I don’t know about you guys, but being Asian has always attracted a lot of attention for me whenever I travel in Latin America/ Caribbean or in certain parts of Europe. My most unpleasant experience was in Athens.
J (an American-Born Korean) and I would be crossing the street, randomly chatting about this-and-that, when some Greek man would, as he was crossing from the other side of the street, go BLARRRGHH right into our faces as he was passing us, and then continue walking as if nothing had happened. This happened twice when I was in Athens and then once again when I was alone in Florence. A man actually paused his conversation on his cell phone to BLARRRGH me.
I kid you not. Read the rest of this entry