When you live in a new country, rather than being a tourist for a short-time, you learn so much more about the culture and can dig deeper into the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here are 10 things I learned about South Korea from living there for three years.
Lately, when I walk around the streets of Asia (currently Thailand), I come across things that I first found strange and photo-worthy, but now it has become the norm. I often need to take a step back and realize that some things that are normal* in Asia are so foreign for westerners. Likewise, there are behaviors that westerners engage in that people in Asia would find insane.
Here are some cultural differences that people who stay extensively in Asia would find normal after a while.
The last gathering with my birth family before I left Korea after teaching English for three years. Article written for Gwangju News Magazine
An American living abroad for over three years talks about home around the world
Why I left American to pursue a lifestyle of working, living, and traveling in Asia.
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What three years in Korea looks like in numbers