Korea | Summer heatwave bakes Koreans on both sides of the border

Summer heatwave bakes Koreans on both sides of the border

As Seoul’s mayor braves sizzling heat without air-con, some laud a return of old traditions – and call for stoic endurance

August 9, 2018 12:27 PM (UTC+8)
While well-to-do people in Seoul have air-conditioned apartments, residents of some neighborhoods – such as the one Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has sequestered himself in for a month – are baking under a killer heat wave. And conditions are worse north of the DMZ. Photo: Steven Borowiec
While well-to-do people in Seoul have air-conditioned apartments, residents of some neighborhoods – such as the one Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has sequestered himself in for a month – are baking under a killer heat wave. And conditions are worse north of the DMZ. Photo: Steven Borowiec
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