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Hatcher



Joined: 05 Jan 2007

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: What will you miss? Reply with quote

I left Korea 5 years ago and miss a few things. Top of the list is the sauna... late afternoon before a biz class, great to go in and sleep for 30 min and clean up.
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PRagic



Joined: 24 Feb 2006

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No plans to leave for the forseeable future, but I know what I WILL miss...Korean chicken hoffs, Korean pork/beef BBQ at the table, AndongJimDdalk, and Ddalkgalbi! Korean FOOD! Just not the same anywhere else IMHO.

I'll also miss any friends we'll inevitably have to leave behind.

What I WON'T miss is the absurdly high cost of housing!
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schwa



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Yap

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I left two years ago & also really miss the sauna. I don't miss kimchi: its available in every corner store in Micronesia & I still eat it daily. Not much else to add to this list.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRagic wrote:
What I WON'T miss is the absurdly high cost of housing!

Also, air pollution is a drag. Probably number one for me.

Busan : 181 : Unhealthy
http://aqicn.org/city/busan/

New York City: 22 : Good
http://aqicn.org/city/newyork/
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tophatcat



Joined: 09 Aug 2006
Location: under the hat

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Housing prices and air quality are the 2 big negatives of living in Korea. I wouldn't miss these. I can buy a nice little home in America for $100,000 in an area where the air quality is generally 55 or better.

I would miss nice the salary.
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Drew345



Joined: 24 May 2005

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll miss having everyone I know available on Kakaotalk. I won't miss people who send 10 messages back and forth but won't call.
I'll miss bank transfers as payments and sending money to others. I certainly won't miss the insane software downloads required for the bank transfers.
I will miss the taste of dwean-jang 된장.
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pmwhittier



Joined: 03 Nov 2011
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm planning on leaving in March, and I already know that I'll miss the disposable income and very easy living lifestyle. Drinking with friends at the corner GS 25. Cheap public transportation. Easy travel to Japan.
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goat



Joined: 23 Feb 2010

PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will miss the slim but curvy chicks. Western wobbling chicks aren't my cup of green tea.

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rocket man



Joined: 10 Dec 2015

PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 years ago tomorrow, I left Korea after 15 years (5555 days by the stamps in my passports) after 2+ years in the states, I'm back in Asia now in China been here 4 months

I miss the fast and cheap internet (China SUCKS for internet)

I miss my 5 months of paid vacation being a univ teacher (now ex-wife wanted to go home 3 years ago)

I miss running with the Seoul Flyers every weekend

I miss hanging out at Phillies in HBC

I don't miss the nationalism, Dokdo, Korea has 4 seasons, the winters etc
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catman



Joined: 18 Jul 2004

PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miss the women. Twisted Evil
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