I was almost T boned by a bus in my van; I was on the street, it was coming out of a parking lot, and the driver was watching television!! There are so many museums, temples, shrines, gardens and of course, crazy themed cafes! Wherever you go, your expectations and your mindset will shape the outcome of your experience. I grew to love the arty side of Seoul, choosing the funky student-filled Hongdae as my base and enjoying the atmosphere of Itaewon and Gangnam that is best seen when the sun goes down. In Japan, taxis are crazy expensive. Kimi Sugiyama is a passionately curious world traveler, bookworm, foodie, and mountain child who uses curiosity and appetite as a compass. Berkeley to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing where I followed Communist officials for the Japanese news agency Kyodo. It does have its frustrations and a lot of my expats friends there told me the same — it took them a while too.
Japan is a place of homogenous living. I posted a message on Japan several months ago and got lots of great responses that really helped. I would have stayed another year in Fukuoka, but my father was on his deathbed and they wouldn't give me a month off. Japan is a fascinating country and as one poster has said, you won't run out of things to do there. Let me reiterate not all women in Japan ended up like me! I think it is for a variety of reasons but I'm going to venture to guess the following two are the main reasons - 1 most people who end up in Japan are there because they're actually interested in the country and at least some facet of it's culture - be it a martial art, manga, cosplay, Buddhism, the language, tea ceremony, playing the shamisan, etc. I agree with you on several parts of your blog. Honestly, moving to Japan from my home country of Barbados was he best decision I could have made.
I would recommend going to other cities like Yokohama, Osaka or Fukuoka. Who cares what other people do? Without care it could be taken the wrong way. My question is: do you think it was an advantage or a disadvantage to know expats? I would still prefer to go back to South Korea first before Japan. Because I knew people in Korea, I went to Seoul and I really loved it at first. Anyways my overall thought was that Japan also had their own ideal beauty just as Korea does.
Despite Korea having a great infrastructure and various stopping points of interest, some like to have smaller details organised and travel in a small group, for a big adventure. The station and its counterpart in Busan, while clean and easy to navigate, were nothing special. I had to swerve into the wrong side of the street to avoid being hit there was no oncoming traffic at the time. This term refers to the post-war industrialisation of Korea and the modern-day success story Korea is known for. Japanese cities are usually very clean, unlike Korean cities, with the notable exception of Seoul.
As Business Insider's international correspondent, I have spent a lot of time over the past four months on any number of trains, planes, and metros. Besides this Japan still holds a very strong nuclear technology and is advancing with high end manufacturing products which are ruling the world in a better way than Korean products and technology. Korean women are more affectionate and tend to follow trends more. Because of your article, I have added Jeju Island in our itinerary. Even just buying sushi in little unknown restaurants is not cheap. Korean students win hands down.
It was not the capital of japan. Also, Korea and Japan are in the same time zone. I mean, we grew up in the suburbs of Canada: our neighbourhoods were always quiet. I am currently living and working in South Korea. On the other hand here I'm able to send home the same amount, go out a bit while paying in cash for trips around Korea and abroad I've gone two international trips already and will go on two more in 2 months.
Japanese guys like to take their time with knowing people and knowing for sure. I like Korean sashimi, raw squid, and sea squirts. I also agree with you on Japan 100%. South Korea: Differences in Beauty, Men, and Diversity Honestly all East Asians Korean, Japanese, Chinese prefer light skin. Like most public transport in any big city around the world, there will be times when its really busy and it will be super packed, but there are also times when you will be able to sit down and have ample room to yourself Just consider when you are going to use the subway. Also there must be a reason K-pop is so popular in Japan, I really believe that fashion and beauty is a huge factor to it.
Hey Gina, thanks for the post! Of course there are few war experienced people. It was too oily, greasy, and had too much pork. Here you can go biking, hiking, boating, or even relax on a beach. They are very friendly at first. These are the nice taxi drivers. I believe that the beauty of Korea is outside of cities.