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I’ve visited South Korea twice during the summer of 2014 and 2015. I’ve been to Seoul, Gyeongju, Busan and the DMZ.
- South Korea is one of the most underrated countries (ok that’s my opinion, not a fact)
- It considers to be one of the safest countries in the world
- Apparently, it has the world’s fastest internet speed most accessible (in the cities)
- Boryeong Mud Festival, held every July, claim to be the biggest in the world
- Like Horoscopes, some South Koreans believe that the blood type reflects personalities
- Best visited during spring (April – May) and fall (Sept. to October)
- Greetings can be a bow or a handshake
- They are generally very family-orientated
- Blind dates are considered normal and often arranged by family or friends
- Elders, or someone who is older, must be spoken to formally and respected.
- They are considered to be one year old at birth, not 0
- A large drinking culture, including bar hopping and karaoke (KTV)
- They, most particularly those who are young, wave goodbyes with both hands
- Giving and receiving things should be taken with right or both hands
- Take off shoes once when entering the house
- Hiking is a large activity. Many older Koreans are physically active by hiking, even using fashionable hiking gears.
- Korean Sign Language (KSL)
- KSL is recognized as an official language during the year of 2016
- KSL has some similar signs of Japanese Sign Language due to Japanese occupation
- The largest Deaf community can be found in Seoul, Busan, Gwangju, etc.
- Some Deaf people know International Sign*
- There are Deaf employees working at Starbucks in Seoul