1. Korea is crowded
A little over 50 million people live in South Korea, a country about the same size as Portugal or the state of Indiana, and most of it is covered in mountains. As a result, even the smallest town in South Korea (save those set aside by law as “slow” cities) is forced to build upward and the capital, Seoul, has a population density twice that of New York.
Amazing public transport – fast, clean, ubiquitous: you can get anywhere, cheaply, and you don’t need to drive in the crazy traffic!
Restaurants and convenience stores are always within walking distance.
The fastest Internet in the world, and the highest Internet penetration rate: somehow over 100%
A community of foreigners is almost never more than a 10-minute bus ride away
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