I've been hanging around town lately because I'm trying to save money for my trip to China at the end of July. There are a lot of great things to see around Suwon/Seoul. My friend, Caitlin and I decided to check out the "must see" folk village right outside of Suwon. It was okay. Nothing too exciting. It reminded me of something you'd go and see on a fieldtrip in elementary school. It had your basic tightrope guy that you see all over in Korea, traditional farming, houses, etc. All in all, we had a good time. I'm glad we went...but it definatly wouldn't put it on my "must see" list of things to do in Korea.
The jail was pretty interesting. Never do you want to go to jail in Korea. Although it obviously it is much different NOW than what is pictured below...Korea is pretty harsh on crimes; therefore, there isn't much crime in Korea. I heard of a guy who came to Korea on a teaching visa like the one I have. He wrote a book on his experiences. His experiences included, packing some marijuana in his luggage and going to jail for 3 months and then being deported. It's really nice to be able to walk down the streets at any time of night and not feel any fear. The only people I fear are the other foreigners here...they are the ones that cause all the problems!
So anywhoo...these are some typical torture devices from way back when...
How would you like to sit in jail like that??