What it's like in Pyeongchang, South Korea - the host city of the 2018 Olympics

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What it's like in Pyeongchang, South Korea - the host city of the 2018 Olympics

mascot for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Soohorang

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Here's what it's like to live in PyeongChang, South Korea.

South Korea's Pyeongchang, host city of the 2018 Olympic Games, will welcome nearly one million athletes and spectators to its quiet slice of the Korean Peninsula in February.

The county of Pyeongchang is one of the safest places to live and visit across the globe - with one major catch. It sits only 50 miles from the border of North Korea, which has raised the prospect of war with a series of ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests in recent months.

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Stretched across rugged mountains and valleys, Pyeongchang covers an area roughly the size of Houston. More than 43,000 people live there, with many working in agriculture.

Here's what it's like to live in the host city of the 2018 Olympics.