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What’s the best part about Korea?
« on: March 08, 2021, 01:00:49 am »
Be honest and leave other answers in the comments!!


Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2021, 07:54:21 am »
As a woman, I love the general feeling of safety. I'm going to miss that when I go back home.


Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2021, 08:08:02 am »
- having housing paid for, without a big hit to your income. The vast majority of NETs will thus make more money in Korea than they would back home while paying increasingly exorbitant rent. No, you weren't ever going to be a high-income executive back home, otherwise you wouldn't be slumming in Korea!!!

- being able to take cheap taxis everywhere.

- KTX being relatively cheap. Always loved being able to easily cancel and reschedule tickets without any hassle.

- the subways. The Seoul subway in particular is really clean and easy to use.

- leaving and going back home and seeing blue skies every day!
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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2021, 08:18:24 am »
^^^  +1

Also:

- Public transit in general. It's ubiquitous and cheap, and usually pretty hassle free.
- Direct bank transfers make paying bills etc a snap.
- Relatively low cost of living makes it pretty easy to save money without having to sacrifice too much in the way of lifestyle.
- Lack of petty theft, vandalism, and general safety is always a good thing!



Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2021, 08:36:32 am »
As a woman, I love the general feeling of safety. I'm going to miss that when I go back home.

Don't get too comfortable or let that dull your spidey senses.

A local creep tried to chat to my wife, she ignored him and whenever he saw her he'd follow my wife around, scratch in our mailbox and (we suspect) went through our rubbish. We make sure she doesn't walk around alone anymore.


Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2021, 08:38:30 am »
Relative safety
Fast internet
A+ delivery services
Relatively high standard of living


Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2021, 09:01:20 am »
Don't get too comfortable or let that dull your spidey senses.

A local creep tried to chat to my wife, she ignored him and whenever he saw her he'd follow my wife around, scratch in our mailbox and (we suspect) went through our rubbish. We make sure she doesn't walk around alone anymore.

Glad someone said it. Korea may have low violent crime, but their sex crimes are just as high as anywhere else.


Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2021, 11:20:13 am »
 
Don't get too comfortable or let that dull your spidey senses.

A local creep tried to chat to my wife, she ignored him and whenever he saw her he'd follow my wife around, scratch in our mailbox and (we suspect) went through our rubbish. We make sure she doesn't walk around alone anymore.
Yeah, I definitely still keep my wits about me when I go out. I'm typically quite wary of everyone around me to begin with, and am quite careful not to put myself in situations that are a bit more prone to danger.  Like you said though, there are still creeps walking about.


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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2021, 11:51:27 am »
All the different kinds of makgeolli around the country.
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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2021, 02:00:39 pm »
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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2021, 03:30:50 pm »
The juxtaposition of natural getaways provided by mountain parks and convenient living provided by urban centers. 
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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2021, 04:23:50 pm »
No tipping

This topic is about the best things in Korea, not the best things in the 96% of the world that aren't the United States.
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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2021, 04:30:09 pm »
Forgot to mention South Korea's one shining gift to modern civilization: the button at your table at bars and restaurants that you can push to call a waiter so you can get more beer/kimchi/kalbi/etc.


The juxtaposition of natural getaways provided by mountain parks and convenient living provided by urban centers. 

There are some nice "nature areas" in Korea but they're usually nothing to write home about. And they're usually really crowded, and just as polluted as anywhere else in Korea. It's really nice though when you find a "secret" local river or mountain that never gets crowds. Don't tell anyone!
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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2021, 04:41:37 am »
As a man, I love the sense of safety.

Back home I was one bumped shoulder on the street or smirk in a bar away from a fist in the face.


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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2021, 07:50:47 am »
As a man, I love the sense of safety.

Back home I was one bumped shoulder on the street or smirk in a bar away from a fist in the face.

People punched you in the face that much?  I guess I can see that.  I heard out in western Canada mistakenly correcting someone's grammar is fightin' werds. 
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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2021, 07:52:01 am »
As a man, I love the waaay hawt K-girls.


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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2021, 07:56:37 am »
People punched you in the face that much?  I guess I can see that.  I heard out in western Canada mistakenly correcting someone's grammar is fightin' werds. 

Wow and people say SA is a dangerous place to live!! Never had that sort of experience ever in SA.
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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2021, 07:56:51 am »
As a man, I love the sense of safety.

Back home I was one bumped shoulder on the street or smirk in a bar away from a fist in the face.

That's very true.

Being an optimist, I can't help finding one upside in the way things are back home. With the police being so lazy and incompetent and the courts being so backlogged, in SA, most people accept that you're really not going to get anywhere trying to sue someone for getting into a little scuffle over a parking spot or something where neither of you sustained much more than a slap and a scuffed elbow.

People are a bit more careful of trying to act tough as they know it's very likely they'll have to back it up.

In Korea, assholes know they can push their behaviour as far as possible and nobody will put them in their place as the ridiculously litigious culture means you can sue someone for slapping their hand out your face. Then it turns into this ridiculous spectacle of pulling a 'Neymar', going to the hospital etc.


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Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2021, 08:47:24 am »
The money? The power? the ladies? (<- reference to a TV show, when a character was asked what the best part of working for the shop is)


Re: What’s the best part about Korea?
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2021, 11:33:21 am »
Another thing...no goddamn Daylight Savings!!! Hate it so much. Makes winters needlessly miserable, and gives you extra sunlight in summer when you don't really need it. Here in New Zealand it's still bright out at 10pm in the summer. Unnecessary.
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