Korea Expat BLog

Korea FAQ

Korea Expaat BLog presents :

– Frequently Asked Questions –

WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT
SHOPPING AND LIVING IN SOUTH KOREA

( but was simply too busy p-a-r-t-y-i-n-g once I got here )

– answers coming up –

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ASIAN CULTURE & POLITICS :

  • OK, this is Asia right ? what’s the difference between China, Japan and Korea ?
  • and then what is the difference between North and South Korea ?
  • seems right up on the border is the last-standing dictatorial regime on this planet
    – any chance of us getting ‘nuked’ once there ?

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THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA A.K.A. SOUTH KOREA IN GENERAL :

  • how safe are the cities in South Korea ?
  • what are Korean people like  ? Really .
  • in general, are Koreans trust-worthy people to do business with ?
  • can I get around with just English and is Korean language easy to learn ?
  • where is the place with the most chance of spotting popular K-Stars of the recent HanRyu fame ?
  • what foreign nationalities form the bulk of expats or expatriats there ?
  • is it true I can teach English in South Korea with just any degree ?
  • what is with this sudden nation-wide obsession to learn English ?
  • my friend got a fake degree and parted for South Korea to teach English .
    – what are the chances of him / her getting caught ?
  • how casual is illegal drug use there AND legal consequences ?

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WORKING AND LIVING IN SOUTH KOREA :

  • I have been offered jobs in several cities, which should I choose ?
  • are there good schools for our children ?
  • should bring my car over ?
  • can I bring my pet dog when I will be there for a year or two ?
    – AND is it pretty easy to find a trustful vet ?
  • do they /really/ eat dogs out there ? gulp .
  • are there many Western food outlets in South Korea ?
  • are there enough place places to p-a-r-t-y ? AND where ?
  • is it pretty easy to find a place to stay ? like a studio apartment ?
  • what is the general opening hours for stores in South Korea ?
  • can I keep using my bank account AND credit card from the States, once in South Korea ?
  • will my cell phone – subscribed to an American carrier – work in South Korea ?

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 AND SHOPPING :

  • inCheon Airport is a grand maze .. are electronics products in Duty-Free Shops much cheaper than in-land Korea ?
  • there is quite a list of shopping districts on this site .
    – what is the real difference between them ?
    – I mean, which should I check out if I have only a few days in Seoul ?
    – and which is your favourite ?!

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KOREAN PRODUCTS

  • OK, r-e-a-l-l-y : are those Korean products – from automobiles to traditional dolls – worth buying ?
  • Which line of products are considerably more expensive, and then cheaper than States-side ?
  • What is the best souvenir gift to bring back home from South Korea ?

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– Korea Expat Blog, February 2009  –

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