[First post by Yeochin!]
Apparently, Korean sex trade accounts for 1.6% of its GDP.
Yeochin finds this one very amusing as she has read MANY articles about Korea's crackdown on prostitution and red light districts through out Korea. However, Yeochin lives on a five way intersection called Ganseokgogori and can see the red light district from her apartment. Most of the time when Yeochin tells a cab driver to take her to Ganseokgogori, that is where he will drop her off. She has walked down this street a few times and it is very obviously a sex trade street. The city council has to be blind, deaf and dumb to not notice it.
Yeochin also got lost on the bus and got off at the red light district of Nam-gu. Not to mention she accidentally checked into a motel in Itaewon in Seoul that turned out to be a whore house on Hooker Hill. If she wanted to turn off the bedroom light she had to pull a string over the center of the bed.
Which reminds Yeochin of a story that happened to a friend. The friend also mistakenly wandered upon Hooker Hill expecting to meet another friend at some bar there. When she opened the door a tall amazonian prostitute kicked her in the crotch knocking her to the ground and then slammed the door on her. The prostitute didn't want any competition coming into her bar! Yeochin's friend only remembers a giant leg coming through the door and having the wind knocked out of her. She can laugh about it now, so that's good.
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