those in the Orient are used to it, but for other : think of a month-long Seattle, better-yet : the town of Forks thrust into fame through the popular teen dracula novel series and now movies . annually begins about now and ends toward the end of July . and when the clouds clear up to receive SunShine once again this signals the Korean Summer vacation season when resort areas are booked well until mid-September .
in post-war Korea the port city of Busan (Pusan) located at the South-Eastern tip of the Korean Penninsula was THE place to flock in Summer . with Russuan visitors a common sight due to its job as a major port, young locals have been in trend long ~ before other parts of Korea because of its proximity to Japan right across the Straight . the Southern-most (rather large) island of Jeju was more deemed a honey-moon destination because it was accessed by plane .
as purchase power grew after the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, surrounding South-Eastern tropical tourist spots became a better bargain monetarily . by now most household had a car with continuous influence of IMF as well as ensuing recession, other coastal regions were developed over the Millennium to attract vacationers into much cheaper bungaloos .
this also signal the beginning of the dreaded Typhoon Season . also common to whole of Western Pacific Ocean, random rainstorms appear and dissappear well into the beginning Fall Season . although a large percentage of the Korean population now live in endless rows of apartment buildings concentrated around larger cities, most rural residence is still built in areas susceptive to flood and catastrophies make news throughout the Summer .
oh me ? I am the breed who loves the rain and prefers coastal residence over the mountains . so much so that I like dish washing, especially after a meal I cooked in detail – kinda perfects the whole routine 😉