And apparently they're not that common outside of Seoul and the tourist areas.
So, we figured we had better bring some cash with us. From our bank's online website we simply ordered it! They debit your account at the going exchange rate, and deliver it to your local branch. So, we're picking up half a million Won next week! Yep, 500,000 big ones (Wons?)! Total cost of about $575 Canadian dollars.
That should keep us going for a couple of weeks. Besides which, Korea is a very technologically advanced country and from what I'm reading Visa and Mastercard are accepted pretty much anywhere including taxis (which are apparently very reasonably priced) and corner stores.
Worth about $11.50 CAN
On to something completely off topic.
For our Canadian readers only, I came across a class action lawsuit that you can apply for. If you bought an LCD device (television, laptop, or computer monitor) between 1998 and 2006, you can apply for a slice of the $37 million dollar pie.
You can claim up to two devices without needing to have a receipt.
We bought an LCD television during that time period, so I've applied. From reading various discussions about this lawsuit, we'll probably end up with a cheque in the mail for about $25. But hey..$25 bucks for filling out a form? Sign me up!
Oh, and it's probably take up to a year to see your money. But I'll never say no to opening an envelope with a cheque in it!!!