Mrs. Selfish wasn’t particularly keen on South Korea when I booked our Asian flights. I wasn’t sure what to expect myself – would it be like a knock off version of Japan? Just how popular is Gangnam Style anyway? Is eyelid surgery really that prevalent? And what’s going on with those crazy k-pop idol groups?
Although we only had 5 days in South Korea (in the midst of nuclear tensions, no less), we definitely saw some strange things in Korea.
1. South Korea is totally bad ass.
From what we saw, South Korea seems prepared for any craziness the North might inflict upon them. Most subway stops seem to have gas masks, and many of the underground malls double as shelters.
Gas masks in the subway for fires… and presumably more!
When the s*** goes down, it’s time to hit the ‘bucks!
During our time in China we received tons of worried emails from relatives (thanks mah!), so I was a little nervous when we hit South Korea. South Koreans, on the other hand, didn’t seem to bat an eye at the antics of those crazy ‘ol North Koreans. Ice. Cold.