Korean food is absolutely delicious, but sometimes a bit too spicy, and for those who are not used to it this it can be a bit of a nuisance. When you see red in your food, you should know that it’s going to be very spicy! I tried different types of food - some more interesting than the others - from hot dogs on a stick covered with potato, to silkworms and living squid!
Koreans as people are very kind-hearted, always wanting to learn more about foreigners’ life stories. I get asked all the time when I’m walking around questions about where I am from, how old I am and where I study. When I tell them I am 21, they are always so surprised and they tell me that I am so brave for coming to Korea by myself considering how young I am.
A few weeks ago I went to visit the family of a friend in another city, 2 hours from Seoul. I was treated as a member of the family; I even visited my friend’s grandmother. I had the opportunity of visiting different places in that city with my friend and his family. In the morning his mum cooked a very tasty Korean traditional meal and it reminded me of home and how I would wake up with the smell of my Mother’s cooking. This episode was very touching for me, because it reminded me of my family and all the places close to my heart.
Maybe the most remarkable thing was the fact that when I left, they accompanied me to my coach and they stayed right next to the window where I was seated and they waved at me until the car drove away. My parents did the same thing when I left from Europe. For a few days I felt like I was part of a family again.