You will meet a different Korea with interesting images that will make you feel more excited before visiting this beautiful country.
Although Korean leaders in the past have often been depicted with long beards, today it is rare in Korea. Many Korean women say they like men who shave clean. For them, the shaggy beard on the face will bring negative things about the personality of a man. Therefore, beards on men’s faces in Korea are often fake beards and appear only in historical dramas.
Koreans love camping, especially barbecue. On weekends, beaches, lakeside, and wherever appropriate are covered with tents and grills. Free camping areas are scattered across the country, Koreans happily eating and singing from their tents.
Despite being a modern high-tech country, in fact, Korea is a fairly traditional society. The father still has a lot of power in the family, the girls have to ask for permission from their father to go out, even when they have grown up, at least until they get married. After marriage, they will most likely ask for permission from their husbands.
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3 hairstyles suitable for all women
Korean women basically have 3 different hair styles, depending on their age and marital status. Young girls with long hair, newly married women with hair around their ears and older women will have a curly hair, almost without exception.
Very well-kept in shape
Koreans exercise very hard. Everywhere in Korea , you’ll find public exercise machines with different functions. Many people think this might be a place for young boys and girls to practice, but the fact is that these South Korean public gymnasiums are mostly used by the elderly and they also have stature. Very nice shape.
Movies are very popular
Korean dramas are conquering the world. These romantic dramas are really being shown in many countries, not just in Asia.
The domination of Korean culture doesn’t stop with dramas. K-pop is an easy-to-listen music style, often performed by young boys or beautiful girls. In contrast to the Western male / female groups who are often quite sexy, Korean bands build up a lovely and gentle image.
A study from 2008 has determined that 20% of young Korean girls have undergone cosmetic surgery. This figure is significantly higher than the average, but the real number in 2019 is much higher. Although in the West, cosmetic surgery is mostly about the chest and buttocks, but in Korea, people mostly edit their faces and so everyone wants to have quite similar faces.
Afraid of the sun
Another obsession of Koreans (and many other Asian countries) is the fear of the sun. Koreans do not want to be tanned, maintaining white skin is a must for many Korean women and the common sight is that they cover their bodies every time they go to the streets.
Korean food is extremely spicy, among the hottest in the world. Kimchi can burn your throat and teokbokki will make you sweat. Even our Indian food is not enough to compare with this amount of chili.
Beondegi is a Korean street food made of silkworm pupae. It is usually sold by street vendors. Snacks that are boiled or steamed are served in paper cups with skewers. Canned beondegi can also be found in grocery stores and convenience stores.
According to a recent survey, Korea ranks first in the world in terms of alcohol consumption per capita. What makes Koreans astonished is that women also drink very well. While in countries with a tradition of heavy drinking like Russia, alcohol is consumed mostly by men, while in Korea women drink as much as men.
Korea’s most popular drinks are beer, makkoli and soju. Makkoli is a light rice wine (6%), while soju is about 18%, a white wine with different flavors. Spirits are heavily taxed and Koreans don’t usually drink them. However, it is not difficult to catch the drunken people on the street by the said drinks.
Life on the island
Korea has more than 4,000 islands, if you only spend one day exploring an island, it will take you 9 years to reach all of them. Life on some islands is very different from the mainland, traditional fishing and seaweed farming remain the main source of income for the people.
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