Especially Myeongdong, where I am staying?
I would like to try and use my phrase book to good effect, but at the same time it is very intimidating for a solo traveller who has never been to a non-English speaking country before.
FWIW, I will also be in Tokyo the week before!
Say I go into a local convinience store for a Mars Bar? Is it at all likely the shopkeeper would speak a few words of English if I need to ask a question?
And what about buses and taxis? I plan to show the taxi driver the Hangul word of my destination, but apart from that I will be a mute passenger. He could be kidnappping me for all I know lol.
I will be using the Limo Bus service from ICN to Myeongdong, would the bus driver likely converse in English as well as Korean, or will I need my phrase book straight away?