Seoul, Korea is one of the best places to live in the world and here’s why:
1. The Food
Korean food is some of the most delicious in the world. Korea is the home of kalbi (marinated barbecued ribs), bulgogi (spicy, marinated pork), kimchichiggae (spicy soup), bibimbab (mixed rice), etc. You also get more side dishes than main dishes, which can be nice in mixing up your eating experience. Most importantly, in Korea, you get lots and lots of Kimchi. Kimchi is delicious and great for your health. When Korean came out relatively unscathed from the SARS outbreak, Korean credited the nation’s kimchi consumption. Also, it’s important to note that most restaurants (even McDonald’s) delivers. And they deliver the food with teenage boys on scooters. What more could you ask for? Also, I should mention that McDonald’s delivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, there’s live octopus.
2. Korean Bath Houses
A Korean bath house is one of the most wonderful places you will ever go. The houses are split into two sections: one for males, one for females. Everyone strips down completely naked jumps into various little pools with different herbs and salts in them. They are also various temperatures. By the end of your experience, you will feel more refreshed than you ever have in your life.
Also, Korean bath houses have bidet sprayers. Bidet sprayers are like strong shower heads that are on a long cable so you can point in any direction. Bidet sprayers help you clean every part of your body, especially the parts you normally don’t get to clean very well. Additionally, you can also find bidet sprayers in most of the toilets around the city.
3. Heated Floors
When it gets cold in the winter, at least your floors will be heated (ondol). This is nice, because instead of sleeping on a bed, most Koreans sleep on pads on the floor. Additionally, instead of sitting on chairs at meals, most Koreans sit on pillows on the floors. Heated floors are nice on a cold day when you can get home and walk around barefoot on the warm, heated floors.
Seoul is more wired than any other city in the world. It is the birthplace of global electronics companies like Samsung and LG. Apartments in Seoul are controlled from cell phones and central keypads. Facial recognition is used in addition to bio-recognition security systems. Once a giant landfill, Seoul’s Digital Media City’s 557,00 square meters of electronic nirvana is the home for broadcasting, film production, games, telecom companies, cable channels, online shopping centers and e-learning.