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Expatriates In South Korea: The Land Of Industry

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If you intend to move to South Korea, you should know some interesting details about this country from the Southeast Asia. Its politics, its customs, its history and of course; its conditions for living there as abroad. Believe it or not, there are many people who choose to moving from Madrid territory to this destination. If you are one of those who would like to give it a try, one recommendation is to contract a furniture storage service to store your belongings, and in case you want to come back, you have everything stored. Go to click here to request a quote.

South Korea bordered by North Korea, with which it formed a single country until the 1945. Its official language is Korean and its capital SeoulThe 11 million inhabitants. The country is also one of the older civilisations known, since the peninsula was populated since the Lower Palaeolithic. The Korean history has been revolutionary with numerous wars including invasions of both China as of Japan.

At 1948 a modern republicalthough South Korea had to struggle with the aftermath of the war conflicts previous as well as the Japanese occupation (1910-1945), in addition to the Korean War (1950-1953) and decades of authoritarian rule. It was in 1987 that the first fair and direct electionsThe country has since then been considered a democracy multiparty.

 One of the highlights is the speed with which it has grown the South Korea's economy from the 1950s. Today, it is the 13th largest economy in the world and is classified as developed country by the UNthe World Bank  and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It is also among the countries more technologically advanced and better communicatedis the third country with the highest number of users from Internet from broadband among the countries of the OECD, also being one of the global leaders in the production of electronic equipmentsemiconductor devices and mobile phones. It also has one of the most advanced infrastructures in the world and is a world leader in the industry of the shipbuildingled by prominent companies such as Hyundai Heavy Industries.

How to obtain a visa?

Obtaining a visa is a complex process, as the Korean government puts a lot of pressure on the many restrictionsand there may even be up to 53 different types of visas. The citizens of the European Union and United StatesIf you do not need a visa to travel to Korea, you do not need to apply for a visa to travel to Korea if your stay is not for a long period of time. more than ninety days. If you are a non-EU or non-US citizen, you will need to apply for a student visa, tourism, work, business, among others.

The Korean dream o "Korean Dream" o "Korean Dream" o "Korean Dream" o "Korean Dream" o "Korean Dream" o "Korean Dream" is starting to be noticed in Europe. Korea is a good country to live in, it is safe, fun for young people and the salaries are good, but the working environment is stricter, holidays are shorter and there are longer working hours. Nowadays, moreover, the cultural clashes in cities are not usually so strong, especially in these times of globalisation.Perhaps most shocking to the expatriate is the fact that the food, which has a certain similarity to Chinese and Japanese foodLocal gastronomy has been able to preserve certain particularities, such as its delicate flavours, or the almost obsessive use of garlic as a seasoning.

Some curiosities from Korea

  • South Korea experienced a economic transformation during the 1980sachieved recovering from the old crisis and now in a country with some of the biggest companies in the world, which export their products all over the world, such as Samsung, LG, Hyundai y Kia.
  • It is the Asian capital of plastic surgeryMedical tourism also attracts Russians, Chinese, Mongolians and Japanese.
  • Hallyu is how the "Korean wave", which is a phenomenon of Korean entertainment and popular culture with the export to the world of Korean dramas, pop music and cinema.,
  • In Korea the internet is the fastest in the worldKoreans invest a lot of money in infrastructure to keep the country connected all the time: Internet penetration reaches a world level of 82,7% and where 78,5% of the population The entire population uses smartphones.

If you want to know more details about living and working in Korea, don't miss the Expatriates podcast, OUR RADIO SPACE at Gestiona Radio's First Hour. Don't miss the live broadcast of the next Expatriates every Thursday at 11:30. If you are going to take the final step,  Request a quote for your international removals with the best professionals!Gil Stauffer It has been moving lives from continent to continent for 110 years.




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