Taking it to the Streets

Today’s photo comes from a major intersection near my house in Jakjeon. Returning from a failed attempt to get a new manicure, I decided to hit up my favourite Korean bakery (the PB in the top right hand corner) before heading home.

IMG_20160308_112255.jpg 

As you can see across the street is a dunkin donuts, directly across from it on the other corner is a baskin robins. If I had taken maybe 2 steps to the right, I might have been able to take a better shot straight down the side walk across the street there and you would have been able to see the sign for burger king, which is right beside a starbucks.

Korean culture has very much become Americanized. Which is a byproduct of American troops coming over during the Korean War – some staying afterwards with the families they had created during the war. Even now, there is a large American military presence in South Korea. Not so much in Jakjeon, but when I lived in Osan, I saw American military men on the streets almost every day. Thanks in part to the Osan Airbase which is American run.

 

Advertisements

Throw Some Glitter on Me

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s