PyeongChang 2018: A foreigner's guide to fitting in with the locals
The Olympics are about more than just sports, they’re also about people — and not just the athletes.
For the last three weeks, South Koreans welcomed thousands of people into their home to not only take in the Games, but to experience the culture of their country.
That’s easier said than done with 17 straight days full of events, deadlines and long bus rides to hit. But sometimes you have to come up from fresh air and take in some of the best things the host country has to offer — a place you might never get to visit again.
You also want to represent your country well when abroad, which forces you to learn some of their rules, pick up some of the language and partake in some of their favourite pastimes.
So that’s what we did.
Episode 1: Putting Korea’s coffee craze to the test
If you think you’re serious about your coffee, you should see how this one small city in South Korea does it.
Episode 2: How to not embarrass yourself while drinking in Korea
Drinking is a big part of Korean culture, so we decided to venture out and learn the rules before unwinding with a few glasses of soju.
Episode 3: A Canadian’s attempt to get a K-pop haircut
If you’re going to truly embrace Korean culture, why not try to look the part.
Episode 4: Korea’s street food culture isn’t for the faint of heart
You have to be willing to leave your comfort zone if you truly want to experience Korean street food culture.
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