Many visitors don’t need a visa, but if your country is not on the permit-on-arrival list, you will need one.
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Transport in South Korea is reasonably priced, quick and efficient.
Air There are dozens of local airports and reasonable fares to several destinations, such as Jeju-do, thanks to competition from budget airlines.
Bus Cheaper and slower than trains but serving every corner of the country.
Car Not recommended for first-time visitors. You must be over 21 and have an international driving permit.
Ferry Connecting the mainland to hundreds of islands.
Train Excellent but not comprehensive network with clean, comfortable and punctual trains. It's worth looking into a KR Pass even for something as straightforward as a return Seoul–Busan train.
Koreans adore children and make them the centre of attention, so travelling with your offspring here is highly recommended. Expect the locals to be particularly helpful and intrigued. Check out www.travelwithyourkids.com for general advice and a first-hand report on Seoul...
Although a few other opportunities are available for work (particularly for those with Korean-language skills), the biggest demand is for English teachers.Native English teachers on a one-year contract can expect to earn around 2 million or more a month, with a...