Hi there, I apologize for the upcoming rant.
Is anyone else out there currently working in South Korea?
I've been living here for over four years, and like I mentioned in my self-introduction post, trying to stay fit is hard enough, but in a foreign country it can be much more expensive, with limited resources.
I honestly don't how these native Korean girls stay so thin. Korean food looks healthier than average American-style meals at first, but when you really look at the ingredients, they're full of hidden fats, carbs, calories, oils, all over the place. Don't get me wrong, living here is very convenient and fun in many other aspects, but staying fit is definitely a huge challenge!
The price of vegetables and fruits here is ridiculous as well. For example, one small avocado is $3, 1 kg of asparagus is $15 IF you're lucky to find it that cheap from online sellers, and one teeny tiny head of cauliflower is $5. One little basket of strawberries go for $10. In season. This really racks up after just a few weeks! It's also near impossible to find certain healthy ingredients such as whole wheat bread/pasta, quinoa, real greek yogurt, and of course, the real heart-breaker, TURKEY! I love sliced turkey but the only way to get some is to drive to the a Costco 40 minutes away and buy it in huge bulk amounts to freeze.
I was just curious if anyone else has experienced this frustration - not just in Korea, but any foreign country.
Edited by: SICK-OF-YOYO at: 8/25/2013 (04:47)
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