Tips To Travel Like A Local Korean
by Vicky K
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Most of our lives being filled with everything about Korea. From the Korean legend pop group – Super Junior to the latest uprising star – Wanna One. From our face beauty products, makeup products, fashion or even our hairstyles. Everyone is being crazy about Korea. Hence, they tried to make their dreams came true and travelled to Korea. There were tons of people visited Korea every year and I’m pretty sure everyone is grabbing the chance to make themselves look more like a local. I’ve visited Korea- Busan, Jeju Island and Busan back in 2017, so here, I’m going to share some tips on how to be more like a local while you’re travelling to Korea.
1. Be Trendy
First thing first, if you want to be like a local, you have to mix yourself among them and don’t let people catch you as a total foreigner. What I mean is you have to wear like you were a Korean regardless you are a guy or girl. Korean care a lot about their outlooks and they always trying to look the best whenever they left home. So, remember to do some research on how they dress up. Do check the weather when you plan to travel to Korea and dress up according to the weather. Don’t wear a huge fluffy jacket while you are going in the summertime.
2. Be Manners
Most of the Korean (girls or guys) have good manners. They won’t laugh loudly inside a public transport either eating ferociously in any restaurant. I’m not saying ALL of them but MOST of them have good manners. They will give up their seats for eldest in public places such as bus and LRT. If you want to be like a local, please do so. And, always greet “annyeong haseyo” (Hi or Hello) when you enter a store and “kamsahamnida” (thank you) when you are done purchasing your item or when someone hands you something – especially when the waiter/waitress hands you food in a restaurant or worker hands you an item in a store.
3. Eat what a Korean will eat
4. Wear makeup
1) Most of the Korean girls have a nice body shape and look really slim to the point “skinny” but they can eat and drink a lot of alcohol. Hence, try not to stare at them too obviously.
2) Korean can be REALLY LOUD when they get to hang out together with their mates. They talk and laugh really loud like everyone in the shop/ restaurant can hear them. So, you have to be prepared not to freak out at their voices.
3) Some restaurant (very less) in Korea doesn’t serve foreigners in the way they serve locals. They might raise their voices at you. Just don’t bother them and enjoy your foods.
by Vicky KThursday, July 5, 2018
My name is Victoria. I'm from Malaysia. I am very passionate about sharing my knowledge. Even though my English isn't good but I will try my best to improve it. Thanks for giving a chance to widen my career.Read more at dwellyourlife.com