Korean Locals First and foremost, Koreans are delightful! Despite being shy, they are always willing to help, and are extremely polite. Language is a barrier since English is not their primary language but if they know you're stuck and want some guidance, they are going to do their best to help you. You will be on the receiving end of their best smiles greeting you on the streets. Now isn't warmth a trait that makes you fall in love with a destination a little more?