Jason has been living in Seoul over 4 years and during that time, he has experienced a lot of the city's quirks and charms. He loves to write about his experiences and share them with others who are interested in learning more about South Korea.
Although you may struggle to communicate with many older Koreans, most young Koreans understand a basic to intermediate level of English. Even if you don’t speak Korean, you’ll be able to travel around the country without much difficulty.
Yes, Korean Face Masks do work. The majority of people use Korean face masks 2 to 3 times a week for the most beneficial results. Some people choose to use face masks on a daily basis if they have very sensitive skin or pimples popping up everywhere.
Yes, you can drink tap water in Seoul. It’s 100 percent safe to drink from the tap, but most Koreans don’t do it since they boil or otherwise filter their water before drinking it. The majority of people never drink
No, Koreans aren’t tall. The average height for men is 5 ft 7. (170 cm). This is below the average global height, which is 5 ft 8. However, there are people that are way taller than 5 ft 7, so yes, there are Koreans that are tall.
Yes, foreigners can get into college in Korea. However, make sure that you pass level 4 at TOPIK because, at that level, the majority of the Korean colleges and universities will allow you to get in as a foreigner.
Korean and Japanese food is very different. The main difference is that Korean food is spicier than Japanese food. From my experience, Korean food is spicier than Japanese food, but Korean people can handle Korean spicy food better than spicy
Yes, Koreans eat sushi quite often. Generally speaking, Koreans eat sushi about once a month, depending on their personal preference. Some people it every week while others only eat it once every 3 to 4 months.
Looking to visit Seoul or Jeju, both cities are great to visit, and I’ve been there many times. There are many beautiful places to visit in both Seoul and Jeju. They are both very different and offer many interesting things