Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
– Orison Swett Marden
Living in Seoul—the second largest city in the developed world with a population of over 25.6 million people as of a 2014—this megacity metropolis has been quite the experience both as a budget traveler and as a Korean-American adoptee. During this past year, along with other the other 19 different countries I've hunkered down in and called home, I've naturally developed a love-hate relationship with Seoul, the capital that has been relatively nicknamed "the land of the morning calm." As with any place around the world, there are of course pros and cons, and I thought I would share with others just some of the slight annoyances that I've experienced. However, with that being said, I have also written several other articles demonstrating the positive side of Korea—the first being, Funny Things I Find about Korea and the second, 12 Interesting Facts about Korea. Therefore, I still have an absolute fondness for this city, the people, the culture, and of course...the food! But, let's get to the five things that I find a bit annoying with Seoul.