The title may sound strange for you, but if you’re from Europe or especially Germany, you may understand why: all stores there are usually closed on Sunday and public holidays. Only the gas stations are opened, but only until 11pm and you have to somehow get there.
Some days ago, we arrived in Seoul and sudently found out, that we forgot some (important) items, for example toothpaste, hairspray and so on. It was on a public holiday and late. And to be honest, I didn’t want to move any more after a long flight from Germany to Seoul.
Luckily, convenience stores are very popular in Seoul. Checking on the internet, we could find 3 stores, that we can reach within a minute – 7 eleven, CU or GS25. And all were open 24h, even during weekend and on holidays! So cool! Let’s go for a super quick shopping!
The shop was just as big as a normal living room but fully packed with a lot of things: ready-to-eat food, hot and cold drinks, cosmetics, electrical items, etc. etc. Everything we needed could be found very quickly. Adding some beer and a small late night snacks, then to the cashier. Paying by cash or card. All done within only some minutes!
If you get thirsty and hungry while traveling and don’t have anything with you, just check around the corner for the closest store, pass by and grab something for the trip. So convenient!