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Post by In2ition » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:38 pm

I love the patty melt from whataburger.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:36 pm

3rdside wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:02 am
For sure I'll get there at some point.. I'm moving back home to Australia next month / ditching the trash London weather so Asia is now my go to region.

Do they speak English in Seoul / Busan? That's been the biggest issue I've had here in Seville..that and the food (it's great Spanish food but sometimes you just want something easy to buy like a decent Burrito or even a naked burrito for something a bit more healthy; the easy / healthy fast food options here are practically non-existent).
English is becoming more common by the day. I'd say that a majority of people under 30 have a basic grasp of the language, but many of them aren't comfortable using it. In my experience, Korea is far ahead of Japan in terms of English ability. I think Koreans in general have always had the mindset that they need to adapt to the rest of the world to succeed and not the other way around, which is more common in Japan, Spain, the US, and most other countries in the world.

I'd venture to say any kind of food can be found in Seoul at this point. Maybe the more obscure cuisines would be sub par, but that could be said for a lot of places. Busan has picked up quite a bit in the years I've been here. There's a great NY style pizza, several great burger spots, not-so-bad Spanish food, and a bunch of craft breweries. The only thing missing is good Mexican food, but my standards are high being a Phoenix native.
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Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by 3rdside » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:06 am

It's frustrating as if a local can speak a bit of English we can communicate okay with my bit of Spanish .. but so many here don't speak a word of it (a consequence, in part, of the dictator Franco wanting to protect all things Spanish so movies and tv shows coming across from the US / UK way back in the day were dubbed, and not sub-titled, like they were in Portugal right next door where most people speak at least some English and many very good English .. and learning English in school has never been a thing here for the same reason).

And it's not massively changing in a hurry either from what I can tell, at least not in Seville which isn't a big international city like Barcelona or Madrid where far more English is spoken (and which also explains the lack of international food here).

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Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by 3rdside » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:25 am

Mori Chu wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:10 am
Do they have good Seoul food there? :-)
No love from anyone on this one .. none from me either:

4/10 .. :)

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Post by Indy » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:39 am

3rdside wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:25 am
Mori Chu wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:10 am
Do they have good Seoul food there? :-)
No love from anyone on this one .. none from me either:

4/10 .. :)
generous.

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Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by 3rdside » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:56 am

Extremely ... I'm still kind of new around here :)

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Re: TV Shows / Movies

Post by Indy » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:07 am

3rdside wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:56 am
Extremely ... I'm still kind of new around here :)
:lol:

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