A friend was visiting from mainland China which is fairly famous for heavy drinking. He arrived late on Monday night and I took him down to the Han for a walk and a beer to show him the supposed hipster neighbourhood of Seoul.
Obviously the salarymen now like to go out here as well as there was a classic sitting on the pavement with puke between the legs pose going on. On a Monday; so a light start to the week then.
"My girlfriend & I discovered this young man in the bushes in Gangnam on our way home. We were concerned about his safety (it was winter) so we tried to wake him up. He acknowledged us by pulling one hand out of his pocket & giving the peace sign, so we figured it was alright to leave him be."
"This was taken last night, Sunday 8/19, around 9:30 PM in Sanbon (Gunpo-si, Gyeonggi-do). I noticed him about an hour earlier, but God knows how long he was really there. It started to rain, but that didn't wake him up. I passed by again and saw the boner, so I guess that's what woke him up."
One of the first things any night owl will notice about Korea is the sheer amount of people passed out in public, often precipitated by excessive drinking, but not always! Some people just want to lay down in the middle of a sidewalk and take a nap.
For those of us from Western countries, this is somewhat shocking and humorous as it seems to be the normal state of things and relatively safe to do in Korea, in contrast to the swift legal consequences many of us would fake back home.
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