South Korea – Recommended Social Media Accounts

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at South Korea and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Linda Goes EastFacebook Page | Twitter […]

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South Korea – Recommended Blogs

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at South Korea and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.What Am I Doing With My Life? www.dorisv.com American Doris has […]

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Top Ten Insider Tips About South Korea

South Korea’s capital city, Seoul, is a sophisticated destination full of skyscrapers and modern buildings. Juxtaposed with them, however, is a mass of ancient temples, museums and palaces. This mixture of old and new is a prominent characteristic of the country. Expats in South Korea can expect a high standard of living – the transportation […]

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A Brief Guide To The Main Religious Beliefs In South Korea

The religious atmosphere in South Korea is rather complicated, and is also surprising to most expats. Contrary to what many expect, indigenous or traditional local religious beliefs do not account for the majority of the population’s religious affiliations. Instead, the largest religious groups are followers of what can be considered to be religious imports, in […]

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A Short Expat Guide To Food And Drink In South Korea

South Korean food may be an acquired taste, but once you get used to it, it can be pretty addictive. The food here displays definite influences of Chinese and Japanese cuisines, but it still retains its unique flavor palette of spice and garlic combined with mild flavored ingredients such as raw fish. Some amount of […]

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Recommended Reading For Expats Moving To South Korea

South Korea is an interesting mix of old and new. Rapid modernization in the recent decades has led to the springing up of many factories, advanced medical facilities, large department stores and modern restaurants. But the country also retains its ancient charm with its street markets, traditional herbal medicine shops and temples. The following books […]

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5 Things Expats in Korea Need to Know

So you plan to pack up and move to Korea? Great! Just remember, everything might not go according to plan. I had planned to go for one year, and told everyone I’d be home soon. Seven years later, I finally left. I also met people who didn’t last a year, and returned home after 6 […]

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The Korea I Know: Life Through the Expat Lens

by Lindsey Coulter Most new expats arriving in South Korea will do so via Incheon International, a sprawling complex of futuristic terminals and expansive runways. Incheon International is about as technologically advanced as an airport can get, a theme repeated across the country from classrooms to supermarkets. When this modern, user-friendly Korea is an expat’s […]

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The Current Situation for Expats in Seoul

Upon the late 2011 death of North Korean despot Kim Jong-Il, and the ascendancy of his son Kim Jong-Eun to the leadership of the so-called “hermit kingdom”, commentators throughout the free world began to speak hopefully of the possible reforms and fresh outlook that the “Great Successor” (and world’s youngest head of state) might bring […]

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