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Young Expats: Briggitta August tells us about Hwaseong City, South Korea

Imke van Heerden - 2009-10-05

Where are you living at present and what are you doing there? Is the grass really greener on the other side?

I arrived in Hwaseong City, South Korea in July 2008 and I haven't been home yet. 14 months and counting!

Here's no grass! But things are much better than back home. I feel safer.

Why did you leave South Africa?

Mainly to travel, and take a break from studies.

Are you planning to come back?


What about South Africa puts a smile on your face, and what makes you cry?

Our diversity puts a smile on my face. Capetonians make me laugh - just take a taxi down Voortrekker Road!

I cry about the crime rate, about our government and its policies being implemented ineffectively.

What do you miss most about South Africa?

I miss my family and the beauty of nature and food!

How do people (especially the locals) react when they hear you're from South Africa?

They are surprised; they think I'm British! Blame my accent! Some ask questions, usually not Americans, though. Other nationalities often know a little about South Africa and, therefore, ask good questions.

Do you have a favourite hangout, or hangouts, in the city?

All over the show, mainly where it's not so busy!

You can invite one or more South African singers or bands to perform there in concert. Who do you choose?

Fokofpolisiekar, Karen Zoid, Intsha, HHP and aKING!

Would you encourage South Africans to go there on holiday?

Yes, I would, just so that I could share my lifestyle with them.

You're stranded on an island. You've rescued three South African items from the sinking ship. What are they?

Photo album, Grandma's jewellery chest, and a BIG box of Jungle oats!

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