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We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Daejeon. They wrote...

"Expats in Daejeon often find the language barrier to be the most challenging aspect of the local culture. Korean is a difficult language to learn and not everyone in Daejeon speaks English, which can make everyday tasks like shopping or asking for directions difficult. Another challenge is the difference in social norms and etiquette. For example, in Korean culture, it is considered rude to refuse a drink from an elder or superior, which can be uncomfortable for those who do not drink alcohol. The food can also be a challenge for some expats. Korean cuisine is known for its spiciness and unique flavors, which may not be to everyone's liking. Additionally, the work culture in Korea is very demanding, with long hours and high expectations. This can be a shock for expats who are used to a more balanced work-life culture. Lastly, the hierarchical nature of Korean society can also be challenging for expats. Age and status are very important in Korea, and this is reflected in the language and social interactions. This can be difficult to navigate for those who are not familiar with the culture," wrote a member who made the move to Daejeon, Korea.

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