On the other hand, I caught a bus on monday from Seoul to this little beach town called Sokcho on the north eastern side of South Korea. Two friends of mine were starting a week long journey around the coast of Korea so I met them there at the start of their travels. Sokcho is a intersting little place. It’s close to the DMZ so a lot of North Korean refugees moved there during the Korean war. Their presence can be felt in the food there and also in some of the poverty that I saw. Mountains over look the beaches and the surrounding area is really gorgeous. I definitely didn’t see any black people there and only a hand full of tourist. We we first sat down on the beach, which was freaking packed by the way, my buddy’s korean girlfriend informed me that people were staring at me because of my tattoos. I hadn’t really realized until she said something, but sure enough when I looked around people were staring back. I felt really exposed for a second, but got over it pretty quickly.