Category: BLOG

How to fix frozen boiler pipes in Winter

A couple days before Christmas I had the serviceman come to my apartment. After his inspection he concluded it’s frozen! How to know if its frozen? If you see the following error codes: : #15, #16, or #56 it means

How to pay Customs Import Vat Duty Tax in Korea. Step by Step with Photos

If you get something shipped for over $150 USD it will be held by CUSTOMS so you will have to pay a tax on it for it to be delivered to you. The example I will provide is assuming you

Why I think Sinchon 신촌 is the best area to live in Seoul

I have been living in Korea for more than 10 years. I have lived all over Seoul in my attempt to finding the perfect balance of affordable housing, cheap eats, good transportation and vibrant neighborhood. Sinchon are A+ in all

National Health Insurance Guide

Starting in July 2019 it was mandatory for all foreigners staying in Korea for 6 months or longer to be automatically enrolled in the National Health Insurance in Korea. You will receive the insurance card in the mail which can

How to order online from Costco Korea Guide with Pictures

Click on “real time bank transfer” and click “agree” Click on “make payment” Click on top right button and click “다음” Select your bank if it’s not listed click “더보기” Enter Bank account number 4 digit password ID card number

Preventing pipes from freezing or bursting in Korea

Every year a common problem that I hear about is pipes freezing or bursting. Korean winters can be brutally cold! Imagine going a week or longer without water due to frozen pipes!  To prevent this let’s go over some things:

How to setup a iptime WiFi Extender / Booster

If there are some weak WiFi spots in your apartment, try using a WiFi extender which works great for multi level apartments. Here is a guide on how to set it up: 1) Connect to the Extender (network called “iptime”

How to open a Bank Account in Korea

Starting from 2018, no banks will allow you to open a bank account with simply a passport. Those good old days are gone due to new strict laws in Korea. If you are a student or working in Korea you

Having problems with iptime router? How to upgrade firmware

Hello everyone! For the past month, I had constant issues with WiFi internet where it would drop multiple times a day. After doing this simple upgrade I had ZERO connection drops and my WiFi has been rock solid strong! If

How to set up a wireless router network in Korea with iptime

iptime wireless router setup guide In this guide there is step by step instructions on how to set up the wireless network with the most popular router in Korea iptime. Connect to the wireless network it should be called: “iptime”