I stumbled upon this blog the other day:
5 things I will miss about Korea
The author is living in Korea but will soon move home. He thinks he will miss:
1. The good customer service
2. Convenient neighborhood shops
3. Good, cheap, public transportation
4. Good, cheap internet
5. Not being able to understand anything anyone says helps him concentrate
it got me thinking about my own list of things I definitely miss about Korea:
Of course! It's good and cheap and healthy. In the west it's so hard to find Korean food done right.
2. Active street life
The streets of Korea are so full of activity, at all hours, it really is a fun and energetic place to be. The streets of the west, even in some major cities, can be dead in comparison. There's a whole culture of going out to eat, meet with friends, drink, study, whatever, that means there's always something going on.
Korea is small, so you're never far from the mountains. You can get around very easily, and if you have an hour to kill, most likely there's a mountain nearby that you can explore.
Koreans can be noisy and brash, but underneath all that they really are good people and a lot of fun. They share a real can-do spirit, and will get it done, by hook or by crook. It's refreshing.
I'm sure I can think of a #5, just give me a minute.