The Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife are Some Jive Ass Slippers

9 Apr

If you ever find yourself in the South Korean city of Busan, I highly recommend checking out the Jagalchi Fish Market. It’s a gigantic fish market where one could easily get lost exploring the stands of bazar seafood. We found ourselves down a little side street lined with women cleaning and selling various kinds of fish and squid. After pulling up a stool and grabbing a beer we sat back and marveled at these Korean “Agimas”.  Unlike most women in Korea they don’t mind hawking loogies and smoking cigarettes.  They are there to sell fish and not to mess around with pleasantries.  They curse, pick their noses and spend their long days haggling over “sea penis” and urchins.  After spending nearly a year in Korea they are still the most interesting people I came across.

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