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"Race Across the World" features Korean hot spots! [Ep. 2 & 3]

The Korean hotspots of Busan, Daejeon, and Sokcho were all featured in series 4 of the popular BBC series Race Across the World.

If you have not watched this show yet, then you absolutely should! This British TV show is now in its fourth season, and sees contestants travel around the world from a starting destination to an end destination with checkpoints along the way!

Sounds easy? Well, contestants are not allowed to take any flights and have to travel by rail, road, or sea, with the amount of money that it would cost to travel by air.

In the latest episode, the teams had to reach their second checkpoint in the seaside city of Sokcho in South Korea, and they all had to balance speed and potential work opportunities along the way. With their previous checkpoint in Nara, Japan.

The largest port city, Busan was, of course, featured in this episode as contestants traveled from Fukuoka, Japan to Busan, Korea and the center of Korea, Daejeon, was also featured!

In Busan, one group of contestants picked up work at the world-famous Jagalchi Fish Market. You can see the feature of Korea around 29 minutes into the episode on BBC or through YouTube.

Photo: Daily motion.
Photo: Daily motion.

Coming from the UK, I found it extremely interesting to see like-minded reactions to South Korea and Korean culture, especially with the fish market and cultural differences between the two countries.

If you are instead in Korea and traveling, I highly recommend watching these episodes and this series!

Let us know in the comments below what you think of this series!


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