not find my size anywhere.


Anyone know if it is possible to buy size 13 UK size (14 in US sizes) out there? Should I buy extra shoes to bring with me?

Edit: just read a few more posts. It looks like I'm screwed. Can anyone shed any light?
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Linda868



Joined: 16 Nov 2008
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good non stick frying pan. All the ones I have seen and bought are terrible:(
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laoshihao



Joined: 05 Feb 2007
Location: I'll take the ROK, Alex, because that's where my stuff is.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: For the ladies Reply with quote

NOT FOR THE GUYS:

If you prefer a certain brand of tampon you might want to bring it. I have not seen o.b. here though that is my preferred brand. I had to stock up on something similar at Boots when I was in Thailand because everything here is applicator. Also, if you need a size for heavier days you may want to bring that too.

Plus size girls: Bring plenty of bras and underwear. You can find other stuff at OKBT in Itaewon or the Plus Zone in the doota! basement in Dondaemun, but it will cost a bit. Marks & Spencer does have some stuff up to a size 16/18 US and they are scattered around Seoul in higher end shopping centers.

Haddon Supermarket has some Western goods that I have not seen in Itaewon. It is located near Hannam Heights apartments in Oksu, on line 3. It's nice for baking supplies.
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farfromhome



Joined: 01 Jun 2006
Location: seoul

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

catchshime wrote:
I was under the impression you can find nearly everything in Seoul. How much does deodorant go for?


around 5,000 won

Linda868 wrote:
A good non stick frying pan. All the ones I have seen and bought are terrible:(


tefal/t-fal non-stick frying pans are sold at (nearly) all supermarkets in seoul and most of gyeonggi province for less than 50,000 won, depending on your culinary needs. its not worth bringing over.
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Linda868



Joined: 16 Nov 2008
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not in Seoul or in that province so I have not seen the good non stick pans. Thanks for the information!
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Bronwyne



Joined: 04 May 2009
Location: Columbus, OH

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:35 pm    Post subject: Musical instruments? Reply with quote

I'm thinking of bringing my violin to practice. Has anyone brought a violin or musical instrument? Any advice such as if it is a good idea?

Thanks!
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catchshime



Joined: 25 Jun 2009
Location: "I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land."

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ulsanchris wrote:
for some of us not in seoul and therefore a trip to the black market is a little out of the question.

I wish i brought more deordorant. NOt too mention i'm not to fond of korean underwear. It sucks.
also a lot of guys here have problems with korean condoms being too small. YOu might want to bring a years supply.
I wish I had brought a video tape of the simpsons. I haven't had cable this time around so i've been dying for some decent tv.


Condoms? What, are a bunch of Dirk Diggler types / ex pornstars deciding that educating the youth of a nation in a foreign language is their new 'passion?"
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catchshime



Joined: 25 Jun 2009
Location: "I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land."

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hellofaniceguy wrote:
I regret not bringing an open mind.


Applies to more than a large percentage of posters here.
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rickig



Joined: 14 Oct 2008
Location: Soon to be anyang

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I had bought more undergarments and for some reason graham crackers. I have been craving them for months
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OiGirl



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

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickig wrote:
I wish I had bought more undergarments and for some reason graham crackers. I have been craving them for months

Filipino stores.

I mean, for the graham crackers.
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marina_ballerina



Joined: 19 Jul 2009
Location: Nowon, S. Korea

PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I had brought a power strip to charge all of my Western appliances at once. It's really, really annoying to have to rotate between charging my camera, computer, iPod...
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skofe



Joined: 31 Oct 2009

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

catchshime wrote:
ulsanchris wrote:
for some of us not in seoul and therefore a trip to the black market is a little out of the question.

I wish i brought more deordorant. NOt too mention i'm not to fond of korean underwear. It sucks.
also a lot of guys here have problems with korean condoms being too small. YOu might want to bring a years supply.
I wish I had brought a video tape of the simpsons. I haven't had cable this time around so i've been dying for some decent tv.


Condoms? What, are a bunch of Dirk Diggler types / ex pornstars deciding that educating the youth of a nation in a foreign language is their new 'passion?"


What, are you telling us that you don't practise safe sex in a foreign country, or that you just don't ever get laid.... .......ever...... ...... ?

Laughing
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meaghan



Joined: 24 May 2009

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

morrisonhotel wrote:
Carla wrote:
I would have to say shoes. I could not find my size anywhere.


Anyone know if it is possible to buy size 13 UK size (14 in US sizes) out there? Should I buy extra shoes to bring with me?

Edit: just read a few more posts. It looks like I'm screwed. Can anyone shed any light?


yeah, you're not going to find anything. Sorry.

And to the girl a few posts back wondering about tampons: Natracare (a german brand) tampons are available in some Homepluses, I've also seen them in drugstores in the Hongdae area. They are available with or without applicator, come in regular and super, and are made of 100% organic unbleached cotton!
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