Sometimes when you’re travelling, carrying large sums of cash, credit & debit cards can be a big risk and a constant worry for you. Once when i was in Korea, after a few too many Somaek’s at an LG Twins game at Jamsil Stadium, i foolishly left my phone and wallet in a taxi (바보!!!!) – along with them, my bank cards and a lot of cash were gone and never to be seen again. It was very, very inconvenient at the time trying to replace everything and i wasted a lot of time that i could’ve been enjoying my travels. Oh well, live and learn i guess…but… in Korea theres now a way to prevent this happening to you!!
check out the Korea Pass!
Korea pass is a really convenient way to use your money in Korea. It is a prepaid card that can work anywhere a credit or debit card is accepted. When you arrive in Korea you can buy them at Incheon Airport or at 7/eleven’s around Seoul and Busan – you can get them in amounts of 50,000, 100,000, 300,000, and 500,000 Won, and they can be used for accommodation, transport, shopping or anything!
As an extra they can be used as a rechargeable T-Money card (which you use on buses, subway etc in Korea) and by using a korea pass you can get discounts at many major tourist destinations such as Namsan Tower and shopping places like Lotte Department store! 대박!!
I think they’re a great idea when travelling, so you can take one convenient card with you, that you can use everywhere, and leave your credit cards and large sums of cash in the safe in your hotel room!
oh and any left over money on the card when you’re leaving Korea can be refunded in cash!