6 things I've learned after my first 72 hours in Seoul, South Korea
1: According to my date last night, 80% of Korean women have had plastic surgery. Especially those in their 20-30s. Gangnam area is where you'll find the most-modified women. My date said it was hilarious and sad that they all look the same.
2: Like the Japanese, Koreans consider Chinese people obnoxious, rude, and smelly. To my Chinese friends — don't get mad at me, I'm just the messenger.
3: In Korea, your actual age begins when you're in the womb. This means when you're born you're already considered 1 years old. In Seoul, I'm 37. Not 36.
4: The trains can get insanely packed. After taking the pic below, 10 more people got on the train. I couldn't move my arms and my butt was pressed against someone.
5: The internet is insanely fast. SK has the fastest internet, on average, in the world.
6: Like most cities, certain districts are known for specific things. Itaewon, for example, is a red light-ish area where you'll find lots of foreigners. It's also one of the oldest districts in Seoul. I already mentioned Gangnam and yes, it's the same area as Gangnam Style.
The area I'm staying in is not well known, which is good. It's nice and quiet. Peaceful.
After 3-4 days here, I am the only non-Korean person. When traveling, I prefer staying where the locals stay and eating what they eat.
I'll be in SK for one more month. Possibly 2 or 3. Looking forward to experiencing more of the culture here.
More pics below.
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