The local people are your hosts, they cook your food, make your beds, transport you from A to B, they act as your tourist guide and your companion, they provide entertainment like live music, shows and the like.
I lived in Korea for two years and absolutely love the Asian culture. However, I must still admit that I would prefer a trip to Cancun any day if I am looking for a relaxing vacation. It is very affordable, and they do all the same things you just mentioned.
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