I Have Been to Korea

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 61 People

    In the Air Force

    I was in Korea in Kunsan, It was an interesting time The town was mostly traditional Korean where you took your shoes off to enter a store or most any public establishment. Oh Sure there was a G.I. section with Bars clubs and Korean fast food places or in  the country...
    mnscooter mnscooter
    56-60, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2007

    On My Own Steam

    I was stationed in Korea from May of 87 to May of 88. I was only 18/19 at the time and it was incredible to me. I loved the culture and the language and even filed for an extension. My extension was denied, and I only saw the beginning of the sweeping change that swept the...
    awar44 awar44
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2010

    I Like Korean Food, But....

     Strangely, the first few times I visited Korea, I never got to eat Korean food.  I travel there on business, and for some reason my Korean hosts always decided that it was western food I needed.  I didn't go all the way to Seoul to get a pizza!  And it does...
    accomplice accomplice
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2008

    I spent over a year and a half there,

    in Suwon, Osan, Taque,Incheon,Tague and Seoul. I met some of the hardest most caring and resourceful people I have ever met and got yo know. I was sitting in a soju hut drinking OB beer and eating steamed claims, when I noticed a little pregnant girl working in the rice field...
    thumper001 thumper001
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 1

    I went to Korea on a government project.

    We stayed in downtown Seoul. I forget the street. We stayed I a cheap hotel where the bed took up most of the room, The AC had all the knobs torn off so to work it you had to plug it in. The AC was either on or off, no other choice. The water just got to the point where it wasn...
    agbear agbear
    61-65, M
    Jan 16, 2014

    My Mom Native Country

    I been there with my family, my mom's Korean. Growing up, I didn't learn much Korean, so when I was there, I couldn't say anything, just a normal basic conversation was the only thing I can do. I can actually understand a bit of Korean, I can understand about 99% of Gangnam Style...
    LawI LawI
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2012

    Four Months In Korea and So Little Knowledge Gained

    A couple of years ago, I spent a bit more than 4 months in Korea for a business project.  Here is what I gathered over that time:    Not being in Seoul, the bustling capital or even downtown Pusan but in an industrial suburb with many expats around, I was...
    AwkwardMoment AwkwardMoment
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2008

    my friend and i bought a ticket a month

    before the end of the mers outbreak and we had an awesome cheap plane tickets bought! xD we didn't actually knew what to do there. just checking out the TripAdvisor app. we roam around the city of seoul. like we just walked af! xD and we also had trekking outside seoul on...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 1

    No one smiles. Its a grey country.

    All the buildings are the same. Gets you down sometimes
    goingalong goingalong
    31-35, M
    Mar 22, 2015

    I got a scholarship at the collage

    and I went to Seoul as an exchange student for a year. During my time in there, I observed that the majority of people were really kind and respectful. It's true that they were obsessed with the education and improvement, but based on their very tragic history, I'm guessing...
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 26

    Not One Of The Usual Places

    I went to Korea for about a week and a half, to attend a conference.  But it wasn't in one of the big cities - it was in a small city that was just built in the 1970s, called Changwon.  There are a couple Changwons; this one is in the south, west of Busan.  A whole...
    aohoku aohoku
    36-40, M
    Jun 16, 2010
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