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  • OnNut81
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2021, 12:42:47 pm »
International air travel is really pretty safe, all things considered.

Everybody has been tested and/or vaccinated.


Missed the point, but thanks for the bump. 


Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2021, 07:27:44 am »
Anybody been to Jeju in the winter?

How is it, would I freeze my everything off if I went over on the motorcycle?


  • OnNut81
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2021, 07:53:48 am »
Anybody been to Jeju in the winter?

How is it, would I freeze my everything off if I went over on the motorcycle?

First time I went there was in the winter.  People told me it would be really windy and it was.  It never let up for the three days I was there.  But, it was nice and we stayed in a nice cozy two-storey log cabin with a deck, so after a day out gallivanting in the cold it was nice coming back to a warm and comfortable place. 

Now, beyond that, let's keep this to a travelling INTERNATIONALLY thread.  I have no doubt there is a Jeju only travel forum.  Enjoy your vacation and if Van jumps in here and starts going on about his seven years in Jeju at great length I'll blame you. 


  • OnNut81
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2021, 08:05:05 am »
Korea is getting some flak from the EU Ambassador and Italian Ambassador among others about foreigners not being able to register on the COOV app if they were vaccinated outside of Korea.  The EU telling Korea its policy is discriminatory is going to get noticed by the powers that be.  So, perhaps I'm being naively hopeful, but if Korea joins in on the EU Digital Covid Certification System then perhaps we are getting closer to a globally recognized system so that all of this paperwork when travelling overseas can be avoided. 


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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2021, 08:41:01 am »
Korea is getting some flak from the EU Ambassador and Italian Ambassador among others about foreigners not being able to register on the COOV app if they were vaccinated outside of Korea.  The EU telling Korea its policy is discriminatory is going to get noticed by the powers that be.  So, perhaps I'm being naively hopeful, but if Korea joins in on the EU Digital Covid Certification System then perhaps we are getting closer to a globally recognized system so that all of this paperwork when travelling overseas can be avoided. 
Foreign residents are able to register their vaccinations done outside of Korea. I personally know a handful who've done it. However they did have the assistance of their Korean colleague to call the place. Some were able to do it over the phone, while others had to bring a plethora of documents. It depends on who you get on the phone.


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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2021, 08:59:05 am »
It depends on who you get on the phone.

Korea in a nutshell.


  • OnNut81
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #46 on: November 26, 2021, 11:12:27 am »
Korea in a nutshell.

Should be a bumper sticker. 


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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #47 on: November 26, 2021, 11:22:18 am »
Korea in a nutshell.

Some Koreans, you just don't give nuts to.


  • VanIslander
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2021, 11:33:29 am »
Anybody been to Jeju in the winter?

How is it, would I freeze my everything off if I went over on the motorcycle?
It depends.

I lived on Jeju for 7 years and had a Christmas of 18 C (at 10pm!) and constant rain, and had another Christmas of heavy snow, I mean more than I have seen anywhere in my 18 years in Korea, rivaling a lot of winters back in Canada (half way to knee, Seogwipo two-day lockdown, many cars sliding off the road, would've made a great photo if i had a smartphone back then - saw it while heading on foot to one of the only convenience stores that was open across town, going to rent DVDs, yes, a while ago)

Take the op's advice and leave Korea if you want to scoot or cycle in warm weather in winter. Especially January and early February.

But March 1st (a holiday here, so one gets out about) on Geoje and in Yeosu (southern coast of the peninsula) has had 14 C days. I have enjoyed them there.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2021, 12:09:53 pm by VanIslander »


  • OnNut81
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #49 on: November 30, 2021, 12:06:34 pm »
I like to sing this song when hiking during pandemics. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bMM61Y5CEU


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2021, 12:15:38 pm »
so what do you guys think about omicron? you think this is finally the one we've all been waiting for?
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2021, 12:30:03 pm »
so what do you guys think about omicron? you think this is finally the one we've all been waiting for?

If its symptoms are as mild as they are saying, and it spreads like wildfire, then I'd say yes.  It could choke off the other variants. 


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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2021, 12:43:30 pm »
oh i meant the one that would finally kill us all... but yes i suppose it becoming the dominant (but less deadly) variant would be fine as well
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  • OnNut81
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2021, 01:13:27 pm »
oh i meant the one that would finally kill us all... but yes i suppose it becoming the dominant (but less deadly) variant would be fine as well

Six of one.  Which reminds me of an unrelated random story that I will post here just to keep bumping this thread.  I used to teach these adult classes up to six times a week in Gangnam ( I absolutely did not do it for money as that would be illegal) but one day I taught (gave) them the expression "Six of one, half dozen of the other."  They liked it as they felt it could be more useful than the previous expression I'd introduced them to after I'd cut one in the middle of class, "That was a duck."  Anyway, one student/coffee friend asked if it was well known, and I said it was so well known that people didn't even need to complete it.  If you just said "Six of one..." the rest was implied and understood.    I felt that was true, but was just rambling on trying to kill time.  Anyone else agree or disagree?  If you were conversing with another native speaker would you feel you had to say the whole thing, or would "Six of one" suffice?  I always meant to check that out. 

Some good pandemic airfares out there.  Even shelling out for Korean Air I can get to Tampa and back for 1.2. 


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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2021, 01:41:50 pm »
Some Koreans, you just don't give nuts to.

Like that executive chick who went into nut rage?

I wonder what OnNut has to say about this issue. 


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2021, 01:43:16 pm »
this thread just got a whole lot less definitive
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  • hangook77
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2021, 01:48:00 pm »
this thread just got a whole lot less definitive

Now you know how I feel when trolls derail my threads. 


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2021, 02:05:53 pm »
hangook your ability to understand whats going on is so out of whack it's comical. this thread has been (intentionally) derailed many times over. my comment was prompted by your new thread with the exact same topic
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  • hangook77
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #58 on: November 30, 2021, 02:35:41 pm »
hangook your ability to understand whats going on is so out of whack it's comical. this thread has been (intentionally) derailed many times over. my comment was prompted by your new thread with the exact same topic

Same topic?  Mine is about travelling in Korea.  I started it because another user asked that this thread be about travelling internationally.  So, Korea related travel this winter can move to there.  Not the exact same topic if you took the time to read it.  Quit derailing this thread.


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: The definitive traveling guide during Covid/Winter 2022
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2021, 02:47:02 pm »
you wrote about travelling into and out of countries and getting stuck, though it appears you just edited it. anyway this thread was meant to be derailed. 1nut himself (the OP) is also the main derailer
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