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your opinion living in s. korea vs thailand

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Honestly I just feel I will never be truely happy in Thailand and I was

thinking of trying South Korea.. does anyone having stayed in both have any honest comparison?

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I have a friend who moved there from Thailand and seems very happy. But this person has relatives there.

Glad to get away from the corruption and dishonesty, enjoying the efficiency and likes people there.

Less pleased with the climate.

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I've heard mixed reactions from people living in S. Korea. Some liked it, others did not. The weather is a biggie. And it's a lot more expensive.

I suggest you go there for a few weeks and see for yourself before making the plunge. Maybe even rent an apartment for a few months???

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Wonderful quiet beaches.w00t.gif

Can you imagine how much p-ss is in the water.

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Never been there, but was talking to a person passing through here last night who lived there for 4 years. He had mixed reactions:

Plusses:

Very friendly people

Community spirit and easy to integrate with (eg. just sit down with a bunch of people eating and you suddenly have 10 new friends) - he misses them a lot.

Easy to get work as a foreigner, they're very supportive of bringing in outside talent, and salary is excellent.

Minusses:

People live miserable grey lives, and rely on their community spirit to keep their sanity.

Food is good, though he prefers Thai style (he's based in CM).

False ideas:

That N.Korea is a threat, they're not concerned in the least about what the kiddy who executes several of his hair cut barbers per day, and killing people who annoy him is mostly for show and is not any real threat to those outside his borders. They do not believe what the TV tells them.

The suggestion of the guy I met (from USA), said much the same as Craig3365 - go and spend a week or two there first and see how you feel about the place.

Said guy has now moved to Thailand after 4 years just for some different experiences, where salaries can be tough to get by on and you're in a constant struggle with the authorities for paperwork, but he wants to explore many countries, so here he is for the time being, though he doesn't intend Thailand to be a permanent place for him (34 years old btw).

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too close to north korea. Move to Indonesia. Stunning beaches and many tourist options / variety.

Move to Indonesia and the stunning beaches? I think the first thing that springs to mind with that Country is the choking smoke haze that's killing off half the Asian population! It even managed to reach Koh Samui for a couple of weeks - unbelievable.bah.gif

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Tired of the weather in Thailand, the dishonesty and corruption, the insecurity and jealousy of most Thais, and the attempts at scamming me I have to dodge on a daily basis

I don't really care too much for that s.e. asian look and much prefer n.e asian women too, just being around good honest people will be a welcome change

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In Sydney i had a Korean girlfriend, her friends would

come over and cook and make kimchee, you need to

experience this delight to know the real culture, they

eat raw garlic a lot, and drink soju like lemonade,

Korea is really depressing, i feel like the people are

fake, trying to be what they're not.

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In Sydney i had a Korean girlfriend, her friends would

come over and cook and make kimchee, you need to

experience this delight to know the real culture, they

eat raw garlic a lot, and drink soju like lemonade,

Korea is really depressing, i feel like the people are

fake, trying to be what they're not.

I agree, u have to like kimchee, and the smell of it.. Soju is like water and seems most likely drink to cope with the life there.

this is only my opinion, and take it as such.. i felt it really depressing too. its not communist but the people are nice, but seem to not be very expressive, and it has this communist feel to it. again, my only perspective..

as well as, i moved from hawaii to middle of the winter.. i felt it to be the coldest place i had ever been, and drank way too much soju and heit.. to each his own..

i think u should def check it out b4 the plunge.. there are dishonest people everywhere in the world.. i cant imagine korea being better than thai other than salary if u are teaching, and maybe paperwork.

although u expressed u liked korean women better.. this might be ur motivation..

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Korean women will never be in the same class as Thai women. At least the ones i've known were not. If you already have a wife or lean left this is not a factor. If I were forced to relocate from Thailand I would first take a look at Danang in Viet Nam. Hearing good things about livng there.

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