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Oh really? How clould I check it out?
Check out Language Exchange and Activities & Social in Seoul_ on Meetup|
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Jsco I've been using Agoda. It seems that hotels on Agoda are a better deal than Airbnbs in Seoul
Will Korea be good to visit despite needing masks still? What's the situation like atm?
Need mask afaik
No masks required outside
But most people are choosing to wear them I've no idea why
Need to wear them inside unless eating or drinking
nightlife it's fully optional now
Maybe have to put it on as you enter
Any Korea nomads want to meet?
Sure I'm down
๐Ÿ“ธ Did you take any photos at the Seoul meetup this week? โœ… Upload them here
Hi folks I'll be arriving June 20th then off to Vietnam 4 days later after which I'll return to Korea. Does anyone have experience transiting between the two (both ways I'll spend 3-4 days in Korea) I understand the QCode program and the testing required? What about the K-TEL visa does that cover me? Thanks in Advance!
Hotel Glue. Ask for the monthly rate, its not on their site. Starting at about $650 a month depending on the room. Nice rooms and a pretty sweet view IMO.
๐Ÿ›ฌ rpspwbczyi just arrived in ๐Ÿœ Seoul, #south-korea
I actually am now in Gangneung haha
How about Gangneung? Is it good for staying and working?
Yeah it's a beach vibe, lots of coastal restaurants and cafรฉs
๐Ÿ›ฌ ycucwxtvmmtswpm just arrived in ๐Ÿœ Seoul, #south-korea
heyyy how are you enjoying there? there is actually a co-working space in Gangneung but in downtown(no ocean vibe) so only recommend if you need much concentration
It's a nice area, been going to the beach every day, not too much work haha. Where are you? If you're in Seoul, I'm coming back tomorrow, maybe we can meet up
Hey everyone, is there a Salsa/Bachata dancing scene in Seoul? Is dancing currently allowed due to COVID restrictions? Tried to look for events/groups on Facebook but very few things came out.
๐Ÿ›ฌ bluhtiqrh just arrived in ๐Ÿœ Seoul, #south-korea
๐Ÿ›ฌ uasukzpieashk just arrived in ๐Ÿœ Seoul, #south-korea
๐Ÿ›ฌ genqevo just arrived in ๐Ÿœ Seoul, #south-korea
Arrived on Sunday. I am enjoying Seoul so far. Not loving having to wear a mask as much as required. Anyways, Any recommendations on where to find good short term rental listings. I am not finding good options on AirBNB. Seeking a month rental, $1700-2500.
Agoda is quite good apparently. Not an apartment, though.
Thanks. I'll check that out.
hey i checked it too late. I am usually in Gangnam, ping me if you pass by! ๐Ÿ™‚
I am in Gangnam now actually haha
Until Thursday
Does anybody know a coworking space with no strict mask rule?
๐Ÿ›ฌ gpctynvlfjaedpn just arrived in ๐Ÿœ Seoul, #south-korea
๐Ÿ›ฌ mtqvxobu just arrived in ๐Ÿœ Seoul, #south-korea
I wasn't able to find a good airbnb.
For a central location, I like Gongdeok. I am at the Lotte hotel Mapo. Good area. Not as exciting as near Yonsei or Hongik Univerities.
awesome ill try and figure it out ๐Ÿ™‚
Dope Iโ€™ll make note of it
Any more tips haha
Maybe not. It is required in building.
Hey. I have a empty room located Sadang Station which is near Gangnam station almost 15 from door to door.

If somesone need it I can share it about 60 Eur or 70000 won per a day.

It has a Room and living room and terrace.
Please contact me.
Hey. I have a room around Sadang Station which is close to Gamnam in 10min. It closed to station almost 1 min from door to Sadang Station.

Please contact me if you are interested in.
I appreciate the reply. I am heading to Istanbul on Saturday and have hotel booked through then. I would have considered that.
my hotel is comfortable but I prefer to be able to cook and have more space than hotels provide.
Whatโ€™s your plan in Korea? How long and date?
Yeah. Itโ€™s able to cook and also more space and more one room.
I had planned to be here 6 weeks. I wanted to work in co-working space and network with other freelancers and entrepreneurs. Since I didn't find a good airbnb and masks are required at most co-working spaces, I decided to leave earlier. Thus, I'll be here through Saturday afternoon. Until then, I am working by mornings and exploring Seoul in the afternoon and evenings.
And regardless this topic. I am also happy to discuss about your experience and thought about Korea when you travel in Korea. Itโ€™s also happy to meet together!!
Sure. I could meet for dinner or drinks tonight or Wednesday.
Are you already in Korea now?
Yes, I have been here for the last two weeks. in the Gongdeok area.
Oh!! Ok. Let me think abou schedule and I will ping you again today.
Hey ypbmjwwxxejih I am not available to meet you at this time because my wife want me to take care a kid this week afterwork. Sorry for that.

If you wouldnโ€™t mind how about zoom when you are available?

