My Hilarious Attempts to Be a Korean Local in Seoul

My Hilarious Attempts to Be a Korean Local in Seoul

Travel like a Korean local in Seoul and create fun memories you will treasure for life.

An early disclaimer, this will be a throwback post since it was March 2012 when I’d been to South Korea. But those memories I cherished so much are still in my mind that I want to share some of my experiences and attempts to be a Korean local in Seoul.

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1. I tricked the flight attendant that I am Korean by speaking the Korean language

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2. I ate Korean food like Kimchi, Samgyeupsal (my favourite) and the super spicy stew Budae-jjigae

3. I ambitiously copied the style and looks of K-Pop stars

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4. I marvelled at the Korean temples, palaces and villages

5. I tried to commute with their very efficient Seoul Metropolitan Subway and bus

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6. I ate street foods like Odeng (fish cakes), Ho-tteok (fried cinnamon and brown sugar pancake) and Dakkochi (grilled chicken)

7. I imitated some Koreanovela poses and visited some TV sets

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8. I bought Korean stuff in a grocery but never understood any label

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9. I enjoyed pictorials in picture-perfect places

10. I tried to cross North Korea from South Korea but ended up at the DMZ (Demilitarised Zone)

Also read: First Timer’s Guide to Visiting North Korea

These are just some of the hilarious things I did in Seoul. What about you? Don’t hesitate to share your crazy Korean moments!

Contributed by Travel Jock.

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Tristan Jay Correa
Tristan Jay Correa

TJ is working as a program producer in a radio station but his alter ego “Travel Jock” keeps his feet uncontrollable as if wanting to explore the world with freedom and independence. His heart and mind are currently battling if he should stay on a stable career with limited vacation leaves or embark on a risky journey of travelling the wo​rld with no limits. He just started his simple blog The Travel Jock.