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Best place to live in Korea?
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fatboy



Joined: 18 May 2003

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2003 8:38 am    Post subject: Best place to live in Korea? Reply with quote

Iīm thinking about teaching in Korea, but donīt have any idea about where to head for. What are the best places to live in Korea?
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matthews_world



Joined: 15 Feb 2003
Location: Coming to a norae-bang near you!

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2003 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seoul - if you want to a lot of things to do at your disposal. Sometimes the air pollution sucks.

Busan - I haven't visited but I hear people say good things about it. Large city next to the ocean. 4-5 hours to Seoul.

Jeju - Same with this one. Secluded island with many tourists. Not as convenient to travel in or out of. 5-6 hours to Seoul.

Incheon - I hear this is pretty nice. 1.5 hours to Seoul. Airport is here. Located on the coast.


Maybe you should start a poll.


Seoul
Busan
Ulsan
Sokcho
Daegu
Daejon
Suwon
Jeju
Gwangju
Incheon
Mokpo
Other



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here it is



Joined: 29 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeju...5 - 6 hours to Seoul...hmmm, is that...

a) flight to Kwangju and then a four hour bus ride;
b) boat to Wando and then a flight:
c) flight to Incheon and then walk; or
d) flight to Kimpo and then 4.5 hours in a pub drinking?
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Giant



Joined: 14 May 2003
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard Daejon is great!
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The Great Wall of Whiner



Joined: 24 Jan 2003
Location: Middle Land

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in Andong now.

It is very exceptionally clean, beautiful, and the people are awesome (compared to Seoul anyway).

Anyone ever want to come down and hang out, you're more than welcome!
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crazylemongirl



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
Location: almost there...

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in bucheon and the only thing it seems to have going for it is that isn't incheon which I will be moving to some time soon.

CLG
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itaewonguy



Joined: 25 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2003 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUNDANG!!!!

it was voted like 4th best city in korea to live!!!!

thats where I lay me hat!!!
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whatthefunk



Joined: 21 Apr 2003
Location: Dont have a clue

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2003 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, if you don't mind being home of the second largest steel factory in the world, Pohnag isn't that bad. Of course by living here for one year you will inhale chemicals equivilent to ten years smoking, but who needs lungs now anyway?
Really, the only good part about Pohang is the tight group of foreigners that I don't think you will find in many other parts of the country.
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Marathe



Joined: 07 Feb 2003
Location: Spider Hole

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2003 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just don't pick eonyang

that one's mine.
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Blue Flower



Joined: 23 Feb 2003
Location: The realisation that I only have to endure two more weeks in this filthy, perverted, nasty place!

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2003 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Anyang, which isn't Seoul, but is only a 45 min subway ride from the center of it, and it is really cool. I love it. Especially my area.

edited to add: If you a gorgeous, male, intelligent, like moonlit walks along the beach, and holding hands, come to Anyang Wink
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teachernative



Joined: 04 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2003 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

um.....there's a really nice place called japan?
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kylehawkins2000



Joined: 08 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2003 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed living in Ulsan for two years.
Things have changed alot over the past few years so some of the bad things being said about the place a few years ago may no longer hold true.

Good location near Busan and KyungJu with a semi-small town atmosphere but most of the stuff you'd find in a big city (It is after all over a million in population.
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Kitsune



Joined: 19 Oct 2009
Location: SOCAL

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: Andong? Reply with quote

Hi, I just got offered a job at the Herald School Andong, and am wondering if I should take it. Has anyone lived there? Will I die of cold or boredom?
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oldtactics



Joined: 18 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anywhere in Gangwon-do.
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hawaii4me272



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: it depends on u Reply with quote

It depends on what you like:
If you want Korean culture but still a hint of Western then Seoul, Daegu, and Busan should do the trick.

If you want a bit more culture then try Jeju Island or any small province.

Best of luck
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