Koreans for the most part wear their clothes in the ocean. These reasons have been given to me, 1. they are embarrassed by their fat [ which honestly is non-existent on most people's bodies, but their body image ideals are quite extreme] 2. the sun, most people stay out of the rays, avoiding a tan at all costs. So the beach is a different experience, because I go to the beach in my bikini and sometimes that can create a few looks. There are also beaches with more people that seem to be the comfort zone if you want to wear a swim suit.
Here are some photos from yesterday, @ family beach day. We played some frisbee in the ocean, all received some level of sunburn, and shared some delicious snacks and drinks.
Filed under: adventure on July 18th, 2011