Sunday, June 3, 2012


Being a policeman here in korea is a highly respected job I think.  They don't get the bad rap that policemen get in America.  The crime rate here in korea is actually quite low.  There are no guns in korea other than what the military and the occassional policeman carry.

You don't see speeding cop cars or even cop cars at all really.  Since Korea is a small country, they are able to put CCTV cameras everywhere, and I mean everywhere! So criminals are caught very easily. 

I feel quite safe in Korea.  I very often walk home at night and I don't feel scared.  Men probably won't understand this as much as women though.  In America if we are walking to our car at night we are on the constant look out.  Here, not so much. Sure, I'm still cautious, but I don't feel an imminent threat.

The worst place is probably the subway at night.  Its still nothing compared to what I felt in america, but because I stand out here with my blonde hair, people notice me more.  I've been yelled at before for being white, but it was a crazy person. The general population doesn't give me any problem.  Usually the racism I come across here is more of a wonderment. Like I get treated differently only because they don't know how to act around me.  Sometimes I'll get treated better than a Korean, and sometimes I'm ignored. It doesn't really bother me though, because I think they are just afraid of speaking english to me. 


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