Something that really makes Seoul stand out is the maintenance of its businesses and facilities. Back in Guatemala, excitement over new places doesn't last long, as they are usually not maintained and whatever facilities it had become unusable soon enough. Burnt out lights that are never replaced, broken bathroom doors, electronics that break down and are never repaired... Not here though. Time is taken to make sure everything is up and running like it's supposed to be, and (usually) kept clean too. Of course a few smaller businesses (like the store I showed last weekend) get old and fall apart, but for the most part the city always feels fresh and new.