Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Koreans are taking over!

In the Philippines right now for a impromptu family reunion... The biggest change to 2 1/2 years ago, when I last visited, are all the Korean signs everywhere. Apparently the Koreans have 'discovered' the Philippines and are busy buying property, setting up businesses, etc. And they're here as tourists as well. Some refer to them as the 'new Chinese' (and that might not be a compliment...).

Funny thing: when diving in Cebu last week, my dive guide said that Koreans practice a whole different concept of scuba diving. Where most divers want to go diving for as long as possible, go to the most beautiful locations even if it means having to boat out for hours, the Koreans are a different breed. The guide said they 'only dive just outside the harbor, stay in for 15 minutes, in which they take some pictures underwater and couples kiss, and that's it'. Weird people, those Koreans ;)

O, and yes, I know, I still owe you my piece on Vietnam... I'm working on it :)

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