You don’t necessarily need to speak the local language when you visit a foreign country, but even if you can speak just a little, your experience may be much better. In Korea, many Korean people will be pleasantly surprised and nicer to you even if you only know how to say “hello” or “thank you” in Korean. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyojin are joined by Alex (Alex’s YouTube) to talk about what it’s like to speak Korean in Korea as a foreigner.
Where do you usually shop for clothes? Have you ever purchased clothes in a foreign country? Was it difficult to find the right size? Korea can be a shopping paradise for some, as there are cheap markets all over the place. However, for others it can be a nightmare, as finding the right size can be very difficult. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Charly (charlycheer), Stephanie and Hyojin talk about buying clothes. Enjoy!
Although it is not as uncommon as it once was, PDA (Public Display of Affection) in Korea is still not seen as much as it is other places in the world. PDA can also have a different meaning in Korea since hand-holding and linking arms with friends is seen more often than a couple holding hands or cuddling in public. Listen in as Hyojin, Kerri (expatkerri), and Stephanie chat about their experiences and thoughts on PDA in Korea.
When you travel to a foreign country, one of the first things you might do is eat! Food is one of the best ways to learn about a culture, even if you don’t know the language all that well. No matter where you go, there will be foods that are strange but super delicious, and some things that look great, but aren’t so tasty. Korea has so many different and interesting food choices that the learning experience is nearly never-ending no matter how long you have lived in Korea. Listen to Kerri (expatkerri), Hyojin, and Stephanie talk about some great and interesting food experiences they’ve had in Korea!
If you live in a big city, dealing with traffic and crazy drivers can be hectic. If you drive, are you a crazy driver?