November 29th, 2006 – by: bellery
The city of Yeosu consists of the Yeosu peninsula as well as 317 islands (49 inhabited, 268 uninhabited). Lying about midway along the southern coast of South Korea, it is separated from Namhae County in South Gyeongsang Province to the east by a natural waterway, and the Bay of Suncheon to the west and northwest, the city of Suncheon sprawling along its banks.
The city has three different City Halls. On April 1
, the cities of Yeosu and Yeocheon, along with Yeocheon County merged to form the unified city of Yeosu. While walking around I found the people very friendly and respectful. It was kinda strange having the locals kids come up to me and rub and touch on my skin lol. Our guide stated that most of them have never seen an american black man before. The Amiga hotel was nice and clean and the staff try to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Our guide took us out for a Korean dinner and I must say I ate some stuff I thought I would never eat. Being in Korea its acceptable to order many dishes and everyone just eat off the dishes. I wasn't told this at first so when the food was delivered what I had ordered people started grabbing pieces of my food I was like what the heck are you doing lol.
After they explained it to me I was like great now I'm going to have to eat what they ordered just to get full. When the first dish of a steamed fish came out with his head still attached my co-worker was like I'm not eating that thing lol it was so funny. I ate alittle of the meat but refused to eat the head parts or the eye lol. When they sent out which I thought was some leaves off a tree to us to eat I knew right then I would be visiting the nearest Mcdonalds after this dinner lol. But all in all it was a great dinner adventure. Just looking back the whole night was a funny night trying to figure out what the heck they were serving me to eat. As as I guide drank more and more it became even funnier because in Korea its acceptable for a man to hold another man's hand or put his hand on him. Our quide kept touching my co-worker leg and laughing and god it was so funny I thought I was going to die trying to hold in my laughter. And after dinner as all four of us walked down the street our quide and the other korean that went to dinner with us walked arm in arm down the street while we just laughed.