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Offline blue512

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Re: Anyone in Daejeon?
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2017, 09:54:34 PM »
There aren't many trash cans. You kind of have to look out for the honorary trash cans where people have started a little trash pile that you can add to...
On another note, I saw a Playstation store in Jungangno area, not the underground part.
Go to Jungangno station and go up the escalators. At the top you can see a little Convenience store and a coffee shop. Go up the stairs next to the Convenience store then go left up the stairs to the main street. You should be able to see it on the other side of the road.
I haven't been in there yet, but it is definitely open.

Is it near that famous bakey up top? Sung Sim Dang Bakery? I was just in that area again yesterday cause I had to go to SDot again. Will definitely check it out next time if I can find it. Thx!

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Re: Anyone in Daejeon?
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2017, 05:36:19 AM »
Hmm really? I must have bad timing then cause I've been to every Emart and Homeplus within miles of my area. Also I've been to tons of corner marts and even the shop in Timeworld. I did find fresh parsley at a local wholesale market and vanilla extract at a Homeplus but the price was insane. I'm hoping to take that trip to Costco this week so hopefully it won't be a waste of time. I heard that an American Costco membership will work here so hopefully that's true since I brought my card from home.

This may sound stupid but why are public trash cans nowhere to be found here? Or am I just an idiot? Every time I buy a drink or snack while walking I see myself carrying trash for miles cause there's no place to throw it out. Even out front of busy stores there are no trash cans, this makes no sense to me lol.

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Re: Anyone in Daejeon?
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2017, 12:17:59 PM »
There aren't many trash cans. You kind of have to look out for the honorary trash cans where people have started a little trash pile that you can add to...
On another note, I saw a Playstation store in Jungangno area, not the underground part.
Go to Jungangno station and go up the escalators. At the top you can see a little Convenience store and a coffee shop. Go up the stairs next to the Convenience store then go left up the stairs to the main street. You should be able to see it on the other side of the road.
I haven't been in there yet, but it is definitely open.

Is it near that famous bakey up top? Sung Sim Dang Bakery? I was just in that area again yesterday cause I had to go to SDot again. Will definitely check it out next time if I can find it. Thx!

It's not super near the bakery, but if you follow my directions when you use the subway you should be able to find it.

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Re: Anyone in Daejeon?
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2017, 03:40:08 PM »
Korea-wide: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/culture/2015/12/399_155865.html

For a country that claims to be so advanced I find it kinda funny that they can't even deal with everyday trash properly lol. I'm still not used to having to sort out everything I throw away separately at home and it annoys me every time, especially that separate food bin. I live in an apartment building and everyday that bin is filled with half eaten, rotting food and it's beyond disgusting. I can't imagine how gross it will be when warm weather comes and we have a million bugs all around the trash area outside. Not too mention the wonderful smells that will be blowing through the air smh.   

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Re: Anyone in Daejeon?
« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2017, 05:21:24 PM »
A trick is to put your food trash bag in the freezer, and throw it out when it gets full. :)

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Re: Anyone in Daejeon?
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2017, 10:54:30 AM »
I still cant get used to the no trash can thing, that's extremely annoying. However I actually don't mind the trash separation. I think its a good idea to separate them and it helps the environment in the long run, it's not difficult once you get the hang of it. I feel like its something I'll probably keep doing after I leave Korea. As the previous poster said, just stick the bag in the freezer in the summer time. Now since its cold I leave my bag out on my my balcony.

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Re: Anyone in Daejeon?
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2017, 12:51:12 PM »
The self separation here is a great idea as it cuts costs massively. Just think about the processing plants needed to sort through all that rubbish, they cost a bomb to run and probably put out a ton of emissions themselves. Though on the other hand the bins thing could do with being addressed. I know that some buildings have large bins out back for everyone in the apartment to use so that after its separated you just dump it in the corresponding bin.

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Re: Anyone in Daejeon?
« Reply #47 on: Yesterday at 07:54:03 PM »
Every time I walk all I smell is sewage, Korean food, trash, car exhaust, and cigarette smoke. Ever since I got here my lungs probably hate me now cause I can't even take a nice deep breath of fresh air most of the time. I'm sure it will be much worse when warm weather hits lol. The sewage smell is particularly something I will never get used to, you just don't smell that back in the states but here it's everywhere.

Did manage to walk to Costco last week and I've never walked that much in my life. Almost died walking back home ha. Didn't have as much as I hoped but it was ok. Western foods are insanely overpriced and some things are just impossible to find here so I just have to accept that. Asked my family back home to ship me some stuff so hopefully there's no issue at customs.

 

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