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danyuk



Joined: 17 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:24 am    Post subject: climates? Reply with quote

can someone tell me what the weather seasons are like as I want to know if at any time i will need warm clothes....?
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sid



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Location: Berkshire, England

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bring your Marks and Spencer thermals and a decent jacket as it is proper cold in winter. No doubt some 'Canucks' will disagree and say how they walk around in shirt sleeves all the time, but coming from England, you will definitely feel the cold.
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danyuk



Joined: 17 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, but when is winter, dude? sorry to be so naive....
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Hank Scorpio



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

danyuk wrote:
cool, but when is winter, dude? sorry to be so naive....


It's a northern hemisphere country. Unless you're coming from NZ or Australia winter is when it usually is.
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danyuk



Joined: 17 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2003 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

from london, so i guess its hot at the mo...
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Skippy



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Daejeon

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes you will need warm clothes.

The problem with Korea in Winter is like this...

I am from Canada. When I am outside during the winter I expect to be cold and have my *beep* receede into my stomach. But when I get inside it will be warm and comfortable. My apartment or house has central heating and fibreglass insulation.

In Korea. It gets a a bit cold outside. In the winter you will want a good jacket a big parka can be avoided. A nice wooley cap and a scarf will be helpful.

But when you get inside. it is still cold. Korean heating hoovers big time. The floor may be hot but standing up your nipples are stiff. Taking a shower is a miserable time if you shower has no pressure. And sleeping you need many blankets. Koreans have no central heating. Heating is either electical which will raise your electric bill to new heights or is propane heating unit which can be smelly and CO2 levels could kill if you are not careful. Ondal heating is okay if you sit and live close the floor. Acutally ondal can be nasty as sitting on the floor you behind is soon being cooked slowly. And remeber most Korean building are made from concete. So they become quite nice refridgerators in the winter.

Some other advice. In the summer you will want some good t-shirts made from cotton. Some Korean clothing is made from synthetic fibres and can be horrible. Sweat does not evaporate as the clothing does not breath. Same with socks. Your feet can become quite smelly and sweaty.

Skippy the Evil Twin.
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