Definitely getting colder (rapidly)

As you may have read, the weather’s turning chillier in the mornings and at night here in Seoul.  However, you could really feel it today.  See the temperature out right now?  It’s almost in the 30’s now despite still being in October.

So, if you’re planning on traveling to the land of the morning calm, bring a sweater, a jacket or at least a few extra layers.  It’s getting cold!

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Weather’s turned very cool here in Korea

ImageAs I mentioned earlier about the weather being much better here in Seoul, it’s definitely cooled down from the sweltering summer heat. It’s actually cooled down enough where you have to start wearing extra layers.  And as I remember from the past, the fall will be relatively short with Winter upon us.  So, I went to get some extra clothes today at Dongdaemun.  I’ll be picking up a bit more once I get paid here in a few days.  🙂

1st Thing You Should Do When Arriving in Korea

Register with the US Embassy in Seoul

Whether your visit is for 3 days or 3 years, you should first register with the U.S. Embassy telling them you’re here.  I was speaking to a senior level diplomat within the organization and he was telling me that 2 people die every day here in South Korea that are U.S. Citizens.  Seems alarming, eh?  I definitely was surprised.  It’s not as dangerous or as extreme as some of the other stories he was telling me about other assignments he had throughout the world, but it’s still an alarming number.

So, check out this website which registers you with the US Embassy in general.  It can keep track of you whether you land in Seoul, Korea while experiencing “gangnam style” or if you’re doing the “macarena” somewhere else throughout the world.  It takes 5 minutes of your time.  It is definitely worth the small investment in time.  You never know.  Plus, you can help yourself if you lose your passport or have other issues while you’re abroad.