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:
- Mosquito bites
- Extreme weather conditions
- Toilet paper (lack there of)
- Spreading of germs (spitting/coughing/sneezing)
- Blue bar soap in public restrooms
- Trash cans/ garbage bins (lack there of)
- Covering shoulders
- Sweet food
- Low energy crowds
- 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.