During my two-week trip to Japan and Korea, I spent 6 days in Jeongja with my friend Michelle.


  • Total: $572.37
  • Flight: $296.94
    • Booked 1.5 months in advance
    • Korean Air – 2 hours from Kyoto to Seoul then 2 hours from Seoul to Tokyo
  • Housing Total: $0
    • Korea housing was free
  • Cash Expenses: $275.43 roughly


  • N Seoul Tower – Love locks
  • Lotte World
  • Myeong Dong (noodles and dumplings)
  • Nam Sam cable car
  • Namdaenum Market
  • Sauna


  • Visit Korea only for 3 days max unless you’re going to take day trips
  • Don’t bring too much cash – very credit card friendly
  • Go with a friend that speaks and reads Korean


  • Dec. 26 – ate tonkatsu then chicken and beer
  • Dec. 27 – Lotte Tower then chicken and beer pt. 2
  • Dec. 28 – Gangnam for love lock then Myeong dong for noodles and dumplings
  • Dec. 29 – Namdaenum market then went out then more chicken and beer
  • Dec. 30 – Recovery day

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