You really know it’s summer in Korea when…

all the newspapers run pretty much the same photo of a crowded Haeundae Beach near Pusan. Check back here in my blog that past couple of years and you’ll see similar photos.

August 2009 — Looked much crowded a year ago

August 2007 — And very crowded again two years ago

July 2006 — And Oh My God, look at the same beach four years ago! Yikes!

Doesn’t seem like much room, judging from this photo, for frolicking in the sea and on the beach. Seems to me that are more people standing around wondering what to do now that they’ve gotten to this crowded beach. Where’s the fun in that, huh?

3 Responses to “You really know it’s summer in Korea when…”

  1. seeharhed July 26, 2010 at 11:38 pm # Reply

    Dang!!!! Talking about a crowded beach. It is almost impossible for life guard to watch over all these folks. hahahhahha No thanks!!! I like a quiet beach and thank god we do not have this problem on California beaches. One thing I’ve noticed, almost everybody’s body is covered with clothes.

  2. Nye July 27, 2010 at 1:10 am # Reply

    What’s that red and other colorful things, are those for you to sit on?

    I’m not a fan of crowded beach, this made me think of Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn NY where I was growing up. We used to go there often during the summer months and there was hardly any place to sit or lay down.

    • Jeffrey July 27, 2010 at 7:52 am # Reply


      I had to do a double-take too when I tried to figure out what they were; actually, it’s the poor angle of the shot that makes it hard to discern. They are beach umbrellas and lots of them.

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