Climate Change in Seoul

Our house still has mosquitoes at the beginning of November. They come up through the water pipes. I stopped by a neighborhood pharmacy and asked if they had insect repellent.


“No,” said the store owner, “We don’t have anything left.”

“But there are still mosquitoes out there!” I blurted out.


“I know,” he said with resignation, “but the season for mosquitoes is over.”



I have several other odd experiences like this one of late. Not uniquely Korean in any sense.

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