Don't you think that South Korea is one of the most fantastic country in the world? I'm sure you do.
But there isn't a lot of people admiring Korea. Do people in your country think (and know) that Korea is one of the bigest economic power? Because in Poland when someone said: "Korea..." people just think about communist country - the North.
Summing: how people in your country see South Korea and korean citizens?
I just came back from Korea. I am an engineer working for Samsung electronics. when I was in Korea, Suwon city which is a satellite city of the capital, Seoul. I was not get used to the Korean food, it's almost the same every day.
One thing I thought wield was that every korean worked very hard, it seemed that they worked day and night without any break and they almost did not change their job, working in samsung for his whole life.
the other strange thing was that there was nearly no dustbin in streets, I had to hold my littres all the way to the hotel, this caused me too much inconvinence, but every street I passed by was every clean.
One day my colleagues and me went sightseeing in Seoul, I found that there were a lot of traditional thinkings similar with those of China, and I was so sure that all these concepts were inherited from China.
In the past, North korea was better known in the world than South korea. Whenever people hear about korea, they speak of north korean dictator Kim and how koreans live in such a country.
I was surprised when I was asked whether I am from north or south when I say I am a Korean,
since you would never meet people from North korea, except a few refugees who are hiding deep in china or nearby countries.
(North korean civilians are stricly forbidden to travel without specific purposes and even when they do, they are under stric surveilance)
But all koreans have no doubt that korea will be reunited sooner to later, just like Germany did 20 years ago. But north korea is doing very well in isolating the country from outside so far.
I had lived in Korea for 20 years. The north korean dictator is a shame of Koreans.
What kind of aspect of Korea is fantastic?
With K-pop emerging, I think more people are being exposed to Korean culture as it is making it's way into the mainstream media here in the US.
I first found Korean dramas a few years ago on American television and was actually quite surprised - and delighted :) - to see the number of people who watch Korean dramas around the world.
Right now there are lots of amazing fashions coming out of Seoul as they're making their way to becoming one of the fashion capitals of the world.
Personally, I think it's awesome. The more people interested in Korean culture, the more language friends I can make lol.