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South Korea Keeps Its Cool
April 13th, 2009

When I found out I had the opportunity to make a return visit to South Korea this past month, I was incredibly excited. coque iphone boutique en ligne nike Seoul is one of my favorite cities and during this trip I would have the chance to visit Busan as well. cover custodia case iphone 11 D2436 wallpaper anime 71pR9 Then North Korea started testing missiles and making nuclear threats and riots broke out in South Korea over the suicide of their former president. nike sneakers en ligne retro 80s custodia iphone mini pro max 12 ret10787 Many people asked me if I would still be going. In fact, I was quite intrigued and excited to visit a country at such a historic time and have a first hand view of the situation from as close to a local perspective as I would ever get. What I found in South Korea was quite the opposite than what I expect you’d find in the U.S. coque iphone fjallraven kanken kids backpack un blue if our neighbors were threatening nuclear war. black fjallraven kanken backpack big dva custodia iphone x tyui222 From what we saw, the threats from North Korea were not monopolizing the news (TV or print) and there wasn’t a sense of outward panic. coque iphone Nike Shoes custodia iphone 8 cellular line 824jex In fact, they seemed much more concerned about visitor’s bringing in swine flu (they took our temperature as we disembarked the plane). Instead of being consumed by fear and their own political issues, we found the Koreans incredibly warm, friendly and upbeat – stopping to help us find our way when we looked blankly at maps, civilians driving us to the train station when it started pouring, helping us learn some simple Korean, taxi driver giving us a free ride. magasin asics outlet Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max One Piece Luffy L3042 Case We did see several peaceful demonstrations which revolved around the death of their former leader. nike air jordan 1 fjallraven kanken mini backpack deep red Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max Daria Morgendorffer L1402 Case We unfortunately missed the massive gathering in Seoul Plaza, as we were in Busan that day. New England Patriots Jerseys cover custodia case iphone 11 Z3428 disney wallpaper 18tH5 This was probably the only major outward sign of any controversy in the country. brick fjallraven kanken backpack big The final test was our trip to the DMZ. coque samsung First, I was a bit surprised they still offered this tour, and was excited to participate (my second time, though still incredible). last jedi custodia iphone x tyui18639 I was equally surprised at how open our guide was in talking about relations with North Korea, over the course of the last 60 years or so, at the present moment and what they expect for the future. Los Angeles Angels fjallraven kanken classic backpack un blue navy Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max Batman Superman Logo Z4111 Case My conclusion: South Korea is still a safe and fascinating country to visit. coque samsung custodia cover iphone 11 12 mini pro max neko atsume cats e0136 If you have the chance to visit, do so. Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max Stir It Up james harden Z4652 Case Enjoy the welcoming people people, the karaoke, the 10-course meals, the Buddhist temples, the lively cities and maybe take away a lesson from a culture that seems to keep it’s cool during what must be a very stressful time.

One Response to “South Korea Keeps Its Cool”

  1. travel says:

    Thanks, I enjoyed your post immensely. It’s nice to see someone writing something worth reading

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