“Death of 20-something Woman on Working Holiday. Is It Now ‘Killing Holiday?’”
Well, at least it was better than the New York Post’s front page.
The woman in question, BTW, was accidentally hit by a train.
Interestingly, enough, the Foreign Ministry says there are 34,000 Koreans on working holiday in Australia. Some 5,800 Koreans are in Japan on work holiday visas, and 4,000 in Canada.
MoneyToday warns, however, that unlike Korea, Australia doesn’t have much in the way of nightlife, so when it turns dark, shops close and the streets are deserted, thus crime-prone. In 2012, 99 of 108 crimes committed against Koreans on work holiday took place in Australia. In 2011, 117 out of 121 took place in Australia, as did 99 out of 110 in 2010.
Anyway, I hope Brendan Berne has stocked up on antacid.