Welcome to The Korea Guide Blog Magazine.
About me – I came to Korea in the year 2010 as a Research Engineer. At that time, there were quite a few websites about Korea and Korean culture. But these websites somehow were not able to answer my basic queries about Life and Survival in Korea. Queries like -
a) What kind of food Koreans eat? And whether I will be in a position to get Indian Food and Grocery in Korea?
b) What if I do not speak Korean? Will I be in a position to work in Korea without knowing Korean?
c) Will I be able to adapt to working culture in Korea?
d) How can I find accommodation in Korea?
e) What is the cost of living in Korea?
f) Where can I learn Korean for free?
g) How are Korean People in General?
h) What else can I do in Korea when I am not working?
i) Can a vegetarian or vegan survive in Korea?
j) And the most important – What is the average Salary in Korea?
When I started packing my bags for Korea, I was not able to find the answers for most of the questions mentioned above. But on the assurance of my friends that life will be good I set myself on a journey to South Korea.
Korea was a new adventure for me. New city, new life, new language, new food, new culture, new climate – I was experiencing something new almost everyday. So initially I started blogging about my experience under the title – Just Another Indian in Korea. But later I realized that my blog was helpful not just to Indians but people from across the globe (thanks to Google). People started asking me questions on relocation and Life in Korea.
So I rechristened my blog to – The Korea Guide – and I started blogging about things that could be helpful to people who are moving to Korea for either work or study.
My intention was to spread awareness about South Korea. Because in my personal opinion, life in South Korea is beautiful, more fun and challenging at the same time. Korea is a beautiful place and I did not want people to give up an opportunity to either work or study in Korea just for the lack of information about Life in Korea. So the blog was a platform to spread awareness about Korean Culture and share my love for Korea.
And with over over half of the Global Fortune 500 firms having their business presence here in South Korea, it offers an attractive marketplace for international investors and attracts millions of International Talent every year. So The Korea Guide is an attempt to clear your misconceptions or myths about South Korea and answer your queries about Life in Korea.
Hope you enjoy your visit on my site and find the info you need to make your Korean journey complete.