My Favorite Trend in Korea: Hokangseu (호캉스)
This post covers what hokangseu is and how Koreans are enjoying it to the fullest.
- definition of hokangseu
- when you need it
- how to maximize it
Hokangseu has been one of my guilty pleasures for a while now.
Let’s find out more!
What is hokangseu?
Hokangseu (호캉스) is a Konglish word that is a combination of “hotel (호텔)” + “vacance/vacation (바캉스)”.
It means “hotel staycation” or “staycation at hotel”.
When do you need hokangseu?
- When you’re stressed from work
- When you need a getaway or retreat
- When you’re too tired to drive or travel far
- When you need me-time
- Whenever you want!
How do Koreans enjoy hokangseu?
Have you seen an itinerary made by a Korean person on vacation? It’s extremely tight.
Most people plan hour by hour to maximize a trip. In Europe, they’ll often spend an afternoon in a city before going to another.
Just like with trips, Koreans tend to enjoy hokangseu to the fullest.
Koreans most likely:
- check in on time
- go swimming
- order room service
- enjoy the deep soaking tub
- drink a cocktail or wine at a hotel bar or in the room
- use a mask pack for their skin
- eat breakfast buffet at the hotel
- work out or swim one more time
- check out on time or ask for late check-out
Look for hokangseu packages on your favorite hotel’s website.
Request a quiet room on a high floor, especially when the hotel is located in the middle of the city.
Bring a mask pack or bubble bath bomb for full relaxation.
Play your favorite jazz or classical music while in the room.
Kindly ask for late check-out.
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