11 Things I Hate about Korea

Move to a different country and you’ll most likely find some off-putting things that will be hard to get used to. I’ve passed the honeymoon phase of living abroad and you can bet that there have been more than a few things about Korea that have made me raise an eyebrow or two. Trying to transition into any new place, regardless of city or country, can be a difficult development. Don’t get me wrong, there are many things that I love about Korea, but these are some of the things that I will probably never get used to:

  1. Mosquito bites
  2. Extreme weather conditions
  3. Toilet paper (lack there of)
  4. Banking 
  5. Spreading of germs (spitting/coughing/sneezing)
  6. Blue bar soap in public restrooms
  7. Trash cans/ garbage bins (lack there of)
  8. Covering shoulders
  9. Sweet food 
  10. Low energy crowds
  11. Xenophobic Koreans

I go into further detail about each item listed above in my latest YouTube video. Click below to watch!

Despite all this, let me mention that none of these things are enough to make me regret my decision of moving abroad. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make our day, but we should never let them break us.


5 thoughts on “11 Things I Hate about Korea

  1. Thanks for the heads up! I’m starting my TEFL course with International Tefl Academy on Monday (online) and I’m hoping to teach in South Korea. I got a lot of good tips out of this video like being prepared with the soap and toilet paper among other things haha.

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