Take the Quiz: Are you a Veteran Expat in Busan?

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Think you’ve been here in Busan a long time? Take the quiz and see how many you can cross off the list to call yourself a veteran expat in Busan. Good luck!
  1. You’ve bowed to or spoken Korean to another foreigner.
  2. You remember when Busan only had 1 subway line.
  3. You were here before the Gwangan Bridge was built.
  4. You remember when the bars closed at midnight.
  5. You know where the original Thursday Party was opened.
  6. You’ve seen snow on the ground in Busan.
  7. You’ve taken the slow train to Seoul.
  8. You had a “beepie”.
  9. You know who Lee Hyo-ri is.
  10. You can understand a lot of the Korean “yok”, or swear words.
  11. You remember when coffee shops had telephones at the table.
  12. You attended a World Cup football match.
  13. You know what IMF means here.
  14. You have more Facebook friends here than back home.
  15. You’ve been to the Seaman’s club.
  16. You know which major fast food chain used to be here a long time ago but no longer is.
  17. You went to the Walmart here.
  18. You experienced typhoon Maemi.
  19. You stood in line for the telephone booth in front of Judie’s Taewha.
  20. You know what the “heart attack” is on Texas Street.
  21. You’ve been to a Hollywood Star or the Blues Bein.
  22. You know what the Dallas is.
  23. You’ve hiked every mountain in the city.
  24. You know the name of the former US army base in Busan.
  25. You know what Babopalooza is.

How did you score?

21-25 – Congrats! You’re an expert on experiencing Busan’s past and have obviously been here a long, long time!

15-20 – Well done! You obviously know the city well, but you still have a ways to go to be considered an old-timer — which may not be a bad thing.

10-14 – You’re on your way to becoming a veteran expat. You might need to do a little more research but you’re getting there.

0-9 – Still a newbie! You still have a long ways to go.


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