Topic: Travel & Shopping
The People - Very friendly and down to earth. They are welcoming to Westerners and are quite progressive themselves with their personal use of the latest technology and a high sense of fashion.
The Language - It is said that Korean is relatively easy to learn, plus the natives are helpful and eager to learn English as well.
The City - A modern city with sky-scrapers over 60 stories high, but easily navigated AND amazingly safe for a metropolitan city of this size. And, no need to worry about driving or parking � the public transportation system is superb and extremely clean.
The Shopping - Known as the Shopping MECCA of the Pacific, with an abundance of marketplaces, Seoul offers the exotic shopping and designer names found in Tokyo with much lower prices.
The Country - Experience all four seasons. Take day or weekend excursions to explore the other beautiful sites of South Korea such as the many temples or hiking the Halla mountain, or island hopping to areas such as Cheju Island which has tropical weather, palm trees, sandy beaches and sky-blue clear waters.
The Food and Culture - The food, such as the famous Korean BBQ, is quite delicious, but you will also find many international food choices (and don�t worry they also have plenty of McDonalds). If you have an artistic side you can learn to create Korean pottery and ceramics.