Ok fellow vagina holders of the world, here's the official word. Everything you have heard, everything you have read, all the stuff your friends told you, its all crap! When moving to Korea I probably packed 5 lbs of tampons strewn about my suitcase, more shampoo, conditioner and deodorant than is humanly possible to use in one year and enough birth control to ensure I never get pregnant, ever. Well, I am here to tell you, straight from an expat's loud mouth, UNNECESSARY! Complete and utter waste of luggage space (and I had to pay extra for my bags to get on the plane, ALOT extra) because you can get everything you need here in Seoul, its not hard to find and not even that much more expensive.