Common misconceptions and clichés about life in South Korea

Hello everyone,

Old clichés die hard, as the saying goes... and living in South Korea can generate lots of misconceptions in the eyes of the people.

What are the most common misconceptions about the expat lifestyle in South Korea?

What are the most common clichés about life in South Korea in general?

Did you have a biased view of the country before moving there? What is you view now?

Thanks in advance,


A common belief about South Korea is that it is technologically advanced. Yet as any expat will vouch, many Korean websites hark back to the earliest days of the WWW and are the bane of everyday life. Anyone disagree?

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