Lol you’d be surprised, but i think its just because of whats seen on tv. Around here in the heavy rain seasons people usually say our houses would all be blown away if we made them out of wood like Americans. Anyway thanks for clearing that up.
I spent 4 months there, it wasn’t primarily for travel/tourism but I did a bit of that. There isn’t too much to look at in the capital city(Seoul), its mostly large apartment buildings but Busan city has some pretty nice structures. The natural terrain is mostly mountains and trees and there’s a lot of it, looks impossible to build on but it’s pretty nice, it takes about 6 hours to drive across the country and for most of the trip its all you’ll see. The people are a bit closed and Conservative compared to people here but from my experience they are usually friendly, well to foreigners anyway. Most people over 30 don’t speak English, its not that difficult to speak with the younger people but they usually struggle with English. What I especially liked about it is the work culture over there, they are pretty hard working, it could make you take a second look at yourself.