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Whilst many remain divided in opinion about his time in power, it is evident the country developed significantly, although rapid growth did come at the expense of culture, tradition and beauty.
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However, it was an important insight into the different parts of the country and how the experiences of travelling in South Korea vary greatly. Definitely one of the more interesting Visiting traveler wants to be sucked by guy of former dynasty times, with a lot of ground to cover. Visit Gyeongju on a day-trip from Busan.
Busanwith its lively beaches and mountainous terrain, was a refreshing and chilled break from the brash Seoul. I had an incredible few days in the small harbour town of Yeosu staying with my expat friend who teaches there, taking random bus trips to temples and scenic areas I would have otherwise found hard to come by.
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Knowing someone really is key — take advantage of this if you are considering a visit there as they are also the stepping-stone to meeting lots of local people. When I got to spend time with locals, I used every minute as an opportunity to get some deeper insight into the country.
Friends, determination, context and an open mind — I made the most of what I had. Would I visit again?
Yes, I would travel South Korea again but not for a very long time, and only if it was en route to another destination. For now, I am content with letting South Korea go, for now. The Korea rail network is extensive and makes travel around South Korea convenient, fast and cost-effective. Available only for foreign visitors, consider purchasing a Korea Rail Pass for unlimited use within two to five days on the following services:.Rancho Cordova Grannies Need Fucking
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Being a native Korean and also a Japanophile, I have to agree that Japan is amazingly more interesting. Everything from the Shinto temples to Akihabara to the countryside is very Japanese and it gives you an Oriental feel. I completely understand! I am very disillusioned with this country, specially having so many expectations when I first came here like four years ago. I think Seoul takes a LOT of digging around and a lot of time.
Living there, I am sure it is a different manner, because travelling for a few days is a different perception. However, I would say the coffee scene and coffee shops were one of my most favourite things.
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Jeju Island really saved it for me though. Maybe another day. But yes, Japan blows pretty much everywhere out of the water!! It has none. I can see why it would disappoint you if you went seeking sights.
It took a while for me to get to grips with Seoul, too. Your closing paragraph is so true. If you do go back, make sure you head to Gangwon-do the rural northeast and take my tips about Daegu on board!
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The job opportunities there seem great — I have a friend working for LG and leading a great expat life! The national parks will most definitely be on my hit list when?
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You put into words what I was trying to process about my time in Korea. I was there in September and felt exactly the same.