(5.0) (1 Vote)
August 5th, 2004
Pros: Interesting history
Cons: Very hot and humid
I arrived in Soktcho the following day. I was now officially in
It didn’t feel like Asia in Vladivostok or wherever the Europe-
Asian border was. Here the neon lights, the densely populated country.
I visited Seoul the capital and Pusan a big city in the south, a
big merchant port. The weather was very hot and humid. Quite difficult
for me to adapt, I much prefer the cold.
Korea South is a small country. Its history is very interesting.
It’s very modern and the technology rivals with Japan.
Once again the friendliness was touching, people this time asking
me where I wanted to go, lending me their mobiles phones or sharing
an umbrella on a rainy evening. Little things that reassure you
that people are mostly nice, despite what is said on the news.
I was also surprised of how pushy parents were asking their children
to go and speak English to me. What if I had said no?
I found very funny the fact that some women became hysterical for
no apparent reason, that many of them couldn’t swim and that
it was forbidden to swim at night.