Anyone canโ€™t do that. Because it is a rule from the Korea Gov.
If you visit friendโ€™s home it doesnโ€™t matter.
I'm aware of the rules, but I see many places are lenient. I was wondered if anyone has been to one
Hey guys, do you need a covid test if fully vaccinated to visit Korea?
Hi U0306H49N6S. Yes, you must provide a negative PCR or antigen test result (48 hours for PCR / 24 hours antigen) prior to departure, even if you are fully vaccinated. And no later than 3 days after arrival (unless you have an "Alien Registration Card"). The test result must be in English or Korean. This information is from the Foreign Office in Germany, but I think it applies to every foreigner.
Hey there, nice to meet you! I'm negotiating a relocation package to Seoul. Should move there soon and work semi remotely :slightly_smiling_face:

Considering the costs of that city. What do you think would be a better deal?
โ€ข Let the company take care of housing + insurance? or,
โ€ข Get a 50k/y USD allowance on top of salary, and manage those things myself?
Insurance is typically paid partly by the company if you're ah employee. What kind of apartment you would get and what you're looking for?. Some are Jeonse and require hundreds of thousands of dollars as deposits. But $3k/mo ์›”์„ธ with a smaller deposit (tens of thousands $) can get you a nice place in good parts of town, not as good as ์ „์„ธ deal. I would take company dealโ€ฆ the 50k/year might be taxed too and apartment hunting is a PITA.
Thanks Amir. I'd be looking for a 3 rooms. Something around 80-100sqm.

You are right that the deposit thingy could make it way more complicated than one would hope ๐Ÿค”
Oh then def do the company deal. You can't get that big on 50k alone! The deposit would be huge.
Yeah for 3 rooms I would just let the company handle it
50k definitely
For a 3 bedroom in best parts of gangnam you might need 100-200K deposit plus $3K monthly rent on top. Let the company sort it out
Larger deposit like 600K might get your rent down to 1.8K perhaps
Seoul is expensive if you want nice area and large apartment
50k is probably an ok deal if you have 150K lying around that you don't mind not investing or earning interest on, but 30% of the 50K will go to taxes

Yeh I can't see a way where the 50K makes sense for what you wantโ€ฆunless you were going to go for a 1br
This is all very illuminating, thanks all. Sounds like the 50k idea didn't have any standing. I'll have to look very closely into this
Maybe they were not planning for me to have 3 rooms at allsweat_smile
Yeah it depends on what type of the company provides. Maybe company would not provide 3 rooms and which area the apartment there.
Gangnam area is extrimly expensive. 75sqrt apartment with nice environment that most people preper is very expensive. It requires 500k deposite and 1.5k/month.
We may need to be far from Gangnam area.

100k deposite can exchange 230 USD / month.

Normally Everage price of deposite 600k USD for deposite the area that far from Gangnam central area which takes 30~60min to go.So you can calculate the monthly fee from that. 200USD is enough for monthly mainternance fee.

In seoul, itโ€™s very differenct environment between large apartment and small apartment(billa). Large apartment has everything for family life. Playground, many trees, park inside apartment area but billa doesnt.
600k deposite could be exahnge to 1.2k / month which mean you need 14.4k per year for 82sqrt large area and tall apartment. So if you can get 50k more every year. I would bet to 50k.
100sqm is very expensive which requres 1000k deposite without any monthly fee. You can exchange that to montly fee 100k USD deposite to 230 USD/month.
So you need 2.3k USD/month for 100sqm apartment.
You can ask them the apartment name they can provide. If you want I can show you what is that and how much expensive with screen share.
Hey guys, any idea when South Korea will open for normal tourism? are there any restrictions there now?
I think they still have masks inside and you need a test (antigen or PCR) before flying there and also a PCR test within 72 hours of arriving
Wow thanks again. So it seems like I could:
โ€ข Post 1mil and pay no rent, or
โ€ข Post 100k deposit and pay "some" rent that would fit the 50k.
What if there was zero deposit? How bad can the rent get? Or is it that landlords will simply not accept the deal?

Seems like the company could help with the deposit. If so, all would look a bit better no?
No deposit apartments would be like a serviced apartment. There are some of these but not as common. They usually require a one month deposite. The rent will depend on size. Could be $1.5K minimum for a one bedroom and up from there
I would suggest just going on a site like zigbang (you can Google translate the filters) and searching to get a sense of what prices look like, and how increasing the deposit impacts rent
I've only ever looked for 1 rooms (officetel), no deposit is uncommon but like $10k and up opens up a lot of options.
Yeah Zigbang could help him. However, I think it could be hard to get sense of that even zigbang help him because he doesnt know the culture here. Instead of that, I can help him with explaining him about here searching together in Zigbang.
Hey fjvlrdsrj where is your time zone now?
For people with a pulse to the ground, any idea when they'll drop the vaccine/booster requirement for re-entering residents?
not sure how recent this is but I think since June 8th or so they accept antigen tests within 24 hours of your flight pre-departure
and the post-arrival req is also 3 days instead of 1. unless they have changed it back
Also, for faster clearance upon entry, the "Q-Code" platform can be used. Through this, information on vaccination status and date of entry can be uploaded before departure and the generated QR code can then be presented to the South Korean authorities upon entry.
Found that if you donโ€™t speak reasonable Korean it can be difficult to be not totally lost with getting the PCR test in Korea. With hindsight I would probably check if they spoke English as the procedure wasnโ€™t immediately obvious for me. ๐Ÿ™ƒ
For me, it required a Korean cell number to get the results.
I direct messaged you but didn't hear back. No worries. I'm leaving for Istanbul tonight.
You can get a Korean sim card near the arrivals hall. There are signs, alternatively you can use a friendโ€™s/colleagueโ€™s number. I did both. The latter is better as they seem to call and talk in Korean.
The phone number 1330 is help for the tourist. They will help with everything you need, translations, info etc :)
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