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Offline Sautee

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Re: What's a good place to work, teaching wise and etc? Seoul, Tokyo or Taipei?
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2018, 12:18:49 AM »
In terms of like, “what is there to do” I have no idea but if you like food then...well....can’t be that bad :)

I was born with the ability to eat nearly everything...it sounds like a waste not to utilize my gifts for the greater gratification :)

Offline Daylightful

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Re: What's a good place to work, teaching wise and etc? Seoul, Tokyo or Taipei?
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2018, 12:17:38 PM »
I've lived in Japan and currently in Seoul. I only briefly visited Taipei so I'm not sure if I can offer much.

I honestly think it just depends on your situation, though!

I personally really love it here in Seoul! The downsides are definitely the air and the cold. However, my work is nice, it's wayyy cheaper than Tokyo so I can save and invest my money, I have a lot of extra time (deskwarming) so I am using it to work on starting businesses and learning new skills. This is my first year here but I'll be here for another year! Also traveling around Korea is so easy. There's more to Korea than Seoul. When I hiked up Seoraksan near Sokcho, it was absolutely breathtaking! I've visited other smaller towns in Korea and it was so neat to see new places.
Also, I personally find the people really nice! I know nothing compares to Japanese politeness, but I still find Koreans to be kind. Despite being a foreigner, a lot of older people smiles at me, tries to talk to me, and randomly gives me things. I think it helped that I try to learn Korean too in order to connect more with the people here. My experience is really nice, though so far!

That being said, I also loved Japan! It's one of my favorite countries and was my first country to live in 6 years ago!
Japanese food is nice and there's so much to do! I also love the nature it has and the culture overall is really beautiful. Despite having some bad things in their history, I still appreciate a lot of what it has to offer. A lot of my close friends are Japanese, and I am so thankful to have met them!
Buttt - I do find Japan to not be the place for me at this moment. Tokyo is really expensive and would eat up my money, and the workload is more and therefore not as much free time to invest into myself. Also, I found Koreans to spark up conversations with me more than Japanese randomly.

Taiwan- I LOVED it! I never lived there, but it's definitely on my list. The food is amazing, the people are SOO friendly and warm - everyone tried to talk to me. It's realllly affordable and therefore you can save money or invest it into yourself. It's really humid, but so is Tokyo and Seoul lol
You don't have to deal with cold winters too!
I hope to visit Taiwan again! The small experience I had was super positive. I felt there was so much to learn and see and I loved visiting the palaces and museums.

Honestly, I love all three! I think it depends a lot on your situation and mindset. I can see why people think Seoul is boring, but there are definitely a lot of hidden gems! And take advantage of a weekend getaway to a nearby place!

You're from New York, and to this day, it's probably my favorite major city I've visited!

I would love to see what people have to say about Taiwan though!

Anyway, good luck!!