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The language and culture barrier can be a tricky, but fun thing as Eat Your Kimchi find out!
1 Mar 2017 - 1:01 PM  UPDATED 1 Mar 2017 - 1:02 PM

Japan has rapidly become a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, and as the Eat Your Kimchi duo found out, the coming together of different cultures and languages is a beautiful thing.

After getting lost in Japan and managing to stumble across a popular ramen food stand, Simon and Martina were seated next to two couples from Korea, and immediately got into a friendly conversation them. With an opportunity to test out his slightly-rusty Korean, Simon relished the chance to meet and chat to a bunch of random people from a different country. As a final twist, it turns out the two couples had in fact only met that day, meaning that everyone at the table were in fact meeting for the first time ever.

Following lunch at the ramen food stand, Simon and Martina and the two couples proceeded to hang out somewhere else, resulting in a most pleasant time in which culture and background did not factor in anything and the only thing that was left was a great memory and new friendships.

As Simon describes an experience like this, "be comfortable with not knowing where you're going because you will have some of the best memories of your life if you do that!

Hit the audio tab above ^ to listen to Simon & Martina's fun experience navigating past the language barrier at the 4:04 mark

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