I spent last week at
But not all the 50 million South Koreans are so geeky. On the night streets of
On the local train, I also spotted a beggar who was doing something usual. He was placing an empty envelope on the lap of every commuter. The envelopes had something written on one side in Korean. After some time he started collecting those envelopes again; some people had placed some donations in the envelope. I had never seen anything like this before. My dad told me later that something similar is done in Kolkata trains as well.
How do the Korean poor see the rest of their countrymen? According to official figures 15% of the population is poor and
P.S. Next post on the continuing war between the North and the South and its touristy commercialization.