With worldwide restrictions in place due to the coronavirus, we should pause all non-essential travel, including the plan to go to our dream destinations. Perhaps, staying at home can be frustrating, but it is better to be safe than sorry, right?
Although we all are encouraged to stay at home by the government, we can do some fun activities in our spare time at home. For those of you who plan to explore South Korea or would like to visit the country in the future, don’t worry! We have some ideas of what you can do at home.
Discover Korea from Home
Check out our recommendations for what you can do at home if you’re missing Korea!
1. Cook Korean Foods
Do you like Korean food? Probably you’ve eaten a lot of Korean food when going to the shopping malls all this time. Do you know that there are many simple recipes that you can try at home? To get some inspirations about what to cook, you can read Maangchi’s website or watch Youtube channels that discuss about Korean cooking.
Try to cook simple Korean dishes such as samgyetang, sundubu jjigae (tofu soup), bulgogi, bibimbap, or Korean fried chicken. Who knows that by continuous practicing, you can be a great cook! 👨🍳
2. Learn the Korean Language
Do you want to learn the Korean language because you want to watch Korean TV shows without reading the subtitles? Well, you’re not the only person who thinks like that! Indeed, your goal to watch K-dramas without subtitles can become a good motivation for learning a new language!
The Korean language is fun to learn and worth learning as well! When you have a good grasp of the language, you will have better travel experience in South Korea. Speaking a language fluently can help you get around the country and actually talk to the locals!
Learning the language also helps you to learn more about Korean culture and society. It is also useful if you want to improve either personal or business relationships with the Korean people.
3. Watch Korean Dramas
Are you a big fan of K-dramas? If you are, you may be binge-watching K-dramas during this quarantine period. Watching Korean dramas is a great way to cure your longing for Korea! Korean movies are appealing because it usually has good storylines with handsome and beautiful actor/ actresses.
If you still don’t have any ideas about what movies to watch during the pandemic, we’ll give some ideas for you. You can watch Itaewon class, Crash Landing On You, Mr. Sunshine and The World of The Married or other movies. There are many movies that suit every taste! If you watch a melodramatic film, be prepared to cry a lot 🤧
4. Shop Korean Products
Great Korean beauty products are endless from cosmetics, makeup, skincare, and so on. Nowadays, you can get high-quality Korean cosmetics from online shops. During the pandemic, you can pamper yourself with Korean fragrant body lotions or moisturizing body oil.
It is also getting affordable to purchase bath, body, and beauty products online now. We hope you can have an enjoyable shopping experience from home, t-mates!
5. Surf Google Arts and Culture from Your Screen
Google offers plenty of information about South Korean museums, art galleries, and other information. You can explore the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and see its online exhibitions virtually from anywhere you are.
Without any doubt, surfing the internet can cure your longing for visiting Korea, t-mates! Although you can’t be there physically, you can acquire a lot of new information from home!
Visit Korea Now While in Self-Quarantine
With the advancement of technology, you can do almost anything that you may not think of before. South Korea is an exciting place to travel because it has beautiful landscapes, delicious foods, and endless great movies.
We hope you can enjoy your free time at home by doing some activities that can remind you of Korea. If you are interested to travel virtually, you can also visit Wonderful Indonesia from home. Have a great time!